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Stabby Stabby Stab Stab wins Best Film, Viewers' Choice
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2014 Statesboro Film Festival winners Daryl Sullivan, front center, Courtney Escher, left center, Ore Obasanya, rear center, and Mallory Taylor, right center, are all co-producers and participants in Viewers' Choice and Best Film winner "Stabby Stabby Stab Stab." Brian Graves, left, won Best Director and Best Editing for "The Packinghouse," and Kenneth Gamblin, right, won Best Cinematography for "A Letter."
A film that captures the funny side of fear won Best Film as well as Viewers’ Choice during the sixth annual Statesboro Film Festival, held Thursday night at the Averitt Center for the Arts.Directed by Daryl Sullivan, “Stabby Stabby Stab Stab” is a humorous take on the classic chase by a masked killer with a knife. Viewers giggled throughout the short film as a pretty young girl ran from the tall masked murderer, running through alleys and streets easily recognized as downtown Statesboro.A twist had the chase interrupted by a couple leaving a restaurant, and the victim joined her would-be killer for drinks before leaving, when he resumed the pursuit.“Stabby Stabby Stab Stab” was also nominated for best editing, best cinematography and best director.“The Packinghouse,” directed by Brian Graves, documented the murky history of a “haunted” local property. The abandoned meat packing plant on Packinghouse Road is rumored to have been the site of numerous deaths when its owner set fire to it with workers trapped inside.
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