[Popcorn Frights] First Wave – ‘PussyCake’, “Living With Chucky”..

popcorn frites is roaring back with a vengeance for its eighth edition and today the South Florida-based festival unveiled its first wave of films, including Bloody Disgusting and SCREAMBOX’s much-anticipated sci-fi splatterfest. pussycake,

“Popcorn Frites” opens with opening night world premiere Tiny CinemaTyler Kornack’s follow-up to his acclaimed provocative feature debut butt boy, In its new twisted anthology, A Mysterious Stranger tells startling tales of the horror of seemingly unrelated strangers whose lives will be forever changed in incredible and bizarre ways.

“run August 11-21The first wave of films is headlined by six feature film world premieres, including the documentary live with chuckie Featuring interviews with Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, John Waters and Brad Doriff discussing the magic of the “Chuckie” franchise.

Also premiere at the festival is the Tim Burtonesque fairy tale with zombies. the only boy in the worldas well as the ultra-violent slasher last summerwho will play with she came from the forest As part of a special Night at Camp Freights double-bill presented by Slasher Energy.

In celebration of its centenary anniversary, nosferatu An original score composed by Miami artist Richard Verghese will receive a one-night-only show with a live performance. Also featured in the festival program is Carter Smith’s riveting queer body horror tale swallowed up Starring Jena Malone and Nightmare on Elm Street 2’s Mark Patton, which will be complemented by a special free presentation of Carter Smith’s cult classic creature feature. Ruins,

Around the world, movies of the weird and wonderful genre return with a selection of titles that refuse to be classified. Highlights include the North American premiere of Florida-based filmmaker Sylvia Caminer’s stylish psycho-sexual thriller Follow himSCREAMBOX’s Argentine Gore-Fest Pasakeand Indigenous Canadians slash/backA genre-bending alien invasion story about a group of Inuk teenagers from the Arctic who save their city from malevolent supernatural beings.

Popcorn Frates will complement its in-theater celebration program with an online virtual component that is available to stream across the United States for those unable to travel to the festival in South Florida.

Notable features running on Popcorn Frates’ virtual program include the world premiere of the striking supernatural nail-biter they wait in the dark and gut-wrenching survival thriller distress signalSimultaneously full of riots #metoo-tinged Revenger Compulsousgruesome humor lechoterrifying ghost story creepThe revealing documentary about one of the most influential comic book creators of all time Mike Mignola: Drawing MonstersRetro-Style Slasher Parody third Saturday in October and its sequel Part V, and dreamy, psychedelic love letters to horror movies of honeycomb,

Popcorn Frites’ first wave program is its virtual reality experience, created in partnership with O Cinema, an independent non-profit based in Miami. Hosted on AltSpaceVR, the virtual reality environment features live events and an exclusive selection of short films, all premiering in this one-of-a-kind digital experience. Visitors have the opportunity to fully explore the VR world, walk the red carpet, and even fly through space, before entering each designated portal to watch short films. The AltSpaceVR platform is free to use and is available on the Quest, Steam headset or PC.


In-theater feature film lineup

opening night

Tiny Cinema
world premiere
United States | 2022 | 90 min. , dir. Tyler Kornack
*Director Tyler Kornack personally expected A Mysterious Stranger to tell the twisted tale of seemingly unrelated strangers whose lives would be forever changed in incredible and bizarre ways.

last summer
world premiere
United States | 2022 | 90 min. , dir. john isberg
*Director John Isberg personally required *Available in theaters and virtually
In the wake of a tragedy during the summer of 1991, a group of camp advisers find themselves fighting for their lives against a masked killer.

Follow him
North American Premiere
United States | 2022 | 95 min. , dir. Sylvia Caminer
*Director Sylvia Caminer is required in person
*Available in theaters and virtually

An aspiring actress answers a mysterious classified ad and finds herself caught up in the revenge fantasy of her new boss.

live with chuckie
world premiere
United States | 2022 | 95 min. , dir. Kyra Gardner
*Director Kyra Gardner and Special Effects Designer Tony Gardner required in person *Available in theaters and virtually

A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll, and whose father helped bring it to life, eventually meets the other families surrounding the Chucky franchise.

the only boy in the world
world premiere
United Kingdom | 2022 | 95 min. , dir. Martin Owen

After the tragic loss of his mother, a boy is threatened with state custody until he can find a new family. And he does just that… He digs one at the local cemetery.

Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horrors
centenary year presentation
Germany | 1922 | 84 min. , dir. family Welfare
*Live score display

Celebrating 100 years of the release of FW Murnau’s thrilling silent expressionist masterpiece – featuring a live original created by Miami artist Richard Vergez.

pussycake
Florida Premier
Argentina | 2022 | 95 min. , dir. pablo pareso
*Available in theaters and virtually

A struggling all-girl rock band embarked on a new tour in hopes of rekindling their popularity. But when they draw the attention of horrors beyond our reality, the band realizes that being forgotten by their fans is the least of their problems.

Ruins
special presentation
United States | 2008 | 95 min. , dir. Carter Smith
*Director Carter Smith is expected in person

A leisurely Mexican vacation takes a turn for the worse when a group of friends and a fellow tourist set out on a remote archaeological dig in the woods, where some evil lurks among the ruins.

she came from the woods
WIP Presentation
United States | 2022 | 101 min. , dir. Eric Bloomquist
*Director Eric Bloomquist and writer/actor Carson Bloomquist are expected in person

In this contemporary verse from the summer of the ’80s, a group of counselors accidentally uncovers a decade-old evil on the final night of the camp. As the mayhem and madness turn bloody, the staff at Camp Briarbrook are forced to confront which stories are worth telling and which secrets are worth keeping.

slash/back
Florida Premier
Canada | 2022 | 86 min. , dir. nyala inukusuki

Something sinister from outer space is a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, and humanity’s first line of defense proves to be a group of Inuit girls, possessing their intelligence and a slew of traditional hunting and fishing tools, and the strategies they devised. Is. His favorite horror movies.

swallowed up
Florida Premier
United States | 2022 | 92 min. , dir. Carter Smith
*Director Carter Smith is expected in person

On their final night together, two best friends suddenly find themselves in an unstable situation that spirals into a nightmare of drugs, worms and terrifying intimacy.


Virtual Feature Film Lineup

Compulsous
Florida Premier
Canada | 2022 | 80 min. , dir. Tara Thorne

A woman’s safety is critical in a community where known attackers get their proper sweets from an unlikely vigilante.

creep
Southeast US Premier
UK | 2022 | 94 min. , dir. Jamie Hooper

An anxious young woman goes home to care for her ailing grandmother and soon finds herself fighting a malevolent presence with a dark secret.

distress signal
world premiere
United States | 2022 | 80 min. , dir. Terence Cray, Christine Nyland

A woman finds herself trapped when a steep cliff face separates her from her friends. Now, alone and with a dislocated shoulder, she must break out of the woods – and struggle with how she got there.

of honeycomb
Florida Premier
Canada | 2022 | 84 min. , dir. Avalon Fast

Five girls from small towns abandon their earthly lives and move into an abandoned cabin. Increasingly isolated, their world is filled with fanciful rituals and rules, but the events of one summer night threaten to end their age of innocence forever.

lecho
Florida Premier
United States | 2022 | 82 min. , dir. Eric Penikoff

A devout priest welcomes a struggling couple into his home at Christmas time. What begins as a simple act of kindness becomes the ultimate test of faith after the sanctity of his home is threatened.

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
Florida Premier
United States | 2022 | 98 min. , dir. Jim Demoncos, Kevin Konrad Hannah

The definitive story of one of the most influential and important comic book creators of all time includes interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Patton Oswalt, and Doug Jones.

third Saturday in October
Florida Premier
United States | 2022 | 102 min. , dir. Jay Burleson

When a psycho goes on a murderous rampage after surviving a failed execution, only the two survivors of his initial attack can stop him.

October Part V. third saturday in
Florida Premier
United States | 2022 | 89 min. , dir. Jay Burleson

In the sequel, an unstoppable killer chases and butchers the occupants of several homes across a lonely country road, as residents prepare to watch the college’s annual football game.

they wait in the dark
world premiere
United States | 2022 | 84 min. , dir. Patrick Rea

A young woman and her adopted son run away from their abusive ex until a supernatural force from her dark past haunts them.


virtual reality experience

Popcorn Fruits’ virtual reality world experience is created in partnership with O Cinema, an independent non-profit based in Miami. Hosted on AltSpaceVR, the virtual reality environment will feature live events and an exclusive selection of short films that will receive their premieres in this unique digital space. The AltSpaceVR platform will be free to all viewers and available on Quest or Steam headsets or PC.


A second wave of Popcorn Fruits 2022 titles will be announced in the coming weeks, featuring additional in-theater and virtual programming.

Access to the in-theater experience will be available via individual tickets or an all-access badge, an all-inclusive experience for films and special events held at Sever Cinema Fort Lauderdale and O Cinema South Beach (“The Alter Screening”) room”), Popcorn Freights’ official host venue this year. Separate virtual passes are also available and will provide streaming access to every film in the festival’s virtual program. To order an in-theater all-access badge, Click here to order a Virtual All-Access Pass, click here.

This year’s Popcorn Fruits official poster was created by South Florida artist Kent Hernandez, who previously designed the imagery for the event in 2021, and has created a new original poster for the festival.

The eighth edition of the Popcorn Frats Film Festival has been made possible by the support of its generous sponsors, including ALTER, The Betsy, Giggster, O Cinema, Savor Cinema, SCREAMBOX, Slasher Energy, Tubi and its loyal fans. For more information on Popcorn Frites, visit popcornfruits.com

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