There’s a chill in the air thanks to The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival! We are proud to announce our Fall Horror Showcase. Audiences will have an opportunity to preview some of the most anticipated horror films of the year before they’re released!
For 3 nights in October, the Harkins Scottsdale 101 will be the place to be for a frighteningly good time with fellow horror film enthusiasts.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
THE FINAL GIRLS
Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.
When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” the infamous ’80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they are trapped inside the cult classic movie and must team up with the fictional and ill-fated camp counselors, including Max’s mom as the scream queen, to battle the film’s machete-wielding killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be the final girls left standing and live to escape this film?
A hosted discussion with Brent Hankins, Kyle Wilson and Matt Surley of NerdRepository will follow the film.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
Starring: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Jordan Gray
“I leave the BITE premiere for all of 10 minutes and the following text lights up my phone: ‘2 people fainted. One girl is puking and another hit his head on the stairs’.”
-Mitch Davis, Festival Director of the Fantasia International Film Festival
While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.
A hosted discussion will follow the film.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, Richard Jenkins, David Arquette and Sid Haig
Far beyond the settled frontier of the old west, two brigands (David Arquette & Sid Haig) cut throats, steal, and defile an ancient, sacred land. The one named Purvis flees when things get ugly and heads for the nearest town, Bright Hope.
Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and an oldster known as Chicory (Richard Jenkins) are the law for this small settlement, a place where a cowboy foreman, Arthur O’Dwyer (Patrick Wilson) lives with his doctor wife, Samantha (Lili Simmons), alongside saloon habitués such as the cultured, but private gunslinger, John Brooder (Matthew Fox).
Purvis reaches Bright Hope alive, but is followed there by the ancient menace that he and his partner awakened. A night of violence ensues. People are slaughtered, and Mrs. O’Dwyer is abducted.
This event forces Sheriff Hunt, Arthur O’Dwyer, Chicory, and John Brooder to band together and ride beyond the edge of civilization, where they will face a godless enemy who views them as meat.
A hosted discussion with Jeff Mitchell will follow the film.
3 Chilling Films.
3 Chilling Nights.
Following the screenings there will be a hosted discussion about the film.
Tickets are $10 each and a pass for all 3 films is just $20. Don’t wait to buy tickets. Seating is limited to only 250 seats per screening.