The GenreBlast Film Fest kicks off this Thursday with 13 feature films, including “Eating Miss Campbell” and more

GenreBlast Film Fest announced its lineup for the seventh year of its international independent genre film festival, starting this next Thursday, September 1.

The four-day in-person event will feature fourteen feature films and approximately ninety short films from around the world as well as the results of their annual screenplay competition. Emanating from the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia, GenreBlast continues to champion truly independent genre cinema and this year presents one of its strongest lineups of cross-genre fare to date. With horror, sci-fi and fantasy, action and even cult and late night offerings, the festival prides itself on being an eclectic mix of genres and filmmakers.

Of the thirteen feature films selected this year, there are two world premieres, a North American premiere, a US premiere, an East Coast premiere, four regional premieres and four Virginia premieres, and a special preview screening.

Liam Regan’s Satirical Bloodbath EAT MISS CAMPBELL makes its North American premiere as the independent horror film documentary THE SHINING TERROR has its US theatrical premiere. Regional premieres feature Alexandra Spieth’s ensemble thriller STAG and the sinuous of Syliva Caminer AM HEREas well as Jeffrey Garcia’s cult VHS comedy bubblegumand the damn mexican midnight by Antonio Rotunno PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME.

World premieres include second effort from cult author Jeff Frumess GOUGE AWAY plus Jonathan Straiton’s long-awaited post-apocalyptic horror JOHNNY Z. Kenneth Lui’s Mockumentary ARTISTS IN AGONY: HITMEN AT THE CODA TEAHOUSE premieres on the East Coast. Justin Seaman’s slasher sequel BARN PART II premieres in Virginia with Marc Coleman’s bittersweet film Fish Out of Water MANFISHKenichi Ugana’s Japanese sci-fi dark comedy FOREIGN MATTERand the demented horror satire of Ryan Imhoff and Matt Neal FRESH HELL.

Plus a special preview screening of GenreBlast’s feature debut with festival director Nathan D. Ludwig serving as producer with Samantha Kolesnik. GenreBlast Films presents the film adaptation of THE WORST DEVELOPED PLANS, a horror anthology culled from the pages of Grindhouse Press, edited by Kolesnik. Segments directed by John Hale, Jeremy Herbert and Christopher G. Moore. The festival runs from Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4 at the Alamo Winchester and concludes with a live awards ceremony followed by the GB Aftermath After Party. Script table readings and a panel discussion will also be on the program during the festival.

Here is the full schedule of events for GenreBlast 2022….

THURSDAY 9/1

5:00 p.m. – HAPPY HOUR IN THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LOBBY

6 p.m. – SHORTS BLAST #1 – GB WORLD TOUR
WHEN SHE WAS GOOD (dir. Margarita Milne / UK)
THE RISE (dir. Lorenzo Fassina / ITALY)
THE PORTRAIT (dir. Diana Caro / SPAIN)
HIDDEN (dir. Mathilde Suissa / US)
TISTLEBU (dir. Simon Matthew Valentine / NORWAY)
SINS OF A WEREWOLF (dir. David Prendeville / IRELAND)

8:05 p.m. – ARTISTS IN AGONY: HITMEN AT THE CODA TEAHOUSE (dir. Kenneth Lui / US) world premiere
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CANDYFIGHT (dir. Eduardo Saenz Santiago / SPAIN)
FULL ON SUNNIES (dir. James Adams / AUSTRALIA)

10:30 p.m. – EATING MISS CAMPBELL (dir. Liam Regan / UK) North American premiere
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BLEED AUSTRALIAN (dir. Kii Belling / AUSTRALIA)
NASTY (dir. Paige Dillon / USA)

FRIDAY 9/2

10 a.m. – MORNING BIZARROLAND DOUBLE FILLET
FOREIGN AFFAIRS (dir. Kenichi Ugana / Japan / 60m)
PLEASE DON’T ABANDON ME (dir. Antonio Rotunno / Mexico)

12:45 p.m. – MANFISH (dir. Marc Coleman / UK) premiere in Virginia
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CHECKPOINT (dir. Jason Sheedy / USA)

2:45 p.m. – SHORTS BLAST #2 – TRIPPING THE SCI-FANTASTIC
SAVE/DELETE (dir. Kryzz Gautier / US)
RECOVERY OF THE FALLEN (dir. Curtis Matzke / US-SPAIN)
PANOPTO (director Harry Valentine / USA)
SUBSCRIBER (dir. Diana Porter / US)
NOXIOUS (dir. Jordan Pfeiffer / USA)
PAPER KINGDOMS (dir. Raine Bracken / CANADA)
WORMHOLE IN THE WASHER (dir. Paireac Keane / IRELAND)

4:45 p.m. – SHORTS BLAST #3 – CATNIP FOR WEIRDOS
SCALEY (dir. Emily Renner Wallace / CANADA)
WHAT A HARVEST (dir. Austin Rivera Davison & Matt Shapiro / USA)
MISSED PERFORMANCE (dir. William O’Boyle / US)
JUDY, JUDY, JUDY (dir. Jessica McGaugh / USA)
DONUT CHASE (dir. Sarah Baskin / USA)
HEART FAILURE (dir. Will Wightman / UK)
THE BLOOD OF DINOSAURS (dir. Joseph Badon / US)
THERE ARE MERMAIDS IN LA (dir. Summer Benowitz / US)

6:50 p.m. – FOLLOW HER (dir. Sylvia Caminer / US) regional premiere
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JUST DO IT (dirs. Antonia Kinlay & Laurence Dobiesz / UK)

9:10 p.m. – THE BARN PART II (dir. Justin Seaman / US) Virginia premiere
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PUMPKIN BOY (dir. Trent Shy / USA)
BAD HARE DAY (dir. Jonathan Patrick Hughes / USA)

11:40 p.m. – BUBBLEGUM (dir. Jeffrey Garcia / US) regional premiere
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BEDROOM (dir. Tyler Council/US)
HUBBARDS (dir. Kevin Ralston / USA)
PRETTY PICKLE (dir. Jim Vendiola / USA)

SATURDAY 9/3

10 a.m. – SHORT BLAST #4 – WAKE UP & BLAST! THE BEST OF ANIMATION AND MUSIC VIDEOS
THE BLACK RECAT (director Paulo Gaudio / ITALY)
KERPLUNKY! (dir. Robert Kleinschmidt / USA)
MONSTER ENCOUNTERS (dir. James Smith / USA)
DISCOVER THE WORLD – THE TRAIN (dir. Duro Howard Jr. / US)
TRISKELION (dir. Jessica Raes / BELGIUM)
FOLLICLES (dir. Matthew John Lawrence / USA)
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? (dir. Luke Borsten / USA)
BUZZKILL (dir. Peter Ahern / USA)
FLORIAN (dirs. Gustav Bengtsson & David Bengtsson / SWEDEN)
THE WELL (dir. Peter Stanley-Ward / UK)
HEART OF GOLD (dir. Simon Filliot / FRANCE)
SPACE RACE (dir. Shane Dioneda / US)
DESTINATION: MOON (dir. Nathaniel JW Hendricks / US)
PLAYDATE (dir. Cory Snearowski / USA)

12:05 p.m. – SHORTS BLAST #5 – THE COMPLETE GENREBLAST
FATAL FAME (dir. Michelle Iannantuono / USA)
UNDER YOUR WINGS (dir. Jamal Hodge / US)
A PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY OF MOURNING (ed. Shayna Connelly/US)
PUSH (dir. Jasmine / US)
CHEKMATE (dir. Carlos Garcia Jr. / USA)
SWOLE GHOST (dir. Tim Troemner / USA)
PEANUT BUTTER PALS IN… THE SECRET OF CAVE MOUNTAIN CAVE (dir. David Hiatt / CANADA)
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING (dir. Michael Smallwood / US)
THE CURE (dir. TL Westgate / USA)
WEEPING HILL SPECTER (dir. Matthew & Nathaniel Barber / US)

2:15 p.m. – PANEL DISCUSSION
“JUST KEEP DOING THINGS: HOW TO GET CREATIVE AND STAY PROLIFIC”

3:30 p.m. – STAG (dir. Alexandra Spieth / US) regional premiere
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MAIRZY DOATS (dir. Seth Chatfield / US)

5:50 p.m. – SHORT BLAST #6 – THE MOTHERLODE
IN THE SHADOW OF GOD (dir. Brian Sepanzyk / CANADA)
GET OUT OF THERE (dir. Matthew & Nathaniel Barber / US)
SMILE (dir. Joanna Tsanis / CANADA)
I LOSE YOU (dir. Courtney Sposato & Mark Sposato / US)
REEL TROUBLE (dir. Brian Asman / USA)
SUCKER (dir. Alix Austin / UK)
THE TRUNK (dir. Travis Laidlaw / CANADA)
LILY’S MIRROR (dir. Linnea Frye & Adam Pinney / US)

7:50 p.m. – THE BRILLIANT TERROR (dirs. Julie Kauffmann & Paul Hunt / US) regional premiere
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TA-DA! (dir. Jeffrey Howe / USA)
BIGFOOT BROS (dr. Austin Griffin / USA)
TAPEHEAD (dir. Jason Zink / USA)

9:55 p.m. – WORST LAID PLANS (dirs. Christopher G. Moore, John Hale & Jeremy Herbert / US) special preview
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LIVESCREAMERS TRAILER (world premiere!)
MEMENTO MORI (dir. Izzy Lee / USA)
CAREGIVER (dir. Rafael De Leon Jr. / USA)
UNVEILED (dir. Ryan Graff / US)

11:55 p.m. – GOUGE AWAY (dir. Jeff Frumess / US / 85m) world premiere
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THIS DOLL IS NOT RIGHT! TOO! (dirs. Brian W. Smith & Vincent Vinas / USA)
A NEW DAY (PRESENTED BY HORIZON RESEARCH SYSTEMS) (dir. Nate Southard / US)
GUS’S DIESEL GARAGE DOOR OPENERS (dir. Tyler Council / US)
MEAT FRIEND (dir. Izzy Lee / USA)

SUNDAY 9/4

11 a.m. – VIRGINIE SHORT SHORT SHOWCASE
RURAL (dir. Amelia Annen / USA)
HE’S NOT COMING (dir. Seleste Cowie / US)
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (dir. Carter Schaefer/US)
NETFINS & CHILL (dir. Joe Carabeo / USA)
BA’AL OUT (dir. Derek Silver / USA)
OUR FIRST PRIORITY (dir. Ariel Baska / US)
SIDEKICK! (dir. Nina Ham / USA)
APPALACHIAN VOICES (dir. Madi Haun / US)

1:45 p.m. – “THE GB TABLE READ” WITH SELECTIONS FROM THE SCRIPTS COMPETITION

4pm – JOHNNY Z (dir. Jonathan Straiton / US) world premiere or special screening
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GUTS (dir. Chris McInroy / USA)
BLISS (dir. Alexander McDannell / USA)
LEX: THE UNAUTHORIZED DOCUMENTARY (dir. Tom White/US)

6:45 p.m. – PRIZE-GIVING

8pm – GENREBLAST AFTERMATH AFTER PARTY IN THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LOBBY

8:30 p.m. – FRESH HELL (dirs. Ryan Imhoff & Matt Neal / US) special screening
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PRINTER (dir. Tom Gregory Janson / GERMANY)

THE BIG D (achievements. Nathan D. Ludwig & Chad Farmer / USA)

Weekend passes are on sale now on the Alamo Winchester website: https://drafthouse.com/winchester. Additional information can be found on the official festival website.

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