Heading into its third year, The Stanley Film Festivalthe one that takes place at Colorados famed Stanley Hotel, which inspired The Shiningremains committed to staging a horror experience, not simply defined by its film lineup, but live events and total immersion, as well. Still, this newly announced film lineup is now entirely the main attraction, featuring highly anticipated fest titles like The Final Girls, We Are Still Here, Shrews Nest, The Invitation, Goodnight Mommy, the World Premiere of Some Kind of Hate, retrospective selections honoring Re-Animator and Repulsion, and so much more.
The Stanley Film Festival has revealed a killer slate, including Todd Strauss-Schulsons delightful meta horror-comedy The Final Girls as Closing Night Film and a Master of Horror ceremony for the iconic Stuart Gordon, who will take part in live conversation with Mick Garris following a screening of Re-Animator. The new films playing are some of the best current horror has to offer, including New England Fulci-esque We Are Still Here; the terrific Spanish period-set film Shrews Nest; the utterly beautiful Danish werewolf tale When Animals Dream; Austrian nightmare Goodnight Mommy; Irish creature feature The Hallow and Karyn Kusamas excellent, somber thriller The Invitation.
On the side of anticipated premieres comes the strange new Rodney Ascher movie-within-a-commentary concoction Directors Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein; supernatural slasher Some Kind of Hate; Barbara Crampton-staring holistic horror Sun Choke and Adrian Garcia Boglianos new thriller, Scherzo Diabolico.
Thats not to mention the retro titles. Aside from Re-Animator and Rocky Horror, the Stanley will host screenings of Diabolique and Cronenbergs newly restored Shivers. The 2015 Stanley Film Festival will be both an embarrassment of riches and a whirlwind of dilemma.
Find the full lineup, below. The Stanley Film Festival (of which Shock Till You Drop is a proud media sponsor) hits the famed Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO this April 30-May 3. I do not lie when I refer to the weekend as an essential horror retreat. I hope youll make it out. Get tickets, badges and info here.
You can find the retrospectives listed, and the main lineup in the full gallery, below.