Now in its fourth year, the PollyGrind Film Festival, a celebration of grindhouse and exploitation movies, will showcase 123 films, including 41 features. That’s a lot to sift through, so we asked festival director Chad Clinton Freeman to pick out some highlights.
Nightmare Box Freeman describes this movie, about an amnesiac woman who finds herself trapped in a strange room, as a combination of Alice in Wonderland, Saw, Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and controversial past PollyGrind favorite The Bunny Game. October 10, 6 p.m.
Little F*cker Freeman calls this pot-centric horror movie “an ’80s throwback film that gives me that little-kid excited feeling like when I first watched Alf on TV or saw movies like Gremlins and Ghostbusters at the theater.” October 10, midnight.
Boys Cry An intense drama about a West African teen targeted by bullies when he moves to the U.S., Boys Cry was nominated for 11 awards at this year’s African Oscars. “With all the cultural racism, school violence and bullying that is rampant today, this is a very relevant film,” Freeman says. October 12, 4:15 p.m.
Sacrifice: In the Name of Goddess Gadhimai In a festival known for the extreme, Freeman picks this documentary as the most extreme entry of the year, with its depiction of a Nepalese religious festival that involves the slaughter of nearly half a million animals. Director Chandan Gupta will be traveling to Vegas from India for the screening. October 13, 10:15 p.m.
PollyGrind Film Festival Through October 13, $7-$10 per screening, passes $77. Theatre 7, pollygrind.com.