Opening night reception
(reservations required, call 861-4445)
Dir. F.W. Murnau, 1922, (Germany)
To kick off the festival, we present Murnau's restored
Nosferatu with live musical accompaniment. This classic German
tale of vampires stands as a hallmark of horror cinema to this day.
present the film as it might have been seen when it was first released,
live accompaniment will be provided under the baton of James Rohr who
has been active in the Boston music scene for over 10 years. He has
written music for several area filmmakers and is in the process of composing
a score for a film directed by Mark Rigby. Since forming "day job
records" in 1996, he has produced three CDs with his acclaimed
free improvisational piano trio, "dull thud," with Curt Newton
on drums and Nate McBride on bass. His most recent group is a noir lounge
country/blues/groove ensemble featuring Rick McLaughlin (either orchestra)
and Mike Connors (combustible edison).
Dir. Michael Condro. (USA)
Little Ricky is the story of an eight-year-old boy who gets even
with his grandmother and uncle for the murder and consumption of his
cousin Kyle. After years of abuse, Ricky has no other alternative but
to kill or be killed. Sometimes you have to fight for your right to
by Midnight (East Coast Premiere!)
Dir. Rolfe Kanefsky (USA)
Join us for the east coast premiere of this hip and cool comedy thriller!
Four friends arrive at the video store to make a last minute selection
right before closing. But what was supposed to be a quick and easy selection
turns into something more when guns, hostages and movie trivia turn
a regular night at the video store upside down.
Dir. Luk Kim Ming. (Japan)
The son a wealthy sheik is kidnapped by a life-like android
with the brain of a mad scientist. The police find that they are no
match for the power of this crazed android. They join forces with a
doctor who brings Selina, a murdered female cop, back to life in the
form of a new powerful android. Together they all fight to reunite the
sheik with his son.
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Dir. Scott Thomas. (USA)
Revenge, torture and murder. A psychological thriller about two men
and a women whose lives take an incredibly bizarre turn during the course
of one evening.
Dir. Hubert Cheng. (USA)
It's a young womanís first night as a security guard at a large
department store. As the night proceeds we find that she is not alone.
Something in the store is slowly tormenting her. The woman fights to
keep her mind focused but finds out some fights canít be won.
Dir. Rene Dupre & Jim Lindstedt. (USA)
In the splendor of the snow covered wood, a lonely boy
and girl bring a snowman to life with disastrous results. This short
takes a walk on the campsite of horror complete with blood, gore, the
occult, a fight between good and evil, sex and dolls.
Dir. Guido Santi. (USA)
Two teens grope each other on the couch. Just as they are about to consummate
their relationship, mom walks in the door. What she sees upsets her...what
the audience sees is a total shock!
Dir. Jenelle Troxell. (USA)
Based on the novel about Marcilla the vampire, this silent black and
white film does the story justice.
Dir. Christian Davis. (USA)
A man sits in a dark room, profiling a serial killer, trying to "get
inside his head." How and why are revealed in the final seconds
of this tense and moody short film.
Dir. Pamela Theodotou. (USA)
Abaddon is the story of John, a musician and a heroin addict, in the
last hour of his life. After taking a deadly hit of Heroin, John meets
his false muse, Heroine, in a nightmarish hallucination which will lead
to his death. John is then visited by another spirit, Suriel, an angel
of compassion also known as the angel of death. The two struggle for
John's mind and soul asking him to decide between two worlds, one that
ends in oblivion and the other in illumination.
A young girl continues to see images of men in
a desert and in her everyday surroundings. Is she losing her grip on
reality, or are these men part of her reality? Find out in this experimental
will be in attendance
Troma Film's Citizen Toxie.
Dir. Lloyd Kaufman. (USA)
The long awaited fourth installment in the infamous Toxic Avenger Series.
Here Troma pays homage to one the greatest films ever made, Citizen
Kane. The triumphant return of Toxie after a 10-year hiatus is guaranteed
not to disappoint. Dont miss this one kids!
Dir. Eduardo Rodriguez. (USA)
Shae Powell a successful, single mom wakes up rattled from a horrible
dream. Shaken, Shae goes to check on her young daughter, Sophie. Everything
appears to be in order. She is about to return to bed when she hears
water running in the bathroom. She cant get in because the door
is locked. Shae should pray that it stays locked.
(aka The Story of Ricky)
Dir. Nam Nai Choi. (Japan)
When mild mannered Riki takes revenge on the drug pushing thugs who
killed his girlfriend, he is sentenced to a maximum-security prison.
Riki soon learns how the prison is run by an evil warden and his Gang
of Four, a group of powerful fighters that use brutal tactics to maintain
order in the prison. When Riki sees the brutality first hand, he fights
back and becomes a savoir to the other inmates. Riki fiercely battles
his way through each enemy before he finally comes to face the evil
warden. This cult classic is known amongst many, but should be known
by all. Riki-Oh is the ultimate in on screen violence and gore.
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Dir. Ose Oyamendan. (USA)
After losing her life in a fit of rage and jealousy, Patti returns to
life for one final wish.
the Love You Cannes
Dir. Lloyd Kaufman. (USA)
Its 2001. What happens when the Troma team head over seas to France
for the Cannes Film Festival? Find out in this Troma edumentary as Lloyd
Kaufman gives us budget tips and shows us how to get a film bought.
See the Troma Team spread their own form of bloody mayhem and mischief
on the streets of France. They were not allowed back this year, come
find out why.
Film entry winners will be announced.
Terror of the Invisible Man
Dir. Adam Roffman & Wayne Kimball. (USA)
A vindictive homicidal scientist discovers the formula for invisibility
and sets out to take his revenge upon his peers at the local community
college who mocked him. He soon discovers it takes more than madness
to be a mad genius.
Dir. Tyler Polhemus. (USA)
Daphne, seventeen and deaf, gets her first taste of responsibility when
her parents let her run their bait and tackle shop alone for a day.
Unfortunately, one customer is a violent psychopath hunting for his
Dir. Mike Miley. (USA)
After her husband leaves her alone for a business trip, Ellen Perry,
a nervous housewife, tries to keep herself occupied. But no amount of
vacuuming or scrubbing can fill the emptiness that surrounds her as
she slowly loses her grip on reality. When her husband returns, Ellen
learns that his presence is no longer enough to keep her mind from unraveling.
Dir. Patrick Boyton. (USA)
Seeking an escape from the control of her overprotective father, sixteen-year-old
Anna is lured into the world of a mysterious stranger. As she becomes
entangled in a web of seduction and deceit, Anna discovers that nothing
is as it appears, and danger is right around the corner.
Dir. Greg Nunes. (UK)
Vincent Adams runs into a confession box one Sunday morning after escaping
from a deadly game called Kujudo. He tells the priest about the game,
which involves four friends and a box of dares each player has to perform.
They began as harmless dares, but soon transform a pleasant dinner party
into a night were no dare was considered out of bounds. The rule was
to win whatever the cost whatever the dare.
Dir. Tony Shea. (USA)
A homage to 1950s B-horror movies, The Human BEEing tells the terrifying
tale of a greedy boss and a mad scientist who conspire to turn their
office of typists office into worker bees. A fantastic tribute
to the genre rich with humor and terror!
Annual Exotic Fashion Show sponsored by FNX Radio and Miko