Freak Out

This year marks the 10th anniversary of SF IndieFest's Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. If you aren't immediately scared to death after a single screening, you can enjoy three weeks of independent horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy films. This year's line-up includes 50 features and 25 shorts (four of which are locally made) from the U.S. and around the world. The festival kicks off with a screening of All Cheerleaders Die, an 80s-style flick complete with cool girl cliques, hot football players, and, of course, supernatural powers. It's followed by Willow Creek, a film about a couple who encounters trouble while searching for Bigfoot, and includes a Q&A with director Bobcat Goldthwait after its screening. If you need a quick break from campy thrillers, you can catch, well, equally campy yet classic thrillers. Both Steven Speilberg's Jaws and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining play entirely in 35mm film. Two films that shouldn't be missed? Motivational Growth, a film about a man who, after a failed suicide attempt, begins to take advice from his talking bathroom mold, and Remington and the Curse of the Zombadlings, which features flesh-eating drag queen zombies. Catch the last film, Senn, or duck out a bit early to twerk to DJ Brass Tax at the closing night party.

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival starts at 9 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F., and continues Dec. 6-Dec. 19 at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F. Admission is $10-$12 per film; call 820-3907 or visit

Nov. 29-Dec. 19, 2013

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