Tucson Terrorfest is Tucson and Southern Arizona’s only Horror Film Festival, screening films from October 18 -October 21,2018.
The Tucson Terrorfest will showcase premieres, exclusives, and one-time-only screenings of some of the best and newest horror films from around the globe:
• Horrifying shorts and feature films from new filmmakers
• Q&A’s with horror filmmakers, actors, and special guests
• Retrospective and vintage horror film screenings
• Frightening international cinema
• Banned and edgy late night horror films
• Awards for the best of horror filmmaking
Flesh Blanket (Wednesday @ 7:30 p.m.)
A selfish filmmaker fails at creating the cutting edge freedom of speech documentary he had envisioned and inadvertently unleashes holy hell from a 500 pound comedian on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A big fat dose of nightmare fuel for the politically correct!
Writer Dave Levin will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film!
Lost in Apocalypse (Thursday @ 7 p.m.)
A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before.
Mrs. Claus (Thursday @ 9 p.m.)
Don’t miss a horror film that captures the fun of 80’s holiday slashers! Students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house with a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.
Love and Other Stunts (Friday @ 7 p.m.)
Gary Kent was the king of B movies in the Sixties and Seventies, working for indie directors from Richard Rush to Ray Dennis Steckler to Al Adamson, but he’s tackled even larger real-life challenges.
Halloween Comedy Show! (Friday @ 9 p.m.)
Tucson Terrorfest is doing a comedy show? Oh yes, and bringing some of the best comedians in costume to do it!
The Two Blanches Tour Starring Anthony Desamito and Jimmy Callaway comes to The Screening Room for a Bewitched Comedy Show!
Tucson comedian friends will be throwing a bash complete with a funny costume contest and a live OUIJA board session!
I’ve put a spell on you and now you won’t miss this scary good comedy show! $3 includes a bag of freshly popped MOVIE THEATRE POPCORN! With drink specials sure to thrill!
Portraits of Andrea Palmer (Friday @10:30 p.m.)
Shot on 16mm film! Andrea Palmer (Katrina Zova) spends her days working as a cam girl. After having an online breakdown, she receives an unexpected and too-good-to-be-true offer to come to Los Angeles and work full time as an erotic model. Jumping on what seems like a perfect opportunity for financial independence, Andrea immediately travels to LA but no sooner than arriving, discovers that she’s been conned and finds herself stranded and alone. Relying on what she knows best, she begins working as an escort, losing a bit of herself with each new client and becoming more and more willing to perform the most vile of sexual services; a decision which can only end in tragedy and violence.
DOUBLEPLUSUNGOOD (Saturday @4:15 p.m.)
In 2018, in a country that doesn’t exist, Dago Cassandra, a small time crook, returns to his kingdom after fifteen years in exile, invested with a divine mission to kill the twelve apostles of Lucifer, represented by the pyramid of power – An extremely dangerous mission, especially when there is a price on your head.
Horror Shorts (Saturday 6 p.m.)
In a small southwestern town, a directionless young woman tries to take control of her life by severing the bonds between herself and her charismatic stalker. However, the more she tries to free herself from the web of mind games, dark magic and violence, the more her complicity in their sadomasochistic relationship is revealed.
The Cold Dark
Erica has to confront her past as she gets stuck in a cabin during a dark storm with two dangerous men.
Jax in Love
Jax, a lonely wanderer, is searching for a human connection, when her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Will she make it out of the desert alive?
Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre
A horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a pack of men who just want to explain everything to her.
The Dark Hunger
They took away his memory and his life, but gave him something worse in death. Now he must embrace the monster he’s become to regain his humanity.
Critters (Saturday @ 8 p.m.)
Tucson Comic-Con and Cobra Arcade Presents a FREE screening of the comedy horror cult classic Critters!
In Critters, the terrified Brown family are trapped in a deadly nightmare and must fight for their lives against a litter of extraterrestrial, bloodthirsty monsters. But it’s a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the creatures off the planet!
Secret Licio Fulci (Saturday @ 10 p.m.)
Lucio Fulci is the master of suspense and horror, and we honor him with some clips, trailers, and one of his films.
You Might Be the Killer (Sunday @ 6 p.m.
YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER opens with a bang. Screams, gore, and slasher mayhem tear across the screen with vibrant title cards counting out the total number of dead counselors (current score: A LOT). Sam (Fran Kranz), the head counselor at this remote camp, is safely cooped up in a cabin with a working cell phone, but instead of contacting the police, he calls his friend Chuck (the always-delightful Alyson Hannigan) in a panic.
Chuck is well-versed in slasher movie tropes and leads Sam through all the necessary steps to survive the night while also helping him remember each step that has led to this point. Told from the perspective of the third act looking back upon the horrors and plot twists through flashback, it’s a full reversal of the beats one expects in this subgenre. Rather than endearing us to the characters slowly so we fear for their deaths, we’re shown their deaths almost immediately upon meeting them. Ultimately, instead of being about one-dimensional sexy teens meeting their demise, it’s about the joys of both the kill and the genre itself. Similarly, the film’s secrets are unveiled in an unexpected order: we learn the killer’s identity before we’re told who’s dead. But really, this reveal is just the start of the fun.
In the vein of some of the great meta-horror-comedies of the last decade like THE CABIN IN THE WOODS and FINAL GIRLS, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER is a colorful, goofy, self-aware film loaded with spunky performances from some of the most recognizable faces of the Whedonesque world of horror-comedy. Director Brett Simmons takes his initial inspiration from a viral Twitter conversation between NY Times bestselling authors Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig, and spins it into a fresh new take on the slasher genre, brimming with clever kills, demented humor, and refreshing subversions of expectations.