Tuesday 18 July 2000

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2005

I didn't attend the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in its debut year of 2005, but I did gather together information for it from a program obtained from the Phoenix Film Foundation.

The festival was founded by Phoenix Film Foundation president, Chris Lamont, and Arizona comic book writer, Brian Pulido, and the inaugural event took place at the Harkins Centerpoint and the Harkins Valley Art in Tempe, the only time that screenings have been shared across two locations.

Pulido brought a trio of major names out to kick things off with emphasis and two were inducted into the IHSFFF Hall of Fame: Tobe Hooper and Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment. Hooper presented his Masters of Horror episode, Dance of the Dead, which was a free event! Troma were represented by the feature, Vegas in Space.

Here are all the films that screened in 2005, 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
The Dark Hours 2005 Paul Fox IMDb
The Passing 2011 John Harwood IMDb
The Curse of El Charro 2005 Rich Ragsdale IMDb
Insecticidal 2005 Jeffery Scott Lando IMDb

Sci-Fi Features
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Experiment 2005 Dan Turner IMDb
Messengers 2004 Philip Farha IMDb
The Phoenix Lights 2005 Lynne Kitei IMDb

Showcase Features
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Boo 2005 Anthony C Ferrante IMDb
Feast 2005 John Gulager IMDb
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra 2001 Larry Blamire IMDb
Neighborhood Watch 2005 Graeme Whifler IMDb
Shadow: Dead Riot 2006 Derek Wan IMDb
Three Extremes 2004 5 5 Fruit Chan, Chan-wook Park & Takashi Miike IMDb
Vegas in Space 1991 Phillip R Ford IMDb
The Witch’s Sabbath 2005 Jeff Leroy IMDb

Horror Shorts A
Title Year H D Director IMDb
We All Fall Down 2005 Jake Kennedy IMDb
The Netherbeast of Berm Tech Industries, Inc 2004 Dean Ronalds IMDb
The Girl in the Woods 2005 Gus & Luke Holwerda & Brad Murren IMDb
My Skin! 2002 6 6 Christopher Alan Broadstone IMDb
Little Dead Girl 2005 Lee Lanier n/a
Sleeping Dogs Lie 2005 Stuart Lessner IMDb
Apt 3157 2005 Bivas Biswas IMDb
Scourged 2005 Trevor Schultz n/a
Clown 2005 Karl Hirsch IMDb

Horror Shorts B
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Gotham Cafe 2005 Jack Edward Sawyers IMDb
The Boarder 2005 Susan Bell IMDb
The Bedtime Story 2005 Christopher Moro IMDb
Bad Connection 2005 Todd Angkasuwan n/a
Zombie Hunter 2005 Geoff Hamby IMDb
On Edge 1999 Frazer Lee IMDb
Dear Sweet Emma 2003 John Cernak IMDb
Herbie! 2004 Drew Barnhardt IMDb

Horror Shorts C
Title Year H D Director IMDb
The Silvergleam Whistle 2003 Mike Williamson IMDb
Attack of the 70 Foot Courtesy Lady 2005 Paul Wilson n/a
Filthy 2003 Andy Lalino & John Karliss IMDb
Pandora ? Angel Ruiz n/a
Ghoulable 2006 George Lopecio, David Chorley & Adam Rini n/a
The Crypt Club 2004 Miguel Gallego IMDb

Sci-Fi Shorts A
Title Year H D Director IMDb
Into the Maelstrom 2005 Peter Sullivan IMDb
Smart Card 2005 James Oxford IMDb
Apartment 206 2004 Gregory Zymet IMDb
Rendezvous 2005 Charles Mitri IMDb
Super-Anon 2004 Stephen H Plitt IMDb
Heyday 2005 Rachel Wang IMDb
Red Planet Blues 2005 David H Brooks IMDb

Sci-Fi Shorts B
Title Year H D Director IMDb
The Connection 2005 Kim Ray IMDb
The Radio Mechanics: Apocalypse of the Dial 2005 Preston Herrick IMDb
Atomic Spitballs 2004 Brett Anstey IMDb
Today’s Life 2000 Noah Kadner IMDb
Seed 2004 Bennett Cain n/a
Photographic Memory 2005 Kelvin C Bias IMDb
Cost of Living 2005 Jonathan Joffe IMDb
No Sanctuary 2005 Dan Lovallo IMDb

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