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“WITCH IN THE WINDOW,” “SATAN’S SLAVES” and more at Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival!

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Events, News


The horrific, bizarre and underground sides of cinema are showcased at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, whose third edition runs next month. The full lineup has been announced.

Running Wednesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 9 at the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City, PUFF 2018 offers a diverse slate of features and shorts, and launches with a pre-fest, 30th-anniversary screening of John Waters’ HAIRSPRAY on Wednesday, September 5, followed by a Q&A with actress Elizabeth Coffey. The fest officially begins on Thursday the 6th at 7 p.m. with a Legacy Award Ceremony honoring Joe Augustyn, writer/producer of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and its sequel. The slate of movies is:

  • Thursday, September 6 at 7:15 p.m.: Joko Anwar’s SATAN’S SLAVES
  • Thursday, September 6 at 9:15 p.m.: Joseph Litzinger and Eric Michael Schrader’s WILL WORK FOR VIEWS: THE LO-FI LIFE OF WEIRD PAUL, followed by a filmmaker Q&A and a live performance by Weird Paul Petroskey
  • Friday, September 7 at 7 p.m.: Mitzi Peirone’s BRAID
  • Friday, September 7 at 9 p.m.: Bizarre Shorts Block
  • Friday, September 7 at 11 p.m.: Brett Glassberg’s DERELICTS (pictured above), followed by a filmmaker Q&A
  • Saturday, September 8 at 1 p.m.: Joe Badon’s THE GOD INSIDE MY EAR
  • Saturday, September 8 at 3 p.m.: Trevor Stevens’ ROCK STEADY ROW
  • Saturday, September 8 at 4:45 p.m.: International Oddities Shorts Block
  • Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m.: Andy Mitton’s THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW
  • Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m.: Erik Matti’s BUYBUST
  • Saturday, September 8 at 9 p.m. at South Street Cinema: Horror Shorts Block
  • Sunday, September 9 at 1 p.m.: Erik Kristopher Myers’ BUTTERFLY KISSES, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
  • Sunday, September 9 at 3 p.m.: Orson Oblowitz’s THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
  • Sunday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m.: Local Shorts Block
  • Sunday, September 9 at 8 p.m.: Gonzalo Calzada’s LUCIFERINA

For tickets and more information on the festival and all its films, head over to the official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.