If you're a horror film buff or lover of science fiction, The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is bound to suit your fancy.
The festival will be held concurrently with the Phoenix Film Festival next week, April 4 through 11, at Harkins Scottsdale 101.
Even if you're not interested in immersing yourself in all things horror and sci-fi for the entire festival, it's still nice to know that should you desire to delve into a film or two or three, the screenings are all housed in the same theater.
Some of the films being featured include Found., about a horror-obsessed boy who discovers his brother is a serial killer, Golem, based on the short story by Stanislaw Lem, famed Polish science fiction writer who penned the novel Solaris, Channeling, about a soldier who returns home on bereavement to discover his brother's accidental death wasn't accidental. Other titles include Sader Ridge, Nailbiter, and The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, among many others.
On Friday, the Saw franchise producer Peter Block will be in attendance to answer questions. Also on Friday you can see Teller of the duo Penn and Teller in his film Play Dead. Saturday features the cult classic They Live, with special guest Meg Foster.
On Sunday, April 7 is Phoenix Comicon Preview Day in the Party Pavilion, which kicks off at 1 p.m., featuring vendor booths, the opportunity to sit in on IHSFF panels. In the evening, Bookmans presents Beat the Geek finals, a final battle of the brains for horror and sci-fi fans vs. the experts.
The IHSFF will also be participating in the parties inside the Party Pavilion, with events going on every day and night.
With a theater dedicated to genre programming all opening weekend, attendees will have the benefit of being able to catch great horror and sci-fi films alongside the multitude of other independent films offered at the Phoenix Film Festival.
For more information on The International Horror and Sci-Fi Festival, see the website.