IFC Screening “WITCHING AND BITCHING” and “BENEATH” at Texas Frightmare


The volume of events and horror happenings at the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas certainly don’t seem conducive to fitting in a whole feature, but the latest announcement that IFC Midnight is bringing two new fest shockers straight to the convention should have attendees reconsidering their time.

Alex de la Iglesia’s absolutely bonkers WITCHING AND BITCHING (our review) and Ben Ketai’s Screamfest-winning BENEATH will screen free at Texas Frightmare Weekend in the Alamo Drafthouse Grindhouse Theater, located directly in the Hyatt Regency DFW, the homebase of the con.

You can find all details, including guests below. This is shaping up to be one hell of a time, and we can’t wait to see you down there!

Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all TFW passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of new horror films from two specialists in the genre!

Texas Frightmare Weekend welcomes a stellar duo of hotly-anticipated chillers with Ben Ketai’s subterranean terror opus Beneath and Álex de la Iglesia’s epic Spanish horror/comedy Witching and Bitching!

A coven of flesh-eating witches meet their match when a group of hapless thieves stumble upon a mysterious mansion in Witching and Bitching, the freaky new horror comedy from Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia (Mutant Action, Day of the Beast, As Luck Would Have It) and starring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, and Carmen Maura. Winner of eight GOYA Awards (Spain’s Academy Awards) including Best Special Effects and Best Makeup, this festival favorite is presented in its native Spanish language with English subtitles.  IFC Midnight will release Witching and Bitching this summer in theatres, cable, and digital VOD.

In Beneath, a deadly supernatural force is unleashed when a crew of coal miners and a female environmentalist find themselves trapped 600 feet below ground. This creepy and claustrophobic horror thriller from director Ben Ketai (30 Days of Night: Dark Days). stars Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Joey Kern, and Brent Briscoe. Winner of six awards at SCREAMFEST, LA’s annual horror film festival, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Special Effects, IFC Midnight will release Beneath this summer in theatres, cable, and digital VOD.

These two spectacular free screenings are courtesy of IFC Midnight, free for TFW passholders, and will conveniently take place at The Alamo Drafthouse Grindhouse Cinema, located inside The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend!

TFW is arguably America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans – now celebrating its eighth amazing year. The blockbuster event boasts over 10,000 attendees annually and has hosted hundreds of genre legends, including Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes!

Celebrity guests at TFW 2014 include living legend George A. Romero and the cast of Dawn of the Dead; Saw’s Tobin Bell; The Creature from the Black Lagoon’s Julie Adams and Ricou Browning; a Terminator reunion featuring Michael Biehn, Earl Boen, Linda Hamilton, Peter Kent, Kristanna Loken, and Robert Patrick; Japan’s ass-kicking warrior princess Asami; Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, and Barbie Wilde; an Aliens reunion featuring Mark Rolston, Michael Biehn, and Jenette Goldstein; Paradise Lost’s Jason Baldwin; the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead; Full Moon founder Charles Band; Repo! The Genetic Opera’s Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre, and Alexa Vega; the legendary Linda Blair; Night of the Demons’ Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, and Kevin Tenney; Doctor Giggles himself, Larry Drake; and The Blair Witch Project’s Heather Donohue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, and Eduardo Sanchez!

Additional guests include Phil Fondacaro, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, John Kassir, Nick King, Kurando Mitsutake, Kyle Labine, Tyler Labine, Chris Marquette, artist Brett Weldele, Michael Parks, Chris Alexander, Lou Taylor Pucci, artist Gary Pullin, musician Twiggy Ramirez, Dee Snider, Jen and Sylvia Soska, artist Ben Templesmith, Kevin Van Hentenryck, Jill Whitlow, and many more!

Daily and weekend passes are available at Texas Frightmare Weekend. Weekend and daily passes grant admission to TFW’s free screenings, but do not guarantee seating, so arrive early – before they reach full capacity!

IFC Films is a brand of IFC Entertainment, a leader in the independent film industry, and distributes quality, talent-driven independent film from around the world in Theatres and on the Video On Demand platform. IFC Midnight is the home for international genre cinema, including horror films, sci-fi movies, thrillers and erotic arthouse flicks. If it’s scary, creepy, mysterious, supernatural or even sexy, you’ll find it at IFC Midnight. IFC Films and IFC Midnight are owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. For more information on Beneath and Witching and Bitching – please visit Twitter and Facebook.


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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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