Friday 21 July 2000

Phoenix Fear Film Festival II

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.

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

Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Brain Dead 2007 5 5 Kevin Tenney IMDb
Conjurer 2008 5 5 Clint Hutchison 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

Title Year H D Director(s) 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
Cheerbleeders 2008 5 5 Peter Podgursky IMDb
It's My Birthday 2006 Shannon Lark IMDb
Prime-Age 4 4 Daniel Steffern n/a
Genital Genocide 2008 3 4 Doug Gehl IMDb
Shuteye Hotel 2007 4 4 Bill Plympton IMDb

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