DEDfest 2013 Begins Tonight With WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? And THE BATTERY!

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DEDfest 2013 Begins Tonight With WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? And THE BATTERY!
A reminder to folks out in Wild Rose Country that the sixth annual DEDfest begins tonight in the City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta. Or as they like to call it around this time of year Deadmonton, Hellberta. 

The lineup is a bevy of festival favorites. Along with tonight's opening films attendees will get to see Cheap Thrills, Willow Creek, We Are What We Are and Septic Man. And there will also be a retro screening of Bloodsport! So head on over to the Garneau Theatre this weekend cause the Oilers are on a road trip and this is the only game in town this weekend! 


Legendary comic Bobcat Goldthwait, spotlight on local talent highlight 2013 festival

Halloween might be a few weeks away but Edmontonians hoping for some thrills need look no further than the 2013 DEDfest Film Festival, Canada's most insane and exciting genre film festival running October 16th through 20th at the Garneau Theatre.
What began six years ago as a small, underground horror film festival has quickly grown into a five day extravaganza of insane, genre-bending cinema brought to you by some of today's most imaginative and daring filmmakers. "2013 is our biggest year yet," says Festival Director, Derek Clayton. "We're presenting sixteen feature films, from the Duplass brothers' produced creature-feature Milo to the bombastic Why Don't You Play in Hell? courtesy of Japan's own twisted son, Sion Sono. It's going to be a blast!"

It's not a film festival without filmmakers, and DEDfest is honored this year to host legendary comedian and filmmaker, Bob Goldthwait who will be presenting his found footage Sasquatch film, Willow Creek. "The movie is great," says Derek. "The logline doesn't do it any justice, the whole thing just oozes Bob's style, humour and knack for characters." Other guests include Jeremy Gardner, co-director and lead of the zombie-roadtrip-baseball film, The Battery and Christian Pitre and Barak Hardley, stars of the bullet-ridden, post-apocalyptic action flick, Bounty Killer.

This year's festival also highlights Edmonton-based creators, with a selection of shorts curated by local filmmaker Timothy Rutherford, fresh off his own success with The Last Video Store which screened at the 2013 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Promoting local talent and bringing together the local film industry is a big part of DEDfest's mission and key to its growth. "We've been able to demonstrate that genre films - as fun as they are - should be taken seriously. We're creating a place where you have local filmmakers interacting with internationally recognized stars and everyone's on equal footing," says Derek. New this year is an industry focused panel presentation on film financing featuring guest filmmakers and local up-and-comers. "As far as we've gone these past six years, in the next six years I want DEDfest to be the catalyst for a vibrant and sustainable local industry," explains Derek.

Additional information on each film and up to the minute news is available through the DEDfest website at

Oct 16
Why Don't You Play in Hell?
The Battery
Cheap Thrills
Jug Face
She Wolf
Bounty Killer
Rewind This
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
Pinup Dolls on Ice
Willow Creek
Bad Milo!
We Are What We Are
Filthy's FEUD
All Cheerleaders Die
Septic Man
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