Tuesday 18 July 2000

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2006

Our introduction to the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival came in 2007, which was the third event. That meant that we missed out on the festivals in 2005 and 2006, but I was able to pick up programs from the Phoenix Film Foundation so I could find out what played and which guests came out to support their films.

In 2006, Brian Pulido, who had co-founded the festival with Chris Lamont, was still the most obvious figure behind it. He brought out Mick Garris to induct into the IHSFFF Hall of Fame, which was accompanied by a screening of Valerie on the Stairs, his episode of Masters of Horror. Clare Grant, the star of that episode, also attended. More recognisable faces included P J Soles, supporting Death by Engagement and Heather Langenkamp, who introduced a screening of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. Jason Mewes was scheduled but apparently couldn't attend.

The opening night film was Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror and the closing night film was Turistas.

While there were only thirteen features screened, a lower count than the few years that followed, there were three sets each of horror shorts and sci-fi shorts, the highest count in the festival's history.

Here are all the films that screened in 2006, with titles linking to my reviews and the IMDb pages added for reference.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Horror Features
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Death by Engagement 2005 Philip Creager IMDb
In Memorium 2005 Amanda Gusack IMDb
The Slaughter 2006 Jay Lee IMDb
Unrest 2006 Jason Todd Ipson IMDb

Sci-Fi Features
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Firefly 2005 Peter Marcy IMDb
Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares 2005 Jamie McDonald IMDb
Robotech: Shadow Chronicles 2006 Dong-wook Lee & Tommy Yune IMDb

Showcase Features
Title Year H D Director IMDb
2001 Maniacs 2005 Tim Sullivan IMDb
Evil Aliens 2005 Jake West IMDb
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising 2008 Matt Vancil IMDb
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 6 6 Wes Craven IMDb
Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror 2006 Stacy Title IMDb
Turistas 2006 5 5 John Stockwell IMDb

Horror Shorts A
Title Year H D Director IMDb
No 12 2006 Kane Black IMDb
Zombies in Love 2006 Laureen Briggs n/a
Faceless 2006 B Jason Roer IMDb
Zomburrito 2007 Billy Bridwell n/a
Recently Deceased 2006 Chris McInroy IMDb
Watcher 2006 Eli Sasich IMDb
Akai 2006 Carlos G Gananian IMDb
Deadly Tantrum 2005 Michael Mort IMDb
The Listening Dead 2006 Phil Mucci IMDb

Horror Shorts B
Title Year H D Director IMDb
If I Had a Hammer Andy Bean n/a
Devilwood 2006 Sacha Bennett IMDb
Snowmaniac 2006 Daniel Bury IMDb
The Resurrectionist 2005 Susan Bell IMDb
The Need 2006 Chris Young IMDb
Movie Monster Insurance 2006 Paula Haifley IMDb
Room to Breathe 2006 Steve Johnson IMDb
Ghost Busted 2006 Vance Null n/a
Penny Dreadful 2005 Bryan Norton IMDb

Horror Shorts C
Title Year H D Director IMDb
The Cobbler’s Daughter 2006 Donna Thorland IMDb
The Pit and the Pendulum 2007 Marc Lougee IMDb
Schattenkind 2005 Jesse Eisenhardt IMDb
Horror Fans 2006 Michael Schwartz IMDb
Cannibal Grave Yard ? Joe Crocco n/a
Bad Dreams 2006 Fansu Nije & Anneli Gelbard IMDb
Siniestro 2007 Beatriz Ramos n/a
A Terrorist Ate My Brain 2006 Brett Young IMDb
Zombie-American 2005 Nick Poppy IMDb

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Title Year H D Director IMDb
The Grandfather Paradox 2006 Jean-Fran├žois DaSylva-LaRue IMDb
I Must Destroy You 2004 David Johnston n/a
Assumption 2006 Christopher R Keller IMDb
Reality Check 2006 Daniel Bury IMDb
Alien Rose 2006 Virginia Todd Burton n/a
Outside In 2006 Brock H Brown IMDb
Microgravity 2006 David Ethan Sanders IMDb
Model Man 2006 Steven Tagle IMDb
Spaceboy 2006 Ransom Riggs IMDb

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Title Year H D Director IMDb
The Futurist 2005 Brad Winderbaum IMDb
Adidas 'Adicolor - Green' 2006 Alex Johnson n/a
The Last Man in Brooklyn 2006 Roberto Bentivegna IMDb
Say That You Love Me... 2005 Tadakuni Yasuda IMDb
Robots are Blue 2005 Bill Sebastian IMDb
36 2006 Brian Troy IMDb
A Through M 2006 Heidi Marshall IMDb
Scribble 2004 5 5 Faisal A Qureshi IMDb
Passion to the Max 2006 Felix Allen IMDb
Bartholomew’s Song 2006 Destin Cretton IMDb
Man vs Woman 2006 5 5 Juan Carlos Vargas IMDb

Sci-Fi Shorts C
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Missing Pages 2006 Jerome Olivier IMDb
The Salesman 2006 David Rusanow IMDb
Dial ’A’ for Alphaman 2002 Mike Jackson IMDb
Genesis Antipode 2006 J R Robinson IMDb
Nia 2006 Francisco X Rivera IMDb

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