Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend 2023: A Horror Film Extravaganza!

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Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend 2023: A Horror Film Extravaganza!

Popcorn Frights is Back! From October 4-8, 2023, guests can celebrate the Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend with new films from Mike Flanagan, Scott Derrickson, Barbara Crampton, and more!

Brace yourselves for a spine-tingling experience as Popcorn Frights unveils its eagerly awaited annual Wicked Weekend program. Embrace the eerie, the weird, the wild, and the uncanny as we delve into the things that go bump in the night at the iconic Classic Gateway Theater. This chilling extravaganza promises eight sensational film premieres and exclusive presentations, with acclaimed directors such as Mike Flanagan, Scott Derrickson, and Joe Lynch delivering fresh nightmares. And that's not all-anticipate a treasure trove of unexpected surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout this captivating event.

Highlights of the weekend include premieres of TOTALLY KILLER starring Kiernan Shipka, V/H/S/85, SUITABLE FLESH starring Heather Graham & Barbara Crampton, YOUR LUCKY DAY starring Angus Cloud, PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES, 25th Anniversary of HALLOWEEN H20, and special presentation of Mike Flanagan's THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER!

For all you horror lovers who want it all, grab yourself a Wicked Weekend All-Access Pass ($40 for a Single Pass or $65 for a Dual Pass) while they're still available! Entry to Wicked Weekend film events will only be granted exclusively to All-Access Pass holders. Purchase tickets for Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend here.

The Popcorn Frights Film Festival was founded in 2015 by Miami locals Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman. Over the years, it has evolved into the premier international genre film festival in the Southeast United States, attracting horror enthusiasts and filmmakers alike.

Popcorn Frights has carved out a distinctive niche among genre film festivals with its unique programming voice, which has led to the discovery of numerous talented filmmakers and award-winning films. The festival's growth has been remarkable, with attendance and media impressions skyrocketing. From its humble beginnings with 400 attendees in 2015, the festival welcomed over 8,000 attendees in 2021. It has also been instrumental in introducing a diverse group of filmmakers, including well-known stars and directors like Graham Skipper, Joe Lynch, Neil Marshall, and many others. Major domestic US theatrical distributors, such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., and A24, have participated in the festival, further establishing its significance in the industry.

Popcorn Frights has garnered acclaim and recognition from various quarters. It has been listed among "The World's 50 Best Genre Festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine, hailed as one of "The Best Horror Festivals in the World" by Dread Central, and acknowledged as one of the "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals" by FilmFreeway. Additionally, it has been named "One of the Best Film Festivals in Florida" by the Sun-Sentinel. Notably, Popcorn Frights stands as the largest genre film festival in the Southeast United States. Over the past three years, the festival has showcased films from over 20 countries, featuring more than 100 World, International, North American, US, and East Coast premieres. Its commitment to discovering emerging talent and honoring established filmmakers has solidified its reputation as a vital gateway for exceptional genre films from around the world.



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