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Mark this on your calendar: February 27 is the 27th annual Insect Fear Film Festival. Hosted by the entomology graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the festival showcases two (usually terrible) arthropod movies.  This year’s delectable offerings are The Black Scorpion (1957) and Ice Crawlers (2003).

If bad movies aren’t your thing, the festival also has an insect art competition, live insect displays, face painting, and other buggy entertainment.  As way of a preview, Jo-anne posted her pics of last years event here.  I’ve put the full announcement below: (more…)

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Mark your calendar.  The 26th annual Insect Fear Film Festival will be held February 28th at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  This year’s theme is “Centipede Cinema”.

The film festival is legendary.  I’ve heard about the event for years, and its lineup of bug flicks, live displays, and art contests have received widespread media coverage.  Now that I live in Champaign I’ll be able to attend my first one.

The announcement:

The Insect Fear Film Festival – scaring the general public with
horrific films and horrific filmmaking since 1984


The 26th Insect Fear Film Festival will be held on Saturday, February 28th in Foellinger Auditorium! As usual, admission is free and the doors open at 6 PM. This year’s theme, Centipede Cinema, ventures into the territory of the the insects’ fellow arthopods: the Myriapods. Our scary, horrible film offerings will feature centipedes, while the insect petting zoo features millipedes.

2009 Insect Fear Film Festival
Schedule of Events

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