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Spooky Movie Presents: A Midsummer’s Night Scream

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 20, 2011

Cartoon drawing of Count Gore De Vol with a rubber chicken in a noose

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie Film Festival presents their 4th annual A Midsummer’s Night Scream screening series. Over four weekends from July to September, they will be screening 6 horror feature films and over three hours of short films.

The half-dozen feature films come from all over the world and, for most of them, this is a rare chance to not only see them on the big screen, but to even see them at all! Most have not received distribution on DVD yet. Films include the bloody good Australian hit El Monstro Del Mar!, directed by Stuart Simpson; the necrophiliac love story Morgue Story, directed by Paulo Biscaia Filho and the return of the Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, with The Uh-Oh Show.

Plus, on August 6, horror hosting legend Count Gore De Vol will present an evening of scary, spooky, gory, blood-drenched short films, as well as an exclusive preview of the 6th annual Spooky Movie Film Festival, which will run this year Oct. 13-16. (Call for Entries is still currently open.)

This year’s A Midsummer’s Night Scream is also relocating to the urban arts center Artisphere Dome Theatre, which is happily located just a mile from the infamous staircase featured in The Exorcist. All shows start at 8:00 p.m.

Here’s the full A Midsummer’s Night Scream schedule:

Saturday, July 23

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)

followed by

Dark Souls, dir. César Ducasse, Mathieu Peteul. A young woman who’s been murdered returns home to live with her father. (Streaming Online)

Saturday, August 6

Television legend, Count Gore De Vol, hosts thirteen of the wildest short films from around the world, as well as presents an exclusive preview for the 6th Annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival (October 13-16). An evening not to be missed!

Saturday, August 20

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.

followed by

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.

Saturday, September 3

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.

followed by

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)