I knew Trash City back in England, where I read Jim McLennan's fanzine from the very first issue. I discovered that he'd moved to Phoenix before me when looking into the local wrestling scene, but I somehow never made it out to any of their events. So when I found out about Phoenix Fear Film Festival II at Chandler Cinemas, I couldn't resist showing up with a stack of Trash City zines for Jim to sign. It was a memorable first meeting.
I enjoyed the heck out of Fear Fest II, which was a notably smaller but more intimate affair than the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival I'd first attended a year earlier. The films screened showed continuity from the first Fear Fest, not that I knew that at the time. I just sat back and enjoyed the show, which included some memorable titles that have stayed with me.
Here are all the films that were shown at Phoenix Fear Film Fest 2008, with film titles linking to my reviews and the IMDb pages added for reference, where possible.
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic
|Brain Dead||2007||5||5||Kevin Tenney||IMDb|
|Demon Kiss||2008||2||3||Dennis Devine||IMDb|
|Sick Girl||2007||5||5||Eben McGarr||IMDb|
|3 Dead Girls!||2007||5||5||Christopher Alan Broadstone||IMDb|
|The Death Factory: Bloodletting||2008||4||4||Sean Tretta||IMDb|
|Raising Cleveland||4||4||Bradford Alicea||n/a|
|The Blue Mouth Madness||4||5||Doug Mallette||n/a|
|The Eye of Menw||2006||3||3||Charles A Christman III||IMDb|
|Jason Goes Shopping||2008||4||4||Sean J Dillingham||IMDb|
|Mr Video||2007||4||4||Alex Masterton||IMDb|
|It's My Birthday||2006||Shannon Lark||IMDb|
|Genital Genocide||2008||3||4||Doug Gehl||IMDb|
|Shuteye Hotel||2007||4||4||Bill Plympton||IMDb|