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New York City Horror Film Festival Shorts: Day 1

Damn you New York City traffic! Day one of the New York City Horror Film Festival, and you’re going to make me sit in two extra hours worth of traffic due to a disabled bus in the Lincoln Tunnel?! So are the trials and tribulations of a New Jersian, but you take the good with the bad, considering my refusal to walk into a film late and be the dick sitting down and asking the closest patron “So what did I miss?” Instead, I actually got to relax, meet a friend, grab a few pre-drinks, had a killer all beef burger infused with blue cheese crumbles and bacon, covered in frazzled onions and…Ok, sorry, getting distracted, New York City Horror Film Festival short films, right.

So, along with two full length feature films a night, audiences are also treated to a plethora of fantabulous horror shorts to set
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2011 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 10th annual Lausanne Underground Film Festival is a truly epic film event with an immense lineup of the strangest, sexiest, most grotesque, oddball and downright freakish movies from all over the world — from modern underground treats to classic cult movies of yesteryear.

The fest officially begins on Oct. 15 with a special live performance by the legendary Diamanda Galas. But the film festivities run from Oct. 17-23, starting with the grand opening of an exhibition and retrospective of the films by Ericka Beckman.

The full film lineup, which is presented below, is a massive mix of underground greatness, but here are some of the highlights:

Gross-Out Flicks:

Chop, dir. Trent Haaga.

The Taint, dir. Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson.

Calibre 9, dir. Jean-Christian Tassy.

The Bunny Game, dir. Adam Rehmeier

Trippy Movies:

Profane, dir. Usama Alshaibi

The Oregonian, dir. Calvin Lee Reeder

Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass, dir.
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2011 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Award Winners

The Arizona Underground Film Festival has announced their list of award winners for their 4th annual edition that rocked the Tucson area last week on Sept. 16-24.

Jack Perez’s Some Guy Who Kills People took home the top award as Best of the Fest. The dark, comedic thriller stars Kevin Corrigan and Karen Black; and was executive produced by John Landis.

Other winners include the neo-grindhouse biker bloodbath Dear God No!, directed by James Bickert, which took home Best Exploitation. You can watch the trailer for Dear God No! here. Also, Adam Rehmeier’s controversial The Bunny Game took home Best Horror Feature, Susan Marks’ Of Dolls and Murder took home Best Documentary Feature and Albert Birney & Jon MosesThe Beast Pageant won for Best Experimental Feature.

Auff also gave out lots of awards to short films, including Gregory Erdstein’s Facing Rupert (Best Narrative Short), Todd Cobry’s Good Morning,
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Mifff 2011 Final Lineup and Schedule Announced

The Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (Mifff), a three day international showcase of genre films, is thrilled to announce its final lineup and schedule for its third annual event.

The festival is taking place September 16th-18th, 2011 in Seattle, Washington on the campus of Seattle Center. Siff Cinema at McCaw Hall will once again be the center of genre film mania in the Pacific Northwest for filmmakers and fans alike.

Mifff’s third year will debut 5 feature films and over 40 short films from 12 countries across the globe. Over 10 of the films will be North American Premiere’s while there’s 30 films that will be making either their Northwest or Seattle Premiere. Information about the films can be accessed at the Mifff website.

Several filmmakers will be in attendance.

Tickets are available in advance online. An entire festival pass can be purchased for $40. Single day passes for Saturday and Sunday are available at $25 per day.
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2011 Arizona Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The Arizona Underground Film Festival keeps picking and screening the best in world extreme cinema and their fourth annual edition, which will run Sep. 16-24 in Tucson is no exception, compiling outrageous cult epics from countries such as Japan, Switzerland and Cuba; as well as some local nastiness produced in the fest’s own backyard.

The fest opens with Jack Perez’s Some Guy Who Kills People, a comedy thriller executive produced by John Landis and starring Kevin Corrigan as a loser who gets sadistic revenge on those he feels have wronged him.

While the opening night film is a big name affair, Auff is also celebrating local freaky film fare with films such as the film noir Sweet Love and Deadly, directed by Paul Clinco; and the horror comedy Dick Night, directed by Andy Viner.

From elsewhere around the U.S., there’s the fest’s annual celebration of extreme cinema,
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2011 Melbourne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

Destroy All Movies! That’s the cheeky theme to the 12th annual Melbourne Underground Film Festival, which will run on August 19-28.

Festival director Richard Wolstencroft lays out his philosophy for this year’s Muff in an excellent Director’s Statement, which is published in the fest’s program guide. He explains his provocative statement as thus:

“Destroy All Movies” can be taken as a query, a question and even a complaint about cinema itself. Most of us love movies. I still do, of course. I am obsessed by them as ever. Making, watching and showing them. But how often do we question our passion in this kind of ontological sense?

In that regard, Muff is a much more focused and scaled back event this year with less films screening, but with a tighter consideration of local talent, as well as a larger, more provocative stance as ever.

Muff has
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2011 Boston Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

It’s lucky 13 for the Boston Underground Film Festival as they celebrate their raucous 13th annual edition this year. Opening with the much buzzed about bloody feature film Hobo With a Shotgun starring Rutger Hauer and directed by Jason Eisener, the fest then barrels on for eight wild nights and days from March 24-31.

While there’s plenty of underground goodness from the U.S.A., this year Buff feels like it’s a much more international affair with several sick features from around the globe. There’s gory horror and quirky black comedy from Japan in the guise of Yoshihiro Nishimura’s Helldriver and Sion Sono’s Cold Fish; the Argentinian freak-out Phase7 by Nicolas Goldbart; David Blyth’s Wound is a psychological thriller from New Zealand; and Mark Hartley’s Machete Maidens Unleashed! is a look at Philippine exploitation cinema from the ’70s.

Stateside there’s Usama Alshaibi‘s Profane,
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