Screamfest LA '08 is primed to become one of the biggest and best horror film festivals this year, and you just know we had to do something special to celebrate!
Those brilliant bastards behind the Toronto After Dark Film Festival just announced a few last-minute additions to their already stellar lineup of films for the 2008 event, which goes down this October 17th-24h.
Time Crimes (review) may be more of a suspense movie than a horror flick, but there's just something about time travel and bandaged-face, scissors-wielding psychos that's so inviting to us.
We've been keeping close tabs on the 8 Films to Die For that will be playing during the upcoming After Dark Horrorfest III, and today we got the news that the dates of the fest have shifted slightly to January 9-15, 2009.
Lurker Films sent out a press release today outlining the guests and some of the movies that will be a part of the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon in Portland, Oregon. Their Author Guest of Honor is Brian Lumley (The House of Cthulhu), and Mike Mignola is the Artist Guest of Honor.
Another new title has been added to this year’s Screamfest LA lineup, one that horror fans have been waiting over a year to finally see for themselves: Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat! Yesterday I got a postcard in the mail with Friday, October 10th, listed as the premiere date for the film at Mann’s Chinese 6 Theatre, which means it's opening the festival in style!
After Dark Film’s third annual Horrorfest has just added another film to its lineup, Phedon Papamichael’s From Within (review). The film is the story of a small town hit with a rash of suicides. One young girl begins to distrust everyone and believes she will be next.
Five up-and-coming directors from the UK whom you’ve probably never heard of have gotten together and created an anthology that, but all early accounts, is one of the coolest collections of shorts the horror world has seen in a while. So we’re going to give you the first word on it, cause we love you that much.
Filmmaker/actor Alan Rowe Kelly (I’ll Bury You Tomorrow, Blood Shed) just dropped us a line with the excellent news that his next effort, the short film “A Far Cry From Home”, will be debuting at the Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, IN!
Eric Red just announced via his MySpace page that his return to directing, the ghost story 100 Feet, has been chosen as an official entry in this year’s Austin Film Festival!
Well, another year of Fantasia has come to an end. The wife and I are headed home today and back to our “normal” lives, which believe it or not is actually something I’m looking forward to.
Our man Andrew Kasch reported in this past weekend with news that the one and only Clu Gulager, father of John and actor in more roles than I care to count, is starting up his very own film festival in Los Angeles. Running August 27th-30th, the craftily titled Clu Gulager Film Festival will feature some great movies and even better guests.
Need a good reason to make a trip across the pond? Or perhaps you live in the UK and are just dying for something cool to do? We’ve got just the thing, if you don’t mind waiting till August…
And it’s about time! I’ve been waiting all day for Fantasia’s official site to finally get the 2008 schedule up, since we’ve been giving you stuff to look forward to on it all week, and I can happily report that it’s live!
Cinéma-vérité. Reality horror. An unblinking look at terror at its most shaky. Call it what you will, the new trend of shot-on-the-cheap films featuring “found footage” from some horrifying incident or another isn’t going away anytime soon.