This past weekend, yours truly got to attend, in an official capacity no less, as a “reporter,” the inaugural LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL, a showcase for short and feature-length Independent, low-budget and micro-budget movies and their creators. Two full days and more films than I can shake a stick at, popcorn and hot dogs, and the chance to meet and chat with some cool folks who share my passion for the dark and bloody stuff. As I explained to special guest Director William Collins, who had never been to the area before (the event was held at the SOMERVILLE PLAYHOUSE, several miles from the nearest big city, Huntsville, Alabama, a bastion of the arts surrounded by cow pastures, house trailers, and some two dozen small churches): There IS culture here. And there ARE Horror fans. You just have to know where to look for it, and them.
As to why the event merits mentioning here, astute readers may have already pieced that one together: the film festival took its name from the character “legless corpse” in the modern “classic” RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. So were any of the features I viewed zombie flicks? Surprisingly there was only a couple. More on them next week.