I'll never forget the first horror film I saw. I was thirteen and my friend's older brother decided that we should all watch Evil Dead together. I remember thinking it was the most insane thing I'd ever seen and I'll likely never be able to erase the pencil-gouged-in-the-ankle scene from my otherwise pure mind. Way to go writer/director Sam Riami! Anyway, the point is that horror films (even the lazy, shitty ones generally) are awesome and that our friend and all round horror-connoisseur, Rachael Cotra, has curated a festival full of the incredible, thoughtful, scary and strangely beautiful variety that you should definitely get along to see. The launch is happening tonight at the Rooftop Bar at Curtain House with entertainment provided by Das Butcher and DJs Dark Cheese and Rabid Wastoid.