If you’ve ever dreamed of pulling into a theater parking lot with BMX bikers doing half-pipe flips and a man preparing to be set on fire; ActionFest, Asheville’s annual “Film Festival with a Body Count” might be the cinematic event you’ve been waiting for. On a recent sunny weekend, I attended the second annual festival and took in a few films coming soon to Triangle theaters and/or video; over three days, I’ll witness everything from a pipe wrench to the skull to a hobo with a shotgun.

Read the recap (and reviews) here!