Phoenix Fear Film Fest, also known as Phoenix FearCon, is an annual one day horror film festival and convention in Arizona run by Jim & Chris McLennan from Trash City, which is consistently strong on international and independent film.
2012 saw Fear Fest move to the UltraStar Cinemas in Scottsdale for its fifth year. Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson and Tiffany Shepis were special guests.
Winners were present to collect two of the three awards: Jay Lee for Best Feature (The House with 100 Eyes) and Bianca Luedeker for Best Short (I Want to Be Tom Savini). The audience favourite award went to All Men are Called Robert.
The convention side of the event grew exponentially in 2012 with a second theatre kept busy throughout the day, along with other activities both inside and outside the theatre. You can relive all the fun at the Phoenix FearCon website.
Here are all the films that were shown at Phoenix FearCon V, with film titles linking to my reviews and the IMDb pages added for reference, where possible.
To mark the occasion, I also asked both special guests to select two films each from their respective filmographies for me to review. Tiffany Shepis picked The Hazing and The Prometheus Project. Fred Williamson declined, staying in character as the Hammer to explain that everything he's in is automatically worth reviewing, so I picked a couple myself: One Down, Two to Go and Original Gangstas. I've included links to those reviews and IMDb pages also.
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic
|The Holding||2011||6||5||Susan Jacobson||IMDb|
|The House with 100 Eyes||2011||5||5||Jay Lee & Jim Roof||IMDb|
|Zero Killed||2012||4||4||Michał Kosakowski||IMDb|
|All Men are Called Robert||2010||6||5||Marc-Henri Boulier||IMDb|
|A Cruel Tale: Return to the Dream||2012||4||5||Andrés Vidal Alarcón||IMDb|
|I Want to Be Tom Savini||2011||6||5||Bianca Luedeker||IMDb|
|Juan y la Borrega||2011||6||5||J Xavier Velasco||IMDb|
|Refugio 115||2011||5||5||Ivan Villamel||IMDb|
|Velvet Road||2011||5||5||L Gustavo Cooper||IMDb|
|Whom God Helps||2012||5||5||Louis Mansfield||IMDb|