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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Macabre Faire Film Festival

So, just how into the macabre are you? If the answer is “very,” the Macabre Faire Film Festival is for you.

The event begins 2 days of non-stop films then an (optional) Red Carpet ceremony Saturday night. On Friday and Saturday, over 50 movies, ranging from 3 minute shorts to full-length features, run pretty much continuously from mid morning to late night (in some cases, after midnight) in four different screening rooms, simultaneously. On Saturday, there is a separate ticketed event that will feature dinner, entertainment and the Awards Ceremony. Then on Sunday, they do it over again.  It’s not a gore fest – movie subjects run the gamut from horror to sci-fi to dark dramas to comedy to twisted tales and fantasy; and films are solicited from fans and screened by a committee, so quality runs from homemade to a lot better. Check http://www.macabrefairefilmfest.com/ website for all the times and titles.

Lest you think this is just a movie fest, it's a convention of horror fans (sometimes entertainment in themselves) and a smattering of horror movie stars. Special guests include Eileen Dietz ("The Exorcist"), Eugene Clark ("Land of the Dead"), Jasson Finney ("Gotham") and more. There are Q + As, live shows, and trade show-style booths galore.  

As for ticket prices, they range.  Macabre junkies will want a Super Weekend Rendezvous Festival Pass ($85, which includes the Red Carpet Gala event); or the $70 Saturday Festival Pass which includes the Red Carpet Gala. The less adventurous can opt for one day admission in advance ($10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $10 Sunday for adults.) By the way, the event organizers say “Bring the family but be warned -- things can get very creepy around here.”