Slash and Bash Horror Sci-Fi Festival

bruce_campbell_army_of_darknessThe 5th annual Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Festival will be taking place September 25-27th in Topeka, Kansas at the Holiday Inn Holidome.

Legendary actress Adrienne Barbeau will be in attendance all three days to meet fans and introduce her films such as Swamp Thing, Creepshow and Escape From New York.

They are showing Midnight Fright Flicks that will be: Phantasm on Friday night and on Saturday it will be Army of Darkness.

Godzilla will be making his first appearance at Slash and Bash in the film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” that will be showing at 1PM on Sunday.

It will also include local independent films from local filmmakers including Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula which will show on Saturday night, this well made, quirky flick is a blast from beginning to end and Director Timothy Friend will be in attendance as well as one of the stars and producer of the film Jennifer Friend.

Patrick Rea, a director from Lawrence will show his award winning short film Mrs. Brumlett’s Garden that recently won for best cinematography at the Fright Fest Weekend event, and it had a showing at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Opening the festival on Friday will be Last Breath from director Ty Jones who will be in attendance for Q&A following. Last Breath deals with a husband and wife, whose marriage is built on shifting sand, find themselves imprisoned by a sadistic killer–forced to make choices that will ultimately determine their family’s survival or demise.

Also showing will be a film about the Salle House in Atchinson Kansas which is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the United States.

Closing the festival on Sunday will be a documentary about a real life monster in the film “Feast of the Assumption: The Otero Family Murders” which tells the story of Charlie Otero who at 13 years old came home from school to find his family murdered at the hands of the BTK killer in Wichita Kansas. The story follows Charlie through his trials and tribulations he has encountered since the loss of his family and how he dealt with the eventual capture of BTK some 30 years later. This is an engrossing well made film that will grip you and never let go because its real!

Charlie Otero himself will also be in attendance to intro the film and conduct a Q&A.

There will be full length features and short films with something to satisfy everyone who attends. Also there will be a dealers room where you can pick up autographs and purchase DVD’s, T-Shirts and many other items!

Full festival passes are only $10 or $5 per day.

About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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