Philadelphias Cinedelphia Film Festival takes the citys PhilMOCA (Philadelphia Museum of Contemporary Art) by legit storm this April, announcing and unfolding a month of incredible horror and genre repertory and festival programming.
Directed and programmed by Artsploitations Eric Bresler, Cinedelphia boasts a lineup of films youll both want to see and always feel like you shouldve seen; the latter including a Paul Naschy double feature and Andy Milligan triple feature, as well as a marathon from celebrators of regional, oddball and shot-on-video horror Bleeding Skull (you must see The Soultangler). As far as contemporary, upcoming frights, two Belgian films to be released by Artsploitation get a preview: Acclaimed slasher Cub and hard edged thriller The Treatment. Also playing is Matt OMahoneys fest hit, the evil hand horror-comedy Bloody Knuckles, a sampling of Matt Garretts frequent and stellar shorts showcase, Vivisections; and a 12-hour Best Worst Movie marathon.
Find the full rundown, below. For tickets and program details, visit Cinedelphia.
Saturday, April 4, 8:00 PM @ Viva Video!
BLEEDING SKULL VHS MARATHON – Pre-fest marathon of VHS releases from Bleeding Skull Video! held at Ardmores Viva Video! rental store. Introductions by local filmmaker Johnny Dickie, co-presented by Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine.
Saturday, April 10, 7:30 PM @ International House
MILLIGAN MANIA! Exhumed Films present a triple feature of Andy Milligan films presented on 35mm! TORTURE DUNGEON (1970), BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS (1970), and THE MAN WITH TWO HEADS (1972).
Sunday, April 12, 7:30 PM
KEN DEL VECCHIO HORROR DOUBLE FEATURE Two films from NJ-based lawyer/filmmaker Ken Del Vecchio including the controversial anti-abortion thriller THE LIFE ZONE (2011). Del Vecchio and filmmakers in attendance.
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 PM
ARTSPLOITATION FILMS DOUBLE-FEATURE Philly Premieres of two Belgian thrillers from local label Artsploitation Films: CUB (2014) and THE TREATMENT (2014).
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
AS-SEEN-ON-TV CREATURE FEATURE Exhumed Films presents a 16mm double feature of Paul Naschy horror films with vintage 1970s commercials inserted throughout! Plus a special appearance from legendary local horror host Stella The Maneater from Manayunk of SATURDAY NIGHT DEAD fame! Films are THE MUMMYS REVENGE (1973) and THE FURY OF THE WOLFMAN (1972).
Friday, April 17, 7:30 PM
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION Philly Premiere of the brand new complete cut of the greatest fan film of all time. Director/star Chris Strompolos in attendance!
Sunday, April 19, 6:30 PM
BEST OF VIVISECTIONS INTERNATIONAL HORROR SHORTS Local filmmaker Matt Garrett presents the very best of three years worth of his ongoing Vivisections short flim program.
Sunday, April 19, 8:30 PM
BAG BOY LOVER BOY Philly Premiere of this Fantasia favorite for the adventurous; a pitch-black satire skewering classism, misogyny, and the NYC art world.
WED, April 22, 7:30 PM
BLOODY KNUCKLES Philly Premiere of this subversive horror comedy from Canada that is sure to bring a like-minded crowd to its feet. Big hit at Fantasia 2014.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 PM @ PhilaMOCA
BEST WORST MOVIE MARATHON A 12 hour overnight movie marathon of our favorite bad movies! Featuring a 25th Anniversary screening of TROLL 2 with a green-colored food feast, the Philly Premiere of WHITE COP, and a special Everything Is Terrible! presentation of 90s super hero classic THE SKID KID! Plus five surprise features.