MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The 2012 installment of the Dark Mirror horror film festival will take place on Saturday, October 20. Screenings will include In the Mouth of Madness, 28 Days Later, and Take Shelter, with a panel discussion on the theme of "Horror and Apocalypse" taking place before the final film and featuring Matt Cardin (author on horror and religion), Dr. James Kendrick (Baylor University professor of film and digital media), Dr. J. Gordon Melton (Distinguished Professor of American Religions at Baylor University), and Joe McKinney (zombie/crime/thriller novelist and sargeant with the San Antonio Police Department). Visit our Film Screenings page and Venue page for full details about schedule and location.
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- Anxiety, Sadness, and Horror at the End of the World: A review of TAKE SHELTER by James Kendrick
- Food for the Apocalypse: Concessions at Dark Mirror 2012
- Doomsday Film Festival!
- “The darkest corners of human nature”: A review of 28 DAYS LATER by James Kendrick
- Changing reality into a nightmare: “In the Mouth of Madness” (MOVIE TRAILER)
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Tweet After months of planning, it’s a pleasure to wake up today and announce that Day One of The Dark Mirror 2011 was as much of a blast as we had all hoped it would be. About 120 people — college students, high school students, MCC faculty and staff, and horror film fans in general [...]
Tweet We’ll launch the second and final day of our 2011 festival tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 29) with a 3 p.m. screening of director Philip Kaufman’s superlative 1978 take on Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Here’s Dark Mirror co-chair Jim Kendrick’s review of the film. Over the past decade, at least since the Michael Bay-produced remake [...]
Tweet There’s a great write-up about us in today’s Waco Tribune! It’s titled “Dark Mirror fest offers 6 horror films,” and the Web version is behind the Trib’s paywall, so we can’t link to it directly. But you can read it on the Web if you’re a subscriber, or in the print edition, which is [...]
Tweet Today we’ve received nods and promotion from both Waco’s daily paper and the local CBS television affiliate. Waco entertainment editor Carl Hoover advertised and discussed our festival in both today’s print edition and in a blog post this afternoon titled “Film fest, film fest.” He writes, “Friday and Saturday the Dark Mirror horror film [...]
Tweet This afternoon I gave an interview to Carl Hoover, entertainment editor for the Waco Tribune, about our film festival this Friday and Saturday. Carl is quite informed about the horror genre, and so we talked about monster movies, spiritual/psychological fears, zombies, demons, possession, exorcism, pod people, and the way horror entertainment allows the things [...]
Tweet Today I had the pleasure of doing a sound-and-picture test for Risen with the director, Damon Crump. You’ll recall (since we’ve mentioned it multiple times here) that this is the zombie movie shot in Waco. The picture looks good, the sound is booming, and it’ll be an awesome film to kick off this years [...]
Tweet As you know (because we’ve already said some things about it) we’ll conclude this year’s Dark Mirror horror film festival with a screening of The Exorcist. Now comes the news that, after 40 years, The Exorcist is still the highest-grossing horror film of all time when the numbers are adjusted for inflation: It may [...]
Tweet The festival is almost upon us! This Friday, October 28 will be Day 1 of Dark Mirror 2011. Here’s Friday’s screening schedule: 3:00 p.m. — RISEN. This is the 2007 zombie movie directed by Waco-based filmmaker Damon Crump. It made its North American festival premiere at the 2007 Chicago Horror Film festival, where it [...]
Tweet The answer is no, we’re not too scared, and this is a good thing, since it would screw up our screening schedule and contradict our Dark Mirror 2011 advertising. But there’s a projectionist at a movie theater in the U.K. who is, in fact, too frightened to show the legendary “scariest movie ever made.” [...]
Tweet Here’s the trailer for Risen, which, as you know, is the film that will launch our Dark Mirror festival this year. And its director, Damon Crump, will be there to introduce it and conduct a Q&A afterwards. After all, it was shot right here in Waco — after which it went on to win [...]