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Three Night of Horror Film Festival

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - October 14, 2017 @ 12:00 am


Join the Independent Film Society of Colorado at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media for the annual IFSOC horror film festival!  THREE nights of horror films, beer and liquor from local breweries and distilleries, a Zombie Crawl and prizes to give away for best costumes! FREE admission, and all beverage donations support the non-profit IFSOC.

Thursday, October 12th

6:00 pm – “Ju-On: The Grudge” : A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.  A classic Japanese supernatural horror film. (2002, R, 1h 32m).

8:00 pm – “The Descent” : A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh. (2005, R, 1h 39m).

10:00 pm – “Sinister” : True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt  (Ethan Hawke) moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn’t know. He begins researching the crime so that he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some “snuff” film footage he finds in the house to help him in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he) and things take a turn for the worse. (2012, R, 1h 50m).


Friday, October 13th  (zombie crawl night!)

4:00 pm – “Night of the Living Dead” : There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. Director and Writer: George A. Romero. (1968, 1h 36m).

6:00 pm – “Land of the Dead” : The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation. Director and Writer: George A. Romero (2005, R, 1h 33m).

8:30 pm – “Shaun of the Dead” : A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. Director: Edgar Wright.  Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright (2004, R, 1h 39m).

10:30pm – “Friday the 13th” : One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn’t happy about what’s going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe. (1980, R, 1h 46m extended cut).


Saturday, October 14th

4:00 pm – “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” : A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.(1954, 1h 19m).

6:00 pm – “The Creep Behind the Camera” : An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic “The Creeping Terror” and its con-man director Art “A.J.” Nelson/Vic Savage.  Director: Pete Schuermann who will be giving an intro! (filmmaker Pete Schuermann will give an intro!) (2014, NR, 1h 51m).

8:30 pm – “The Creeping Terror” : A creature that looks like a cross between a Chinese dragon puppet and the Pope sucks up people into its maw. A sheriff, his wife, and a “handsome” scientist battle it to the end, with a sub plot about the evils of bachelorhood.  Make sure to watch the 6pm “The Creep Behind the Camera” beforehand! (1964, 1h 15m).

10:30 pm – “Evil Dead II” : The classic!  The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.  Director: Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. (1987, R, 1h 24m).


October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
October 14, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Event Category:


Independent Film Society of Colorado


Tim Gill Center for Public Media
315 E. Costilla Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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