Thursday, September 30, 2010

San Diego Just Got Classier


For the first time ever, my home town of San Diego is having a horror film festival. Seems pretty crazy, right? For a town full of hippie stoners, punkers, rockabillys, and trendy swoop haircut sporting emo sissies to have never of had a horror film festival before is pretty damn mind boggling.

Miguel Rodriguez of the Monster Island Resort podcast has taken on the monumental task of putting it all together. If that wasn't enough, he's pulled together an incredible lineup which includes two of the best indie horror films I've seen within the past year, The Commune and Dead Hooker In a Trunk. Along with it, he is showing the classic Fulci crazyfest The Beyond and the camera catching murdering madness that is Peeping Tom.

It's all going down on Saturday, November 6th starting at 1PM at the 10th Avenue Theater in downtown SD. So if you live in SD, you have no reason not to go. If you live in LA, it's an excuse to get out of your smog invested craphole. And if you live in any bordering cities, states or municipalities, time for a roadtrip! Support independent filmmakers and the hard work of others in bringing new, original and fresh films to the public's attention.

Check out the film fest's website for more information and for a full list of films being shown. And buy a t-shirt or two.

http://www.horribleimaginingsfilmfest.com/

6 comments:

Miguel Rodriguez said...

Perfect entry, my friend. I thank you so much! I can't wait to see everybody and make new friends on November 6th!

Captain Cruella said...

Fantastic! Even though I can't be there in person, I certainly can be in other ways! I'm excited for San Diego, I know Mr. Rodriguez has been slaving away to make this festival extraordinary and he's not willing to disappoint anyone!

al oof said...

i'm coming all the way from brooklyn!

Cortez The Killer said...

Best of luck to you Miguel! You've put a fine and diverse lineup together. Wish I could make it out. Hopefully its successful enough that you have one next year. And hopefully I''l have more funds to fly out and attend myself :)

Carl Manes said...

Nice I'm going to have to make it down! You heading back in to town for it Cortez? C'monnnnn, perfect excuse!

Cortez The Killer said...

Carl, I wish I could. The wife and I bought a new house recently and money is tight. I hope to make it out next year though. I know Miguel has worked hard to make it a success and I have no doubt that it will be :)