Horror movie festival, independent films, and other moves that aren’t Spiderman 3

Eight low-budget horror movies playing at the downtown Visalia theater? I just have to say, this sounds absolutely one-hundred percent bad-ass. More bad-ass than Big Bubba’s Bad-Ass BBQ, which is pretty damn bad-ass.

  • The Deaths of Ian Stone” — A young man is forced to relive his death over and over again. Screens at 7 p.m. today; 1 and 7 p.m. Monday
  • “Nightmare Man” — A woman and her friends are stalked by a mysterious force while hiding out in a remote cabin. Costars Richard Moll from “Night Court” fame. Screens at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • “Crazy Eights” — While attending the funeral of a childhood friend, six people go on a creepy treasure hunt. Costars former porn star Traci Lords. BAD-ASS! Screens at 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • “Unearthed” — A 9,000-year-old creature dug up during an archeological survey chows down on the citizens of a small town. Screens at 1 and 9:30 p.m. today; 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. Monday.
  • “Borderland” — Three college students vacationing in Mexico find themselves running from a blood cult that wants to use them as human sacrifices. Screens at 3:30 p.m. today; 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.
  • “Mulberry Street” — Zombies descend on New York City, forcing six people to make a last stand at a crumbling apartment complex. Screens at 7 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
  • “Tooth and Nail” — In a post-apocalyptic world, cannibals attack a band of survivors holed up in an abandoned hospital. Screens at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • “Lake Dead” — Three sisters and their friends are attacked by inbred rednecks in rural America. Screens at 1 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  • HOW FREAKING SWEET do these movies sound!?!? www.horrorfestonline.com has all the bad-ass trailers.

    Independent move lineup

    In more sophisticated movie news, the next few Wednesdays and Thursdays will have these following independent movies, again at the downtown Visalia theater:

  • This Wednesday and Thursday: “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” — A documentary about people who obsessively play the video game Donkey Kong.
  • Nov. 29-29: “In the Shadow of the Moon” — A documentary about the U.S. astronauts who landed on the moon.
  • Dec. 5-6: “Great World of Sound” — A comedy about the travails of an independent record producer.
  • Dec. 12-13: “Dedication” — A dramatic comedy about a misogynistic children’s book author. It stars Billy Crudup, Peter Bogdanovich, Mandy Moore and Amy Sedaris.
  • I know it’s not a horror festival, but the presence of both Donkey Kong and Amy Sedaris does boost the independent movie lineup a few notches on the bad-ass scale.

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