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A zombie musical and more highlight North Bend Film Festival lineup

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Events, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The North Bend Film Festival, taking place in the Washington State town that played host to David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS, announced the full slate for its inaugural edition, and it includes some unique and unusual genre fare.

The fest, which runs August 23-26, is devoted to strange and singular cinema of all kinds. Joining the movies previously announced here is the closing-night presentation ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (pictured), making its West Coast premiere. John McPhail’s film is the first Christmas-set zombie/comedy/coming-of-age/musical, and is already winning raves. Also on the schedule, making their Pacific Northwest premieres, are PIERCING, writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s follow-up to THE EYES OF MY MOTHER and based on a novel by AUDITION’s Ryu Murakami, about a man who gets more than he bargained before when he plots to murder a prostitute; and Michael Tully’s DON’T LEAVE HOME, in which the search for the truth behind a young girl’s disappearance leads to Eurohorror-style dread (Tully will attend the screening). Making its Washington premiere is TIME SHARE by Sebastian Hoffman, in which a father takes his family on a vacation that turns into a holiday from hell. For more on all the festival’s offerings, and to order tickets (which go on sale this Friday the 13th), head over to its official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.