When the Fake Flesh Film Festival returns in the fall, the terror will no longer be contained to the Paramount Theatre.
Organizer Darryl John intends to take his ode to the independently produced — often times here in Kamloops — horror short film on the road this October.
“I just want to see this happen,” John said Tuesday.
The Fake Flesh festival screened in October at the Paramount, with more than 400 tickets sold. John said there was enough interest that he added a second showing a week before the fest.
And word spread, with theatre owners in Prince George and Penticton wanting to host the festival, he said.
“It was very well received,” said John.
So John is organizing a 10-day festival tour of B.C. just in time for Halloween. The plan is to start in Victoria and wrap up in Banff, with showings in Vancouver and, of course, Kamloops in between.
The exact dates are still being locked down, but the plan is to run the festival Oct. 20 to 29.
“The planning started literally when the festival ended. I haven’t stopped. I’ve been working right through,” he said.
Fake Flesh featured 20 horror short films roughly 10 minutes in length each. About half were made locally.
John wants all the films shown at the second festival to be new, and has three of his own scripts in development with the intention of showing them.
Two films have been submitted so far — one from Italy and another he describes as a loose remake of the 1980s slasher movie Nailgun Massacre.
To learn more about the festival, or to become a sponsor, visit the Fake Flesh Film Festival website at fakefleshfilmfest.com.