SCARE-A-CON New England
Film Premieres & Features
EMPIRE STATE OF THE DEAD
Premiere: Saturday, 6/4 at 4:30 pm
The recently deceased rise, feasting upon the living as a zombie outbreak spreads across the globe. In Central New York, a small Marine patrol, led by Seargent Ritter, tries to keep order. But while battling the living dead they are also faced with roving gangs going unchecked and entire military units defecting. Amid the chaos, a drug lord named Ray sees an opportunity to rule the new world rising, and he is sabotaging rescue centers and military bases to help further break down the Government’s attempts to restore order. Who will survive when Ritter and Ray finally face off? “Empire State of the Dead” consists of 7 short stories produced and set in New York State, all directed by New York State filmmakers. It includes a series of wraparound segments (and one big finale) tying them all together into one epic feature motion picture detailing the early stages of a zombie outbreak.
Premiere: Saturday, 6/4 at 8:00 pm
Sadie’s life is destroyed when a vicious gang called “The Touchers” targets her for their sadistic fantasies after witnessing her sexy but innocent naked frolicking in a nearby field. On her wedding night they attack her and her husband Edward, brutalizing both of them. But during the attack the new bride discovers a dangerous secret about herself – that her body is cursed by a Satanic STD. After visiting her fortune teller friend Casparella, a space exorcism is performed to rid her of this curse. But the ceremony ends up unlocking previously unknown super powers hidden inside of her. Now she has become a lethal weapon against lustful men everywhere. As her abilities grow, so does her bloodlust, as she enacts act after act of vicious revenge against The Touchers! A homage to the Grindhouse and exploitation films of 70’s. “She Kills” is currently in the midst of a film festival run, with a showing coming up at the “LA Cinefest” and “Cinemafantastique” in Vancouver this summer.
Night of Something Strange
Premiere: Saturday, 6/4 at 9:30 pm
Five teenage friends set out for the beach on their Spring Break vacation. Good times are cut short when one of the group, Carrie, contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a bathroom stop. When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the real terror begins when the STD virus starts running rampant, turning those infected into the living dead. However, there’s more going on at the motel than meets the eye. From Director Jonathan Straiton and Producer Ron Bonk comes “Night of Something Strange” Starring Rebecca C. Kasek, Trey Harrison, Wayne W Johnson, Toni Ann Gambale, Michael Merchant, John Walsh, Tarrence Taylor, Nicola Fiore, Janet Mayson, Kirk LaSalle, Billy Garberina and Wes Reid with Brinke Stevens. “NOSS” is coming off a first place win at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix, Az.
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How I Dumped My Ex-Boyfriend’s Body
Premiere: Saturday, 6/4 at 2:30 pm
Maxine and Shae have been best friends since grade school, so when Maxine accidentally kills her boyfriend she naturally asks Shae to help her cover up the murder. After multiple failed attempts the two decide to bring in a professional to clean up their mess, but he turns out to be nothing like they were expecting. Maxine and Shae will have to make it through the day by avoiding the police, fending off nosy neighbors, and surviving a wrathful mobster all while pushing their friendship to its maximum limits.
Cabin Fever – starring guest Jordan Ladd
Friday, 6/3 at 5:00 pm
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Frankenhooker Reunion Screening – with guests Patty Mullen & James Lorinz
Friday, 6/3 at 6:30 pm
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Friday the 13th (2009) – with starring guest Derek Mears
Friday, 6/3 at 8:00 pm
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Premiere: Saturday, 6/4 at 1:30 pm
This film, starring SCARE-A-CON guests Tony Moran & PJ Soles will be introduced by both stars.
Jack Fox (Tony Moran), a burnt out detective, is being forced into early retirement, as the worst serial killer since the Boston Strangler begins a killing spree through the streets of Salem. When detective Steve Ryan (Brandon Stumpf) moves to town with his family, Jack is torn between a life of retirement and sanity or helping rookie detective Ryan in his quest to solve these killings that are haunting the people of Salem.
Starring – TONY MORAN, BRANDON STUMPF, PJ SOLES, KRISTINA KLEBE, MICHAEL BERRYMAN, TIFFANY SHEPIS, DEBBIE ROCHON, (MISS MA 2012) KAELYN SERRA, and TONY TODD.
The Devil’s Rejects – starring guest P.J. Soles
Saturday, 6/4 at 11:30 am
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.
The Fog – starring guest Adrienne Barbeau
Saturday, 6/4 at 1:00 pm
Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town’s centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.
Return to Sleepaway Camp – starring guest Felissa Rose
Saturday, 6/4 at 4:00 pm
Camp Manabe is where kids torment each other but people soon start turning up dead.
MST3K – Trace & Frank’s Pick – The Creeping Terror – starring guests Trace Beaulieu & Frank Conniff
with special screening of The Creep Behind the Camera
Saturday, 6/4 at 5:00 pm
This showing is preceded by an MST3K “Mads” Q&A panel with Trace & Frank. At the conclusion of the panel, they will introduce the MST3K episode – The Creeping Terror. As a special bonus, the episode will be followed by a screening of the pseudo-documentary about the making of The Creeping Terror – The Creep Behind the Camera.
The Creep Behind the Camera – The Film – The true story of Vic Savage, aka AJ Nelson and the making of his monster opus The Creeping Terror (1964) is told in the narrative dark-comedy The Creep Behind the Camera. Psychopath director AJ – with his battered wife Lois in tow – travels from a bakery in Connecticut to sleazy underground Hollywood with the dream of making monster movies… encountering desperate actors, drugs, prostitution rings lead by old ladies, murder and even Charles Manson along the way. A hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera is a rollercoaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at its very worst.
Night of the Creeps 30th Anniversary Screening
– with guests Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Jill Whitlow & Steve Marshall
Saturday, 6/4 at 6:00 pm
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Halloween (1978) – starring guests P.J. Soles, Tony Moran
Saturday, 6/4 at 11:30 am
…with an introduction by PJ Soles & Tony Moran.
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.
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Mustache Brigade: Let’s Spice It Up!
Kurt Reynolds and Salvador Holiday are apart of an elite team of fake mustached men called the Mustache Brigade. Out on a routine assassination job Kurt decides that he’s sick of killing his targets the same way so he talks Sal into beheading the victim with an old rusty machete. What could go wrong? Plenty!
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Maggie (Meredith L. Phillips) is an overweight teenage girl who is the center of every joke in school. The constant bullying and torment has
caused her psyche to begin to break. Becca (Stephanie Antoinette Marrow) whose antics have caused her to be on the brink of expulsion is forced by the Principal to become friends with Maggie. Can Becca save Maggie’s crumbling mind, or will her new “friend” just help prove that deep down we are all a little unpretty?
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Renfiled travels to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Countess Dracula, in this unique gender swapped take on the classic character.
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A DJ at a late night station is stalked by an unseen psycho.