CFF 2018

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM
Opening Night
An Evening with The Satanic Temple – TST’s Lucien Grieves in attendance for a live ritual and Satanic Panic presentation followed by an anniversary screening of the Mexican cult classic Alucarda!
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Friday, April 13, 7:00 PM
Rare Uncut 35mm Italian Print!

SUSPIRIA – Star Jessica Harper in attendance for Dario Argento’s classic as it was originally theatrically screened: in Italian (with English subs) on 35mm!
Hosted by Lightbox Film Center.
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Saturday, April 14, 12:00 PM
Saturday Morning Cartoons – The CFF takes over PhilaMOCA’s popular monthly Saturday Morning Cartoon series with an all-horror program featuring monster-based classics alongside mummified rarities from the vaults.
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Saturday, April 14, 7:30 PM
EERIE, INDIANA Retrospective/Reunion – A celebration of the fondly-remembered 1990s cult classic series, a trailblazer in youth-based supernatural television. Justin Shenkarow (Simon) and Jason Marsden (Dash X) in attendance!
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Saturday, April 14, 10:00 PM
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE – He sold his soul for rock n’ roll! Star Jessica Harper in attendance for a special screening of Brian De Palma’s classic 1974 horror rock musical co-starring Paul Williams and William Finley.
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Sunday, April 15, 4:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
INDIANA – A pair of paranormal investigators embark on their final, most challenging case in this memorably atmospheric horror thriller. From the co-writer of Bag Boy Lover Boy
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Sunday, April 15, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
I AM NOT A WITCH – Zambian-born Welsh filmmaker Rungano Nyoni tackles the modern persecution of witches in Zambia and Ghana in this fascinating, BAFTA-winning festival favorite.
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Sunday, April 15, 9:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
THEY REMAIN – Two scientists investigate strange happenings at the site of a ritualistic murder by a Manson-like cult. Writer/Director Philip Gelatt and Producer Will Battersby in attendance!
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Monday, April 16, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
THE ALLINS – Meet the family of the legendary and controversial punk rocker GG Allin in this documentary portrait of his life as well as his family’s current efforts to keep his legacy alive.
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Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 PM
Tokusatsu Tuesday – The Cinedelphia Film Festival guest curate PhilaMOCA’s popular monthly showcase of Japanese superhero television with a program of evil cults, demonic baddies, and Satan’s Soldiers! Still family-friendly as always!
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Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 + 10:00 PM
BEST F(R)IENDS VOLUME ONE – Greg Sestero, Mark from The Room and best-selling author of The Disaster Artist, in attendance for a special screening of his new cinematic odyssey co-starring superstar Tommy Wiseau (The Room).
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Thursday, April 19, 7:30 + 10:00 PM
THE ROOM live script reading – Greg Sestero returns to the role of Mark in a live script reading of the modern cult classic! Joining him will be a cast of local talent alongside audience members. Plus open auditions for the role of Tommy!
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Friday, April 20, 8:30 PM
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – The industrial legends perform their first two Wax Trax! albums live in their entirety in celebration of their 30th Anniversary! With opening act 7th Victim (Rodney from The Dead Milkmen).
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Saturday, April 21, 4:00 PM
Mausoleum Monster Hop – The return of our family-friendly dance party, this one is monster-themed! Live music from The Primitive Finks and The Crimson Ghosts (instrumental Misfits cover band), hosted by TV legends Ghoul A Go-Go!
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Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA – Director Frank Henenlotter and subject Mike Diana in attendance for this documentary on the first American artist ever convicted of obscenity in the U.S.
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Saturday, April 21, 10:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
VAMPIRE CLAY – FX master Soichi Umezawa directs this spooky tale of a group of art students battling a cursed clay! Sounds silly, but this festival favorite is a gory, scare-filled treat from Japan.
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Sunday, April 22, 4:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
PAA JOE & THE LION – The career of the Grandfather of Ghana’s fantasy coffin trade is resurrected by his aspirational son in this spiritual documentary on family, creativity, and a dying art.
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Sunday, April 22, 6:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN’S CURSE – A haunting and stylish tale of witchcraft and pagan beliefs set in the isolated Alps of the 15th century. An unforgettable experience for the cinematic adventurous.
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Sunday, April 22, 9:00 PM
Hellspawn: Short Films of the Damned
Demons, witches, religious zealots, and a cursed garden shed are just some of the horrors revealed in this eclectic and unholy collection of shorts. Total running time: 110 minutes.
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Monday, April 23, 7:30 PM
Philly Psychotronic Film Society
The CFF guest program Philadelphia’s strangest and most popular film club! This installment will feature a very special guest and that’s all we’ll say for now. Free admission.
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Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!

VIDAR THE VAMPIRE – A frustrated Christian farmer undergoes a frightening transformation in this outrageously funny and wildly offensive Norwegian horror comedy, a festival favorite.
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Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
NOVEMBER – Set in an Estonian village inhabited by werewolves, ancestral spirits, and magical servants, the critically-acclaimed November is one of the standout films of this year’s CFF.
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Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Premiere!
THE RANGER – Punks lay low at an isolated cabin in the woods where they encounter a demented park ranger in this 2018 SXSW audience favorite. Director and Producer in attendance!
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Friday, April 27, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
KING COHEN – A documentary on the storied career of cult favorite filmmaker Larry Cohen (The Stuff, It’s Alive) featuring Martin Scorsese, John Landis, and more! Director Steve Mitchell in attendance!
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Friday, April 27, 10:00 PM
North American Premiere!
ROKUROKU: THE PROMISE OF THE WITCH – Supernatural creatures from classic Japanese folklore invade modern Japan in this wild, special effects-heavy fright fest from two veterans of the genre.
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Saturday, April 28, 4:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere!
ZERZURA – From the creator of the Nigerian Purple Rain comes the world’s first ethnographic acid western! A spiritual journey into the Sahara set to the sounds of improvised Tuareg-style guitar.
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Saturday, April 28, 7:00 PM
Best Worst Marathon 2: The Ascension – By popular demand, our marathon of mystery movies is back, it’s gonna be crazy! Five films, all from non-filmmakers, over-the-hill filmmakers, and filmmakers that don’t deserve the job title.
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Sunday, April 29, 8:00 PM
Wham City Comedy – The CFF welcomes back Baltimore’s finest group of indefinable alt-comics, Wham City! Fresh off their latest Adult Swim program, The Cry of Mann, the gang return with an all-new, video-heavy live show.
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Monday, April 30, 7:30 PM
Walpurgisnacht – Celebrate the “Night of the Witches” with effigy building/burning on PhilaMOCA’s roof, a talk on the history of this pagan tradition, and a screening of the cult classic The Wicker Man! Free for all 2018 CFF ticket holders.
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