Friday, April 28, 2017

Chattanooga Film Festival 2017: The Void

Once again, I was able to return to the Chattanooga Film Festival with Mass Listeria!  I love cinema in all of its forms, so the Chattanooga Film Festival is one of my favorite times of year because I spend four days being surrounded by movies and fellow film lovers!  To get a sense of why I love the Chattanooga Film Festival so much, read my post from the start of my coverage of the 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival (found here)...every word of it still holds true!

We already did an overview episode on Mass Listeria (found at, but for the next several episodes of The Gargyle Podcast, I'll be providing reviews of each of the films that I saw individually.  Up next in my coverage of the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival is:  The Void

I'll be providing the description of the films provided in the Chattanooga Film Festival program and trailers via YouTube, when available.  The descriptions and trailers of the movies might let you know what they are about, but if you want to know what I thought of them...well, you are just going to have to give the podcast a listen.

The CFF program description for The Void was:
We've been following the work of filmmakers Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski since the days they were making hilarious and incredible fake movie trailers for films with titles like Laser Ghosts 2:  Return to Laser Cove as part of the Astron-6 collective.  Not long ago, they finally made the leap into feature films with the festival circuit favorites Manborg and The Editor, and thought both films worked beautifully as genre offerings, they both still traded heavily on Astron-6's comedic sensibilities.  For The Void, Gillespie and Kostanski took things deadly seriously, and the result is a creepy little flick with doomsday cults, burned-out hospitals and some of the coolest practical creature effects you're likely to see on a screen this year.  Funny enough, The Void was made largely by the same effects team behind last year's Suicide Squad, which moonlighted with this spooky skin crawler and made a far more satisfying film, in our humble opinion.

I saw 21 feature films, short films, partial films, or live shows during the Chattanooga Film Festival!  So, be sure to check back soon for more of my CFF coverage!  And if you enjoy movies, conventions, comics, games, cartoons, Star Wars, horror, or just about anything sure to keep coming back for all things geekery!!  In the meantime, follow me here, on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my podcast on iTunes and/or Google Play for more geek coverage!

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