The first annual Dark Matters Film Festival celebrates films that happily embrace the darkness. Three days' worth of horror, science-fiction, dark fantasy and black comedy invade the Guild Cinema, May 17-19. Countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and the United States are represented in the fest's 12 features and 14 shorts. The opening night film is a supernatural action flick called Compound Fracture starring wrestler-turned-actor Tyler Mane (Halloween). The closing night film is the all-star anthology flick V/H/S/2. Between those two are wedged all manner of singing space aliens, teenage slashers, zombie-killing baseball players, demonic superheroes, talking teddy bears and mythical monsters. Log on to darkmattersfilmfest.com for a complete list of films and times.