The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was later enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Blow your mind with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $14 for one film-fest poster and passes for two to the shorts program and Excision screening on Friday, October 26 at Relix Variety Theatre (a $30 value)
- $13 for a screening for two to a horror film plus a film-fest poster (excludes screenings on October 25–27) (up to a $26 value)
- $23 for a screening for four to a horror film plus two film-fest posters (excludes screenings on October 25–27) (up to a $52 value)
The film fest itself rings in Halloween a few days early, treating viewers to a slew of shorts on Friday, October 26, before launching into Excision. The comedy-horror flick stars AnnaLynne McCord as a high-school student who imagines performing surgeries on her classmates, much like her character on the new 90210. Friday, September 28’s offerings stray from the scary to the outlandishly funny with the Danish comedy Klown and the campy motorcycle-ninja movie Miami Connection.
Knoxville Horror Film Fest
Not content to only screen their bone-chilling flicks on Halloween weekend, Knoxville Horror Film Fest rolls out a variety of horror features and shorts throughout September and October to ready moviegoers for the spooky holiday. The festival proudly celebrates the bad as well as the good. Besides doling out bloodcurdling awards such as Best Gore Effects and Best Curdled Blood, the judges name one lucky piece of celluloid Weirdest Film, a distinction won by the oddly titled Thank You Jesus! in 2011. Throughout the year, filmmakers can submit their work in hopes that it will be shown in the company of high-profile releases such as the plasma-splattered AnnaLynne McCord vehicle Excision and the long-awaited adaptation of David Wong’s John Dies at the End, both of which are being shown at the 2012 KHFF.