This month, Boston genre fans can, and should, settle in for an eight-hour block of acclaimed indie horror, including a preview of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorheads fantastic Spring.
All Things Horror has announced the inaugural Boston Horror Show, a full day of fright fare straight from the festival circuit. Taking place in The Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Somverville, MA on January 24th, the Boston Horror Show will run from 2:00 p.m. til 10, hosting Spring (Drafthouse Films, Northeast Premiere, Co-presented with The Boston Underground Film Fest), DYS~ (Northeast Premiere), The Sins of Dracula (Boston premiere), Jeremy Gardners lauded zombie indie The Battery (return engagement), and a block of acclaimed short films.
A pass for the entire fest is a simple, tidy $20, a price worth Spring (one of the must-sees of the year) and The Battery alone. Tickets and full info can be found at The Boston Horror Show, and you can find a full rundown of the films, below.
Spring (Dir. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) Northeast Premiere.
From Drafthouse Films, The directing team follows up on Resolution with this breathtakingly gorgeous new film. When a young man (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead) flees America after his mother’s death and a bar fight, he finds love with a mysterious and beautiful young woman (Nadia Hilker). What he has no way of knowing is the love of his life harbors a monstrous secret. Spring will be co-presented with our good friends from the Boston Underground Film Festival. Spring was the recipient of the Best Picture Award at the 2014 Paris International Fantastic Film Festival and special mention at the prestigious Stiges Film Festival.
Benson and Moorhead have been named two of ten directors to watch for in 2015 by Variety while also being recipients of the 2014 Vanguard at the Toronto International Film Fest.
The Sins of Dracula (Dir. Richard Marr Griffin) Boston Premiere.
A tongue-in-cheek tale that satirizes the Christian scare films of the 70s and 80s, The Sins of Dracula is a story of sex, sacrilege, and sin. Its a world where Sondheim is Satan, Broadway means blasphemy, and where taking the stage just might mean curtains for your eternal soul.
The Battery (dir. Jeremy Gardner) A return engagement of one of our most popular screenings and a unique take on the zombie sub-genre.
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. This is one of the best reviewed and most celebrated low budget genre films of the past few years and proof that million dollar ideas don’t need million dollar budgets to kick ass.
DYS~ (dir. Maude Michaud) Northeast Premiere.
A strange disease is plaguing the city; classes are cancelled, businesses are closed, all is under a state of emergency. What at first seems like a normal flu quickly leads to blind rage and cannibalistic behavior. Narrowly escaping contamination, Eva and Sam, a young married couple, are forced to barricade themselves in their high-rise apartment despite the palpable tension between them. Now forced into isolation in their small living space, they struggle with their own frailty in a world that can only offer the worst horrors imaginable.