If you love a good scare and the adrenaline rush it brings, you might want to check into the Brightside Tavern in Jersey City on Sunday, June 12, around 3:30 p.m.
That’s when the Jersey City Horror Film Festival gets underway. You’ll have your choice of 4 blocks of films, two of which begin at 4 p.m., and two of which begin at 6 p.m. The screenings will be held upstairs and downstairs at the tavern.
According to the festival website, there will be “opportunities for networking with fellow filmmakers and actors before and after the screenings. Each festival will have an after party and awards. The films, selected by a committee, include features, shorts, music videos, webisodes, and documentaries.”
The first block features a film familiar to some in Hudson County. “Tales from the Narrow Bridge: The Wyrmwood Devil,” filmed by the Bayonne crew from the company founded by Samuel Platizsky, will be screened at 4 p.m. “The Wyrmwood Devil” is an anthology horror film about a group of friends who go into the woods and tell stories in the hope of encountering the Wyrmwood Devil. The film was also screened last month at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City.
Also to be screened at 4 p.m. is “The History of Metal and Horror.” At 6 p.m., the two venues will screen a series of short films, videos and such.
Trophies will be given for best actor, best actress, best film and best unproduced screenplay.
The Horror Film festival was formerly known as the Jersey City Popup Festival, so it’s not new the city.
The Brightside Tavern is located at 141 Bright St. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.
For more information, visit the film festival web site at http://jerseycitypopupfilmfestival.com/.