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An alternative to this weekend’s theatrical releases is After Dark’s third annual Horrorfest, a pretty self-explanatory film festival with the tagline “8 Films to Die For.”

Showing at D.C.’s beloved Phoenix Union Station from today through Jan. 15, the fest sounds like it could be a bloody (sorry) fun time at the movies, with picks that surely aren’t going to be Oscar contenders but will land somewhere in that sweet spot between self-serious dreck like The Unborn and outright parody such as Don’t.

More details at After Dark’s site. Meanwhile, enjoy the promo trailer:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnOX_MkCR9M]