PUFF: Announces 2018 Horror, Action, Cult Screening Line-Up

PUFF, The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is once again ready to unleash the finest independent genre cinema upon the City of Brotherly Love. Returning to the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City Philadelphia from Wednesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 9, PUFF is back for its third annual edition, with an extended feature program, special presentations, and much more.

In the 2018 edition of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, genre fans will have the opportunity to check out eleven feature films — the biggest lineup in PUFF history — as well as four short film programs. Additionally, PUFF will kick-off with a Wednesday night Pre-PUFF event, showcasing a special exhibition of the John Waters’ Hairspray, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, as well as a Horror Shorts program screening exclusively at South Street Cinema.

Badges for PUFF 2018 as well as individual tickets for all programmed films can be purchased via Film Freeway. For more information, including our schedule and feature film trailers, please visit the official Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival website. You can also get exclusive updates and previews for PUFF 2018 via the festival’s Facebook and Twitter.

Horror themed line-up include;

Satan’s Slaves

Director: Joko Anwar

Writer(s): Joko Anwar, Sisworo Gautama PutraNaryono Prayitno, Subagio S., Imam Tantowi

Release Date: September 6, 2018

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Running Time: 1 hr 47 min

Synopsis

After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

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Braid

Director: Mitzi Peirone

Writer: Mitzi Peirone

Release Date: April 22, 2018

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Running Time: 1 hr 22 min

Synopsis

Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend who lives in the fantasy world they created as children; to take the money they have to take part in a deadly perverse game of make believe.

IMDb.com.

 

BIZARRE SHORTS BLOCK

PUFF’s yearly search for the most unusual in short-form cinema culminates in the Bizarre Block. This year, we highlight a pair of outrageous and avant garde films that aim to break your brain and shock your system.

Press Release

Derelicts

Director: Brett Glassberg

Writer(s): Brett Glassberg, Andre Evrenos, Clay Shirley

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1 hr 10 min

Synopsis

Director Brett Glassberg throws caution to the wind in this morally bankrupt tale of a Thanksgiving gone very, very wrong, offering surreal visuals, frantic performances, shocking gore and a metric ton of “F*** You” energy. Yet the real brilliance of the Derelicts may be the twisted turns that the film puts on display, leading to a horrifying finale that will leave you running home to take a shower.

Press Release

The God Inside My Ear

Review

Joe Badon Interview

Director: Joe Badon

Writer: Joe Badon

Release Date: August 2017

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Sci-Fi

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Synopsis

After experiencing a peculiar and sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Elizia discovers a world of conspiracies, strange voices and horrifying visions.

IMDb.com.

INTERNATIONAL ODDITIES SHORTS BLOCK

PUFF has once again aggregated the most fantastic short-form films from around the globe with our International Oddities Block. With a focus on the most strange and singular voices on the film festival landscape today, these bite-sized gems give a glimpse into the future of independent filmmaking. Furthermore, PUFF is excited to welcome back our International Oddities Block MVP, Logan Fry, with his latest film, Ro-boob: The Farting Robot Monster.

Press Release

The Witch In The Window

Director: Andy Mitton

Writer: Andy Mitton

Release Date: July 23, 2018

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Drama, Horror

Running Time: 1 hr 17 min

Synopsis

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make – she’s getting stronger.

IMDb.com

HORROR SHORTS BLOCK

PUFF is bringing a murderer’s row of scary short films to South Street Cinema, presenting a plethora of macabre masterworks in a very special Saturday Night presentation. From psychological terrors to disturbing gorefests, including the latest from Death Metal filmmaker Chris McInroy, PUFF’s horror block welcomes the horrorhounds of Philly to get their fright fix for only $5.00!

Press Release

Butterfly Kisses

Director: Erik Kristopher Myers

Writer: Erik Kristopher Myers

Release Date: September 9, 2018

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Documentary, Horror

Running Time: 1 hr 31 min

Synopsis

A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students’ disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and release it as a work of his own, he loses himself and the film crew following him into his project.

IMDb.com.

The Queen of Hollywood Blvd

Director: Orson Oblowitz

Writer: Orson Oblowitz

Release Date: September 1, 2018

Release Format: Cinemas

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Crime, Drama

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min

Synopsis

On the eve of her 60th birthday, Mary, the proud owner of a Los Angeles strip club, finds herself in hot water over a twenty-five year old debt to the mob, leading her on a downward spiral of violence and revenge through the underbelly of Los Angeles.

IMDb.com.

LOCAL SHORTS BLOCK

Luciferina

Director: Gonzalo Calzada

Writer: Gonzalo Calzada

Release Date: March 15, 2018

Release Format: Film Festival

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Running Time: 1 hr 51 min

Synopsis

Natalia is a nineteen-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. However, when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they encounter a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for young nun Natalia, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

IMDb.com.

Other films being shown on the lineup include:

30th Anniversary of John Waters‘ Hairspray 

Joseph Litzinger and Eric Michael Schrader‘s Will Work For Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul

Trevor Stevens‘ Rock Steady Row

Erik Matti‘s BuyBust

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