Festival Schedule

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AUGUST 11
07:00 PM TRAGEDY GIRLS

FLORIDA PREMIERE! Budding social-media stars Sadie and McKayla are desperate for greater fame. But big ambitions require big plans, and the two think they’ve hit on a good one: force a serial killer to tutor them in his craft so they can become horror legends. SOLD OUT!

09:00 PM JACKALS

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE! A potent ’80s-set psychological thriller that centers on an estranged family who hires a cult de-programmer (Stephen Dorff) to get back their teenage son from a murderous cult, only to find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back. SOLD OUT!

11:30 PM TERRIFIER

FINAL CUT PREMIERE! It’s Halloween night and Art the Clown, the cold-blooded killer who also stalked the omnibus All Hallow’s Eve, is not wearing a creepy costume just for show. He terrorizes three young women and everyone else who stands in his way in this gritty and jarringly depraved new cut. SOLD OUT!

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AUGUST 12
05:00 PM HOMEGROWN

Popcorn Frights is proud to launch its inaugural HOMEGROWN: 100% PURE FRESH SQUEEZED FLORIDA HORROR sidebar that is dedicated to renewing and reinvigorating the audience’s engagement with Miami’s local filmmakers and Florida’s homegrown talent. Featured films include the Florida Premiere of Rodney Ascher’s new documentary PRIMAL SCREEN, as well as BUZZCUT, IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, THE MIDNIGHT SERVICE, and PANDEMONIUM. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

07:00 PM GAME OF DEATH

FLORIDA PREMIERE! When seven suburban millennials play the “Game of Death,” they soon get caught up in its high stakes, which are literally life or death. Confronted with a grim choice–kill or be killed–the friends gruesomely realize that none of them are safe. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

09:00 PM MAYHEM

FLORIDA PREMIERE! What happens when people lose all their inhibitions? This blood-soaked gonzo thriller offers a glimpse as a virus that erases impulse control breaks out at a law office, where a disgruntled employee and a dissatisfied client go looking for some justice. SOLD OUT!

11:30 PM ANOTHER WOLFCOP

FINAL CUT US PREMIERE! Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces his town’s residents with a new brewery in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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AUGUST 13
05:00 PM DAVE MADE A MAZE

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE! Driven by an inner need, frustrated artist Dave begins building a fort in his living room. But as he completes construction, Dave becomes trapped inside by the dangerous creatures he’s designed, forcing his girlfriend to mount a rescue mission. SOLD OUT!

07:00 PM THE ENDLESS

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A mind-bending delight from the directors of Spring, The Endless follows two brothers who return to the death cult from which they fled a decade ago and discover that there might be some truth to the group’s otherworldly beliefs. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

09:30 PM BETTER WATCH OUT

FLORIDA PREMIERE! On a quiet suburban street tucked within a ‘safe neighborhood’, a babysitter (played by The Visit star Olivia DeJonge) must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

11:30 PM 68 KILL

SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE! This southern-fried caper focuses on infatuated nice guy Chip and his crazy girlfriend, Liza, whose relationship takes a sharp turn into homicide when they try to rob Liza’s sugar daddy – only to end up with two corpses, a hostage, and $68,000 in stolen cash. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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AUGUST 14
07:00 PM LAKE BODOM

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A smart, slick, savage slasher that riffs on a notorious real-life Finnish murder still unsolved. More than 50 years later, four teens get some gruesome surprises when they camp out at the site of the grisly massacre. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

09:00 PM SUPER DARK TIMES

FLORIDA PREMIERE! An incinerating and strangely dream-like teenage nightmare set in the leafy American suburbs of the early 1990s when a group of best friends get caught up in an abrupt and violent accident that results in a gruesome death. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

11:00 PM HAPPY HUNTING

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A gory thrill ride about an alcoholic drifter who gets stranded in a one-horse town deep in the American desert. It turns out that the town’s psychotic rednecks celebrate a gory pastime rounding up drifters and hunting them for sport. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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AUGUST 15
07:00 PM SEQUENCE BREAK

FLORIDA PREMIERE! A loner video arcade technician experiences bizarre bio-mechanical mutations and Cronenbergian hallucinations when a mysterious new arcade game appears in his shop. Reality itself threatens to fracture as he works to solve its mystery and the new chaos that has entered his life. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

09:30 PM PSYCHOPATHS

FLORIDA PREMIERE! When an unidentified madman is sent to the electric chair, it triggers a sort of Mischief Night for a group of serial killers out in an entire city. An escaped mental patient, a beautiful seductress, a strangler who preys on unsuspecting women, and an enigmatic masked contract killer run amok in Mickey Keating’s new slasherfest. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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AUGUST 16
07:00 PM IT STAINS THE SANDS RED

FLORIDA PREMIERE! In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

09:30 PM STILL/BORN

FLORIDA PREMIERE! When Mary loses one of her twins during childbirth she feels a devastating loss that spirals her into madness. She begins to suspect a sinister force is after her surviving child that will stop at nothing to take it from her. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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AUGUST 17
07:00 PM THE BRIDE

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE! A young woman travels with her soon-to-be husband to his family home in the outskirts and becomes increasingly suspicious of their strange behavior. Sheer psychological terror soon overwhelms her as she starts witnessing terrifying visions when his family prepares her for a mysterious ritual ceremony. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

09:00 PM THE HATRED

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE! From the producer of Halloween comes the terrifying new feature centering on four young women who travel to their college professor’s new country home for a weekend getaway, only to discover that the house has a malevolent past. SOLD OUT!

11:30 PM DEAD SHACK

US PREMIERE! Three kids on a weekend getaway are holed up at a run-down cottage in the woods and must save their hard-partying parents from a shotgun-toting psycho (Lauren Holly) who wants to feed them to her slavering zombies. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

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