Just in time for the spooky season, Popcorn Frights has announced its annual Wicked Weekend program celebrating all the eerie, weird, wild, and strange things that go bump in the night! The event, running September 28 through October 2 at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale, will feature nine film events plus a host of filmmakers, restorations, and special screenings.
Everything kicks off with the opening night debut of Smile, the disturbing new horror from Paramount Pictures starring Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why) as a doctor whose life unravels as increasingly bizarre forces drag her to the edge of sanity.
Wicked Weekend is also headlined by the North American Premiere of the fun and fantastically splatter-packed love letter to horror anthologies Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge, as well as the hotly anticipated sequel to the cult-favorite slasher Terrifier 2 featuring the demonic killer Art the Clown who is up to his old tricks once again.
Other highlights include the 35th anniversary of Kathryn Bigelow’s ultra-violent triumph Near Dark starring the late-great Bill Paxton and the 25th anniversary of the Kevin Williamson penned (Scream) 90s slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.
This year’s Wicked Weekend will also feature one hell of a family reunion with a special double-bill presentation of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, which will include a Michael Myers and Jamie Lloyd costume contest with special prizes and giveaways.
Rounding out the program is the Florida Premiere of Spirit Halloween starring Christopher Lloyd and Rachel Leigh Cook in a Nickelodeon meets The Goonies diabolical coming-of-age thriller, as well as a celebration of Alex Proyas’ gloriously gothic and brutal revenge tale The Crow starring Brandon Lee as a badass antihero in his final electric performance.
To see more about the movies and get tickets, visit the official Popcorn Frights web page.
Celebrated as one of “The World’s 50 Best Genre Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine, Popcorn Frights recently wrapped its eighth edition this past August with more than 10,000 filmgoers and industry professionals attending its summer week of wicked films, events, and parties. The ninth annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival will take place August 10-20, 2023 across South Florida with submissions now open via Film Freeway. Shorts, features, documentaries, animation, film and video — all are welcome and can be submitted at the link: https://filmfreeway.com/popcornfrightsfilmfestival