Boston Underground Film Festival unveils horror-heavy schedule


Looking for the best in off-Hollywood horror? A slew of independent and foreign fear features are on the slate of this month’s Boston Underground Film Festival, which has revealed its full schedule.

Running Wednesday-Sunday, March 25-29 at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, BUFF’s 17th edition is opening with THE EDITOR, the latest in gore and guffaws from Astron-6 (review), on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. (with Mike Pecci and Tony Fernandez’s short MOPED KNIGHTS), and closing with Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s study of family decay, GOODNIGHT MOMMY, on March 29 at 8:30 p.m. (with Alison Star Locke’s short SHHHHHHH…); both are New England premieres. In between, there are plenty more terror treats in store:

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• The East Coast premiere of EXCESS FLESH, Patrick Kennelly’s study of jealousy and psychosis in the LA fashion world, March 26 at 9:55 p.m. (see exclusive comments here), with the shorts POSTPARTUM by Izzy Lee and RECIPE by Olivia Saperstein

• HOMEGROWN HORROR, a collection of New England short films exploring all the colors of the genre, March 27 at 5:45 p.m.

• The New England premiere of BLOODY KNUCKLES, Matt O’Mahoney’s outrageous horror/comedy focusing on a cartoonist whose severed hand comes to vengeful life, March 27 at 9:45 p.m. with Francois Vieux’s short SPEED F*CKING

• The East Coast premiere of WE ARE STILL HERE (pictured above), Ted Geoghegan’s homage to haunted-house flicks and Lucio Fulci about a grieving couple plagued by a ghostly family, March 28 at 6:45 p.m. with C.W. Prather’s short SHEPHERD

• The New England premiere of BAG BOY LOVER BOY, Andres Torres’ plunge into the underbelly of New York City via a disturbed young man pressed into service as a model (review), March 28 at 9:15 p.m. with Ronald Riqueros’ short BEAUTIFUL MEAT

• The New England premiere of DER SAMURAI, Till Kleinert’s bloody saga of a green young cop taking on a sword-wielding stranger over one night in a German village (review), March 29 at 6:45 p.m. with Evrim Ersoy’s short ABDULLAH

A closing night ceremony on March 29 at 10 p.m. will reveal the winners of the Director’s Choice Awards, Audience Awards and the Most Effectively Offensive film. For more information, tickets, etc., head over to BUFF’s official website.

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