Chicago’s Music Box Theatre is proud to announce the full slate of 2018 programming and guests for the sophomore year of Cinepocalypse. This year’s event takes place June 21 – 28. The festival’s organizers are proud to welcome Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of their 2018 Feature Film Jury.
Alongside the previously-announced Derrickson and Cargill, the festival welcomes writer-director Lana Wachowski (Bound). Wachowski, along with her sister Lilly collaborated on 1999’s The Matrix, and Netflix’s acclaimed Sense8.
Accepting Cinepocalypse‘s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award is the legendary Ernest R. Dickerson. The director of 1995’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight and 1992’s Juice. The festival is deeply humbled to have Dickerson in attendance, hosting special 35mm screenings of both films.
Check out this year’s killer Cinepocalypse poster from legendary album artist Ed Repka. Ed is NECA’s creative director and best-known for creating Megadeth’s “Peace Sells But Who’s Buying” and “Rust in Peace” cover art. Check it out, then read on for the full list of 2018’s films!
Cinepocalypse 2018 Full Films List
- The Domestics (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Mike P. Nelson
- Boogeyman Pop (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Brad Michael Elmore
- Empathy Inc. (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Yedidya Gorsetman
- Gags (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Adam Krause
- Malicious (World Premiere) USA, 2018Director: Michael Winnick
- Await Further Instructions (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Johnny Kevorkian
- Hover (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Matt Osterman
- The Russian Bride (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Michael S. Ojeda
- The Appearance (World Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Kurt Knight
- The Brink (North American Premiere) China, 2017 Director: Jonathan Li
- The Cop Baby (North American Premiere) Russia, 2017 Director: Alexander Andrushenko
- Luciferina (North American Premiere) Argentina, 2018 Director: Gonzalo Calzada
- The Secret Poppo (U.S. Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Kevin Cline, Zach Harris and Sean Pierce
- The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Tommy Avallone
- The Captain (Midwest Premiere) Germany, 2017 Director: Robert Schwentke
- Clara’s Ghost (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Bridey Elliott
- The Devil’s Doorway (Midwest Premiere) Ireland, 2018Director: Aislinn Clarke
- Heavy Trip (Midwest Premiere) Finland, 2018 Director: Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren
- A Prayer Before Dawn (Midwest Premiere) Thailand, 2018 Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
- Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018Director: Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund
Cinepocalypse 2018 Full Films List (Cont.)
- Relaxer (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Joel Potrykus
- Satan’s Slaves (Midwest Premiere) Indonesia, 2017 Director: Joko Anwar
- Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through The Gateway Chosen By The Holy Storsh (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Vivieno Caldinelli
- Summer of ’84 (Midwest Premiere) USA/Canada, 2018 Director: RKSS (Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell)
- What Keeps You Alive (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Colin Minihan
- Wolfman’s Got Nards (Midwest Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: André Gower
- The Ranger (Illinois Premiere) USA, 2018 Director: Jenn Wexler
- Bound (Writer/Director Lana Wachowski in attendance) USA, 1996 Director: Lilly and Lana Wachowski
- Juice (Writer/Director Ernest R. Dickerson in attendance) USA, 1992 Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
- Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (Director Ernest R. Dickerson in attendance) USA, 1995Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
- Judgment Night (Director Stephen Hopkins in attendance) USA, 1993 Director: Stephen Hopkins
- Howard the Duck (Rare 70mm Screening) USA, 1986 Director: Willard Huyck
- Doctor X (Rare 35mm Screening) USA, 1932 Director: Michael Curtiz
Wow! What a lineup!
Four-day access and full festival badges are currently on sale at www.cinepocalypsegenrefest.com
No sophomore slump for Cinepocalypse! This year’s festival really came together nicely! There are a ton of films making their world premiere this year. And wow, what a guest list! If you’re anywhere near Chicago, you’ll kick yourself for missing this one.
What do you think? Will you head to the Music Box Theatre in June and check out Cinepocalypse? Tell us in the comments!