The Knoxville Horror Film Festival Line-Up Will Gnaw On Your Brain

Unique, terrifying, grotesque: The 2016 Knoxville Horror Film Fest looks amazing! Here’s what they have in store…

Phantasm: Ravager


Two brothers, Mike and Jody (A. Michael BaldwinBill Thornbury) join their family friend, Reggie (Reggie Bannister) to battle the infamous Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) this time taking on his evil minions from another dimension for the last time. 

The Greasy Strangler


Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) and his son Brayden (Sky Elobar) run a Disco walking tour. When a sexy woman played by Elizabeth De Razzo takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

Beyond the Gates


Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father’s video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed ‘Beyond The Gates’ that holds a connection to their father’s disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it. The cast includes Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still HereBrea Grant (Dexter, Halloween II) Matt Mercer (Contracted, Contracted 2) and more!

Sadako v Kayako


From director Kôji Shiraishi, (Carved, A Record of a Sweet Murderer) and writers Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge, The Grudge 2) and Kôji Suzuki, (Ringu, The Ring), get ready for the characters from The Ring and The Grudge to face off. 

The Master Cleanse


A heartbroken man attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences. It boasts such names as Anna Friel (Limitless, Pushing Daisies), Kyle Gallner (Nightmare on Elm Street, The Haunting in Connecticut) and the incredible Anjelica Huston just to name a few.

Fury Of The Demon


Fury of the Demon is described on IMDB as, “A documentary investigation on the rarest and most controversial French movie in the history of early cinema: a fascinating, lost and dangerous short film which causes violent reactions to those who watch it.

It’s from writer/director Fabien Delage (Dead Crossroads, Cold Ground), so it has to be good!


To see the full list of films, events, and pricing, head to the Knoxville Horror Fest website!


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