Wednesday, March 13

International Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival 2024

April 4-14

Now that the Oscar’s have aired, it’s the perfect to time celebrate filmmaking by attending the Phoenix Film Festival! And if you’re like me and prefer dark over dramatic; blood over stolen kisses; the International Horror/Sci-Fi Festival is your ticket.

This year the International Horror/Sci-Fi Festival will be held in conjunction with Phoenix Film Festival from April 4-14 at Harkins Scottsdale 101.

I’ve been attending the festival since the early 2000’s and have yet to be disappointed. In fact, this year is one of the most diverse I’ve seen with films directed by women and men; from countries such as Malaysia, Morocco, Brazil and Korea; and stories ranging from haunting to outright gory.

I’m ready for a memorable showcase and have provided the 5 films I’m most excited to watch – but will definitely be seeing more than that. 

As you read through these films, jump on to secure your tickets. They do sell out fast!

Tiger Stripes

I make no apologies for being a woman and have plenty suffered since I was a teen with all things hormonal. I just have a very angry uterus I’ve decided. The concept of a young girl becoming feral as her body changes sounds fascinating and a story I’m ready to cheer for.

Tiger Stripes also made its debut at Cannes last year and has won several awards in the festival scene. 


An 11-year-old girl is carefree until she starts to experience horrifying physical changes to her body.

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Yes, it's a very long title but seriously, what an idea to tell on screen! Just from the title alone, I want to know why this vampire seeks blood on an entirely different level.


Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill! When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she meets Paul, a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies who is willing to give his life to save hers. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest to fulfill Paul’s last wishes before day breaks.


Property is already being talked about a lot for taking a different route with home invasion and using it to showcase social class disparities. With many people already on edge all around the world, I want to see how this film goes down and if it provides any hope for our future.


To protect herself from a revolt by the workers on her family’s farm, a reclusive woman locks herself in her own armored car. Separated by a layer of glass, two universes are about to collide.


Here comes all the blood and guts! This creature feature is said to have a very Memento feel and they used all practical effects. I’m in!


A multitude of guests visit the same cheap Tokyo Airbnb at different times, unaware of the gruesome creature waiting for them.


One thing that has always fascinated me and scared me a bit is the ability to do crazy things in your sleep with no recollection of doing it. This Korean feature looks like a slow burn that may haunt most sleepwalkers and insomniacs.


A young, expectant wife must figure out how to stop her husband’s nightmarish sleepwalking habits before he harms himself or his family.

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