Days Of The Dead

June 24th thru the 26th Days Of The Dead will bring a three day horror party to Indianapolis. There is a horror convention every weekend in some part of the country but when Days Of The Dead  rolls into town horror fans need to take notice. Featuring a guest list that includes Phil Anselmo, Shawn Michaels, Shawnee Smith, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Derrick Mears, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor Compton and many more along with amazing after hours concerts, parties, tattoo, costume, and fx contests along with the best showcase of independent horror films in the world. Being that this column focuses on the indie horror scene I want to highlight the amazing work of Jason Hoover and the JABB PICTURES 48 Hour Film Festival that runs from 5 PM Friday all the way to the end of the convention. You will see screenings at almost every horror convention but where JABB PICTURES rises above the pack is in the presentation, diversity, and dedication to bring the fans the best independent horror films from all corners of the globe. Partnered with The Gateway Film Center the presentation unmatched in both video and audio. When you watch one of the films you are immersed alongside other lovers of the genre as well as given the opportunity to converse with the filmmakers, actors, and crew that put their all into making these films. In the day and age of streaming video it’s almost impossible to see diverse horror films with a crowd of people especially films that aren’t ever given the chance of wide spread theatrical distribution. All aspects of the genre are highlighted from short film blocks to official world premieres.

 

days of the dead 2016 roster

 

There’s even cartoons on Saturday morning to start the day off right. I’ve seen some of my favorite films over the past few years at the JABB 48 hour festivals and the best part is it’s all included with the price of admission. The Indianapolis stop features the world premiere of Adam Ahlbrandt’s Hunters which will be introduced by Linnea Quigley, Harvest Lake the amazing film by Scott Shirmer and Brian Williams that stars Ellie Church and Tristan Risk, Steven Biro brings along an Unearthed Films Triple Feature that is sure to turn even the most hardened horror fans stomachs, and When Black Birds Fly which is the newest animated film from Jimmy ScreamerClauz. Days also recently announced that on Saturday night Phil Anselmo and Bill Moseley will be hosting a special listening party for the four song EP that they recorded together. This will be the first time that the public hears this epic collaboration.  If you’ve never gotten the chance to attend a horror convention this one is a fantastic starting point as the fellow attendees immediately become like a second family. Days Of The Dead is a blessing for genre fans and something every horror fan needs to experience.

Days Of The Dead

Get your tickets to DAYS OF THE DEAD: Indianapolis at http://www.daysofthedead.net

Here’s the full JABB PICTURES 48 Hour Film Festival schedule:

— FRIDAY JUNE 24th —
5:00pm
Short Film Block
John Carpenter’s Corpse
Mr. Dentonn
Rotten Riders
Polterheist
Pitfire of Hell

7:00pm
Filmmaker Spotlight
Bobby Easley
All Sinners Night
Trailer –

9:00pm
Harvest Lake
Trailer – https://vimeo.com/142467534

HARVEST LAKE Teaser Trailer (2016) – Ellie Church, Tristan Risk from Forbidden Films on Vimeo.

Midnight
Hunters
Official World Premiere

2:00am
When Black Birds Fly
(Animated)
Trailer – https://youtu.be/GlIXRgSHeiM

— SATURDAY, JUNE 25th —

5:00am
JABB pictures Secret Stash

Morning Massacre
Presented by Massacre Video
7:00am
Niku
Massacre Video’s Louis Justin digs into his collection
for a morning eye opener you won’t soon forget!

9:00am
Cartoons
Throw on some PJ’s and grab the kids for
Saturday Morning cartoons from the 80’s!

11:00am
Once Upon A Nightmare
Trailer – https://youtu.be/Bq1EW1OpwIA

1:00pm
She Was So Pretty
Trailer – https://youtu.be/Ih2REhavB9Y

3:00pm
Etheria Film Fest

5:00pm
Getting Schooled
Trailer – https://youtu.be/9pp-WXOFxWk

7:00pm
Filmmaker Spotlight
Jason Koch
Pig Pen
Trailer – https://youtu.be/iOX3fOgx8A8

Unearthed Films Presents – Triple Feature
10:00pm
American Guinea Pig – Bloodshock
Trailer – https://youtu.be/3NQDm_EJCv0

Midnight
Atroz
Trailer – https://vimeo.com/142298542

2:00am
Francesca
Trailer – https://youtu.be/r_J7wFrQTOE

SUNDAY, JUNE 26th

5:00am
JABB pictures Secret Stash

Morning Massacre
Presented by Massacre Video
7:00am
Women’s Flesh
Massacre Video’s Louis Justin digs into his collection
for a morning eye opener you won’t soon forget!

9:00am
Samurai Sunday featuring
Lady Street Fighter

11:00am
Dane Granger
Trailer – https://youtu.be/8CGyalnnSjE

1:00pm
Slaymaker
Sneak Peek Screening

3:00pm
Hungry Eyes

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