GenreBlast Film Fest has announced its lineup for the seventh year of its impressive, international independent genre film festival.
GenreBlast Film Fest is a four-day in-person event featuring fourteen feature films and roughly ninety short films from around the world. The results of their annual screenplay competition will also be revealed.
Emanating from the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia, GenreBlast continues to champion independent genre cinema, and it’s just one of many reasons this festival is so near and dear to our hearts here at Morbidly Beautiful.
This year features one of its strongest lineups of cross-genre fare so far.
With horror, science-fiction, fantasy, action, and even cult and midnight offerings, the Fest prides itself on being an eclectic mixtape of genres and filmmakers.
Of the thirteen features selected this year, there are two world premieres, one North American premiere, one U.S. premiere, one east coast premiere, four regional premieres, and four Virginia premieres — plus a special advance screening.
Liam Regan’s satirical bloodbath EATING MISS CAMPBELL makes its North American premiere, while indie horror filmmaking doc THE BRILLIANT TERROR has its in-theater U.S. premiere.
Regional premieres feature Alexandra Spieth’s ensemble thriller STAG, Syliva Caminer’s twisty FOLLOW HER, Jeffrey Garcia’s cult VHS comedy BUBBLEGUM, and Antonio Rotunno’s bloody Mexican midnighter PLEASE DON’T ABANDON ME.
World premieres include cult auteur Jeff Frumess’ sophomore effort GOUGE AWAY and Jonathan Straiton’s long-awaited post-apocalyptic action horror throwdown JOHNNY Z.
Kenneth Lui’s mockumentary ARTISTS IN AGONY: HIT-MEN AT THE CODA TEAHOUSE arrives as an East Coast premiere.
Justin Seaman’s slasher sequel THE BARN PART II makes its Virginia premiere along with Marc Coleman’s bittersweet fish-out-of-water flick MANFISH, Keni-chi Ugana’s Japanese sci-fi black comedy EXTRANEOUS MATTER, and Ryan Imhoff & Matt Neal’s demented horror satire FRESH HELL.
Attendees will also be treated to a special advance screening of GenreBlast’s first feature film, with fest director Nathan D. Ludwig as producer along with Samantha Kolesnik. GenreBlast Films presents the film adaptation of WORST LAID PLANS, a feature horror anthology culled from the pages of the Grindhouse Press book, edited by Kolesnik. The film features segments directed by John Hale, Jeremy Herbert, and Christopher G. Moore.
The fest runs from Thursday, Sept. 1st through Sunday, Sept. 4th at the Alamo Winchester, concluding with a live-streamed awards ceremony followed by the GB Aftermath After Party. Also on the agenda are script table reads and an exciting discussion panel on getting and staying creative.
We are huge fans of this incredible film fest and had a blast covering the outstanding lineup last year. This year’s packed schedule looks even more impressive, and we can’t wait to share all our festival favorites with you!