October 11th, 6-10 pm October 12th, 1-5 & 6-10 pm Clinton St. Theater, Portland, OR
From the people behind the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon (19 years and running). Zompire is two nights (and an afternoon) of intelligent, funny, and scary new horror short and feature films.
Featuring over 30 new short and feature films straight from the twisted brains of today's brightest and best horror filmmakers. Some highlights from this weekend's festival:
Chimères - the NW big screen premiere of the vampire feature film Fangoria calls "a potential re-definition of the genre." Starring Catriona MacColl (The Beyond), Jasna Kohoutova, and Yannick Rosset.
Chrysalis - NW Premiere of the Orson Welles Award-winning feature that shows us life 25 years after a viral outbreak destroyed civilization and turned most of the population Undead. It's a world with no schools, no internet, and no bullets. How can survivors rebuild with a long-dead infrastructure?
The Stomach - Awarded Best Short Horror film at Fantastic Fest in Austin! Your chance to see this seriously warped film about a very different kind of spirit medium, and the living and dead who use him for revenge.
Stella Buio - A Séance goes wrong. Or does it? Starring Linnea Quigley (Dan O' Bannon's Return of the Living Dead), and featuring a live Q&A with local director Lori Bowen.
Dead Hearts - The newest film from Stephen Martin, the award-winning director of 2012's "Dead Friends," is about a child undertaker, lost love, little red riding hood, and Kung Fu fighting werewolves.
and 30 more short films. Which one will be your favorite?
For a complete list of films and schedule info visit http://zompire.com/page/films
Thursday, October 9 8:00pmOfficial Zompire Pre-Party at The Lovecraft Bar Join us for the official Pre-party at The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand). Wear a Halloween costume and compete in the Costume contest for a $100 cash prize and a cache of goodies from our sponsors. Bring your friends and prepare for some titillating Undead fun with Critical Hit Burlesque.
Saturday, October 11 5:30pm Doors open 6:00pm Opening & Shorts Block 1 (Sat) Eyes Wide Open The Artifice The Only Man Just Gemma Necrotic Say What!?
7:00pm Filmmaker Q&A Filmmakers Shane Nasmith, director of "Say What?!" and Ross Williams, director of "Necrotic", will speak to the audience about the making of their films and answer questions about their process.
7:15pm Feature Film - Chimères Special presentation of Chimères starring Yannick Rosset, Catriona MacColl (The Beyond), and Jasna Kohoutova "A blood-spattered masterpiece" - Ain't It Cool News "A potential re-definition of the genre" - Fangoria
9:00pm Shorts Block 2 (Sat) The Stomach Dark Roast Songs in The Key of Death Dead Hearts
Sunday, October 12 12:30pm Doors open 1:00pm Zombies: Monsters With Meaning Scott Alan Woodard, 1/2 of the "Doctor of the Dead" podcast team, joins us to give a short presentation on "Zombies: Monsters With Meaning."
1:25pm Shorts Block 3 (Sun) Tuck Me In Disengaged The Chosen Sever Dark Planet The Town I Died In
6:00pm Shorts Block 5 (Sun) Good Hope Zombie Nation Human Wreckage The Carriage or: Dracula and My Mother Stella Buio Night of The Loving Dead
7:00pm Filmmaker Q&A Lori Bowen, director of the short film "Stella Buio" starring Linnea Quigley will answer questions about the making of the film.
7:15pm Feature film - Chrysalis Recent winner of the Orson Welles Award for Innovative Filmmaking! Funded by a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $35,000 in the summer of 2012, this indie post-apocalyptic survival horror film takes a different approach to the genre.
9:00pm Shorts Block 6 (Sun) Zombeez The Working Dead A House of Ill Fame Buddy System Underground Let God Sort Them Out (Dieu reconnaîtra les Siens) Employé du Mois
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The Clinton Street Theater (View)
2522 SE Clinton
Portland, OR 97202