March 12th and 13th is looking pretty spooky, with the recently announced, Michigan-based PHOBIA FEST. Taking place inside Tory, Michigan’s Motion Picture Institute (a 20,000 ft. production facility with soundstages and various other areas), the Fest focuses on what scares the living hell out of genre fans, as well as hosting over 12 Midwest premieres, a “Miss Phobia” pageant and an impressive amount of various other events as well.
Genre faves such as THEY LIVE/Rob Zombie’s 31 star Meg Foster (showing the debut trailer from her upcoming film, AT SUNRISE), CHILDREN OF THE CORN‘s Courtney Gains and FX legend Tom Sullivan will be appearing at the event, which will also feature a 20th anniversary MOSQUITO screening and cast/crew reunion, courtesy of Synapse Films.
Having seen a few of the films that will be screening at the Fest, I can say that it’s looking to be a wild time. If you’re in the area, be sure to swing by PHOBIA FEST, get your zombie, evil clown, etc. fixes and see awesome films like THE RUSSIAN SLEEP EXPERIMENT (easily one of my favorite short films in a LONG time), and be the first to see THE DARK BELOW, a groundbreaking genre film which is making its US debut at the event.
Tickets for the event are available to purchase through the following site:
Visit the official Facebook page for PHOBIA at https://www.facebook.com/Phobiafest