There is a theater in Huntsville were dead hookers come out to play. That's right. 'Dead Hooker in a Trunk' will be playing at the City of Death International Film Festival this October 29th and 30th. This festival is the brainchild of film maker, Carlo Rodriguez, who was originally looking for a venue to premiere his film 'Psycho Killer Bloodbath'. He found a beautiful restored theater but it didn't rent for a single screening only for the day. Being a huge supporter of independent film, Carlo decided to take the opportunity to throw an admissionless film festival to share independent films from around the world. Pretty fucking sweet thing to do, I must say. But what do they say?
"You are invited to attend the 1st annual City of Death International Film Festival and watch over 15 horror films that will screen October 29th and 30th in Huntsville, Texas. This Halloween weekend will be something special as you join us for two fright-filled days and nights of independent horror films from some of America's and Canada's up and coming filmmakers. The festival is open to the public and, best of all, is free to attend.
The City of Death Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent film makers in the horror genre, but, like most horror films, it is also focused upon raising awareness about social issues. Educating people about the environmental benefits of a green burial is a primary goal of the event as is raising donations for the protection and preservation of wildlife sanctuaries maintained by the Church. The festival is also dedicated to educating the public about the horrors of the death penalty which Bishop Russell compares to Pagan Satanic rituals. Huntsville, Texas is the death capital of the Free World, known worldwide as "The City of Death."
Admission to the festival is FREE to anyone 18 years of age or older. WARNING: Due to violence and nudity in some of the films, photo identification will be required to confirm the age of attendees. Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian."
Ask your cool parents to go, kids. Mine let me go and look how I turned ou... um... but seriously, I found that since I was only allowed to see restricted movies if I acted mature, it made me really feel special when I got to see a great horror and then have my mom talk to me about it. Cool parents indeed.
If you can get there, if it's nearish, grab your friends and go out. It's a great line-up, you'll be seeing some great indie horror movies, and it's free! You just go in and put your eyes and ears on a paradise cruise in horror la la land! It's going to be insane.