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.
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!
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.
Acclaimed director SAM IRVIN joins us for our special fundraising evening with actress CASSANDRA PETERSON. IRVIN directed the classic “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.
Tickets are now available.
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.
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.
Reflecting our new dates – we’re starting 1 day earlier – July 26-29 2018, so now 4 days of horrific fun! Here’s our updated trailer. Don’t forget our regular priced FilmFreeway film entry submissions are till May 4th so get them in early – https://filmfreeway.com/HollywoodHorrorfest