Popcorn Frights Film Festival was established in 2015 by Miami locals Igor Shteyrenberg and Marc Ferman and has quickly grown into the leading international genre film festival in Southeast United States.
Popcorn Frights’ programming voice, unique among genre film festivals, has gained recognition for its numerous discoveries and prize winners. Annual attendance and media Impressions have grown exponentially with the Festival’s original audience increasing from 400 in 2015 to over 6,000 in 2018. The Festival has introduced a diverse group of filmmakers including renowned stars and directors such as Graham Skipper, Joe Lynch, Neil Marshall, Greg McLean, Colin Minihan, Lucky McKee, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Trent Haaga, Brad Michael Elmore, Mickey Keating, and Darren Lynn Bousman. Domestic US theatrical distributors participating in the Festival have included 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., A24, Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, IFC, Gunpowder & Sky, and Oscilloscope, among many others.
Popcorn Frights has been named “One of the Best Film Festival’s in Florida” by the Sun-Sentinel and is the largest genre film festival in the Southeast United States. In the last three years, the Festival has screened films from more than 20 countries, including over 100 World, International, North American, US and East Coast Premieres. Popcorn Frights special focus on discovering new talent and recognizing established filmmakers has made it a natural gateway for the best in genre films from around the world.
The Festival is hosted at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, a historic theater that was originally built as a Methodist Church in the 1940’s after the first building was blown away by the monster hurricane of 1926.
DATE: October 29-November 1
TIME: Video On Demand
VENUE: Wicked Weekend Virtual Cinema Did you know there’s a movie where a giant bear tries to kill Laura Dern, George Clooney, and Charlie Sheen during a music festival? If you’re wondering how you never saw such a spectacle, there’s a very good reason: it was never released. But that’s about to change at Popcorn Frights' Wicked Weekend with the premiere of this absolute rarity! In this balls out extravaganza, all hell breaks loose when a 15-ft Grizzly Bear, reacting to the slaughter of her cub by poachers, seeks revenge and kills anyone that gets in her way. In the three days before a major concert taking place in Yellowstone National Park, the gigantic grizzly has brutally attacked campers Ron (George Clooney), Tina (Laura Dern) and Lance (Charlie Sheen), poachers and a park ranger. The terror doesn’t end there as the giant grizzly bear finds its way to the concert grounds to go on a killing spree.
Runtime: 74 minutes
Country: United States
Premiere: Florida Premiere
Director: André Szöts
Screenwriter: Joan McCall, David Sheldon
Producer: Suzanne C. Nagy
Cast: George Clooney, Charlie Sheen, Laura Dern, John Rhys-Davies
Cinematographer: Jean Badal