Celebrate Horror with Convention Documentary Fantasm

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Celebrate Horror with Convention Documentary Fantasm - Kyle KuchtaAny horror fan out there who’s worth his or her salt has one thing in common … they’ve either attended a horror convention or plan to attend a horror convention. Indie filmmaker Kyle Kuchta recently documented said experience for his new flick Fantasm, and we have the trailer!

“For years, I’ve been a horror fan,” says Kuchta. “I’m a VHS collector, a convention goer, and generally obsessive about horror films. The only thing I was missing as a young horror lover were people to share my love with. That’s why I’m setting out to talk to some other die hard horror fans, collectors, convention coordinators, business owners, and actors/directors about ‘Why?’ Why does the horror genre consume us the way it does? Why do we succumb and devote ourselves to such a thing? And why is it that when we meet other horror fans, we have a connection far beyond what people realize?”

Sounds like a worthwhile project to us! Fantasm will be submitted to film festivals in the fall, with an official premiere to be announced. An abridged version of the film will screen for free at Syracuse University’s Shemin Auditorium as part of the school’s Class of 2013 Film Showcase on May 4th.

For more visit the official Fantasm website, “like” Fantasm on Facebook, and follow Fantasm on Twitter.

At 15, Kyle’s parents took him to his first horror convention. The one thing he looked forward to most was attending the next convention. But then he went away to college and couldn’t go to any more. Now he’s revisiting these conventions to learn why the gatherings are so important to horror fans.


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