There's a freaky side to the Austin Film Festival with screening times nearing midnight.
Thursday's opening film in the Dark Matters portion of the program packed the house.
Cast from the zombie romantic comedy "Deadheads" hit the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. As you might guess it's not all that serious of a film. But the folks who made it are serious about connecting with fans of the genre. They say the Austin is a prime spot to roll out their hybrid horror movie for hungry film fans.
"Outside of Hollywood it's the center of film making and we're an indie film, indie films aren't supported nearly as much anywhere in the entire United States," filmmaker Brett Pierce said.
Deadheads screens again Sunday evening at the Austin Convention Center.
"It's has a lot of crazy humor in it. It's got a lot of gore in it so it also has stuff for the horror fans it's just kind of a mixed bag of everything. It's like if 'Evil Dead' met John Hughes films," actress Natalie Victoria said.
The Dark Matters portion of the festival includes four feature films with horror elements.