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The inaugural Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival has a full, gory lineup

08.29.2016by: Brennan Klein
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

The inaugural Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival will haunt Pennsylvania from October 6th - 9th at CineMug and Adobe Cafe, highlighting genre features and shorts from around the world. For a first time festival, the lineup seems pretty sleek, including some very intriguing bloody entries:

Says PUFF co-director Madeleine Koestner:

We are extremely excited about our program. We were amazed by the amount of submissions we received, and it made the selection process very hard on us! We wish we had time to screen all the films that were submitted to PUFF, but we think we did an excellent job of putting together an interesting lineup of eclectic films by a diverse group of filmmakers.

The festival will commence with a free screening of short film SMALL TALK by Nicole Solomon on Thursday, October 6th at CineMug. Immediately following the screening will be the opening night party. 

On Friday, October 7th PUFF will begin its feature selections with the British horror / comedy EGOMANIAC, whodunit-slasher film DEAD BODY, and zombie gross-out gore fest NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. Friday’s program will also include the 30 minute shorts program, The Bizarre Block.  

“We asked for bizarre films and we got what we wished for,” explains Koestner. “The Bizarre Block includes three polarizing films you would never see at a mainstream film festival. If you like experimental, odd and disturbing cinema you will definitely want to come out on Friday night.”​

Following the Bizarre Block is DEAD BODY, from first time director Bobbin Ramsay and producer Ian Bell. The crowdfunded film follows "a game amongst a group of young friends spending the night in a cabin in the woods goes wrong when one of them starts murdering the players one by one."

The night concludes with Jonathan Straiton's gross-out zombie feature NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE.

For those who haven't been beaten to a pulp by the first day, Saturday opens with the PUFF International Oddities Shorts Program. The block showcases horror, science fiction, and more, featuring RAMIRO from Spain, THE WAY BACK from Ireland, and the sci-fi comedy PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY.

PUFF returns to its feature selections with Tim Reis’ BAD BLOOD: THE MOVIE, a werewolf movie with an amphibious twist. The night will also feature WE GO ON, directed by Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton, and starring Clark Freeman as a man whose crippling phobia of death inspires him to take out an ad offering a small fortune to the first person who can prove to him the existence of the afterlife. ​

The closing feature of PUFF is the Northeast Premiere of Japanese director Kurando Mitsutake’s KARATE KILL, a wild new movie with an 80s Cannon film aesthetic: "Following an incredibly skilled fighter from Japan to Los Angeles to Texas on a mission to rescue his sister from a violent cult, the movie showcases incredible fight choreography while being absolutely over the top from start to finish."

PUFF’s final event on Sunday, October 9 PUFF will bring the festival back to CineMug, wrapping up the weekend with a night of Philly-made local shorts.

You can find information on tickets and badges HERE and trailers for all the featured films on the Festival's YouTube channel.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be in the Philadelphia area during the festival?
Source: PUFF

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