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2011 Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 8, 2011

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The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival is, once again, set to push the boundaries of modern horror with their sixth annual edition that will run for four terrifying nights on Oct. 13-16 at the Artisphere theater in Washington, D.C.

For the opening night event on Oct. 13, Spooky Movie proves its international flair with the over-the-top Japanese zombie gorefest and action flick Helldriver, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, which will have two screenings, one for the early birds at 7:00 p.m. and one for the late-night crowd at 10:00 p.m.

The closing night film on the 16th is also an international affair: Joe Bauer’s The Killage, an Australian horror comedy that sends up the teen camp counselors slasher genre. Plus, there will be several Aussie short films accompanying this final feature.

Smooshed in between these two events are some of the most original and provocative terror flicks around, such as Calvin Lee Reeder‘s deranged The Oregonian; the hillbilly monster movie The Millennium Bug, directed by Kenneth Cran; The Dead, a zombie movie filmed in Africa by Howard J. Ford; the psycho-sexual terror trilogy Little Deaths directed by Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson & Simon Rumley; the heavy metal musical Mr. Bricks by Travis Campbell; and tons of scares more.

And for those fans of old school horror, on Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. there’s a special free screening of the 1951 classic The Thing From Another World that’s fun for the whole horror family!

The fest is also screening lots of short films with the features, so be on the lookout for great short scares such as Matthew Garret‘s extremely unsettling Beating Hearts, Brian Lonano‘s 8bit Ghost Hop, Kevin Lonano‘s Carny and Greg Hanson‘s Good Taste.

For more info on this year’s Spooky Movie, including purchasing tickets, please visit the fest’s official website. The full lineup for the festival is below:

Oct. 13

7:00 p.m.: Helldriver, dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura. When Japan is overridden by zombies that can’t be put down by a simple shot to the head, a young woman is transformed into a cybernetic undead murder machine that wields a gas-powered sword/chainsaw combo weapon.
Screening with:
Follow the Sun!, dir. MK12
Bugbaby, dir. Rebecca Lorenne

10:00 p.m.: Helldriver, dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura. Repeat screening.

Oct. 14

5:00 p.m.: The Watermen, dir. Matt Lockhart. A group of deep sea fishermen become trapped on an island where the locals don’t take kindly to outsiders.
Screening with:
Enter the Dark, dir. Todd Miro
Broken, dir. Christian Doran

7:30 p.m.: The Millennium Bug, dir. Kenneth Cran. When a family retreats to the wilderness to escape the Y2K disaster, they don’t reckon that they’ll have to defend themselves from a horde of inhuman monsters. (Watch online)
Screening with:
Barber Chop, dir. Benoît Boyer
Nobody But Her, dir. Phillip Jordan Brooks

9:50 p.m.: The Dead, dir. Howard J. Ford. An American mercenary and a local military man try not to be devoured by the living dead while crossing Africa to safety.
Screening with:
Night of the Little Dead, dir. Frank Ippolito and Ezekiel Zabrowski
Odokuro, dir. Voltaire

12:15 a.m.: Little Deaths, dir. Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson & Simon Rumley. In this anthology of stories, three couples become involved in some very dangerous psycho-sexual games.

Oct. 15

12:00 p.m.: Pig, dir. Henry Barrial. An amnesiac man wakes up in the desert with a bag over his head with no idea how he got there and his search for answers uncovers a beguiling mystery.
Screening with:
Good Taste, dir. Greg Hanson
O Corvo, dir. Paulo Biscaia Filho

2:15 p.m.: I Didn’t Come Here to Die, dir. Bradley Scott Sullivan. A team of six enthusiastic volunteers on a humanitarian mission have their idealism shattered through a series of horrific events.
Screening with:
An Evening With My Comatose Mother, dir. Jonathan Martin
Beating Hearts, dir. Matthew Garret (Read the review)

4:45 p.m.: The Afflicted, dir. Jason Stoddard. Four children are terrorized by their demonic, scripture-spouting mother.
Screening with:
Cabine of the Dead, dir. Vincent Templement
Flush With Fear, dir. Christopher G. Moore

7:00 p.m.: Midnight Son, dir. Scott Leberecht. A man who has A) a skin disorder that prevents him from going out in the sunlight; and B) a thirst for human blood becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal slayings.
Screening with:
38:50, dir. Chris Chapel
Terrifier, dir. Damien Leone

9:30 p.m.: Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical, dir. Travis Campbell. An ex-con wakes up with partial amnesia thanks to a bullet lodged in his brain. Relying on his fuzzy memory, he tries to track down who shot him and left him for dead.
Screening with:
Play Dead, dir. Milton Garcia
Incubator, dir. Jimmy Weber

11:50 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:
Doll Boy, dir. Billy Pon
Roid Rage, dir. Ryan Lightbourn

Oct. 16

11:30 a.m.: The Thing From Another World, dir. Howard Hawks. The classic sci-fi monster movie! Researchers stuck in a remote Arctic station unwittingly release an alien buried in the ice that proceeds to murder them all.
Screening with:
Certified, dir. Luke Guidici
8bit Ghost Hop, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)

1:30 p.m.: Patient 17, dir. Tuyet Le. Two interns uncover a sinister mystery when they investigate a woman’s failed suicide attempt.
Screening with:
The Suicide Tapes, dir. Billy Senese
Fast Foot, dir. Daniel Andres Pedrosa

3:45 p.m.: Skew, dir. Sevé Schelenz. Three friends suffer through a gruesome and terrifying experience when they take off on a carefree adventure.
Screening with:
Prodigal Son, dir. C.J. Scuffins
Carny, dir. Kevin Lonano (Watch online)

6:00 p.m.: The Killage, dir. Joe Bauer. In the remote Australian wilderness on a work retreat, eleven recruits and their instructor are terrorized by a member of their group who just so happens to be a sadistic murderer.
Screening with:
Zombiefication, dir. Stefan Lukacs
Bad Moon Rising, dir. Scott Hamilton
Attack, dir. Adam White