Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (March 2016 Edition)
** ADVANCE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED **
Tickets and passes will be available at the Fright Night Theatre Box Office (opens 5:30pm on Mar 11 and 2:00pm on Mar 12) at the Staircase Cafe Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.)
In the event of a sold out screening, rush tickets may come available to attendees on a first-come, first serve basis.
THE FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE FILM FESTIVAL
*MARCH 2016 EDITION*
The Staircase Theatre
(27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton, ON)
Prepare for two nights of thrills, chills, and kills at the March edition of the 8th annual Fright Night Theatre Film Festival. Showcasing the best in horror, genre, and exploitation films from around the world! Film fanatics and genre junkies will not want to miss our two-night festival program packed full of monsters, madmen, and murder.
(( FILM SCHEDULE ))
FRIDAY, MARCH 11th
== 6:30pm: DOORS OPEN ==
== 7:30pm -- OPENING NIGHT FILM ==
HARVEST LAKE (World Premiere)
Dir. Scott Schirmer
A group of campers on a birthday vacation to the lake fall under the erotic spell of a libidinous, otherworldly presence in the woods. Inhibitions drop and their behaviors become erratic as one by one they find their sexual identities and wills being subsumed by the creature's power. One of the friends tries to escape the carnal free-fall, ultimately bringing him face to face with the source of a primal mystery that will change his life forever. This bold and "uncomfortably sexy" new film comes from director Scott Schirmer (Found) and producer Brian K. Williams (Time to Kill) with special FX by The Clockwerk Creature Company. Starring: Tristan Risk (American Mary), Ellie Church (Headless), Jason Crowe (Dead Moon Rising), Dan Nye (The Legend of Wasco), and Kevin Roach (The Confession of Fred Krueger)
Screens with short film HEIR (dir. Richard Powell)
== 9:45pm ==
IDYLL (Canadian Premiere)
Dir. Toma Gorki
After a night of carousing, amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the idyllic vistas of rural Slovenia, accompanied by the ambitious model Mia and their snobby photographer Blitcz. On their way to the location, they cross paths with a group of hideously disfigured and violent redneck moonshiners. Thus, an ordinary fashion shoot in the idyllic woods turns into a fierce fight for survival. Starring: Nina Ivanisin, Lotos Sparovec, Nika Rozman
Screens with short film DIE! SITTER! DIE!: RUPERT (Dir. Sam Boxleitner & Lee Boxleitner)
== MIDNIGHT - 12am ==
BUNNY THE KILLER THING (Hamilton Premiere)
Directed by Joonas Makkonen
*English language and subtitles*
A group of Finnish and British partygoers get stuck at a snowy cabin when they are attacked by a horny creature that is a half human, half rabbit. A brilliant send-up of monster movie conventions or a depraved excuse for gratuitous gore, sex, violence, nudity, and penis jokes? Either way, BUNNY THE KILLER THING is the perfect midnight movie for lovers of exploitation trash and WTF filmmaking. Starring: Hiski Hämäläinen, Enni Ojutkangas, Veera W. Vilo
Screens with short film DICKPROOF 2 (Dir. Sam McGlynn)
SATURDAY, MARCH 12th
== 2:00pm: Doors Open ==
== 3:00pm ==
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE: 3:00pm
A 2-hour block of horror and genre shorts from around the world putting a freaky and fun spotlight on local and international filmmakers working in the fields of cinematography, animation, special effects, makeup, and script-writing.
CHATEAU SAVIGNON: TERROIR (USA) - ONTARIO PREMIERE
THE INDESTRUCTIBLE (CAN) - ONTARIO PREMIERE
PORTAL TO HELL (CAN)
THEY WILL ALL DIE IN SPACE (SPAIN)
THE BLACK FOREST (SPAIN)
THE SMILING MAN (USA)
O CHRISTMAS TREE (CAN)
NIGHT OF THE SLASHER (USA)
== 7:00pm ==
SHE WHO MUST BURN (Hamilton Premiere)
Dir. Larry Kent
The Baarkers, a family group of religious fanatics who believe they are God's chosen ones, polarize a small mining town and force its residents to fight for their lives as their zeal turns murderous and the rule of law decays into brutish mob mentality. A controversial and timely look at the horrific results of religious zealotry from esteemed Canadian filmmaker Larry Kent. Starring: Sarah Smyth, Shane Twerdun, Jewel Staite
Screens with short film THE HERD (Dir. Melanie Light)
== 9:30pm -- CLOSING NIGHT FILM ==
THE BARN (Canadian Premiere)
Dir. Justin M. Seaman
Its Halloween 1989, and best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what's left of their final Devil's Night before graduating high school. But the two pals and a group of their friends get more trick than treat when they take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening a trio of Halloween demons inside. Now it's up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the flesh-hungry creatures that lurk within "The Barn." THE BARN is the perfect retro throwback to classic 80s VHS horror like The Monster Squad, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Full Moon's empire of direct to video features. Starring: Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard, Nikki Darling, Nickolaus Joshua, and Ari Lehman (the first Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th).
Screens with short film LARRY GONE DEMON (Dir. Matthew Lawrence)
ALL TICKET AND DAY PASS SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS.
If a film is listed as Sold Out in advance, you can still try for tickets in person by joining the Rush Line at the venue; you will be issued a number on a first come, first served basis. After an empty seat count, a few mins before the show, any spare tickets will be issued to Rush Line number-holders in the order they were received.
The running time for each FNTFF screening is approximately two hours in total from start to finish, and includes a couple of trailers, a pre-feature short film, and a post-film Q&A with the filmmakers if available.
All screenings are Restricted to Adults age 18+ unless otherwise noted.
*Tickets are for film screenings
*Single tickets are general admission - first come first served.
*2-Day and 1-Day Passholders will have the option to reserve seats from the time doors first open until the venue closes each evening but must exit the theatre and re-enter for each screening.
*The house opens approximately 60 minutes prior to the show.
*Latecomers may not be seated or may be asked to wait until a suitable break in the screening at the venue's discretion.
*Ticket holders and pass holders who purchased but did not redeemed their tickets for seats at the box office up to 5 minutes before showtime may have their seats re-sold to customers at the door in the event of a sold out screening with a rushline.
*The Staircase Cafe Theatre has limited wheelchair accessiblity (please contact The Staircase directly for more information at 905.529.3000).
*Advance online sales end 24 hours before the first screening on March 11th
*Films that are sold out through Brown Paper Tickets may still have tickets available at the FNTFF box office on the day of the screening. Ticket sales at The Staircase begin 60 to 30 minutes prior to each screening and are cash only.
For more information on Fright Night Theatre, please visit www.frightnighttheatre.com
Staircase Theatre (View)
27 Dundurn Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
|Minimum Age: 18
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: No