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The Monster Channel Hosts Philadelphia’s Newest and Most Dangerous Film Festival!

On October 17th, Philadelphia’s film underground will reach out to the world via PUFF: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016, a half-hour anthology of short horror films, airing exclusively on The Monster Channel (monsterchannel.tv).

Produced by PUFF co-directors Madeleine Koestner & Alex Gardner, in partnership with Dan Persons of the Philly video boutique Upstart Company, PUFF: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 will feature a diverse selection of films from across the U.S, highlighting a staggering variety of unique, and uniquely horrific, visions:

  • In CRSHN ON U, director Mark Rubbo casts his actors into a vivid, digital landscape for his wickedly demonic take on the swipe-right culture of 21st century mating.
  • THE SUMMONERS features director Sean Gill’s constantly roving camera as it captures the spooky party games of a group of revelers, and how in a second all the fun can go horribly, horribly wrong.
  • A mad showman preps his “puppets” for his most innovative performance in MARIONETTE, director Brandon Tanczak’s salute to the traditions of indie horror.
  • And the pseudonymous director known as A Color Green uses the serene backdrop of the deep forest to frame a disturbing tale of mutilation and death in the stark, dialogue-free MUTE.

Taking the show into and out of commercial breaks will be excerpts from Phil Showzen’s sploosherific, “maternity-horror” makeup effects extravaganza, WET NURSE TRILOGY.

“We selected these films to be a guided tour into the progressive depths of horror,” said PUFF producer Dan Persons, “leading the audience from visual innovation to classic shocks to an unsettlingly insinuating nightmare.

“When I screened the final cut for PUFF’s co-directors Madeleine Koestner and Alex Gardner, Alex said, ‘This is exactly what I’d want to see if I was tuning in at 1 AM.’ That was music to my ears; that’s what we wanted: Something that holds you through the power of its images, something where you have no idea where it’s going, how far into the dark you’re going to fall, but you can’t stop watching.

“It’s a thrill to bring the iconoclastic vibrancy of the Philly film scene to the world with this special. We’re hoping that viewers are going to be amused, shocked, and, yeah, maybe a little disturbed by what we’re offering up. And we’re hoping they’ll remember the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival as the world’s newest source for visionary genre filmmaking.”

PUFF: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 will debut on The Monster Channel on Monday, October 17th, at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT, with a repeat at 11 PM ET/10 PM CT. The show will then re-air through the end of October; viewers are advised to consult The Monster Channel’s listings at facebook.com/monsterchannel.

The producers caution that some viewers may find the content of this show disturbing and offensive.

The Monster Channel can be accessed through its website at monsterchannel.tv, or through its Roku app.


The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is a new event founded to bring the best new and undiscovered genre films to fans in Philadelphia. Focused around alternative screening spaces and renegade filmmaking, this DIY festival is not to be missed. For more information about the festival visit the official website, unnamedfilmfestival.com


Streaming on-line from its website at monsterchannel.tv and via its Roku app, The Monster Channel (MCTV) offers up a 24/7 menu of non-stop horror, recreating the serendipitous thrill of independent UHF stations, but with a 21st century audacity. From gory indies to classic monster movies to the comedy of its horror hosts and the thrill of Kaiju Big Battel’s monster wrestling, all the way to such upcoming originals as Puff: The Best of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival 2016 and Space Sharks, whatever your taste in horror, The Monster Channel has it covered.

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