10/20 7pm-12am at Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8
10/21 11am-11pm at Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 (Afterparty TBA)
10/22 12pm-7pm at Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 (Awards Party 8pm-10pm at Scruffy City Hall)
2017 Feature Film Lineup:
SUSPIRIA (Friday night) – The bold, bewitching masterpiece of Italian horror celebrates its fortieth anniversary with an eye-popping, blood-splattering 4K restoration.
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL (Saturday night) – The prolific, genre-hopping Japanese master celebrates his 100th feature film with an epic and bloody adaptation of the popular manga.
THE ENDLESS (Saturday) – The directors of Spring and Resolution bring their unique slow burn to the story two men seeking out a mysterious cult.
BETTER WATCH OUT (Friday night) – A holiday babysitting gig goes horrifically wrong in this twisty, crowd-pleasing thriller.
KUSO (Saturday) – The brain-twisting gross-out debut from iconoclastic music producer Flying Lotus features Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Buress and George Clinton.
HAUSU (Sunday) – A group of schoolgirls faces off against an evil spirit in this crowd-pleasing Japanese haunted house tale, an all-time KHFF favorite also turning 40 this year.
TRAGEDY GIRLS (Saturday) – The buzzed-about teen slasher comedy comes to Knoxville for a special sneak preview screening!
GAME OF DEATH (Friday Night) – The gruesome web series hits the big screen as a board game teaches a houseful of millenials to kill or be killed.
SPOOKERS (Sunday) – A delightfully disturbing documentary look at a family of New Zealanders operating a popular haunted house attraction.
SEQUENCE BREAK (Sunday) – A video arcade technician’s life is changed when a mysterious machine shows up in his shop in this surreal and oddly romantic body horror film.
Other events include Saturday night’s premiere of the 2017 Grindhouse Grind-out Filmmaking Contest (KHFF’s unique film event challenging locals to create wild, grindhouse-style fake movie trailers) and Sunday evening’s Awards Ceremony (at Market Square’s Scruffy City Hall) recognizing the festival’s best films. Full short film lineup and schedule will be released in October.
Extreme parental discretion advised, including (and maybe especially) the Grindhouse Grind-out.
Programming and schedule are subject to change.