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Just as the opening night event will offer audiences a triple bill of Havana Darkness, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and Anna and the Apocalypse, closing night has three features of its very own. The evening kicks off with the East Coast premiere of Nicolas Pesce's Piercing, a psychosexual thriller starring Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska. This is followed by the North American premiere of the Russian horror film Deadly Still and the southeast U.S. premiere of the Japanese zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead.
Last year, Popcorn Frights introduced its "Homegrown: 100% Pure Fresh Squeezed Florida Horror" program, dedicated to showcasing films made by local filmmakers. This year, three short films made the cut: Jonathan Cuartas' The Horse and the Stag, Mike Marrero and Jon Rhoads' Riley Was Here, and Sam Kuhn's Möbius. These shorts are included alongside 30 short films playing during the festival.
Popcorn Frights Film Festival. August 10 through 16 at Savor Cinema, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-3456; fliff.com. Badges cost $99 to $169; single-screening tickets are available for $12 via popcornfrights.com.