Texas Frightmare Weekend announces its extended film lineup

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by: Chase Whale
March 29th, 2010

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Texas Frightmare Weekend is rapidly approaching and they have so many awesome things hanging off the end of their chainsaw. A few weeks ago they announced they will be showing the U.S. premiere of 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS. If you head over to their official website, you’ll see a long list of horror icons that will be attending the festivities: THE John Carpenter (when you’re that much of a badass, you should always have THE before your name), George Romero, CHRISTINE cast, Doug Bradley (HELLRAISER), Sid Haig, Elvira, William Katt (CARRIE), and Derek Mears– to name a few.

Well if that didn’t chop off your excitement, they’ve just announced all the films that they will be screening which includes the new film from our dear friend Emily Hagins! Check out the official press release after the break.

TFW is from April 30th – May 2nd. You can purchase tickets HERE.

BLOOD NIGHT: THE LEGEND OF MARY HATCHET
Director: Frank Sabatella
Cast: Nate Dushku, Samantha Facci, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Samantha Jacobs
The film focuses on a group of teenagers celebrating the anniversary of the death of a local axe murderer that suddenly find themselves face to face with the realities of the haunting urban legend.

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW
Director: Frank De Felitta
Cast: Charles Durning, Robert F.Lyons, Lane Smith, Larry Drake
The film tells the story of a retarded man, who after being unjustly accused of attacking a young girl, hides in a cornfield disguised as a scarecrow only to be hunted down and shot. Later, after it is revealed he saved the girl from a vicious dog attack, members of the search posse begin being stalked and killed by a mysterious scarecrow.

THE FINAL
Director: Joey Stewart
Cast: Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Justin Arnold
The film follows a group of high school outcasts that decide to take revenge on the kids that have tormented them.

FROZEN
Director: Adam Green
Cast: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers
The film follows the life or death choices a trio of skiers and snowboarders must make when they find themselves abandoned on a ski resort chairlift.

LONG PIGS
Directors: Nathan Hynes, Chris Power
Cast: Anthony Alviano, Paul Fowles, Nathan Hynes, Chris Power
The film shows the results after two desperate young filmmakers stumble upon their ultimate subject, a 33 year old cannibalistic serial killer, who has agreed to let them document every aspect of his horrifically violent life-style.

THE RETELLING
Director: Emily Hagins
Cast: Kristoffer Aaron Morgan, Jessica Wilson, Richard McDermott, Simone Heim
The film is about a young boy and his family that face an unsettling presence at the home of his ailing and blind grandfather. The young boy and his new friend investigate the source and discover a murder from the past that may have finally found its connection to the present.

RODRIGO GUDINO SHORTS
The founder and president of Rue Morgue Magazine presents 3 shorts:

THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MISTER HOLLOW
Director: Rodrigo Gudiño, Vincent Marcone

THE DEMONOLOGY OF DESIRE
Director: Rodrigo Gudiño

THE EYES OF EDWARD JAMES
Director: Rodrigo Gudiño

SPIRIT CAMP
Director: Kerry Beyer
Cast: Julin, Brandon Smith, Denise Williamson, Roxy Vandiver, Alyssia Dujimovich
The film follows the clash that follows a street smart “goth girl” after she is forced to attend cheerleader camp as part of her rehabilitation from a juvenile correction facility. When members of the spirit squad start turning up dead, the girls must put aside their differences and struggle to survive the murderous rage of a crazed psycho-killer lurking among them.

SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
Director: George A. Romero
Cast: Richard Fitzpatrick, Athena Karkanis, Heather Allin, Kenneth Welsh, Alan Van Sprang
The film follows characters from his prior outing DIARY OF THE DEAD and takes them to an island community inhabited by two feuding factions of locals divided not just by their approach to the zombie threat, but to years of family disputes.

SWEATSHOP
Director: Stacy Davidson
Cast: Ashley Kay, Peyton Wetzel, Brent Himes, Melanie Donihoo
The film focuses on a young woman and her friends break into an abandoned warehouse and begin setting up an impromptu party. Unbeknownst to them, something lurks in this dark place…and they are about to pay for their mistake.

TEXAS FRIGHTMARE MASSACRE
Director: Joe Francis
Cast: Joe Francis, Parrish Randall, Tristan Lavelle David Ayers
The film is a horror comedy about a nerd that goes to Texas Frightmare Weekend with his stepsister and her boyfriend. Upon realizing that they are not his friends and that he can’t rely on his movie heroes, he goes on a murderous rampage.

2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS
Director: Tim Sullivan
Cast: Bill Moseley, Christa Campbell, Kevin Ogilvie, Ryan Fleming and Lin Shaye
Mayhem ensues after the failure of a fresh group of unsuspecting Northerners to show up for their annual Guts N’ Glory Jamboree, inspires the residents of Pleasant Valley to take their cannibalistic carnival on the road and head to Iowa where they encounter the cast and crew of the reality show.

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