The annual Monsterpalooza festival in southern California is more than just a chance to revel in the art of horror filmmaking while meeting some of your favorite genre icons. The events next outing in Pasadena this April will include a film component. We’re getting word today that Mimesis: Nosferatu will be shown at the Pasadena Convention Center on Friday, April 12th at 9 PM; the event is free for festival attendees!
In 2012 Mimesis: Night of The Living Dead saw a group of demented horror fans using the plot of George Romero’s classic zombie film to murder unsuspecting victims. It was a meta-take on the zombie genre (and horror films in general) that starred Sid Haig (Devil’s Rejects, Three From Hell), Bill Hinzman (Night of the Living Dead) and Courtney Gaines (Children of the Corn). Variety called Mimesis “A surefire fan fave” and HorrorNews.Net said, “One hell of a fun film, don’t miss it”. Several critics top 10 lists and a dozen notable festivals (including Cinequest, New York Horror & Shriekfest) led to Anchor Bay domestic distribution and a Showtime Networks deal. Overseas the film was embraced in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and several other foreign countries. Now comes the sequel as the bloodthirsty cult returns to bring to life the daddy of all horror films: F.W. Murnau’s classic Nosferatu.
Mimesis: Nosferatu is far from a remake of Murnau’s 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – this is a whole new beast which blends the high school elements of the teen slasher flick with the iconic expressionist visual stylings of Murnau’s vampire film. The plot sees a Dramatic Arts school mounting a stage performance of Nosferatu, but unbeknownst to them, a group of Count Orlock inspired cult members (led by Near Dark/Aliens star Lance Henriksen) have a few bite-sized surprises in store.
Mimesis: Nosferatu is directed by Douglas Schulze who co-wrote the script with Jeff Meyers; the film also stars Allen Maldonado, Calhoun Koenig, and Mandalynn Carlson.
Find out more about the programming at Monsterpalooza, confirmed guests, and even purchase tickets at the event’s official website, HERE.