For over a decade now, the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix has been a showcase for ambitious genre projects, and this year looks to be exception, as the lineup for the April film fest includes the vampiric horror movie The Transfiguration, Graham Skipper's Sequence Break, Dave Made a Maze, Lake Bodom, and more.

Press Release: PHOENIX, AZ (March 17, 2017) – The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, celebrating their 13th year is proud to announce their key films in the 2017 lineup!

The opening night film will be LAKE BODOM, a tension-filled homage to slasher genre films, where a group of teenagers try to reconstruct, minute by minute, an infamous and unsolved murder that took place at Lake Bodom in the 1960's. But as night falls, it turns out not all of them are there to play.

Additional films appearing at the 2017 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival include:

THE TRANSFIGURATION – an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, THE TRANSFIGURATION; Milo (Eric Ruffin) is troubled teen living in New York City with his older brother Lewis (Aaron Clifton). Milo has a fascination with the lore of the vampire, one that begins to invade his everyday life.

DAVE MADE A MAZE- a non-stop mix of fantasy and sci-fi fun, Dave (Nick Thune), an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a cardboard fort in his living room. It's a creation that ends up trapping him, his girlfriend Annie (Meera Ronita Kumbhani), and a group of oddball explorers inside a fantastical world filled with booby traps, critters, and a bloodthirsty Minotaur

A DARK SONG – First-time director Liam Gavin crafts a strong debut with an occult film that is as eerie as it is unique. Sophia (Catherine Walker) is a grieving mother, overwhelmed with sadness due to the untimely death of her young son. In an attempt to find some kind of closure, Sophia desperately reaches out to an occultist named Solomon who has experience with an ancient invocation ritual that brings about dark and deadly forces.

SEQUENCE BREAK – a surreal sci-fi romance film, a reclusive video arcade technician encounters strange metaphysical forces that result in bizarre bio mechanical mutations and a shocking self realization. Director Graham Skipper will be present for a Q&A with the audience.

The full synopsis and trailer of each film is now available at the Phoenix Film Festival’s website,

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Director Monte Yazzie comments, "IHSFF thrives on bringing unique horror, fantasy, and science fiction fueled visions to the screen. It's our goal to provide these inventive and creative filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their creations with us. We have a little bit of everything in our program, enough to satisfy all your science fiction and horror appetites."

The 13th Annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is part of the 17th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, which occurs this year from Thursday, April 6th to Thursday, April 13th. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 25,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year.  The week-long Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054.

For movie lovers, this is an event that is not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass.   For more information call 602-955-6444 or visit