First up is director Troy Escamilla’s latest
film TEACHER SHORTAGE [USA]. A couple
years ago we screened his last film STIRRING (now renamed MRS. CLAUS) and we
are excited to bring audiences his latest film which delves into the world and
politics of public schools while making a slasher film! No teacher is safe in this film and neither
is acclaimed actress Brinke Stevens who returns to give Escamilla’s film some
true horror film clout once again (she also starred in his film STIRRING). Next up is the possession film CAMP WEDDING
[USA] from director Greg Emetaz which mixes weddings and summer camp in its
homage to both Friday the 13th and Night of the Living Dead!?! It is
both funny and suspenseful while using modern technology and our over reliance
on cell phones and being connected to tell a new type of horror film that will
make you fear modern technology.
The performances really stand out and are what makes the film work especially in its more comedic moments.
This is a film that’s better to watch and devise your own interpretation as that is part of the enjoyment of this film which seeks to reach an emotional response with the audience through the characters who strive to find a connection between each other.
The film is amazing as it mixes the filmed footage, behind the scenes footage, and what happens on the island seamlessly into a suspenseful thriller in which you don’t know what is going to happen next especially when the cast and crew start having their own problems with one another.
In addition to these films we are also celebrating the 15 year anniversary of director Ron McLellen’s HELL’S END [USA] a sci-fi/horror/WWII film in which a soldier from the future goes back to the past to stop the Nazi’s from experimenting on POW soldiers in the attempt to create the perfect biological weapon! There is also HOUSE OF SECRETS (2015) [USA] which is celebrating its 5-year anniversary which follows five women who make one mistake that may cost them a lifetime. This thriller is written/produced/directed by yours truly!
I hope you decide to join us this August 7-9 for Something Wicked Film Festival’s Online Festival Event which is the only place where you will be able to watch all of these films from the comfort and safety of your own home. For more info visit us at www.somethingwickedfilmfestival.com and to buy tickets you can go to Film Freeway (https://filmfreeway.com/somethingwickedfilmfestival/tickets) or Ticket Leap (https://something-wicked-film-festival.ticketleap.com/something-wicked-film-festival/).