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2008 Spooky Movie Film Festival: Preview Night

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 10, 2008

Film festival poster featuring a sexy female astronaut

The Spooky Movie Film Festival won’t officially start until next week on Oct. 16, but to get a head start — or is that a beheaded start? — on the festivities, they’re holding a Preview Night triple feature this Saturday Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. at the Montgomery Cinema and Draft House in Wheaton, Maryland.

Actually on this night, Spooky Movie will be screening three features, plus a couple of short films thrown in for good measure. Two of the features I just happened to review this week on the Underground Film Journal: Evilution and Sex Galaxy. Ok, it didn’t just “happen.” Festival director Curtis Prather very nicely sent me them to check out. I thoroughly enjoyed both movies, so I highly recommend attending this event if you live in the Maryland area. Don’t believe me? Check out the reviews yourself by clicking the titles. Evilution is a fun, gory zombie romp and while Sex Galaxy may not be “spooky,” it’s downright hilarious.

Here’s the full lineup:

Front Page (short film)

High Times at the Frizzle Chizzle, dir. Jeremy Scroggie (short film)

Evilution, dir. Chris Conlee. A scientist tries to tame a microscopic alien being that has the ability to possess humans, but instead unleashes the creature on the unsuspecting residents of his apartment building who are transformed into flesh-eating zombies. (Read the review)

Coons! Night of the Bandits of the Night!, dir. Travis Irvine. The kids and counselors staying at a summer camp are terrorized by killer raccoons.

Dead Bones, dir. Olivier Beguin (short film)

Sex Galaxy, dir. Mike Davis. Using just public domain and stock footage, this lusty sci-fi adventure flings a crew of lonely astronauts towards a planet of insatiable women. (Read the review)

For more info, please visit the Spooky Movie Film Festival official site.