Events

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:00pm

Philadelphia Premiere
Outdoor Screening


(John Jeffcoat | 100 min.)

Big in Japan is a rock and roll road movie about a struggling Seattle band determined to not fade away. The film, which is based loosely on actual events, follows real life rockers, Tennis Pro, as they travel to Japan- a last ditch attempt to prevent their day jobs from becoming their careers. Director John Jeffcoat (Outsourced) utilizes a fresh narrative approach, guerrilla production style mixed with an international storyline to craft a dynamic and entertaining story where music and film intersect with two cultures to reveal simple, oftentimes hilarious, universal truths.

Outdoors at Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties
926 N American St,
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:00pm
An all night outdoor horror movie marathon in the woods at a summer camp!

On Friday, September 12th, The Awesome Fest will return to Adventureland Day Camp in Bensalem for the 2nd annual Summer Camp Sleepover, an overnight horror film festival outdoors in the woods, at a summer camp! From Dusk ‘til dawn, The Awesome Fest will screen 6 movies while offering the usual summer camp activities including campfires, food trucks, horror themed vendors, marshmallow roasts, games, as well as many surprises! “Campers” are even encouraged to BYOB and BYOT (bring your own tent)!

Tickets for the event are $35 and are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased at www.theawesomefest.com or directly at: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/667495

The event is 21+. Camp gates will open at 4pm on Friday, September 12th.

Full Lineup of Films (in no particular order):

PUMPKINHEAD (1988) Presented by Scream Factory™
(Director: Stan Winston. Period. Enough said)
When a group of teenagers inadvertently kill his only son, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. But instead, she invokes “the pumpkinhead” – a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Ed’s bloodlust. You may have seen this film before, but you’ve never seen it outdoors in the woods, on a big ass 30 foot movie screen.

Special giveaways throughout the evening provided by Scream Factory™

DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD (2014) Philadelphia Premiere *
(Director: Tommy Wirkola, Writers: Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Tommy Wirkola)

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. From the director of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and (of course) Dead Snow.

This will be the World premiere of the all-English version Director Tommy Wirkola shot at the same time as the dual-language version. It is not an English dub, or a different cut of the film.

WOLFCOP (2014) Philadelphia Premiere
(Director: Lowell Dean, Writer: Lowell Dean)
It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou's senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he's a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop's quest to become a better man...one transformation at a time.

JASON LIVES: FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI (1986) Philadelphia Premiere (Outdoors at a Summer Camp in the Woods!)
(Director: Tom McLoughlin, Writer: Tom McLoughlin)
Quite possibly our favorite Friday the 13th film of all time! Jason’s back, and yes, now he’s an immortal supernatural zombie. How will they kill him for good? It won’t be in Manhattan or outer space, that’s for sure!

EXTRATERRESTRIAL (2014) Philadelphia Premiere
(Director: The Vicious Brothers, Writers: The Vicious Brothers)
A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors, who promptly chase everyone all over the place. So it’s a slasher movie, a suspense thriller, and a pretty gruesome alien abduction tale all at once. Plus it’s got some solid humor and an amazing final shot. From the directors of the found footage horror flick Grave Encounters. Oh, also Michael Ironside pops up!

SUBURBAN GOTHIC (2014) Philadelphia Premiere
(Director: Richard Bates Jr., Writers: Richard Bates Jr., Mark Bruner)
Raymond can channel the paranormal, but he’s afraid of chatting with a cute girl.. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, Ray recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to help solve the mystery. From the director of 2012’s admirably strange “Excision”, and starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Ray Wise, and Kat Dennings. Oh, and a great closing song from Philly’s own The Dead Milkmen!

SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS (1988)
(Director: Michael A. Simpson, Writer: Fritz Gordon)
Angela is back (well mostly) for another outrageous summer of killing people at summer camps. And because we’re at a summer camp, this film will be screening on a loop, all night long, on our “2nd stage”. Really, it’s just a giant white wall that we’ll be projecting the copious amounts of gore and nudity onto, but nonetheless, you should feel comfortable knowing Sleepaway Camp 2 will ALWAYS be on to make you a happy camper!