Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Kickstarts September 28, 2017
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Details
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival announces the initial lineup for the 2017 event. Badges are now on sale to coincide with this initial lineup announcement. The festival will host a slate of over thirty (30) short films and features from around the globe.
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2017 will take place September 28th to October 1st at the Proscenium Theater at the Drake (located at 302 South Hicks Street, Center City, PA). The festival will also include an art show in the lobby presented by local art collective The Jerks, additional Q&As with cast and crew, and wine and beer at the theater concession stand. Stay tuned for additional announcements, including more guests, PUFF short film selections, and the closing night film!
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Lineup
Thursday, September 28
7:00 Imitation Girl w/ Director Q&A
9:00 Opening Night Party Presented by Arrow in the Head
9:30 – Terrifier
Friday, September 29
7:00 Tragedy Girls
9:00 Bizarre Block (short films)
Saturday, September 30
4:30 Saturday Shorts
7:00 Charismata w/ Director Q&A
9:30 Ruin Me
Sunday, October 1
3:30 100 Acres of Hell w/ Q&A
5:30 Local Shorts & Local Awards
8:00 Closing Night Film (TBA)
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1. IMITATION GIRL
IMITATION GIRL is the lyrical telling of a mysterious being who arrives on Earth in the shape of a young woman. Taken in by Iranian immigrants, a brother and sister living in the American Southwest, Imitation forms an understanding of the strange species around her, and as she learns more about her new body and her companions, she comes to appreciate the beauty and the sadness of her new world.
At the same time, Julianna, Imitation’s world-wise, world-weary earthly double, knows both glitz and grit working as an entertainer in New York City, where her fraying life and relationships now threaten her preparations for the dream audition that might finally set her on a happier path. On learning of Julianna’s existence, Imitation heads to New York, where only by sacrificing themselves to each other can the cosmic twins complete their portrait of a woman and find fulfillment.
A maniacal clown named Art, terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.
Director: Damien Leone
Writer: Damien Leone
Coulrophobia is an extreme fear of clowns. And, even if this is not a fear of yours, the clown in Terrifier may be enough to make you think twice. The character of Art the Clown made an appearance in Damien Leone’s All Hallows’ Eve. Art takes the Evil Clown to a whole new level of sadistic. After watching this film, for me personally, he even ranked in above Pennywise (It), John Wayne Gacy (Gacy), and Twisty (American Horror Story: Freakshow).
Not only does All Hallows’ Eve have some wicked introduction and ending scenes in it, but it also became the sequence of personal nightmares for myself. Not many films can terrify me like All Hallows’ Eve did, and the credit goes to, not only Leone crafting a kick-ass story, but also, Art the Clown for being one of the scariest, most intimidating clowns in cinema history.
The Terrifier trailer definitely lives up to it’s predecessor film, All Hallows’ Eve. Art the Clown looks just as devious, if not, even more than before. It has some chilling, exciting clips. It looks like this is going to be a bloodbath waiting to happen. If it follows in the footsteps of it’s sister film, it will be well worth the ride.
3. TRAGEDY GIRLS
Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
Adah and Aaron are literally Assholes.
Director: Peter Vack
Writer: Peter Vack
Assholes is said to be a crossover between Salo and The Squid and The Whale.
Psychological horror about a police detective whose sanity begins to unravel as she investigates a series of brutal ritualistic murders.
6. RUIN ME
Welcome to Slasher Sleepout: The Ultimate Horror Movie Experience. It’s part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room, all rolled into one extreme 36-hour event. Six strangers are hooded, dropped in the middle of the woods, and must navigate increasingly strange and dangerous mysteries. Alexandra, the only participant who has never even seen a horror film, reluctantly tags along with her boyfriend. But one by one, the other campers meet grisly fates, and Alex must unravel the mystery of who’s responsible if she wants to have any hope of survival.
Months after they broke up, Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar. He sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself. Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there’s more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.
Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen
Writer: Erlingur Thoroddsen
8. 100 ACRES OF HELL
After suffering a career ending injury and family tragedy Wrestling Champ Buck Severs travels to an abandoned wildlife preserve with his friends for ‘Bro’s Weekend’. They become the targets of a deadly manhunt and Buck must find the warrior in himself to fight the psycho inbred mutant killer that stalks through the preserve.