Elvira's Horror Hunt Winners Announced; See the Winning Feature and Short on September 13th in Hollywood
The 2012 edition of “Elvira’s Horror Hunt" and the all-star jury led by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ have named the Grand Prize winners of Best Feature and Best Short films. Read on for details!
From the Press Release:
Indiana filmmaker Scott Schirmer’s Found took the top prize for Best Feature Film while Chicago-based Danny DelPurgatario’s Other secured the Best Short Film award. Seven features and thirteen shorts played in the selection process, and the winners were chosen by Elvira and Peaches and their jury of Sybil Danning, Bill Moseley, and Joe Bob Briggs.
In a combined statement from the “Elvira's Horror Hunt" jury, they express, "Found is an after-school Lifetime movie on bullying with multiple decapitations, full-frontal nude massacres, a head in a bowling bag, and then there are the disturbing parts. Both Found and Other deliver the goods in direction, acting, and special effects. In displaying a dedicated, fearless point of view with disturbingly beautiful stories, both winners are true horror films and are fantastic examples of what indie horror filmmakers are creating right now."
"The cast and crew of Found are thrilled beyond belief that our movie is being introduced to the world by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ through 'Elvira's Horror Hunt.' It is the greatest honor any of us have ever received, “says director Scott Schirmer of Found. "It means the world to all of us that Horror Hunt is supporting indie filmmakers, and I simply cannot thank them enough."
"We would like to thank all of the people at 'Elvira’s Horror Hunt' for hosting such an amazing event. Screening alongside so many outstanding films was an inspiration, and we are deeply honored to have been selected as Best Short Film," says director Danny DelPurgatario of Other. "Just the thought of Elvira, Peaches Christ, Sybil Danning, Bill Moseley, and Joe Bob Briggs watching our film is humbling. We couldn't be more excited to bring Other to the Vista Theater for what will become a night to a remember."
Both films, with the filmmakers, cast, and crew in attendance, will screen on Thursday, September 13th, at 8:00 pm, at the historic Vista Theatre in Hollywood, California. Walk the red carpet with them, get blinded by paparazzi, and experience an evening of terrifying films and frightful excitement. Admission is just $20. Buy your tickets in advance here as the event is guaranteed to sell out.
PLEASE NOTE: These films are powerful, disturbing, and not for children. They are currently unrated and are graphic in both content and tone. No one under 17 will admitted to the event.
FOUND (2012, USA, 105 min)
Based on the novel by Todd Rigney, Found centers around Marty, a shy, bullied fifth-grader who takes refuge in horror films... until his life turns into one. After finding a human head in his brother's closet, Marty fears for the safety of his family while making a desperate effort to reconnect with Steve, the big brother whose homicidal cravings threaten to destroy life as Marty knows it. Starring Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munro, and Louie Lawless. Produced by Leya Taylor, Damien Wesner, and associate producer Arthur Cullipher. Directed by Scott Schirmer.
OTHER (2012, USA, 15 min)
Patrick is a brilliant doctor in an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis. During a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined. In pursuit of this dark prize, Patrick will risk everything to ensure he sees his experiment to the end... even if it means accepting the sinister results. Starring David Steiger. Directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and written by DelPurgatorio and Rob Foster with screenplay by Anthony Williams. Produced by Larissa Shames.
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