Why are low-budget horror films loved? Because theyre less scary than the real horror of everyday life -- like Carrot Top and Fox News. Good thing for us, the Phoenix Fear Festival and Convention is serving up its third year of lifes more manageable monstrosities in a 13-hour long slaughter-fest featuring full-length films and shorts.
You can expect to see celebrity and musical guests with special appearances by directors and cast and members like Bárbara, the popcorn-munching, crotch-shooting, Barbie doll-collection murderess. Do you know whats wrong with the serial killer world? Its full of sexism. But that . . . is over, says the star of the Spanish horror/comedy Sexykiller.
Other films include the newest in torture porn, Shellter, and the pothead-meets-puppet panic picture Trippin. Copious violence, gratuitous nudity, and bad-dubbing continue in shorts like Bloody Daisies, Neon Killer and Three Days Later Jesus Christ, Zombie Lord.
Sat., Jan. 23, noon-1 a.m., 2010