Florida’s annual Popcorn Frights Film Film Festival is back again for another year of blood, guts, and belly laughs. Popcorn Frights is always a one-stop-shop for bold indie filmmaking and all things Horror. This year’s highlights include, “the World Premiere of Tyler Cornack’s TINY CINEMA on Opening Night; six feature film World Premieres including LIVING WITH CHUCKY with Don Mancini & Jennifer Tilly, the psycho slasher FINAL SUMMER, the Tim Burtonesque fairy tale with zombies THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD, and a live score performance for the silent cinema masterpiece NOSFERATU celebrating its centennial anniversary”.

The Eighth Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival will be a hybrid experience presenting both in-theater and virtual film offerings from August 11-21, 2022. Tickets, passes, and more info can be found at PopcornFrights.com. Below are the first-wave announcement films, with more to come soon!

 

In-Theater Feature Film Lineup

OPENING NIGHT
Tiny Cinema
World Premiere
United States | 2022 | 90 Min. | Dir. Tyler Cornack
*Director Tyler Cornack expected in person

A mysterious stranger tells the twisted tale of seemingly unconnected strangers whose lives will change in incredible and bizarre ways forever.

Final Summer
World Premiere
United States | 2022 | 90 Min. | Dir. John Isberg
*Director John Isberg expected in person
*Available in-theater and virtually

In the wake of a tragedy during the summer of 1991, a group of camp counselors find themselves fighting for their lives against a masked killer.

Follow Her
North American Premiere
United States | 2022 | 95 Min. | Dir. Sylvia Caminer
*Director Sylvia Caminer expected in person
*Available in-theater and virtually

An aspiring actress responds to a mysterious classified ad and finds herself trapped in her new boss’ twisted revenge fantasy.

 

Living with Chucky
World Premiere
United States | 2022 | 95 Min. | Dir. Kyra Gardner
*Director Kyra Gardner and special effects designer Tony Gardner expected in person
*Available in-theater and virtually

A filmmaker who grew up alongside the Chucky doll, and whose father helped bring it to life, finally meets the other families surrounding the Chucky franchise.

The Loneliest Boy in the World
World Premiere
United Kingdom | 2022 | 95 Min. | Dir. Martin Owen

After the tragic loss of his mother, a boy is threatened with state custody unless he can find a new family. And he does just that… He digs one up at the local cemetery.

Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horrors
Centennial Anniversary Presentation
Germany | 1922 | 84 Min. | Dir. F. W. Murnau
*Live Score Performance

Celebrating 100 years since the release of F. W. Murnau’s thrilling silent expressionist masterpiece – featuring a live original scored by Miami artist Richard Vergez.


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PussyCake
Florida Premiere
Argentina | 2022 | 95 Min. | Dir. Pablo Parés
*Available in-theater and virtually

A struggling all-girl rock band kicks off a new tour, hoping to rekindle their popularity. But when they catch the attention of horrors from beyond our reality, the band realizes that being forgotten by their fans is the least of their problems.

The Ruins
Special Presentation
United States | 2008 | 95 Min. | Dir. Carter Smith
*Director Carter Smith expected in person

A leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when a group of friends and a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.

She Came from the Woods
WIP Presentation
United States | 2022 | 101 Min. | Dir. Erik Bloomquist
*Director Erik Bloomquist and writer/actor Carson Bloomquist expected in person

In this contemporary ode to ‘80s summer horror, a group of counselors accidentally unleash a decades-old evil on the last night of camp. As the mayhem and madness turn bloody, the staff of Camp Briarbrook is forced to confront what stories are worth telling and what secrets worth keeping.

 

Slash/Back
Florida Premiere
Canada | 2022 | 86 Min. | Dir. Nyla Innuksuk

Something sinister from outer space lands a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, and humanity’s first line of defense proves to be a group of Inuit girls armed with nothing but their wits and a bunch of traditional hunting and fishing tools, and strategies they picked up from their favorite horror movies.

Swallowed
Florida Premiere
United States | 2022 | 92 Min. | Dir. Carter Smith
*Director Carter Smith expected in person

Two best friends on their final night together suddenly find themselves in an unsettling situation that spirals into a backwoods nightmare of drugs, bugs, and horrific intimacy.

 

Virtual Feature Film Lineup

Compulsus
Florida Premiere
Canada | 2022 | 80 Min. | Dir. Tara Thorne

A woman’s safety is key in a community where known assailants receive their just desserts from an unlikely vigilante.

The Creeping
Southeast US Premiere
UK | 2022 | 94 Min. | Dir. Jamie Hooper

A concerned young woman moves home to look after her ailing grandmother and soon finds herself fighting a malevolent presence with a dark secret.

Distress Signals
World Premiere
United States | 2022 | 80 Min. | Dirs. Terence Krey, Christine Nyland

When a fall down a steep rock face separates her from her friends, a woman finds herself stranded. Now, alone and with a dislocated shoulder, she must make her way out of the woods — and contend with how she got there.

Honeycomb
Florida Premiere
Canada | 2022 | 84 Min. | Dir. Avalon Fast

Five small-town girls abandon their mundane lives and move into an abandoned cabin. Growing increasingly isolated, their world becomes filled with imagined rituals and rules but the events of one summer night threaten to abruptly end their age of innocence forever.


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The Leech
Florida Premiere
United States | 2022 | 82 Min. | Dir. Eric Pennycoff

A devout priest welcomes a struggling couple into his house at Christmas time. What begins as a simple act of kindness quickly becomes the ultimate test of faith once the sanctity of his home is jeopardized.

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
Florida Premiere
United States | 2022 | 98 Min. | Dirs. Jim Demonakos, Kevin Konrad Hanna

The definitive story of one of the most influential and important comic book creators of all time features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Patton Oswalt, and Doug Jones, among others.

 

The Third Saturday in October
Florida Premiere
United States | 2022 | 102 Min. | Dir. Jay Burleson

When a psycho goes on a murderous rampage after surviving a botched execution, only two survivors of his initial attack can stop him.

The Third Saturday in October Part V
Florida Premiere
United States | 2022 | 89 Min. | Dir. Jay Burleson

In this sequel, an unstoppable killer stalks and butchers the occupants of multiple homes across the stretch of one lone country road as the residents prepare to watch the yearly college football game.

They Wait in the Dark
World Premiere
United States | 2022 | 84 Min. | Dir. Patrick Rea

A young woman and her adopted son are on the run from her abusive ex until a supernatural force from her dark past begins haunting them.

 

The 2022 Popcorn Frights Film Festival kicks off August 11-21, 2022. Click HERE to buy passes now and be sure to let us know which movies you’re most excited to see over over on TwitterRedditFacebook, and in the official Nightmare on Film Street Discord. Heck, follow us on TikTok while you’re at it to see all the silly scarifying videos we’ve been postsing.

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