“TERRIFIER 2,” “SMILE,” AND “SCARE PACKAGE II” HEADLINE POPCORN FRIGHTS’ WICKED WEEKEND — a five-day celebration of horror.
It’s official, spooky season is here! And with it comes the festival season and some of the best genre programming you’ll experience all year.
One of the most loved and celebrated fests for horror fans, Popcorn Frights, just announced the killer lineup for its annual Wicked Weekend program celebrating all the eerie, weird, wild, and strange things that go bump in the night! The event, running September 28 through October 2, will feature nine film events plus a host of filmmakers, restorations, and special screenings.
Everything kicks off with the opening night debut of SMILE, the disturbing new horror from Paramount Pictures starring Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why) as a doctor whose life unravels as increasingly bizarre forces drag her to the edge of sanity.
Wicked Weekend is also headlined by the North American Premiere of the fun and splatter-packed love letter to horror anthologies and the VHS era of yesteryear SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD’S REVENGE, as well as the hotly anticipated sequel to the cult-favorite slasher TERRIFIER 2 featuring the demonic killer Art the Clown who is up to his old tricks once again.
Other highlights include the 35th anniversary of a personal favorite, Kathryn Bigelow’s ultra-violent triumph NEAR DARK, starring the late-great Bill Paxton.
You can also catch the 25th anniversary of the Kevin Williamson penned (Scream) 90s slasher I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Not enough for you?
For those of you insatiable horror junkies, there’s plenty more where that came from.
This year’s Wicked Weekend will feature one hell of a family reunion with a special double-bill presentation of HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS and HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS, which will include a Michael Myers & Jamie Lloyd costume contest with special prizes and giveaways.
Rounding out the program is the Florida Premiere of SPIRIT HALLOWEEN: THE MOVIE starring Christopher Lloyd & Rachel Leigh Cook in a Nickelodeon meets The Goonies diabolical coming-of-age thriller.
Plus, fans will enjoy a celebration of Alex Proyas’ gloriously gothic and brutal revenge tale THE CROW starring Brandon Lee as a badass antihero in his final electric performance.
If you’re in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, area — or you can get there — there’s really no excuse to miss this. You have the option to purchase individual tickets to any show you want. But, honestly, is there anything you don’t want to see in this stacked lineup?
Wicked Weekend All-Access Passes are less than $50 and allow you admission to all films and special events. And if you plan to bring along a friend or loved one, you can purchase a two-pack of passes for a significantly reduced bundle rate.