It’s that time of year again. Even though Halloween and the season of dread ended officially last Wednesday (31 October) the After Dark Horrorfest is back. 2006 saw the inaugural festival, accurately described by its subtitle as “8 Films to Die For” rule the genre box office, providing hundreds of scare junkies with a collection of creepshows they won’t soon forget. This year, a new octet of offerings is slated to give fright fans the wicked winter heebie jeebies. Running from 9 November until the 18th (one week, two weekends) the promising line-up on tap includes:
Crazy Eights (2006) – six childhood friends reunite to battle a secret from their past that’s returned to haunt them.
Lake Dead (2007) – when the relatives of a dead man return to his home, they meet up with a band of sinister psychos.
Borderland (2007) – a group of college kids run into a South of the Border human sacrifice cult.
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) – a young man is stuck in a parallel existence where he is murdered over and over again.
Mulberry Street (2006) - a deadly virus is turning the citizens of Manhattan into rabid, rat-like creatures.
Nightmare Man (2006) – an infertile couple discovers a demonic presence inside an ancient fertility mask.
Tooth and Nail (2007) – in a post-apocalyptic world, it’s survivors vs. cannibals.
Unearthed (2007) – a group of archaeologists disturb and ancient Indian burial ground, unleashing an ancient monster.
Partnering with AMC, Regal, and Cinemark, the macabre marathon will run on over 300 screens across the United States. For more information on After Dark Horrorfest 2007, including how to purchase tickets and all access passes to this hair-raising national event, please visit the official website at http://www.horrorfestonline.com/.