We've got a good mix of updates and news from the world of horror film festivals and conventions today...
Phoenix Fear Festival - which is sponsored by Trash City Entertainment and Brain Damage Films, takes place on August 30th this year. The winners get a distribution contract from Brain Damage, by the way, and awards are given in all categories. This year they have the world premiere of 'Death Factory: Bloodletting', from the director of 'Great American Snuff Film', and the Arizona premiere of 'Shut-Eye Hotel', a short by Oscar-winning animator Bill Plympton. You'll find full details on the site, where you can also see the trailer for 'Death Factory'.
Horrorfind Weekend 10 in Maryland, Aug 15 - 17 at UMUC Marriott Inn & Conference Center in Adelphi, MD could be the spookiest show on earth. Well, that's what the site says. It's coming up and it looks pretty damn cool. There's no films, so to speak, it's basically a giant horror convention that features horror movie celebrities, horror writers, halloween seminars and supernatural speakers as well as a giant dealers room , horror movies and many special events. Go check out their site, though... they're getting some great guests, including: Sex Machine himself, Tom Savini; The one and only Kyle Reese, Michael Biehn; Dawn of the Dead's Ken Foree; owner of best fight scene if film history in "They Live", Roddy Pipper; "House of 1,000 Corpses'" Otis Driftwood, Bill Moseley and The Candy Man hiself, Tony Todd... who's at every horror convention... ever.
Scare Fest Horror & Paranormal Convention takes place September 12-14 in Lexington, Kentucky and it's the largest horror and paranormal convention in the southeast, where you'll be able to experience three horror- filled- days at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky. You can still submit your film to be in the festival, but they've announced some of the films that they'll be screening already. First off, they're showing some of the FEWDIO films, including the kick-f'ing-ass "The Easter Bunny is Eating My Candy". (We met up with the FEWDIO guys a while back and we have a great inteview with them coming up soon!) If you'd like to submit your film, send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and get the mailing instructions.