Scared SIFF!

Scared SIFF!

Well, by the time you read this, another Crypticon has come and gone, and I’ll be missing it already. If you also miss it — or if you missed it entirely, if you see what I’m saying — why not keep the horror-related fun by joining me at SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival, for some of their scarier-looking offerings this week? (See what I did there with the title of this post? Pretty clever, right? …. Okay, fine.)

Here’s the list of everything I have tickets for this week, and I hope I see some of your frightened faces there!

Wed, Jun 1, 2016
The Eyes of My Mother, 9:00 PM
Shoreline Community College Theater, Theater Building, 16101 Greenwood Ave N #1600, Shoreline, WA
“When a grinning lunatic attacks a Portuguese-American family living in a secluded farmhouse, it awakens dark desires in a young girl who begins to act on her psychotic impulses in this gorgeous, Lynchian horror fable shot in sinister black and white.” Home invasion flicks are kind of hit-and-miss for me, but this one looks interesting and arty. I’ll give it a shot.
Tickets here: http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/eyes-of-my-mother

Thu, Jun 2, 2016
Tag, 9:30 PM
SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E Pine St, Seattle, WA
“Gonzo Japanese director Sion Sono’s latest starts when a busload of schoolgirls suffer a gruesome, darkly comic demise, sending the sole survivor into a nightmarish world of lake monsters, murderous wind, bloody weddings, and back-flipping pig men.” Oh, Japan, never change. Looks like a funnier version of Battle Royale. Can’t wait for this one.
Tickets and trailer here: http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/tag

Fri, Jun 3, 2016
Under the Shadow, 11:55 PM
SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E Pine St, Seattle, WA
“Set in Tehran during the Iran/Iraq war of the 1980s, a mother, trapped in her apartment during the chaos and falling bombs, worries that malevolent spirits have taken possession of her daughter, leading to a bone-chilling horror tale of paranormal and real-life terrors.” Sounds clever.
Tickets here: http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/under-the-shadow

Sat, Jun 4, 2016
The Night Stalker, 5:30 PM
“This penetrating psychological thriller from Seattle’s Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them) features a spine-chillingly magnetic performance from Lou Diamond Phillips as death-row inmate Richard Ramirez, California’s notorious serial killer.” He managed to scare me in the trailer, so this one seems worth checking out.
SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
Tickets and trailer here: http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/night-stalker