Texas Frightmare Weekend is just over a month away and alongside a fantastic list of guests including Ted Raimi, Freddie Highmore, and Malcom McDowell, the convention has assembled an amazing slate of special screenings throughout the weekend. According to a press release sent out today, there’s something for everyone on a list that includes everything from retro classics to North
All screenings are free of charge for convention ticket holders.
From Arrow Video:
Fans were surprised to learn that Dario Argento would be among the guests at TFW this year in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Suspiria. In honor of his appearance, film distributor Arrow Video will sponsor a screening of the maestro’s classic The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
In addition, Arrow Video will also be sponsoring a screening of the somewhat obscure 1982 title The Slayer. Directed by J.S. Cardone, the plot surrounds a group of travelers stranded on a deserted island. They find themselves stalked by a terrifying beast who seems to have a connection to one member of their party.
The Shudder channel is a horror fan’s dream. A seemingly endless list of horror films in every shape and size at our fingertips? Sign us up! Oh wait, most of us already have! Shudder joins TFW with three special offerings. Up first making its North American festival debut is The Curse, a found footage style filim from Japan.
Next up is British horror comedy, Prevenge. A young widow is seven months pregnant and goes on a murderous rampage which she believes is what her baby wants!
Shudder’s final offering to convention goers is Lake Bodom Four intrepid campers head to a campsite where a grisly murder took place in 1960. Four people were stabbed to death in their tent and the murderer was never arrested. The campers intend to reconstruct the crime minute by minute in order to determine what might have taken place. Will they live to see morning?
Unearthed Films will also be presenting trio of films! From director Vincenzo Petrarolo comes Lillith’s Hell starring none other than Ruggero Deodato, infamous director of the splatter classic Cannibal Holocaust. The film centers around a pair of directors who want to work with Deodato to create something new and all together disturbing. Unbeknownst to the them, the producer’s house is home to a secret cult of Lilith, first wife of the Biblical Adam and cursed by God!
Dreaming Purple Neon sees drug users enslaved to the will of a demon queen.
And the final offering from Unearthed will be a secret screening! No one will know what the film is until the lights dim and the opening titles roll!
In addition to the films sponsored by Arrow and Shudder, there will be a wide selection of films throughout the weekend. First up is the ultra-violent martial arts film, Karate Kill! When a karate master’s little sister is kidnapped, he will stop at nothing to see her returned safely. It’s a nonstop action masterpiece you won’t want to miss.
Also making its North American debut, Realm of the Damned is an animated motion comic that tells the story of the world fallen into control of monsters and our Gods cannot save us anymore. It’s a nonstop black metal roller coaster ride that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Boggy Creek Monster offers the truth behind the inspiration for 1972’s The Legend of Boggy Creek and the terrifying Fouke monster!
Presented by Severin Films Bag Boy Lover Boy is the shocking 2014 film surrounding an unassuming hot dog vendor drawn into the world of “alternative art”. The young man becomes obsessed with his new world and things go too far…way too far!
Finally, there will be a showcase of three short subject films: Catching Up, Lucky Jack, and Death Metal!
Texas Frightmare Weekend will take place at the Hyatt Regency DFW May 5-7, 2017. As previously state, all screening are completely free to ticket holders! I’ll be there along with two other writers from iHorror.com. We look forward to seeing you all there!