NYC’s longest running annual horror show has been held around Halloween, but this year it’s been moved to the horror show season called August weather.
The Scary Movie Festival is through August 23rd, screening the genre’s best from around the globe. It’s a daily dose of hair-raising premieres and rediscoveries, guest appearances and giveaways.
Tickets are $15, or $12 for Seniors and students.
Screenings are 7pm at the Walter Reade Theatre.
The 11th edition launches features such blood-soaked holiday-set high-school musical as Anna and the Apocalypse, followed by a Zombie Christmas Party, before turning darker with another yuletide end-of-days offering, Await Further Instructions.
Creepy movies from Latin America include tales of possession and haunted hospitals.
A selection of new indie horror at its most promising, Hurt, Boogeyman Pop, Blood Paradise, and The Witch in the Window; the retrospective sidebar “Tainted Waters,” featuring a quartet of 35mm titles whose horrors take place above or below the surface, or sometimes come creeping onto the land
There’s also a brand new live edition of Glass Eye Pix’s acclaimed radio-play series Tales from Beyond the Pale, brought to you by the dynamic duo of Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden.
Plus, last year’s fast-working closing-night director Colin Minihan returns with What Keeps You Alive, and we conclude with Jonas Åkerlund’s harrowing black-metal tragedy Lords of Chaos.
As we said, boo!