The legendary Joe Bob Briggs will be in attendance at Cinepocalypse Film Fest 2019 on June 18th to do what he does best: host an epic event called How Rednecks Saved Hollywood! Continue reading for more details on his and other events/screenings at this year's festival. Also: FP 2: Beats of Rage teaser and VOD release details, Mass Hysteria character posters, and the trailer for A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return.

Cinepocalypse Film Fest 2019 Lineup: "It's all been building up to this! Twenty-five years after Chazz, Rex, and Pip shred our minds and held us hostage with squirt guns, The Lone Rangers are back on the big screen in AIRHEADS—screening from a rare 35mm print, possibly for the first time since its initial 1994 release! Brendan Fraser—effortlessly sporting luscious metalhead locks to end them all—Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler are three lovable buffoons on a mission to get their band’s demo played on the radio at any cost.

This spoof of heavy-metal culture (fitting seamlessly into our most metal year yet!) that also respects the vitality and pent-up passion behind it features a powerhouse supporting cast from the likes of Chris Farley, Chicago’s own Joe Mantegna, Michael McKean, Ernie Hudson, David Arquette, Judd Nelson, and so many more.

“AIRHEADS has always been a favorite of mine and was the most fun movie to make… ever!” says director Michael Lehmann (HEATHERS, HUDSON HAWK), who will proudly be there for our Closing Night screening. “Can’t wait to see all three Lone Rangers and Lemmy rock the big screen again. Turn it up!”

John Bloom, best known as his alter ego, "Joe Bob Briggs," is a nationally syndicated "drive-in movie critic" whose wisecracking take on B-movies was featured on two long-running late-night television shows, first on The Movie Channel and then on TNT. That tradition continues with his latest series, The Last Drive-In, currently featured on AMC's Shudder streaming platform.

We’re beyond thrilled to bring Briggs to CFF for a rare Chicago appearance on June 18th to host a very special event, HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD - a fast-and-furious two hours with America's drive-in movie critic where he dives into the history of rednecks in America, as told through the classics of both grindhouse and mainstream movies.

The cherry on top of our bonus festival announcement is a special promo trailer for our hotly anticipated world premiere of the coveted TAMMY AND THE T-REX ‘Gore-Cut’, giving you a sneak-peak at the carnage-to-come on June 17th at Music Box Theatre, months before a 4K restoration of the film, sourced from the camera negative, is being prepped for theatrical and Blu-ray release later this year! Parental Guidance definitely advised!

Festival badges and individual tickets are available now at"


FP 2: Beats of Rage Teaser Trailer and VOD Release Details: "The latest Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Comedy Post Apocalyptic Sports Film Drama installment of The FP franchise “FP2: BEATS OF RAGE”, is set to release nationwide on Amazon Prime and internationally on Vimeo on Demand on 23 May 2019.

Jason Trost’s latest film “FP2: BEATS OF RAGE” finally hits home after a six-month-long international award-winning film festival rollout which began with its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2018 and continued on to a successful limited theatrical release nationwide.

“FP2: BEATS OF RAGE” is THE BEATQUEL YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. A sequel to the post-apocalyptic ’80s-style video game sports action comedy THE FP, this intense update is an instant cult classic, taking a DDR-style dance competition and raising the stakes to mythical proportions.

JTRO retired from Beat-Beat Revelation after he restored control of the FP to the 248 and finally brought back the alcohol and the ducks. But when the exact same problem again threatens Frazier Park, he embarks on the journey of a lifetime deep into The Wastes, and this time, the shiz is triple serious. Joined by hypeman KCDC, he must defeat gang leader AK-47 on his own turf while the fate of getting drunk hangs in the balance.

Director Jason Trost used his immense love of big-budget action storytelling – which notes to hit and which clichés to embrace – to make THE FP an amazing audience experience.

Audiences embraced and cheered for each action moment, reveling in the cinematic language they shared with the creators. BEATS OF RAGE replicates that experience, adding an understanding of apocalyptic sequels and the continuing quest of the weary warrior setting out

The film is now available in the US/UK to Buy Rent or Stream with Amazon Prime. It is also available for purchase on Vimeo on Demand with a slew of Special Ass Features including: Deleted Scenes, Feature Commentary, Behind the Beats and a Tour of the real-life Frazier Park at:"


Mass Hysteria Character Posters & Trailer: "MA - First-Names Films has released a series of fragrance ads featuring the cast of characters from the new horror comedy MASS HYSTERIA. The film recently had its world premiere in Boston where it was officially selected by Independent Film Festival Boston.

Stay tuned for more announcements as MASS HYSTERIA spreads throughout the festival circuit.

Synopsis: When a tourist dies on Halloween night in Salem, the crowd seeks justice by mounting a modern day witch hunt.

Directed by Arielle Cimino and Jeff Ryan

Written by Christopher O’Connell and Jonathan Coleman

Starring: Geena Santiago, Jeff Ryan, Matt Perusse, Destry Allyn, Scott Swayze, Charlie Pollock, Michelle Veintimilla, and Louis Cancelmi

Production Company: First Name Films

Producers: Matt Perusse, Jonathan Coleman, Arielle Cimino, Jeff Ryan

Runtime: 66 minutes

Genre: Horror, comedy

Festivals: Independent Film Festival Boston

Website and social media:"


A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return Digital, On Demand and Redbox Release Details: "Uncork’d Entertainment and Viva Pictures will release the horror sequel A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS: THE RETURN On Digital, On Demand and in Redbox June 4, 2019. From Enderby Entertainment’s genre division Tony-Seven Films, A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS: THE RETURN is a follow up to 2013’s successful A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS. The highly anticipated sequel was directed by Teo Konuralp and written by Jesse Reffsin.

“A first for the genre label Tony-Seven almost 10 years ago, we’ve been asked to explore a sequel for years and we think that Teo Konuralp and Jesse Reffsin have managed to carry on the story with a spooky take that should entertain the original fans,” says executive producer Rick Dugdale from Enderby Entertainment.

Official Synopsis: A few years after surviving a vicious attack, Jordan discovers the ghost of her serial killer aunt has resurfaced in the mysterious town of Silver Falls. To put her aunt’s vengeful spirit to rest, Jordan must return to the sinister town for the fight of her life and finally confront the evil spirits that have haunted her for years.

A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS: THE RETURN stars Dendrie Taylor ("American Vandal”), Laura Flannery (Dead on Arrival), Jade Ramsey (A Haunting at Silver Falls), Nikita Ramsey (A Haunting at Silver Falls), Chris Crema (Intrigo: Dear Agnes) and Clemmie Dugdale (Cracks)."

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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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