What’s going on this weekend you ask? Well, lots of events involving zombies, pin-ups, medical mayhem, steampunk, and Snuggies! Here’s our run down of fun, interesting, and/or unusual events for you to be a part of this weekend.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th
The Buried Alive Film Festival
Have you been missing the blood and gory ooziness of Halloween? Well, fear not because Atlanta’s premier horror festival, the Buried Alive Film Festival, happens this weekend! The Buried Alive Film Fest team is a motley crew of individuals engorged in film making, special effects, and all things horror (including local multi-award winning “Atlanta’s Best Film Series” Splatter Cinema, Chamber of Horrors haunted house, and Zombie Walk Atlanta). A wide variety of films that fall into the horror genre will be included – you might see animation, puppeteering, dark comedies, suspenseful thrillers, and zombies. The Buried Alive Film Festival takes place on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at the Plaza Theatre. Individual tickets and festival passes are available on the first day of the festival (no online advance presale tickets available at this time). $7 per screening block/ $30 all access pass.
Friday, November 11th:
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Do Not Disturb The Dark Dead (Short films. 90 mins.)
Zombies. Disappearing cats. Severed heads. And love, sweet love….
“Cabine of the Dead” (Director: Vincent Templement. France, 2010. 9 mins.)
A distracted Frenchman, a phone booth, and zombies…
“Enter The Dark” (Director: Todd Miro. USA, 2010. 18 mins.)
Don’t do that! – not a good idea!
“Inside Ned’s Home” (Director: Jack Lorentz. USA, 2010. 23 mins.)
A beloved cat disappears. Don’t answer the red phone!
“Do Not Disturb” (Director: Patrick Rea. USA, 2009. 15 mins.)
– and do not ring for room service…
“Alice Jacobs is Dead” (Director: Alex Horwitz. USA, 2009. 21 mins.)
Love never dies – or does it? An award-winning tale of the end of the world.
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. OPENING FEATURE/ SOUTHEAST PREMIERE: I Didn’t Come Here to Die (Dir: Bradley Scott Sullivan. USA, 2010. 85 mins.)
Volunteer work can be a killer. Six young people participating in a humanitarian project in the woods. Are the horrific incidents “accidents” or something more deadly? Watch out for that chainsaw!
Plus opening short: “An Evening with my Comatose Mother” (Dir: Jonathan Martin. USA, 2011. 33 mins.)
If you think the old lady is scary, wait until you meet… (we’re not telling you!)
Saturday, November 12th:
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nutman’s Nightmares. (Short films. 90 mins.)
An amputee. An apocalyptic paranoid. Hazing from Hell. Plus, life/death, incest…and goldfish!
A selection of the Buried Alive! Film Fest’s Programming Director’s favorite shorts and the World Premiere of Award-Winning Filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s trailer for his new short – “Borley Rectory.”
“The Other Half” (Dir: Bret Wood. USA, 2009. 17 mins.)
A suicidal amputee, his wife, a gun, and a “dancer” – not a typical family movie.
“Emergency Preparedness” (Director: Patrick Rea. USA, 2006. 9 mins.)
Ready for the end of the world? It better be the right one…
“Hell Week” (Director: Patrick Rea. USA, 2011. 13 mins.)
And you thought your fraternity/sorority hazing sucked – welcome to the college from Hell.
“Borley Rectory” (Director: Ashley Thorpe. UK, 2011. 2 mins.)
The Buried Alive Film Festival is proud to host the World Premier screening of 2010’s visionary, award-winning filmmaker’s teaser for his next short. Be prepared to get a taste of the most haunted house in Great Britain.
“Down to Sleep” (Director: Ryan Lieske. USA, 2011. 40 mins.)
Another non-typical “family” movie. And what is she doing with that goldfish? This is another Buried Alive Film Festival World Premiere – this is the previously unseen Director’s Cut of this short.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Georgia Fever Dreams.
(World premieres of four local shorts , plus filmmakers’ Q & A. 2 hours.)
Freddy sex, Satanic rock ‘n’ roll comedy, the perils of identity theft, and a Stephen King short story.
“A Wet Dream on Elm Street”(Director: Andrew Shearer. USA. 3 mins)
Bring your Freddy sex doll…
“Satanic Panic: Band Out of Hell” (Director: Eddie Ray. USA, 2011. 20 minutes)
Music is the Devil’s tool. And you thought playing “Stairway To Heaven” backwards was a good idea?
“Data Entry” (Director: Taraja Ramese. USA. 6 mins)
Identity theft – but whose?
“Survivor Type” (Director: Chris Ethridge. 30 mins)
How far would you go to survive – loose a foot…or more? Based on the Stephen King story.
(In addition to the filmmakers, expect cast and crew in attendance for all of these films.)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. FEATURE: The Selling (Director: Emily Lou. USA, 2011. 92 mins.)
A house with a history and crazy ghosts is a realtor’s worst nightmare in this witty and wacky movie. It’s the coolest unreleased comedy horror film that the Buried Alive crew has seen in a while!
Plus opening short: “The Familiar” (Director: Kody Zimmerman. Canada, 2009. 22 mins.)
What would you do if your “boss” promised you eternity and then he turned out to be a total jerk?
9:00 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Midnight) FEATURE: Chillerama (Directed by Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Tim Sullivan, Adam Rifkin. USA, 2011. 105 mins.)
The most twisted, crazy anthology horror movie ever made! Wadzilla! The Diary of Anne Frankenstein! Teenage Werebears…. and more zombies! It’s crued, lewd, rude, and totally demented! If you don’t laugh or throw up, you’re definitely dead… a quartet of insane “lost” movies from the directors of Hatchet, Wrong Turn 2, 2001 Maniacs, and Detroit Rock City. Welcome to the drive-in of the damned!
Plus opening short: “Banana Mutherfucker!” (Director: Fernando Alle. Portugal, 2011. 13 mins.)
More inspired insanity from the Portuguese crew who wowed movie goers with “Papa Wrestling” and “Blarghaaahrgarg” at last year’s Buried Alive Film Festival. So, don’t slip – because that banana is something else, man!
11:00 p.m. – Closing / After Party at the Highland Inn
Buried Alive Film Festival
The Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
Southern Fried Fundraiser Spectacular with the Reigning Queen of Burlesque Indigo Blue
What better way to spend your Friday night than by showing benevolence for a few tassel twirling babes? So, go support your local burlesque performers and meet the reigning Queen of Burlesque, Seattle’s Indigo Blue, at the fundraiser for The Second Annual Southern Fried Burlesque Festival held at Bart Webb Studios in Avondale Estates, Georgia. The Southern Fried Burlesque Fest Executive Producers, Katherine Lashe and Ursula Undress, are teaming up with Syrens of the South Productions and Bart Webb Studios to put on a spectacular event – A Night With The Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Indigo Blue! The reigning Southern Fried Queen, Miss Siren Santina, will also perform. The show will start at 8 p.m. and go until about 11 p.m. with special performances by Fonda Lingue, Lola Lesoleil, Katherine Lashe, Ruby Redmayne, Sadie Hawkins, Talloolah Love, Ursula Undress, Lala Masseur, and many more! Doors at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. 21 and up only. There will be a raffle and cash donation bar to help support Southern Fried Burlesque Fest.
Southern Fried Burlesque Fest
Bart Webb Studios
2846 Franklin Street
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Ritual Quarantine – Medical Mayhem Party
Want to go dancing this weekend? Then hit up the RITUAL party on Friday night at The Shelter. This themed event is based on medical mayhem, so dress as a naughty nurse, scrubbed out deranged doctor, or a mental ward patient in straight jacket. There will be surprises, gifts, a bloody good show, and more! Deejays Spin Monkey and Ghost will be keeping the beat alive. Come out and see why The Shelter was voted Best New Club and Best Dive Bar in 2010 and their Das Bunker events were voted as Best Nightlife Event in 2011. $10 cover charge. 21 and up only.
2101 Tula Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Call or text: (678) 694-SHELTER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th
Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge – Pinups for Soldiers Burlesque Show
In memory of the brave men and women of our armed forces, Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge will be hosting a special night of Pinups for Soldiers Burlesque Show as a tribute salute to our veterans, those still serving our country, and their families. This special night will be dedicated to the Chameleon Queen’s Da and the squadron he served during the Vietnam Crisis, the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 – better known as “Ugly Angels.” There will be special performances by Violet Vixen from Nashville and Atlanta’s own Chameleon Queen along with other burlesque troop tributes. Sonoramic Commando will perform live on stage and Rev Andy will spin psychobilly freakout and swing dance throughout the night. Go out early and you can even learn how to swing dance! Mon Cherie’s lovely beauties will welcome you with jello shots and there will be a rockin’ raffle with prizes awarded at the end of the night. This event is sponsored by Pin Ups For Soldiers Calendar and Wooten Pinup Photography along with the many other vendors that will be present. Raffle prizes will include a copy of Tiki Zombie by local comic book artist Michael Gordon, a pair of tickets to see GWAR, a pair of tickets to see Peter Murphy, and a variety of other rockabilly inspired products and services. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. $10 cover charge. 18 and up (21 to drink).
Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge
695 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
The Mechanical Masquerade: A Paranormal Fantasy” A Masquerade Ball
Still missing the magic, mystery, and costumed spectacle that is Halloween? Well, never fear – The Artifice Club is hosting “The Mechanical Masquerade: A Paranormal Fantasy” on Saturday night. The Artifice Club, a society of steampunks, retrofuturists, and like-minded creative folk love to dress up in costume and discuss curiosities and mystifying moments while partying the night away. To attend this masquerade ball, you MUST be dressed in theme-appropriate costume or black tie formal wear with a mask. Masks can be purchased at the event from the lovely Dread Sisters. There are no refunds for costume violation. Entertainment will include acts by Montague Jacque Fromage, Ik (the King of Trolls), Mezmer Society, Doc Volz and his Steampunk Trunk, The Ghosts Project, Vauxhall Garden Variety Players, Hostess and Haunting by The Dread Sisters, Dirk Stevens (Close-Up Magician), Fantasia de Mode Fashion Show presented by The Steampunk Chronicle and DJ Doctor Q after midnight. Other attractions include Occult Bazaar of the Bizarre, King & Queen of the Ball costume contest, storytelling around the bon fire with s’mores, libations and treats by Queenie and Mr. B along with the Good Food Truck and the Irwin Street Outdoor Market, full immersion décor and play actors, oracle readings by Talloolah Love, and charity food and fund raiser for the Atlanta Food Bank courtesy of VONSchmallhausen. $25 entry fee at the door. VIP seating available. $2 to park (cash only).
The Artifice Club
Blue Mark Studios
982 Jefferson Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
The Glenwood Snuggie Jammy Jam
If you are looking for an excuse to wear your Snuggie out in public, then head on over to the The Glenwood on Saturday night. Deejays will be playing your favorite tunes and there will be Snuggie contests! Awards will be given for the Sexiest, Funniest, and Most Original Snuggie or PJ’s. Drink specials, giveaways, and DJ Mason Gill will be rockin’ the all-request mixtape all night long.
1263 Glenwood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13th
The Walking Dead Viewing Party
When you just can’t get enough zombies in your life, come on out and join the zombie lovin’ horde at Diesel Filling Station in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood in Atlanta. Every week Diesel hosts this viewing party and raffles off zombie goodies to the masses. If you bring in a canned food item, you will automatically get a raffle ticket. Another way you can get a raffle ticket is to purchase one of their sponsor drinks. Sponsors include Chamber of Horrors, Splatter Cinema, Society of Zombie Assassins, Zombie Squad, Jagermeister, and Fireball Whisky.
Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306