Monday, July 14, 2008

Horror Film Fest Updates... More Fantasia, Fangoria's Weekend of Horror and Hollywood Film Fest

Here's a few updates from the world of horror film festivals and conferences... a few big ones this week...

Fantasia is going on as I type this, running from July 3rd until July 21st and I just decided to head over to their site to see which horror films they're screening this year... and they're screening some pretty kick-ass ones. There's a few that I haven't really heard much about, such as "Babysitter Wanted", "Pig Hunt" and "The Objective", but there also screening some of the most anticipated horrors of the year, including "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", Frank Henenlotter's "Bad Biology", "From Within", "Midnight Meat Train" and "Repo! The Genetic Opera". If you go to the site, then click on "Films + Schedule", you can get lots of information on all the films...

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL AND FILM THREAT NEED YOUR GENRE FILMS! - This is a big festival and they just announced their call for entries. That link is to an article that was on Film Threat's website, who happens to be a sponsor. They're also sponsored by STARZ!, as well... so you've got some pretty good names behind it and one of them is a distributor. Whether or not you want to enter your film or just attend it, it's worth checking out. Here's a blurb from the article that describes it: "The Hollywood Film Festival, presented by STARZ, will mark its return on October 22, 2008, to the state-of-the-art ArcLight Theatres in Hollywood for a twelfth annual, weeklong series of screenings, seminars, competitions, awards and a special presentation of "Genre Cinema". Together with Film Threat and Chris Gore, the festival announces the "Call for Entries" for this year's Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival."

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors Lastly, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors 2009 site just went live, you can go check it out at that link there. It travels around to a few cities and you can catch it in Chicago March 6-8, L.A. April 17-19 and New York June 5-7. They promise gruesome guests, vendors, film room, creepy contests, eerie exhibitors... and more.

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