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2009 Spooky Movie Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 15, 2009

Film festival poster of a demon holding a film reel

The Washington, D.C. area is about to get the fright of its life when the fourth annual Spooky Movie Film Festival sinks its fangs into theaters Oct. 21-25.

The opening night event is an extra special treat when legendary horror director Herschell Gordon Lewis will be in attendance for a screening of his classic Two Thousand Maniacs. Plus, he’ll be on hand to show a preview of his latest gore extravaganza The Uh-Oh Show.

The rest of the fest is a combination of scary short films and frightening features like Evil Angel, Audie and the Wolf, The Death of Alice Blue, Must Love Death and lots more. On the second night of the festival, be extra sure to check out Attackazoids, Deploy!!, Brian Lonano and Jeff Jenkins’ ambitious sequel to their hit Attackazoids!, which hit the Spooky Movie last year.

The full Spooky Movie lineup is below. Each night includes a feature film or two, plus a selection of shorts. If a title has a synopsis next to it below, that means it’s a feature:

Oct. 21

9:00 p.m.: Two Thousand Maniacs, dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis. Three couples on vacation mosey on into a tiny Southern town where they’re invited to a big meal — and they’re the meal!
Screening with Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre, dir. Robert F. Cosnahan III; clips from HGL’s new film, The Uh-Oh Show.

Oct. 22

9:00 p.m.: Evil Angel, dir. Richard Dutcher. A modern-day detective tracks down an ancient, female killing spirit.
Preceeded by:
Attackazoids, Deploy!!, dir. Brian Lonano and Jeff Jenkins (Watch online)
Allure, dir. Ian Hunter
Mama, dir. Andres Muschietti
Tinglewood, dir. Alexander von Hofmann

Oct. 23

10:00 p.m.: George’s Intervention, dir. J.T. Seaton. Is it possible to get a zombie to stop eating the living? The friends of one of the undead are going to give it a try.
Doctor “S” Battles the Sex-Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie, dir. Bryan Ortiz. A fan of the marijuana takes a puff of some tainted stuff and turned into a sex-crazed reefer zombie.
Preceeded by:
Zombies and Cigarettes, dir. Rafael Martinez and Inaki San Roman
Lazarus Taxon, dir. Denis Rovira van Boekholt
Rising Up! The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement, dir. Laura Moss

Oct. 24

10:00 p.m.: Audie and the Wolf, dir. B. Scott O’Malley. Here’s a twist on the werewolf legend: A wolf turns into a man by the light of the full moon. And not just any man, but a blood-thirsty serial killer.
Finale, dir. John Michael Elfers. A woman finds her son hanged to death. While everybody thinks he committed suicide, the distraught mom investigates a link to a teenage occult group.
Preceeded by:
More Control, dir. Steve Daniels
Altar, dir. Nathan Bezner
The Nightmare, dir. Joseph Christiana (Watch online)
Becoming Roman, dir. Nathan Morse
Awareness, dir. Helge Kubath
Phenomenauts, dir. Stephen Burks

Oct. 25

11:00 a.m.: “Free Family-Friendly Horr”
The Legend of Farmer Jenkins, dir. Mark DeRidder and Mike Tonder
Frankenstein vs. the Wolfman, dir. Colin Clarke
Scourge of the Vampire, dir. Jesse Hartford
The Snow Princess, dir. Audrey Holland
Back to Life, dir. Mike Salva
House of Harrington, dir. Tyler Hubby and Jeffrey Schwarz

12:30 p.m.: The Death of Alice Blue, dir. Park Bench. A woman is thrilled that she lands a great new job, but she’s not so thrilled when she discovers she’s working for vampires.
Preceeded by:
Death in Charge, dir. Devi Snively
Thorns, dir. Nitzan Rotschild
Orla’s Song, dir. Eric Deacon
Elder Sign, dir. Joseph Nanni

3:00 p.m.: Must Love Death, dir. Andreas Schaap. A guy thinks he’s joining a group of aspiring suicides like himself, but instead he attends a meeting of murderers looking for their next victim.
The Savannah Story, dir. Wilson Stiner
Initiation, dir. Stephane Beaudoin
The Ugly File, dir. Mark Steensland
Shrove Tuesday, dir. Lee Andrew Matthews

5:45 p.m.: Morgue Story, dir. Paulo Biscaia Filho. A female cartoonist hooks up with two strange dudes: One who falls into a death-like trance and the other a necrophiliac coroner.
X-Mess Detritus, dir. Voltaire
A Mere et Marees, dir. Alain Fournier
Hunger, dir. Stephen Johnson
Dead Creek, dir. Mike Turner

8:15 p.m.: Murder Loves Killers Too, dir. Drew Barnhardt. A psychotic killer can only be aroused after killing random teenagers, which he does then finds another victim to sexually assault.
Seance, dir. Robin Kasparík
Langliena, dir. Emiliano Ranzani
Side Effect, dir. Liz Adams
Hunger, dir. Chad Jackson

For more info, please visit the official Spooky Movie website.