For the second year in a row, the Miami FearFest will be celebrating short indie horror films from around the world! They will also be bringing in several industry leaders to discuss the art of the craft. Last year, Miami FearFest screened over 60 short film submissions from around the world, spanning genres like horror and science-fiction, and this year promises to deliver just the same! The festival will be held within our very own Graham Center and will run through November 10th and 11th.
Tickets to the event are available here and FIU students can get a 10% discount by entering the promo code FIUSTUDENTS at checkout. Don’t miss out!
Ghostly greetings, Panthers! Halloween is around the corner, sneaking up on us like a ghost. For those of you already in the spooky spirit, here is a quick guide to all the horror movies you can find in Miami this ominous October. Don’t forget to stop in for a spell!
When one decides to remake or re-adapt a narrative for the screen, there’s always a question of whether or not the new product will match or surpass the story many hold dear. In the case of Andy Muschietti’s It (2017), not only is the film a worthy successor to the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation of the eponymous Stephen King novel, but it’s an exceptionally good horror film overall. Muschietti, whose only other major film release was 2013’s Mama, manages to distill the primary themes of the first half of Stephen King’s monstrously long narrative on childhood trauma, and present it as a movie which manages to deliver some genuine scares.
We’re less than two months away from South Florida’s premiere film festival for horror aficionados: Popcorn Frights. The film festival, which will run from August 11th through the 17th, celebrates the age-old genre of horror while putting an emphasis on indie horror films rather than large blockbuster productions, which are arguably becoming less and less innovative than in years past. In an interview for our newsletter last year, co-director Igor Shteyrenberg shared with us that he was inspired to create Popcorn Frights (alongside his partner, Marc Ferman) back in 2015 because he found that Miami was “utterly devoid of a genre scene,” and the two sought to breathe life into the local community that was hungry for flesh horror-themed film events.
Scary clowns are no laughing matter. They’ve made their way into films, from terrifying horror movie classics like It (1990) to the cult film Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988). If you’re thinking this is the perfect Halloween to enjoy a bad creepy clown movie, we have a few ideas . . . Continue reading The Worst Creepy Clown Movies You’ve Never Seen→