Killer Rack, a screwball horror comedy produced in Buffalo, New York, will have its world premiere at the Scare-a-Con Film Festival, held in conjunction with the Scare-a-Con horror convention at the Turning Stone casino resort in Verona, New York. The film screens Friday, September 11th, at 5 pm ET and Saturday, September 12th, at 3 pm ET.
An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, and the film has been nominated for Best Feature, Best Actress (Jessica Zwolak), and Best Director (Gregory Lamberson). Zwolak and Lamberson are residents of Buffalo, as is screenwriter and co-producer Paul McGinnis.
In addition, Killer Rack is an Official Selection at the Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival in Northern Ireland (October 22nd), Fright Night Theatre Film Festival in Hamilton, Ontario (November 14th), and several others which have yet to publicly announce their lineups.
“We submitted to over 60 festivals around the world which run through the summer,” Lamberson says. “Because our film is a comedy, we want it to be seen by as many people as possible in an audience and on a big screen. Film festivals have become the closest alternative to a theatrical release for indie filmmakers, but submitting to them is an expensive process and a competitive one, entailing a lot of waiting.”
Killer Rack tells the story of Betty Downer (Zwolak), an insecure woman who obtains breast enhancement surgery, only to discover her new assets are Lovecraftian monsters hell-bent on world domination. The cast includes genre favorites Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman, and Brooke Lewis and many Buffalo-Niagara actors including McGinnis, Robert Bozek, and Sam Qualiana.
Tickets for Scare-a-Con can be purchased in advance through the event’s website or at the door.