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Thursday-Sunday To-Do: Hot Springs Horror Film Festival

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Eric England's "Contracted" will screen for the first time in Arkansas Thursday at Central Theater in Hot Springs.
  • Eric England's "Contracted" will screen for the first time in Arkansas Thursday at Central Theater in Hot Springs.


HOT SPRINGS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Various times. Central Theater. $10-$85.


Horror film buffs here in Arkansas have it pretty good. First came the Little Rock Horror Picture Show, and now there's the new Hot Springs Horror Film Festival, which will bring four days of blood, guts, suspense and screams to the Spa City.

The scene of the crime will be the Central Theater, where dozens of short and feature-length films will be screened, including several made right here in Arkansas and many that will be accompanied by Q&A's with some of the films' creators.

There are far too many screenings and related events to list here (full schedule is here), but Thursday night will see the Arkansas premiere of "Contracted," the new flick from Natural State native Eric England, whose 2011 backwoods slasher "Madison County" was particularly unnerving if you've ever spent much time in Madison County. 


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