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The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival: The Transition Years (Festival Series Volume 1)

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his book, by film critic Hal C F Astell of the Apocalypse Later review site, covers every feature and every short film that screened at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Tempe, AZ in 2011, 2012 and 2013. These were ‘the transition years’ as the festival merged into its big sister, the Phoenix Film Festival, and it was forced to reinvent itself.

Inspired by the realisation many of his reviews of festival films were the only reviews that existed online and that some films had no presence left on the internet, as if they had never been, he aimed to review every film that played this festival, which holds a special place in his heart, and to compile these reviews into book form.

This book, whatever else it is, is a line in the sand to say that these films existed, that they played a festival, were seen by an audience, even won awards. Hopefully reading about them here will keep some of them alive because no film deserves to die. No, not even that one.

The foreword was written by Mike Flanagan, the director of Absentia and Oculus. The afterword was written by Andrea Canales, the Midnite Movie Mamacita. The cover is by Marty Freetage.

Features reviewed include AbsentiaMidnight SonThe Mole Man of Belmont AvenueTriple HitHisssI am NancyThe People vs George LucasStake LandTucker and Dale vs EvilBelow ZeroIt’s in the BloodFolklorePigBeyond the Black RainbowThe Brain That Wouldn’t DieFDR: American Badass!Monster BrawlSlumber Party SlaughterThe Theatre BizarreThe VictimWith Great Power: The Stan Lee StoryFoundNailbiterSader RidgeChannelingFound in TimeSpace MilkshakeErrors of the Human BodyThe FourGamera vs GuironThe Ghastly Love of Johnny XKiss of the DamnedPlay DeadSaw and They Live.

Short horror films reviewed include ZombieficationI RotLast Seen on Dolores StreetCold SoreBugbabyRed UmbrellaCell Phone PsychoEscapeShoreditch SlayerFollow the Sun!Brutal RelaxBad Moon RisingAmbushThe TableRoid RageThe WakingEmployee of the MonthDieconsGameThe Root of the ProblemSteve from Accounting vs The Shadow DwellersSybling RivalryMidnight DaisyWelcome Wagon and Killer Kart.

Short sci-fi films reviewed include The IslandEarthshipPicture Show at the End of the WorldRoman’s ArkEarwigsAntedonThe Hollow MenSNAFUThe Turing Love AffairThe RecipientCarry Tiger to the MountainThe Uncanny ValleyDoctor GlamourHollywood ForeverSecret Identity20th Century ManSolariaAlchemy and Other ImperfectionsMirageY Sci FiHow to Kill Your CloneAnaphoraOutsightDream CleanersDry GulchOntogenesisEllieA Conversation About Cheating with My Time Traveling Future SelfThe Secret KeeperLow Tide in the High DesertRestitutionIrisOdokuroSolAll I Think of is YouQuantumGolemSunset DayFlashbackWhite Room: 02B3 and The Phoenix.

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Weight 18.08 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 1.01 × 8.5 in


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