The Buried Alive Festival Announces New AMERICAN GUINEA PIG, ED WOOD, and More

For our wonderful Grinners in the Atlanta, Georgia area, we have some exciting news for you! Coming November 15 – 19, 2017 is the Buried Alive Film Festival at 7 Stages Theater in Little Five Points. Now in its 12th year, Buried Alive will showcase 6 feature films and 57 short films from all around the world for its patrons to enjoy.

One of these features is a new film from Mickey Keating, host of Shudder’s new show The Core and director of Carnage Park, Pod, and Darling. His newest outing is the surreal Psychopaths, which recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, and stars Ashley Bell and Larry Fessenden. Another hot film on the docket is a new entry in an infamous series of horror films – American Guinea Pig: Song of Solomon. It is directed by Stephen Biro (AGP: Bouquet of Guts and Gore) and “is sure to push the limits of horror” with its differing take on the well-known exorcism film.

For documentary lovers, BAFF will also be featuring the film Foolish Mortals about the history of the popular The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland and its fandom. From award-winning animator Ashley Thorpe, is the animated doc Borley Rectory, about the most haunted house in England. The festival will be host to five shorts program to showcase the 57 new short films that will also be playing there.

Another exciting event at BAFF will be the screening of the 1921 classic silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This digitally remastered Blu-Ray will show on Friday, November 17 with a special surprise – the musical accompaniment of Samadha, an Atlanta-based jazz group. Saturday, November 18 will feature a live burlesque show before a screening of Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic Ed Wood.

Whew! That’s a lot of good horror times to be had in Atlanta! Head on over to for all the information about the festival and how to get your tickets!