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Atlanta Journal Constitution: Buried Alive Film Fest brings a world of macabre to Atlanta” Nov 14, 2016

“With a terrifyingly large amount of content on the festival schedule, how does a horror fan make sense of Buried Alive’s madness? It doesn’t take a scientist like Dr. Frankenstein to dissect.”

WABE 90.1 NPR: Buried Alive Film Festival Features Horror, Gore And Fun. Nov 14, 2016

Instead of sticking exclusively with fear and gore, the festival takes a rather broad definition of horror.

The Signal: Buried Alive celebrates best of indie horror. Nov 15, 2016

“With plenty of fake blood at the ready, Buried Alive Film Festival will keep you on the edge of your seat with five days of spooky shorts and creepy features. ”

Dead, Buried, and Back: 11th annual Buried Alive Film Fest begins.

“not only an Atlanta favorite, but it showcases some of the top talents in the film industry”

GeekRex: Best of the Fest: 2015 Buried Alive Film Festival Short Films. Nov. 2015

We encourage you to try to make it out to local film festivals to see them, and seek out interesting ones on crowdfunding sites and support the art form! Last weekend, the Buried Alive Film Festival hosted its 10th annual fest, screening over 70 shorts and three features over two days. – See more at:

Backstage: Inside the 10th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival. Nov. 11, 2015

“It’s more about the filmmakers and the Atlanta film community. We’ve gotten so many filmmakers and actors together that didn’t know each other before, and they go on to make other projects. That’s what it’s all about: everyone gaining new connections with each other.”

SCAD Connector: Buried Alive Film Festival: An indie horror extravaganza Nov 12, 2015

“Buried Alive’s 2015 lineup promises to be its most diverse to date — this year’s festival will feature films from more countries than ever before, as well as more films by female directors than ever before. Lovers of inventive, horrific indie cinema are in for quite a weekend. “

The Film Festival Home: World Premieres and Independent Horror headline Atlanta’s Buried Alive Film Festival. Nov 2015

“This year’s festival lineup is the most diverse selection to date. With films from more countries than ever before, and more films from female directors than ever before, Buried Alive Film Festival continues to search the world over for the latest and the greatest in new independent horror cinema. “

ATLRetro: Fear Potion #9: Buried Alive Film Festival UnEarth’s World’s Best Horror to Atlanta. Nov 19th, 2014

“With a host of filmmakers in attendance, this year promises to be a glorious celebration of horror, further sealing Atlanta’s place as the horror capitol of the nation!”

TARGET AUDIENCE MAGAZINE: The Buried Alive Film Festival keeps screaming in its Ninth Year. Dec 3rd, 2014

“There is not a lot of love or quality of horror at the box office, but BAFF thankfully fills that void. BAFF is a great place for local filmmaker to see each others work and talk shop, and getting to see strange gems like “Extreme Pinocchio” and local premieres like “Satanic Panic 2: Battle of the Bands” (the first Satanic Panic can be seen here online) is a treat for horror fans.”

ATLRetro: Halloween’s Over, but the Horror Continues with the Buried Alive! Film Festival at the Plaza Theatre! Nov 7th, 2013

“Buried Alive! Film Fest has proven year after year to be one of the many reasons that Atlanta is recognized as among the horror capitals of the world, and this year proves to be no exception as Festival Director and filmmaker Blake Myers has loaded the schedule with the acclaimed, the weird, the wonderful and the outright outrageous.”

Creative Loafing: Grind is in tha House at the Buried Alive Film Festival Nov. 11, 2011

“the festival definitely gives props the trend of modern throwbacks to the cheap B-movies of 1960s and 1970s drive-ins.

FAMOUS MONSTERS of FILMLAND: EXCLUSIVE: Winners at the The 5th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival Announced (Anthony Taylor) Nov. 15, 2010

“The Fifth Annual Buried Alive Film Festival invaded Atlanta’s historic Plaza Theater November 12-13th, showcasing the best in international short and feature length independent horror films. Hosted by author and horror evangelist Phil Nutman, the festival boasted the southeastern premiere of Frank Hennenlotter’s “Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore” documentary, as well as screenings of Terry Gilliam’s short, “The Legend of Hallowdega,” and Greg Nicotero’s “United Monster Talent Agency.”

TWITCHfilm.com: Get BURIED ALIVE At The Plaza Theatre In Atlanta This Weekend (Sean “The Butcher” Smithson) Nov. 10, 2010

“Boasting four Southeast premiers out of five features, and a bloody arsenal of terrifying short films, the fifth annual Buried Alive Film Festival breaks the crust and crawls forth to wreak havoc, terrify, and party on down, this  November 12’th and 13’th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Plaza Theatre.”

FANGORIA: Get Buried Alive at Atlanta film fest this weekend (Alan Dart) Nov. 10, 2010

“Their mission is to promote true underground filmmaking in the Southeast and beyond, while providing the Atlanta area with the best independent horror has to offer.”

ZombieCatProductions.com: Maggie is ready to be BURIED ALIVE Nov. 10, 2010

“Their mission is to promote true underground filmmaking in the Southeast and beyond, while providing the Atlanta area with the best independent horror has to offer.”

Creative Loafing: Screen Grab: Buried Alive Film Fest brings underground horror films to the Plaza (Jonathan Williams) Nov. 9, 2010

“While most of Halloween’s monsters have been laid to rest for another year, the Buried Alive Film Fest arises at the Plaza Theatre this weekend with one of its most impressive lineups to date. The fifth annual festival includes two days of shocking short films and frightening full-length features that range from comedic spoof to grindhouse-style gore.”

DreadCentral.com : Atlanta’s Buried Alive Film Festival Unearthed This Weekend (Carnell) Nov. 10, 2010

“A lot of film festivals though tend to show the same old thing despite their venue and location differences. However, in Atlanta, GA, there is a truly inspired festival called The Buried Alive Film Festival which is scheduled for November 12 & 13 at the historic Plaza Theater..”

Creative Loafing: Screen Grab: “The horror! The horror!” Frightful festivals feud with fury (Gabe Wardell) Aug. 16, 2010

Myers continues, “We wanted to have our selections reviewed by judges, put on horror themed parties and events, and reach out to the international horror community.” He is very optimistic about the event’s future: “We’re working on our second year of BAFF we’ve got some great things planned.”

Coffee concurs, “Buried Alive Fest is a truly independent film festival being brought to you by true fans celebrating the genre of horror. Atlanta is fast becoming the horror capital of the world and it is because of these people bringing year-round events to our community. You can only get that kind of dedication from people that really love what they are doing. They are working hard and they are into it for the experience, not the money.”

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