Today the full slate of films for Texas Frightmare Weekend were announced. Some of the top independent distributors in horror will showcase a must see list of favorites old and new. Also a secret film that can’t be revealed will have a special screening during the weekend festival. Kurando Mitsutake is back at TFW with his action packed KARATE KILL. Unearthed Films, Arrow, and horror streaming site and channel Shudder are all showcasing new hits and cult favorites along with a few Texas sized shorts to complete the lineup. Check out the full list of features ahead including the programming schedule for TFW 2017!
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance May 5th through the 7th, offering up celebrity guests, vendors, and more new films than ever! Several films have been slated for viewing throughout the weekend including North American Premieres, rarely seen films, retro classics,a secret screening and more!
First up, TFW 2017 Presenting Sponsor Arrow Video is presenting two retro classic screenings: Dario Argento’s giallo THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE and the rarely seen 1982 slasher THE SLAYER.
Shudder, the diabolical new streaming service devoted exclusively to things that go bump in the night, will be screening three films. THE CURSE is an underseen Japanese found footage classic and was never distributed in the United States. A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe,PREVENGE marks the directorial debut from Lowe, who is a true triple threat, writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own real-life pregnancy. Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at LAKE BODOM in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. The killer is still at large. Now, a group of teenagers arrives at the same campsite, hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute.
Also screening is Kurando Mitsutake’s violent and bloody Martial Arts masterpiece KARATE KILL; the North American premiere of REALM OF THE DAMNED- an animated motion comic voiced by David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth); BOGGY CREEK MONSTER based on the research of author Lyle Blackburn, the film documents the chilling, true story of an unknown creature in southern Arkansas; Severin Films presents a screening of the disturbing BAG BOY LOVER BOY.
Unearthed Films will be presenting three films including LILITH’S HELL starring Italian director Ruggerro Deodato, the over the top and bloody DREAMING PURPLE NEON and a super secret third film so new that it’s title can’t be revealed until the lights go down!
Also screening are three fantastic short subject films including director Debi Sue Voohees’ (Friday the 13th Pt V: A New Beginning) CATCHING UP and two Texas produced shorts LUCKY JACK and DEATHMETAL.
All film screenings are completely free for convention pass holders, and will conveniently take place at The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend! hosting Friday night’s “Party at Outpost 31” party (free to VIP and Premium passholders), several reunionpanels, celebrity Q&A’s and Saturday’s popular late night Scaryoke!
TFW is arguably America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans – now celebrating its 12th amazing year. The blockbuster event boasts thousands of attendees annually and has hosted hundreds of genre legends, including George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell,Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes, and more!
Alongside newly-announced guest Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates on BATES MOTEL), TFW 2017’s unbelievable guest roster includes Stranger Things cast members Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Mark Steger, Wilford Brimley and cast celebrating the 35 th anniversary of THE THING, Malcolm McDowell and the cast of Rob Zombie’s 31, legendary Italian director Dario Argento, The Shining’s Danny Lloyd, The Walking Dead’s Austin Amelio, Tom Payne and Pollyanna McIntosh, wrestling legends Ric Flair and Sting!
Complete guest list available at http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/guests
Daily and weekend passes are available at www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/tickets
Look for the full festival schedule at www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/schedule