Horror Returns to Hollywood at AFI FestMovies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
For our West Coast fright fanatics, prepare to be scared by some of this year’s most buzzworthy festival selections and genre favorites at the AFI Fest, running from November 7-14 in Hollywood, CA at various venues. Featuring the work of independent filmmakers from around the globe, the AFI Fest is offering a healthy dose of horror throughout their program, including their AFI Midnight category that specifically offers some of the most controversial independent genre pictures of 2013.
Among the fear-inspiring flicks that will be exhibited at the festival include Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO (Phil Brown’s review), Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT (Samuel Zimmerman’s review), Kim Ki-duk’s MOEBIUS (Our review from TIFF), Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani’s THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS (Kier-La Janisse’s Review) and Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales’s award-winning BIG BAD WOLVES (Michael Gingold’s Review from Tribeca). Other notable genre movies playing at AFI Fest include the surrealistic BORGMAN (our TIFF Review), the slow-burning BLUE RUIN (TIFF Review), the strikingly critical NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN (our Cannes Review) and Frank Pavich’s sensational documentary, JODOROWSKY’S DUNE. Many, if not all, of these films are previous graduates of Fantasia, Fantastic Fest, Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, garnering almost universal critical praise and growing buzz amongst the genre underground.
So whether you’re looking to explore to macabre at the AFI Midnight category or you’re willing to seek out the more unsettling and surreal pictures featured at the event, AFI Fest is shaping up to be an eerie exhibition of international horror not to be missed by LA-area fear enthusiasts. Whether you’re a gorehound or creep connoisseur, there seems to be something for everyone at the AFI Fest this year. For tickets, information and a complete schedule of films, go here.