An event all of us at ICONS OF FRIGHT are looking forward to, is the first annual CineMayhem Festival, put on by Dread Central’s own Heather Wixson. The festival has now announced its final line-up with tickets and festival passes going on sale TODAY for the two-day celebration of independent horror at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) this coming March 2nd and 3rd. The lineup is a solid one and we’re definitely not missing out on this one, how about you Fright Fiends?
“Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central’s third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.”
THE OFFICIAL LINEUP:
SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives.
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN’T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow
8:45 PM- THE ABC’S OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. THE ABC’S OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow
CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABC’S OF DEATH at Bogart’s Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
FOXES (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.
WRONG NUMBER (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect, when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (WINTER’S BONE) and Joicie Appell (NAILBITER). Written by Amber Rapp, Directed by Patrick Rea.
FAMILIAR (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.
KILLER KART (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!
West Coast Premiere– HIM INDOORS (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer, only problem is, he’s agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he’s terrified of… the outside world. Things don’t quite go to plan however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.
West Coast Premiere– SPLIT THE CHECK (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.
MEAT (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.
World Premiere– THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!
Q&A to Follow Shorts Block
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr. is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole – K-11.
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, RESOLUTION is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow
Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased under the ADVANCED SALES Tab HERE.
Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:
Saturday Pass– $30
Sunday Pass– $30
Individual Movie– $7 per ticket