Staying home on Halloween just got a lot more exciting now that the Frightening Ass Film Fest is here to keep you entertained all weekend long.
After the overwhelming success of the Chattanooga Film Festival’s virtual edition this May — an immersive, engaging, and expertly curated fest that we had a blast attending and covering for this site — organizers are gearing up for a virtual edition of their yearly Halloween installment: The Frightening Ass Film Fest!
This year marks the 10th edition of the popular Frightening Ass Film Fest (FAFF). Slated for October 30 and October 31, FAFF will be an exciting mix of short films, new indie features, and carefully curated cult classics. Organizers are also putting together a series of live events, similar to the events that made CFF’s virtual edition in May an interactive fan-friendly experience.
Among the incredible lineup of shorts and special events, there are some amazing feature films we love and so many we can’t wait to check out.
- 76 HORROR BOOKSTORE: TIN OF FEAR (Director David Chuang & Hung Tze-Peng) – FAFF 10 is proud to present all four episodes in the first series of this bonkers Taiwanese anthology series.
- 2011 (Director Alexandre Prieur-Grenier) – The daily life of a night owl video editor working in his apartment, gradually slides into anxiety when a mysterious neighbor, whom he never meets, but whose presence is constantly felt, gradually torments his existence.
- ANONYMOUS ANIMALS (Director Baptiste Rouveure) – In Baptiste Rouveure’s surreal and gorgeously photographed film, we’re presented a series of vignettes in which humans and animals seem to have switched places. The result is one of the most haunting and unique films you’re likely to see this year. It gives all new meaning to the phrase The Deer Hunter.
- BAD CANDY (Director Scott Hansen & Desiree Connell) – At FAFF, we’re suckers for horror anthologies and even bigger suckers for films that take place on Halloween Scott Hansen & Desiree Connell’s Halloween manages both with genre fan faves Zach Galligan (Gremlins) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot). DJ’s Chilly Billy and Paul spin a bloody and twisted version of a small town’s craziest Halloween Happenings.
- CYST (Director Tyler Russell) – In the 1960s, a nurse’s last day is ruined when a doctor inadvertently creates a cyst monster that terrorizes the office. Genre fans will be happy to see The Room’s Greg Sestero in this icky slice of frightening ass fun.
- GET THE HELL OUT (Director I-Fan Wang) – Taiwan’s parliament turns deadly when a virus transforms politicians into ravenous zombie mutants. We cannot wait to see how people react to this bloody blast of pure fun!
- HAIL TO THE DEADITES (Director Steve Villeneuve) – HAIL TO THE DEADITES is a documentary about the fans of the EVIL DEAD films and explores the classic franchise’s undying and ever-growing popularity.
- LUCKY (Director Natasha Kermani) – A suburban woman finds herself being stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night. When those around her don’t believe her, she is forced to take matters into her own hands.
- SHE DIES TOMORROW (Director Amy Seimetz) – Amy thinks she’s dying tomorrow…and it’s contagious.
- SISTER TEMPEST (Director Joe Badon) – Anne Hutchinson’s troubled relationship with her missing sister is under alien tribunal. Meanwhile, her new roommate’s mysterious illness causes her to go on a cannibalistic killing spree.
- SPARE PARTS (Director Andrew Thomas Hunt) – A group of girls get lost on a random dirt road. The tow truck driver toes them to his junkyard. Everything seems normal until they wake up with weapons for limbs, thrown into the fight of their lives.
- STING OF DEATH (Director William Grefé) – College girl Karen visits her dad, a marine biologist, at his island compound in the Florida Everglades. Her partying friends show up, dance to Neil Sedaka tunes, and taunt the doctor’s creepy assistant, Egon. Soon they’re victims of a wetsuit-wearing, bipedal jellyfish monster. Jealous of Karen’s boyfriend, Egon kidnaps her and carries her to his secret underground lair.
- THE STRINGS (Director Ryan Glover) – In the dead of winter, a musician travels to a remote cottage to work on new material, but soon finds herself under attack from a mysterious dark presence.
- THE HORROR CROWD (Director Ruben Pla) – A revealing, intimate documentary spotlighting the Hollywood horror community.
You still have time to get your badge and celebrate the best time of the year with fellow horror fans from the comfort of your living room with a giant bag of Halloween candy.
$25 gets you all access to all features films, shorts blocks and events!
In addition, the fest is launching a Chattanooga Film Festival Discord server that you’ll have access to for chatting and watch parties.
Attendees will be able to access all films beginning 12:00am EST October 30, and access ends 6:00am EST the morning of November 1st. This yearly event functions as a fundraiser for the Chattanooga Film Festival, a 501c(3), with all proceeds benefiting the staging of the 2021 edition of the fest.
FAFF also marks the return of Chattanooga Film Festival collaborators Media Team and Silver Scream FX Lab along with the much-anticipated return of fan-favorite characters Bubz, Professor Morte and Guna, who will be on hand to host the weekend’s live offerings.
FAFF 10 all-access badges are available in limited quantities at https://faff.festivee.com/.