5 Films To See At SoHome Horror Pride 2023

Returning for it's 4th annual summer home invasion, SoHome Horror celebrates Pride by delivering virtual goodness into your homes from 29th June to 2nd July. As a preview, here are 5 of my choices for films worth catching at this year's festival.

1. Bad Girl Boogey (UK Premiere)

One Halloween, blood was shed by the wearer of a parasitic mask cursed with black magic and bigotry. Sixteen-years-later, a killer with the same mask forces Angel to fight their fear before everyone they hold dear is slaughtered. Director Alice Maio Mackay's sophomore feature promises a resonant allegory for the LGBTQ+ community's struggles.

2. Bliss of Evil (UK Premiere)

Struggling in the aftermath of a traumatic event, sound engineer Isla tries helping her girlfriend get her band signed to a major record label. One evening during band rehearsals, the group discover they've been locked inside a music studio with no escape. Director Joshua Morris builds tension and mistrust across the film's first half, for an effective slasher that may just be your tempo.

3. Bride of the Killer Piñata (European Premiere)

With a title like that, how could I not select Stephen Tramontana's sequel to Killer Piñata? Set a decade later, Lindsey Goodman finds her domestic struggles put on the backburner when a new piñata looking for help awakens the Killer Piñata. As the new addition becomes mentored in murderous ways, Lindsey rallies her old crew together to send the Killer Piñata back to hell for good.

4. Howdy, Neighbour (World Premiere)

Still recognized for his starring role in family sitcom "Howdy, Neighbor!", Los Angeles based actor Benjamin discovers his new neighbor, Chase, is a huge fan. As the lines between friend and fan are blurred, Ben begins investigating why Chase looks so oddly familiar. Made up of former Disney Channel child stars Allisyn Snyder and Matthew Scott Montgomery, this promises to be a scary and hilarious teardown of toxic fandom and obsession.

5. Phantom Summer (UK Premiere)

Somewhere in the Brazilian seaside, two teenage boys bond over the mystery of a missing kid. They end up falling in love while investigating the case, but their blossoming romance is threatened by sinister forces lurking beneath that idyllic summery landscape. Mattheus Marchetti's feature promises a nightmare in this blend of desire and destruction.

SoHome Horror Pride 2023 runs from 29th June to 2nd July. The festival operates on a Donate-What-You-Can basis, donations can be made @ paypal.me/sohohorror