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Hollywood’s go-to Sculptor and Creature Designer of the Oscar winning SHAPE OF WATER, MIKE HILL, receives the first ever MONSTER MAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD at HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST 2018.  Given to a Monster Maker whose work is of particular importance the year of the festival, the award is in recognition of MIKE’S wonderfully rendered amphibious creature, the first ever classic monster to be in an Oscar Winning Feature Film. Congratulations MIKE, whose impressive resume includes sculpting for THE WOLFMAN, MEN IN BLACK 3 and APOCALYPTO.

Living legend CASSANDRA PETERSON, last week was honored with the prestigious PRICE AWARD, at a SOLD OUT HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST. Given to an artist whose work has achieved iconic status in the horror genre, the award was presented by both VICTORIA PRICE (through a digital presentation) and in-person, by R.C MATHESON (son of legendary writer RICHARD MATHESON). R.C’s father wrote many of the VINCENT PRICE screenplays that were so wonderfully parodied in ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS. The presentation was followed by a screening and cast & crew reunion of the cult classic ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS. All making the Opening Night of HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST one very special evening.

ALAN HOWARTH received HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST’S career honoring IMPACT AWARD last weekend and played a live set of Carpenter/Howarth classics from the likes of HALLOWEEN, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and THEY LIVE to name but a few. An amazing night was had by all. Followed by a 30th Anniversary screening of THEY LIVE and a Q&A with HOWARH, THEY LIVE editor GIB JAFFE and THEY LIVE P.A WHITNEY SCOTT BAIN.

Join us for 2 full programs of the best horror shorts in competition for FREE. Snacks, full bar, vendors and much more all afternoon. Click on the images below to reserve your FREE tickets. From Noon till 3 it’s totally FREE!

Find more FREE screenings on our TICKETS page and enjoy the best in world horror.

Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about indie horror filmmaking but were afraid to ask. Seriously. A PANEL TO DIE FOR features a host of horror industry insiders laying bare the often hidden truths of the business. Learn how much a film can make, how to pick the most sellable subject matter and most importantly what you should never ever do. If there’s only one panel you should see before making your next movie it’s this. Come with business cards and lots of questions.

The panel includes acclaimed Writer/Director Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237), Producer Ed Polgardy (GHOSTMAKER), Distributor Vince D’Amato (DARKSIDE RELEASING), Aggregator Nadav Streett (RISING SUN MEDIA, INC), Writer/Director Rolfe Kanefsky (PARTY BUS TO HELL), Indie Director Jason Rutherford (SHHHH), Marketing Consultant Matt Chassin, Distributor Erik Lundmark (LEOMARK STUDIOS), Producer Lotti Knowles (CHASTITY BITES), and is moderated by Writer/Producer Mike Davis (PRESIDENT WOLFMAN) for 2 hours of career-changing knowledge. We kid you not.

Tickets are FREE on a first come first served basis and will be available on the door and online. But we advise reserving your ticket online (tickets will be held till only 15 minutes prior to each event).

Acclaimed actress and Horror icon DEE WALLACE (E.T, Cujo, The Howling) joins the cast & crew of a film every aspiring horror filmmaker should watch – “HORROR MOVIE: A Low Budget Nightmare” – which has its US premiere at HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST on Sunday July 29 in N. Hollywood.

Committed to helping new filmmakers learn more about the indie horror business, HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST will be screening this highly acclaimed and incredibly insightful documentary for FREE. It will be followed by a Q&A with DEE WALLACE and the Director & crew. The festival’s own A PANEL TO DIE FOR (P2D4), featuring industry insiders giving advice on how to best make and distribute your low budget masterpiece, also for free, will follow.

Directed by Gary Doust, “HORROR MOVIE: A Low Budget Nightmare” documents writer/director Craig Anderson’s troubled journey to make his feature film debut, the
horror movie “Red Christmas” – a quaint story about a murderous aborted fetus. The documentary dramatically follows Anderson’s emotional rollercoaster ride funding, directing and finally trying to sell his dream movie to an industry he knows little about. It’s indie film-school 101 captured in a engrossing (and at times gross) tale of wide-eyed dreamers, Hollywood scream queens and a vengeful fetus at Christmas.

“Basically every well-intentioned, wrong-step of filmmaking is documented in this wonderful and passionate film,” states Festival Founder/Director Miles Flanagan. “And for that reason it’s a free screening. It needs to be seen by every new, rising filmmaker at the fest.”

Reserve your FREE tickets here:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3532080

The World’s Only THEY LIVE 30th Anniversary Event – Friday 27th July.

This incredible night kicks off with electronic music legend Alan Howarth receiving the IMPACT Award followed by a live musical concert – Alan Howarth playing music from John Carpenter classics THEY LIVE, HALLOWEEN and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

THEY LIVE will be screened after the concert. Followed by a reunion Q&A with Alan Howarth, Peter Jason and more special guests TBA.

Raffle prizes all night, incl. deluxe THEY LIVE Rubber Masks, awesome Hoffman Lenses, those ultra cool THEY LIVE shades, THEY LIVE stickers and of course freebie bubble gum (courtesy of 8BitZombie.com and Trick or Treat Studios).

Come dressed up and win prizes. Fundraising for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM.

Full Bar (with ID). Horror memorabilia vendors, festival t-shirts, snacks, cosplay and photo ops galore!

Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW – seating is very limited so buy in advance to avoid disappointment.