Popcorn Frights Film Festival announces 2nd Wave of Films

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Last week we shared with you guys the First Wave of films hitting this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami, Fl. with flicks such as ANOTHER WOLFCOP, BETTER WATCH OUT, and Joe Lynch's MAYHEM making the cut.

Today we have news on the festival's Second Wave of flicks which include the Final Cut presentation of the All Hallow’s Eve spinoff TERRIFIER and the North American Premiere of the 80’s set psychological thriller JACKALS starring Stephen Dorff. 
Popcorn Frights will also present the US Premiere of the gory horror comedy DEAD SHACK starring Lauren Holly, the North American Premiere of THE BRIDE, and the North American Premiere of THE HATRED, produced by Malek Akkad (HALLOWEEN).
Other Florida Premieres include THE ENDLESS, SEQUENCE BREAK, HAPPY HUNTING, SUPER DARK TIMES, as well as the South Florida Premiere of the pulp noir 68 KILL.
Below you can find the full list of Second Wave flicks hitting the festival this year and then let us know if you plan on attending this year's Popcorn Fright Film Festival on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram


68 KILL Directed by Trent Haaga US | 93 minutes | 2017 
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. This southern-fried caper focuses on infatuated nice guy Chip and his crazy girlfriend, Liza, whose relationship takes a sharp turn into homicide when they try to rob Liza's sugar daddy – only to end up with two corpses, a hostage, and $68,000 in stolen cash.  

THE BRIDE Directed by Svyatoslav Podgayevskiy Russia | 93 minutes | 2017 Russian with English subtitles 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. A young woman travels with her soon-to-be husband to his family home in the outskirts and becomes increasingly suspicious of their strange behavior. Sheer psychological terror soon overwhelms her as she starts witnessing terrifying visions when his family prepares her for a mysterious ritual ceremony. 

DEAD SHACK Directed by Peter Ricq Canada | 85 minutes | 2017 
US PREMIERE. Three kids on a weekend getaway are holed up at a run-down cottage in the woods and must save their hard-partying parents from a shotgun-toting psycho (Lauren Holly) who wants to feed them to her slavering zombies. 

THE ENDLESS Directed by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead US | 111 minutes | 2017 
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A mind-bending delight from the directors of Spring , The Endless follows two brothers who return to the death cult from which they fled a decade ago and discover that there might be some truth to the group’s otherworldly beliefs.


HAPPY HUNTING Directed Joe Dietsch & Louie Gibson US | 91 minutes | 2017 
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A gory thrill ride about an alcoholic drifter who gets stranded in a one-horse town deep in the American desert. It turns out that the town’s psychotic rednecks celebrate a gory pastime rounding up drifters and hunting them for sport. 

THE HATRED Directed by Michael G. Kehoe US | 90 minutes | 2017 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. From the producer of Halloween comes the terrifying new feature centering on four young women who travel to their college professor’s new country home for a weekend getaway, only to discover that the house has a malevolent past. Featuring Andrew Divoff (Wes Craven’s Wishmaster ), David Naughton ( An American Werewolf in London ), and Amanda Wyss ( A Nightmare on Elm Street ). 


JACKALS Directed by Kevin Greutert US | 90 minutes | 2017 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. A potent ’80s-set psychological thriller that centers on an estranged family who hire a cult de-programmer (Stephen Dorff) to get back their teenage son from a murderous cult, only to find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back. 

LAKE BODOM Directed by Taneli Mustonen Finland | 85 minutes | 2017 Finish with English subtitles
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A smart, slick, savage slasher that riffs on a notorious real-life Finnish murder still unsolved. More than 50 years later, four teens get some gruesome surprises when they camp out at the site of the grisly massacre.    

SEQUENCE BREAK Directed by Graham Skipper US | 80 minutes | 2017 
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A loner video arcade technician experiences bizarre bio-mechanical mutations and Cronenbergian hallucinations when a mysterious new arcade game appears in his shop. Reality itself threatens to fracture as he works to solve its mystery and the new chaos that has entered his life. 

SUPER DARK TIMES Directed by Kevin Phillips US | 100 minutes | 2017 

FLORIDA PREMIERE. An incinerating and strangely dream-like teenage nightmare set in the leafy American suburbs of the early 1990s when a group of best friends get caught up in an abrupt and violent accident that results in a gruesome death.  

TERRIFIER Directed by Damien Leone US | 82 minutes | 2017 
FINAL CUT SOUTHEAST PREMIERE. It’s Halloween night and Art the Clown, the cold-blooded killer who also stalked the omnibus All Hallow’s Eve, is not wearing a creepy costume just for show. He terrorizes three young women and everyone else who stands in his way in this gritty and jarringly depraved new cut.

This year's fest will also be hosting a ton of short films and other madness so if you're interested in attending, you can check out more info on the festival follow them on Facebook (/popcornfrights), Twitter (@popcornfrights), or Instagram (@popcornfrights). 
To purchase badges or tickets and view the Festival schedule, visit www.popcornfrights.com 

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