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2011 PollyGrind: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 6, 2011

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The 2nd annual PollyGrind assaults Las Vegas during an epic length film festival that runs Oct. 8-17 at Theatre 7 with enough sleaze and violence to make Sin City residents feel right at home.

Actually, the fest does open up on the 7th with a concert at Neon Venus with local acts like Monster Zero, Creepersin and many more.

However, the film portion of the fest opens on the 8th with Stuart Simpson‘s acclaimed Australian gorefest El Monstro Del Mar!, one of the best Russ Meyer/Roger Corman mash-ups with a Down Under twist. Read the the Underground Film Journal review of this gem here.

Other Underground Film Journal favorites in the lineup are Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson’s The Taint, which is still completely grossing out audiences on the festival circuit, and The Uh-Oh Show, the splatter-filled horror comedy by the Godfather of Gore himself Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Plus, there are loads of other great underground hits, like Calvin Lee Reeder‘s dark and twisted The Oregonian, Adam Rehmeier’s controversial The Bunny Game, Evan Makrogiannis & Brian Weaver’s psycho-drama The Super, James Bickert’s biker grindhouse epic Dear God No!, Caleb Emerson’s oddball Frankie in Blunderland and a ton more.

On the short film front, keep an eye out for Greg Hanson and Casey Regan‘s genius nunsploitation free-for-all Thy Kill Be Done and Oren Shai’s excellent women-in-prison noir Condemned, which you can watch online now.

For more info, including theater location and ticket info, please visit the official PollyGrind website. The full film lineup is below:

Oct. 8

12:00 p.m.: El Monstro Del Mar!, dir. Stuart Simpson. A trio of sexy gals must do battle with a tentacled monster from the sea. (Read the review)
Screening with:
“Shut Your Mouth or You’re Gonna Get Murdered” by MC Randumb & Jewish Dave, dir. David Rosen
Rewind, dir. Atul Taishete
ATROZ, dir. Francisco Alvarez
The Room at the Top of the Stairs, dir. Briony Kidd
Kitty Kitty, dir. Michael Medaglia
Only the Lonely, dir. Ryen McPherson

3:00 p.m.: The Darkest Corner of Paradise, dir. Henry Weintraub
Screening with:
Pacman: The Movie, dir. Patrick Brady
Damn Your Eyes, dir. David Guglielmo
“Crooked Tracks” by Perfect Lines, dir. Henry Weintraub

5:00 p.m.: Planet of the Vampire Women, dir. Darin Wood
Screening with:
Cheerleaders From Hell, dir. Darin Wood

7:30 p.m.: Finger Bang , dir. Creep Creepersin
Screening with:
“I Hate People” by Mr. Potent, dir. Christian Grillo
Money Shot, dir. Michael Dunn
Lake Death, dir. Creep Creepersin
Brothers Cannibal, dir. Creep Creepersin
Lovesick Captivity, dir. Creep Creepersin
I Was a Teenage Suicide, dir. Creep Creepersin
Brides of Sodom, dir. Creep Creepersin
Creep Creepersins Creepshow, dir. Creep Creepersin
MKC: Monster Killers Club Season 1, dir. Creep Creepersin
“Sigalert Suicide” by Creepersin, dir. Creep Creepersin & G. Graves
Box, dir. Nikki Wall

10 p.m.: The Bunny Game, dir. Adam Rehmeier. A prostitute accepts a ride with a trucker, a decision that might just cost her her life. (Read the review)
Screening with:
“Queen of the Trash” by Touchy Feelies, dir. Jonathan Morken
Condemned, dir. Oren Shai (Watch Online)

12:00 a.m.: Mondo Sexxxx: The Terry Kobrah Story, dir. Logan Myers
Screening with:
“Tube Top” by The Mad Caps, dir. Ryen McPherson
Killer Bra, dir. Yakov Levi

October 9

12:00 p.m.: Zooey & Adam, dir. Sean Garrity
Screening with:
“What Goes Around Comes Around” by Mir, dir. Pardis Parker
Two Lives for Antonio Espenoza, dir. Caio Dandrea & Rodrigo Fonseca
Kuriosity Killz, dir. Trey McGriff
Digging Up Demons, dir. Daniel Chandia

3:00 p.m.: 25K, dir. Billy Chase Goforth
Screening with:
“Cemetery Pogo” by The Secretions, dir. Jonathan Morken
My Friend Root Rot, dir. Paul von Stoetzel

5:00 p.m.: The Summer of Massacre, dir. Joe Castro
Screening with:
“Big Mama” by Demolition Disco, dir. Maximilian Gerlach & Jessica Benzing
Roid Rage, dir. Ryan Lightbourn

7:30 p.m.: The Super, dir. Evan Makrogiannis & Brian Weaver. A mentally unbalanced Vietnam veteran is drawn into the world of snuff filmmaking by one of the demented tenants living in the building he manages.
Screening with:
Wacko Jacko, dir. Moe Irvin
Thy Kill Be Done, dir. Greg Hanson, Casey Regan (Watch online)

10:00 p.m.: 15 till Midnight, dir. Wolfgang Meyer
Screening with:
TanyaX, dir. Dean McKendrick

12:00 a.m.: The Uh-Oh Show!, dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis. An investigative reporter starts stirring up trouble when she suspects that a hit TV game show is actually killing its contestants to get great ratings. (Read the review)
Screening with:
Feather, dir. David Ian McKendry

October 10

7:00 p.m.: Run, Run, It’s Him, dir. Matthew Pollack. In this autobiographical documentary, Pollack explores his addiction to pornography. (Read the review)
Screening with:
Rage, dir. Chris Witherspoon

October 11

7:00 p.m.: Seeking Wellness: Suffering Through Four Movements, dir. Daniel Schneidkraut
Screening with:
Night of the Pumpkin, dir. Bill Zebub

October 12

7:00 p.m.: “The Will Edwards Show”
Special Guest: Beverly Lynne – The Queen of Late Night
Musical Guest: The Roxy Gunn Project – 2011 Vegas Rocks! Magazine Stars of Tomorrow Award

10 p.m.: The Las Vegas Abductions, dir. Michael Ricks

October 13

7:00 p.m.: Ashes, dir. Elias Matar
Screening with:
Sella Turcica, dir. Fred Vogel
There’s Zombies Out There, dir. Zachary Mami
Axed, dir. Joshua Long
Hellion, dir. Steven C. Gladstone
Zompocalypse, dir. Arles Estes & Brian O’Neill
No Food, dir. Jake Sprague & Jim Scampoli

October 14

7:00 p.m.: The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol, dir. Aramis Sartorio
Screening with:
“My Name Is A” by anonymous, dir. Shane Ryan
Dot Got Shot, dir. Honey Lauren & Carlos Ramos Jr.
Sprinkles, dir. Roger A. Scheck

10:00 p.m.: Butterfly, dir. Edward E. Romero
Screening with:
“BANG BANG” by A Crowd of Small Adventures, dir. Thompson Brothers
All Flowers in Time, dir. Jonathan Caouette

12:00 a.m.: Ratline , dir. Eric Stanze
Screening with:
Acro-Love, dir. Ron Rierson

October 15

12:00 p.m.: Beware, dir. Jason Daly
Screening with:
“One Million LASH!!!” by MC Randumb & Jewish Dave, dir. David Rosen
The Familiar, dir. Kody Zimmermann
Empty Trash, dir. Tristan Corrigan & J.L. Sosa

3:00 p.m.: The Girl Who Wasn’t Missing, dir. Shane Ryan
Screening with:
While God Is Watching, dir. Stefano Cipani & Johannes Alfven
Blood Roulette, dir. Lee Lanier

5:00 p.m.: Breath of Hate, dir. Sean Cain
Screening with:
“I Just Wanna” by Mr. Potent, dir. Christian Grillo
Red Princess Blues, dir. Alex Ferrari
TanyaX , dir. Dean McKendrick

7:00 p.m.: Dear God No!, dir. James Bickert. A vicious biker gang who love to rape, kill and maim may have just met their match when they meet a young girl taking care of a hideous monster in her basement.
Screening with:
Electric, dir. Crystal Stranger
“My Name Is A” by anonymous, dir. Shane Ryan
Implants, dir. Pardis Parker
Plan 9.1 From Outer Space, dir. Ernie Fosselius
Dinner Date, dir. Paul von Stoetzel

10:00 p.m.: The Los Angeles Ripper, dir. Craig McIntyre
Screening with:
“Dirty Girlz” by Dan Diamond featuring Mike E. Clark, dir. Jimmie Gonzalez
Metal Man, dir. Martin Piwek

12:00 a.m.: The Taint, dir. Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson. Two sane people must navigate a crazed world where everybody else on the planet has been transformed into brutal, murderous savages. (Read the review)
Screening with:
Shameless, dir. Yakov Levi
Penisella – Promo 1, dir. Yakov Levi
Tasteless, dir. Yakov Levi
Penisella – Promo 2, dir. Yakov Levi

October 16

12:00 p.m.: A Day of Violence, dir. Darren Ward
Screening with:
Abducted Girl: An American Sex Slave, dir. Shane Ryan
“True Love Will Find You in the End” by Walker Rose, dir. Ryen McPherson
Bettania, dir. Andrea Giomaro
Faster Emily, Push, Push, dir. Blake Cortes & Daniel Condran
Qualia, dir. Cassandra Sechler

3:00 p.m.: Frankie in Blunderland, dir. Caleb Emerson. An abused husband goes on a psychedelic odyssey to find his wife who’s been kidnapped by his best friend. On his journey, he encounters winos, stoners, aliens, androids and the most hated man on Earth. Starring Aramis Sartorio, Debbie Rochon and Damon Packard.
Screening with:
“Punch Me in the Face” by Reformed Whores, dir. Patrick Brady
Guardian Angel, dir. Karen Cornejo

5:00 p.m.: The Oregonian, dir. Calvin Lee Reeder. A woman running away from her past gets involved in a car accident that throws her entire world into chaos. (Watch online)
Screening with:
“The Life” by The Rocturnals, dir. Kelly Schwarze
For Eternity, dir. Lauren Nash
The Freight 4, dir. Ryen McPherson

7:00 p.m.: The Earl Sessions, dir. Ginnetta Correli
Screening with:
Bettie Page Reveals All, dir. Mark Mori
Accused, dir. Marko Sakren
Belle Novreau, dir. Cassandra Sechler

10:00 p.m.: My Demon Within, dir. Michael Su
Screening with:
Rush, dir. Jeremy Goodlander & Matthew R. Phillips
TanyaX, dir. Dean McKendrick

12:00 a.m.: Skew, dir. Sevé Schelenz. Three friends suffer through a gruesome and terrifying experience when they take off on a carefree adventure.
Screening with:
Toxic Girl by Angel Spit, dir. Tamas Mesmer
Krux, dir. Pär Linusson

October 17

7:00 p.m.: The Atonement of Janis Drake, dir. Glen Meadows