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2008 Spooky Movie Film Festival: The Trailer

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 25, 2008

Embedded above is the blood-soaked trailer for the third edition of Washington D.C.’s Spooky Movie Film Festival, which is filled with many of the gory highlights from the films that will be screening. It should be enough to get any horror fan’s own blood pumping. The festival will run this year on Oct. 16-20.

If you haven’t been paying attention, I’ve been posting up reviews of films from the fest that festival director Curtis Prather was nice enough to send me. And I got a lot more to go! (Plus, this seems to be a banner time for all kinds of filmmakers to send me stuff, all of which I’m working my way through.)

But, back to Spooky Movie: This is the first year, frankly, I’ve heard of the festival and am covering on the Underground Film Journal. In addition to underground films, I’m a huge horror movie nut and, from what I’ve seen so far, this is a very impressive festival. Prather has chosen all kinds of interesting and provocative works, some of which has played or will be playing at underground festivals.

The films I’ve reviewed so far are (click on the titles for the reviews):

No Through Road, dir. Sam Barrett.This is a very tense and bloody suburban nightmare thriller from Australia.

Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera, dir. Paul von Stoetzel . I heartily recommend this flick if you think you can stomach the subject material.

Brain Dead, dir. Kevin Tenney. A fun throwback to great ’80s horror, from a director who was there.

Bane, dir. James Eaves. Sci-fi, torture porn and Twilight Zone twists from Great Britain.

If you’re in the D.C. area, I say check these out and look out for more reviews throughout October here on the Underground Film Journal. And visit the Spooky Movie website for more info.

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