Taking place immediately after Hallow'en at Fear Farm in west Phoenix, a working haunted house attraction, there were more guests than could be comfortably counted, from regulars like Tiffany Shepis to new faces like Ken Foree. None tied to specific screenings. Vendors grew to huge numbers and there were also panels and concerts. Most importantly, it became a two day event for the first time, a cause for great delight amongst horror film fans because Jim & Chris McLennan from Trash City have built up a reputation for being particularly strong on international and independent film.
Beyond that additional second day, I was particularly keen on experiencing FearCon de los Muertos! because Chris and Jim asked me to select and program two short selections, which I was honoured and very happy indeed to do. I selected nineteen films from a few hundred submissions and a few titles (like Plush and The Woodman and the American Woman) that I'd been dying to program somewhere. Ken Miller, director of Dust Jacket attended for a Q&A that was all too brief because of festival schedule constraints. Jim McLennan programmed the features.
Here are all the films that were shown at Phoenix FearCon de los Muertos!, 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
|Dorchester’s Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head||2014||Tommy Faircloth||IMDb|
|Blood Runs Black||2014||Andrew Muto||IMDb|
|Circus of the Dead||2014||4||-||Billy 'Bloody Bill' Pon||IMDb|
|The House of Forbidden Secrets||2013||Todd Sheets||IMDb|
|Berkshire County||2014||Audrey Cummings||IMDb|
|Mar Negro||2013||4||-||Rodrigo Aragão||IMDb|
|Night Mare||2014||5||5||Juan Carlos Camardella||n/a|
|Sometimes It Comes||2013||5||5||Félix Llorente||IMDb|
|Dust Jacket||2013||5||5||Kenneth Miller||IMDb|
|Ghost Light||2014||5||5||P J Germain||IMDb|
|The Woodman and the American Woman||2013||6||5||Jesús Hernández||IMDb|
|Cowboy Ben||2014||5||5||Jon Shaikh & Scott Rawsthorne||IMDb|
|Tin & Tina||2013||5||5||Ruben Stein||IMDb|
|The Heebie-Jeebies||2014||5||5||Todd Slawsby||IMDb|
|Night Guards||2014||5||5||Marko Marinkovic||n/a|
|Sector C-17||2014||5||5||Tim Mattson||n/a|
|Mr Dentonn||2014||5||5||Iván Villamel||IMDb|
|Bar Talk||2013||6||6||Lowell Northrop||IMDb|