Overseen by Festival Director Monte Yazzie (who can be heard on the Corpse Club podcast and whose film reviews are featured on Daily Dead), the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, August 12th, at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, and the lineup is once again an eclectic array of enlightening, insightful, and altogether enthralling films from around the world, including The Last Matinee, The Strings, Blood Conscious, and The Night House!

Go here to check out the full schedule for this year's International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (as well as the Phoenix Film Festival), and to learn more, visit HorrorSciFi.com and PhoenixFilmFestival.com!

"Now in its 17th year, the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival happens in conjunction with the yearly Phoenix Film Festival with a dedicated theatre all opening weekend and screenings all week long.

The 2021 International Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival takes place August 12 - August 22, 2021. Attendees can catch premieres of short and feature horror and sci-fi films from all over the world.

Patrons will be able to screen awesome horror and sci-fi films alongside over a hundred other independent films. It's the best of all worlds!

The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation.

For information about our safety protocols and those put in place by Harkins Theatres, please visit the Harkins Theatres website at https://www.harkins.com/welcome-back and https://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/welcome-back."

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