Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
Haunts San Diego
On November 4th and 5th the sunny city of San Diego will be host to the second annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. The film festival was started by Monster Island Resort Podcast host and all around movie lover Miguel Rodriguez. Before Horrible Imaginings there was no horror scene in San Diego, and Miguel was tired of having to drive up to Los Angeles for all of the horror fun. This frustration at San Diego’s lack of macabre art was the beginning of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Since the first Horrible Imaginings, Miguel has started a quarterly film revival scene in San Diego. He has brought back such films as the original Bride of Frankenstein. The revival continues at this year’s festival with the original Godzilla being one of the features at this year’s festival. Despite the drive Miguel is a big supporter of the horror scene in LA, and Bzzzline caught up with Miguel at the October Bleedfest. See the video below to check out Jeffrey Damnit interviewing Miguel as well as a surprise guest.
One of the films to be playing at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is My Undeadly, by quadruple threat Dave Reda. He wrote, produced, directed, and starred in My Undeadly, which stars scream Queen Michelle Tomlinson of “The Cellar Door” fame. An actor, and impov guru, Dave made the Horror Scene, when he directed the feature Bit Parts in 2006. His first short “Horror of our Love” hit the horror film circuit last year, and won 8 of the 11 festivals it was entered into. Now he’s back with another horror gem My Undeadly, whose nod to the crispy Zombie weather will haunt audiences long after they leave the theater. You can find out more about Dave, and what’s up next for him at www.elftwinfilms.com, but until then see below for the preview of his film festival entrant “My Undeadly”
Another film that will be gracing the Horrible Imaginings film festival is the notorious film “The Taint” co-directed by Drew Bolduc, and Dan Nelson. The Taint is about an infection that turns men into mysoginistic women haters. It also has the most exploding penises ever recorded in film history. Drew, and Dan are both out of the Richmond, VA area. The film scene is pretty happening out there due partly to the film program at VCU. Their film is taking the horror genre by storm, gaining critical acclaim for it’s artistic merit, and awesome special effects. Here is a preview for the horror feature “The Taint”
Horrible Imaginings goes beyond the screen this year. Along with the film festival Miguel, and the rest of the Horrible Imaginings crew, put together a haunted art gallery to accompany these fine and horrifying pieces of film. The art exhibit opened on Thursday October 27th this year with over 100 people attending the opening night gala. The art show will run in the 10th Avenue Theater and Arts Center through Sunday November 6th. The Haunted art gallery features 15 different artists all expressing the dark side of humanity through paintings, sculptures, and other mediums.
Haunted Art Gallery
With the arrival of the 2nd annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Miguel Rodriguez has reached his goal of starting the Macabre art scene in San Diego. This is only the beginning. Miguel will continue to bring the Macabre to light with his Monster Island Resort Pod Cast. Some previous special guests were Terror King Bill Oberst Jr. as well as other horror notables. Miguel has more tricks up his sleeve to help San Diego celebrate the delightfully Macabre with more horror revival nights scheduled throughout the year. His influence is spreading as other movie fans are putting on their own devious galas in San Diego. Checkout more of what’s up in the San Diego Horror Scene by checking out www.monsterislandresort.org and checkout the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival November 4th, and 5th at the 10th Avenue Theater and Arts Center.
Video, and Article by
Brenda and Elisabeth Fies