It’s October, and the ninth annual Spooky Movie Fest is almost upon us. There’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than ten consecutive days of horror, and no better place to do it than the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD. The ever-expanding festival runs from October 9-18, and DC Filmdom will be there to cover plenty of gruesome features, including “The Dead 2: India”, “Exists” and “Suburban Gothic”.
“For ten nights this October, the ninth annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival showcases the best in new horror cinema from around the world, and once again the entire festival (more than 40 shorts and features) screens at AFI Silver Theatre! On Opening Night, October 9, we are happy to present the third in the V/H/S series – V/H/S VIRAL, alongside another frightening sequel, THE DEAD 2: INDIA. Additional highlights of the fest include the creepy HOUSEBOUND, which had its world premiere at South by Southwest earlier this year; the sensational Australian movie THE BABADOOK; the brutal Brazilian film MAR NEGRO; the long-awaited bigfoot movie EXISTS from Eduardo Sanchez; the first Iranian vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, which is one of two films this year that screened at Sundance; SUBURBAN GOTHIC, the hysterical horror comedy from Ricky Bates, the brilliant director of Spooky Fest favorite EXCISION; and many more surprises. Count Gore De Vol, Washington, DC, icon and honorary spokesman for the festival, hosts the Closing Night presentation on October 18: the 1977 cult classic THE HILLS HAVE EYES.”
Get tickets: www.afi.com/silver/
Learn more: www.spookyfest.com