On July 28, GrossFest, a convention dedicated to indie horror filmmakers and fans, will debut at George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA with a day full of movies (including some local ones), vendors and more. See featured films below:
She Was So Pretty (2016)
Valerie Vestron is looking for a vacation from her life. Her friends get her out of the house and to a secluded cabin. They plan to throw back some beer and unwind for the weekend, but they get more than they bargained for.
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches, and tricksters, there’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre. The film is the directorial debut for Rocky Gray, the former drummer of the band Evanescence, and includes a vignette from Justin M. Seaman of the Pittsburgh-produced horror indie, The Barn.
B-Documentary Part Two (2018)
GrossFest will present the premiere of the follow-up to B-Documentary, a film about independent filmmakers starting their careers, film vs. digital, how to make it in the business without giving in to Hollywood standards, and more.
Slaughter Drive (2017)
When failed filmmaker Doug Stevenson leaves his video camera in the local park overnight, he accidentally records something horrific. To top it off, it might have something to do with his new neighbors that moved into his quiet suburban neighborhood. With the help of his bumbling teacher buddies, Doug goes on a wild ride to save himself, his friends, his ex-wife, and the entire neighborhood. Directed by Ben Dietels and starring Steve Rudzinski, David Ogrodowski, Jack Davis, and Vincent Bombara.
Fist of Jesus (2012)
Jesus fights zombies with fish and performs other great deeds in this bizarre Spanish-language short film by David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona.
Duke hates his job. He has to let kids climb on his back and ride him for hours every single day. But one brat finally pushed him too far. Duke has broken free of his ride and is on a bloody rampage of revenge. He’s going to murder that kid and anyone that gets in his way.
Winners Tape All (2016)
The story of Michael and Richard Henderson, two stepbrothers from West Virginia who saw an opportunity in the burgeoning VHS market in the 1980s and made their own backyard horror movies, The Curse of Stabberman and Cannibal Swim Club. These films would’ve been long forgotten, but a recent resurgence in horror fans collecting rare VHS tapes has put the Henderson Brothers back in the spotlight. Thanks to their biggest fan, they’re sitting down for their first on-camera interview and looking back on their movies – but they might not be as good as they remembered.
The Litch (2018)
Rotting flesh crawled out the ditch. He’s not a demon or a witch. Run for your life, here comes the Litch!
Doors for GrossFest open at 11 a.m. The program includes a GrossFest awards ceremony at 4 p.m.