Popcorn Frights Film Festival Delivers Chills and Screams
The eighth annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival is a hybrid experience featuring both virtual theater and film offerings. Until August 21,. the planned horror film festival will delight attendees with spooky entertainment, including world premieres and Q&A sessions with industry professionals.
This year’s bash seems to have something for every type of horror fan. History buffs will enjoy Living with Chucky, a documentary that deals with the basis and rise of the Child’s play franchise and will teach viewers interesting facts such as how the doll got his name and why he has red hair. Viewers looking for a softer horror movie should turn to Swallow, which also gets a point for positive LGBTQ+ representation. Finally, horror movie Am here, is the story of a young woman who is a struggling actress and live streamer looking in the wrong places for her success and self-confidence, seeking validation by racking up followers and positive feedback. Because of this, she goes down a dark and mysterious road of trusting someone she signed up with to do a job. Obviously, this film touches on a very modern and important issue.
“I wanted to do something that would be fun to drive,” says Sylvia Caminer, who directed the film. Am here is the first narrative film directed by Caminer, but she has a solid background in making documentaries. “But also, I want the movie to give you something to think about and maybe make you think a little bit about the confidence and the face and the time you spend being online and on social media.”
Another notable screening includes The loneliest boy in the world, she came from the woods, and Last summer.
If you plan to attend Festival film screenings/events, please RSVP for each film/event as soon as possible at the following link: https://popcornfrights.eventive.org/schedule.