Almost 20 years after Tommy Faircloth made his directorial debut with "Crinoline Head," a horror-comedy feature shot mostly in Columbia, the filmmaker and film festival founder is set to release the sequel, "Dorchester's Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head," in North Charleston on Saturday.

If you go

What: "Dorchester's Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head" premieres with a red carpet screening featuring appearances by the film's cast and crew, a special outtakes reel and discussion with the filmmakers. Tickets are available online and at the door.

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sterett Hall, 1530 7th St., North Charleston

Price: $20

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"Dorchester's Revenge" follows a group of college students investigating a series of grisly murders that took place two decades ago at a nearby lake house. When the students visit the scene of the crime for a history project, they discover that the legendary killer Crinoline Head may still be lurking.

Faircloth shot the sequel at locations around the state, including Charleston, Hollywood and Meggett, with local actors in many of the roles.

For those unfamiliar with "Crinoline Head," the sequel works as a standalone story, said Faircloth, who also pointed out that there would be plenty of throwbacks to the original for hardcore fans.

"Dorchester's Revenge" will screen at a red-carpet premiere on Saturday followed by cocktails at The Vendue rooftop bar and a drag show at Club Pantheon starring Ava Clear and Vega Vega, both of whom appear in the film. Most of the cast will also be in attendance at the premiere, and DVD copies of "Crinoline Head" will be available for purchase.

The premiere will double as a fundraiser to help cover the costs of submitting and screening the film at festivals around the country. "Dorchester's Revenge" has already lined up a festival premiere for September at the Austin Indie Flix Showcase.

Faircloth hosted the debut Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest in North Charleston in April. The festival, which screened 39 feature and short films from around the world, is South Carolina's only film festival dedicated entirely to the horror genre.