When: Fri., Oct. 21, 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat., Oct. 22, 12-11:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 23, 1-6 p.m. 2016
If you can stomach buckets of blood, guts and gore, this hardcore horror film festival just might be what the deranged doctor ordered. Celebrating its ninth year, the fest, which was created by George L. Ortiz, features independent short and feature films from the horror, thriller, suspense and sci-fi genres from around the world, including Spain, Italy and India. Film screenings include work from local filmmakers Vanessa Hoar (My Obituary) and Eddie Felan (Lurking in Darkness, Left Behind). “[The festival] gives filmmakers like myself a chance to share their work with other people, as well as other filmmakers, who love this genre,” said Felan. “There’s something about the fear in horror movies that keeps me going back for more. People like to be scared in a controlled environment and I like to scare people.” Along with the movies, Horrific Film Fest brings in celebrity guests like busiest-actor-in-Hollywood Eric Roberts (sorry, Danny Trejo), who portrayed the Master in the 1996 TV movie Dr. Who. There will also be a cosplay party Saturday night. Attendees who dress in costume can enter the fest for only $7.
Price: $12 (free for kids under 5)