Popcorn Frights Film Festival at O Cinema

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Popcorn Frights Film Festival at O Cinema

Aug 19 - 21, 2022
Multiple event times.

Recurring daily through Aug 21, 2022

$10 per filim

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In need of a good fright? O Cinema has you covered with the return of the Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the Southeast U.S.’ largest and longest-running genre film festival. For its last weekend of screenings, the eighth edition of the acclaimed horror film fest is featuring a selection of films at O Cinema's Alter Room from Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. Here's the lineup of films:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th
6:00 PM Do Not Disturb: The gritty and sensationally gory made-in-Florida, shot in Miami shocker Do Not Disturb follows the tender tale of a honeymooning couple in Miami who take a peyote trip to strengthen their marriage that quickly turns into a narcotic nightmare.
8:00 PM Horror Movie Trivia: If you know your frightful facts, join ALTER & Fangoria for a fiendish horror movie trivia quiz. Expect some mind-benders, as the limits of your horror knowledge are tested.
10:00 PM Times Up: At a New Year’s Eve party, a group of teachers from an idyllic Maine high school still reeling from the suicide of a bullied student suddenly find themselves stalked by an assailant disguised as the holiday figure Father Time bent on revealing their darkest secrets. Director L. C. Holt and actress Kamarra Cole will introduce the film premiere and participate in a Q&A afterward.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th
12:00 PM Short Blocks – Midnighters I : A collection of 10 short films.
2:00 PM Short Blocks – Midnighter II : A collection of 11 short films.
4:00 PM Fanga : A breathtaking visual marvel, FANGA has the timeless feel of an ancient folk tale that is at once darkly imaginative and disturbingly fantastical.
6:00 PM Homegrown – 100% Pure Fresh Squeezed Horror: A collection of 10 short films shot & produced in South Florida
8:00 PM The Eyes Below: A nerve-wracking showcase featuring one nightmarish heart-stopping sequence after another.
10:00 PMThe Barn – Part II: Almost certainly destined for cult classic status, The Barn: Part II is a retro throwback to classic 80s VHS horror flicks like The Monster Squad, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and the Full Moon series.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st
11:00 AM All Jacked Up and Full of Worms: A microbudget flick with a twisted story, em>All Jacked Up and Full of Worms is a squirmy trip into the depths of arthouse horror cinema. A cavalcade of upcoming performers, as flamboyant and daring as John Waters’ dreamlanders, bring a vibrating excess to their wormhead characters. Inspired by Cassavetes, this DIY provocation delivers a wriggling, drug-induced creature feature nightmare.
12:30 PM When the Screaming Starts:When struggling journalist, Norman, is invited to follow aspiring serial-killer Aidan on his journey, he believes he has finally landed his big break. But as Aidan and his newly recruited murder cult embark on a blood-soaked rampage, Norman’s dream of becoming a renowned filmmaker turns into a nightmare.
2:00 PM The Timekeepers of Eternity: In this Twilight Zone-esque story, ten strangers awaken on a red-eye flight to find that the rest of the passengers and crew have mysteriously vanished. The cast includes the great Dean Stockwell, a cameo from Stephen King himself, and a truly unforgettable Bronson Pinchot, whose unhinged, off-the-wall mannerisms would make Nicolas Cage blush — but the real star is Aristotelis Maragkos.
3:00 PM Bad Girl Boogie: Fresh off the horror movie So Vam, 17-year-old transgender filmmaker Alice Maio Mackay is back, taking the slasher genre and subverting it into a powerful and resonant allegory for the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community, and all of those who are hated and outcast.
5:00 PM Old Man: This horrific and poignant plunge into madness starring Stephen Lang and Marc Senter is set deep in the woods and follows a lost hiker who stumbles upon the cabin of an erratic and reclusive Old Man. What starts off as cordial conversation soon turns dangerous as it becomes clear that one or both of them might be hiding a terrifying secret.
7:00 PM Breathing Happy: In this mind-bending story of addiction, a recovering addict can celebrate one year of sobriety on Christmas day, but his past demons tempt him to fail. Director Shane Brady will perform a mind-melting magic show before the film premiere, and also participate in a Q&A afterward.
9:00 PM Miami Connection: An international cult sensation, Woo-sang Park (aka Richard Park) and Y.K. Kim’s Miami Connection was the cinematic project of Florida-based martial arts teacher, Grandmaster Kim. The film combines explosive action set pieces, daring fight sequences, and live musical performances from Dragon Sound. A fun live commentary by the Popcorn Gallery featuring Miami comics Elli Scharlin & Orlando Gonzalez will accompany the film.

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