Category: Festival

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.

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.


The festival’s Saturday night is a BIG ONE. 1988’s classic horror NIGHT OF THE DEMONS celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a cast & crew reunion, headed by its uber-talented director Kevin Tenney with Philip Tanzini, Cathy Podewell, Kevin Kutchaver, Kathy Zielinski, Steve Johnson, Lance Fenton, Billy Gallo & Hal Havins (more guests to be announced). It’s also a great chance to buy tickets for the celebrity raffle – fundraising for the wonderful VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM. And we’ll be topping it off with a fun 1980’s themed party – full bar (with ID). Best 1980’s Cosplayers win some amazing prizes.

And to add to the 80s fun we’re honored to have iconic 80’s MTV babe “Sister Christian” from the much loved NIGHT RANGER music video. It’s her first (and possibly only) event appearance in the world.

There’ll be vendors, snacks in the kitchen, celebrity raffles – plus lots of fun giveaways too.

More guests and party info to announce in the coming weeks.

Get your tickets early and let’s party like it’s 1988!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3439925

Saturday July 28th

Doors Open: 6.00pm

Event Ends: 11.00pm

Versatile actor SCOTT ATKINSON joins us for our special fundraising evening with actress CASSANDRA PETERSON. ATKINSON plays the ultra-suave Dr. Bradley Bradley to comic perfection in “ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS” and will be part of this fundraising event (benefitting the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM – VPAM). PETERSON will be receiving the prestigious PRICE AWARD from Vincent Price’s daughter VICTORIA PRICE. The evening will continue with a rare screening (digital) and Q&A for “”ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS.” The venue has a full bar (ID required), vendors, snacks, food and celebrity raffles – raising funds and awareness for the VPAM.

This event is SOLD OUT. Look out for other festival events to be announced in the coming weeks.

Renowned comic actress MARY SCHEER joins us for our special fundraising evening with actress CASSANDRA PETERSON. SCHEER (one of the original stars of MADTV) plays the hilarious Lady Ema Hellsubus in “ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS” (just watch her screamingly funny entrance!) and will be part of this fundraising event (benefitting the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM – VPAM). PETERSON will be receiving the prestigious PRICE AWARD from Vincent Price’s daughter VICTORIA PRICE. The evening will continue with a rare screening (digital) and Q&A for “”ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS.” The venue has a full bar (ID required), vendors, snacks, food and celebrity raffles – raising funds and awareness for the VPAM.

This event is SOLD OUT.

CASSANDRA PETERSON in person July 26 – Living legend and creator of the drop-dead sexy and rib-achingly funny character Elvira.

Cassandra will be receiving the 2nd ever PRICE AWARD from Vincent’s daughter, VICTORIA PRICE. This prestigious award “Honors an artist whose work has achieved equally iconic status in the horror/fantasy genres.” And Peterson’s unforgettably iconic creation ‘Elvira’ is definitely worthy of celebration. We’ll be screening the classic film “ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS” and having a Q&A with Cassandra and the cast & crew after the award ceremony. HHF Thursday July 26.

Tickets for this very special Opening Night event are now available. Book now to avoid disappointment.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3394178

FREE 1-sheet posters will be given out on the night (courtesy of Cassandra Peterson) while stocks last.

This event raises awareness and funds for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM – through a percentage of the Box Office and a Celebrity raffle (so bring cash and support a great cause).

Our big OPENING NIGHT (Thurs. July 26) event – celebrating the career of CASSANDRA “ELVIRA” PETERSON, honoring her as the 2nd recipient of the prestigious PRICE AWARD (to be given by Vincent’s daughter VICTORIA PRICE). With a short presentation by Victoria on her Dad, VINCENT PRICE, followed by a cast & crew screening of the wonderful “ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS” (2001). FREE 1-sheet posters will be given out (while stocks last).

Raising awareness and funds for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM – plus celebrity charity raffle all night!

Tickets ONLY $10.

This is a small, intimate venue (with full bar, snacks, vendors and more guests to be announced) – so tickets will sell out. Book early too avoid disappointment.