Category: Festival

Star ANULKA DZIUBINSKA was honored with the first ever Hollywood Horrorfest HALL OF FAME Award for her performance in the cult film VAMPYRES (1975). And was in conversation with film historian DAVID DEL VALLE covering her career as a Playboy Playmate, acting in José Ramón Larraz’s acclaimed 70s lesbian vampire classic and working with legendary ‘enfant terrible’ director KEN RUSSELL on the set of LISZTOMANIA, with Roger Daltrey and Ringo Starr.

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The HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST film festival wrapped this weekend with the 4th Annual VINCENT PRICE AWARD, which this year honored JOHN LANDIS. The award is given to artists who have created iconic work equal to the late, great master of menace. In this case for the hugely influential and game-changing John Landis written & directed classics AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER.

It was a wonderful afternoon with the Landis family coming to celebrate Price’s film career and art legacy. Vincent’s daughter, VICTORIA PRICE presented the award and also gave an enthralling and moving talk on her father and his passion for the arts. The award was followed by a informal conversation with festival head, MILES FLANAGAN, discussing these two iconic films and their continued popularity and cultural impact.

The event was a fundraiser for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM in East LA.

“PIG KILLER” – with stars Jake Busey, Bai Ling, Lew Temple, Robert Rhine and Chad Ferrin in-person. More TBA

About this Event

“PIG KILLER,” based on one of the world’s most prolific serial killers Robert ‘Willy’ Pickton, has it’s highly anticipated Charity World Premiere at HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST on Nov. 4. Present during the event are stars Jake Busey and Bai Ling, who receive lifetime achievement awards at the event. Also present is Co-star Lew Temple plus Writer/director Chad Ferrin, Prod/actor Robert ‘Corpsy’ Rhine and many more TBA.

This outrageously horrific tale stars Busey (Stranger Things, Starship Troopers, The Frighteners) in the role of a lifetime as Canadian serial killer Willie Pickman. The script is inspired by the true story of Vancouver serial killer Willie Pickton who murdered 49 women and fed them to his pigs.

The film is packed with genre stars, including Bai Ling (The Crow, Exorcism At 60,000 Feet), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) and Ginger Lynn (The Devil’s Rejects) as Pickman’s mother. The film is written and directed by Chad Ferrin (Night Caller) and produced by Robert Rhine (Exorcism at 60,000 Feet) who co-stars as RCMP Detective Schneer alongside his partner Detective Oppal (Michael Pare).

“PIG KILLER graphically depicts the rape, torture, slaughter and dismemberment of forty-nine young women on a pig farm. With his herculean hog, Balthazar, Willy terrorizes Vancouver’s seedy downtown with a horrific series of brutal murders.” – Robert Rhine/Producer

The evening is a fundraiser for the KEEP-A-BREAST FOUNDATION.

Tickets and more information:

Date: Sat Nov 04 2023

Time: 7:00pm (Los Angeles)

Location: Jaxx Theatre, 1089 North Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

PIG KILLER is a Girls and Corpses/Crappy World /Laurelwood Films Production. Distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures.

HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST plays host to a rare CHARITY screening of José Ramón Larraz’s acclaimed 70s lesbian vampire classic VAMPYRES (1975) with star ANULKA DZIUBINSKA in-person. So pull up your nylon flares and get ready to be transported back to a world of depravity and seduction in gloomy 1970s Britain.

The film focuses on pair of young vampiric women who lure passers-by to their decaying country mansion to satisfy their sexual blood fetish. Though that description sounds like countless other erotic chillers of the day, what makes this film particularly unique and successful is in its execution. Cinematic auteur José Ramón Larraz wraps the film in a cloak of almost dialogue-free erotic dread. Resulting in a taboo-breaking, erotically charged, blood soaked horror like no other.  A cult classic that truly deserves its reputation. So don’t miss this rarely screened gem with its star ANULKA in attendance.

Award winning actress ANULKA DZIUBINSKA will be on hand after the screening as she discusses her film career in 70s British horror, living in swinging London, being a Bunny Girl, Playboy Playmate and the stars she met, and how she survived working with legendary ‘enfant terrible’ director KEN RUSSELL on the set of LISZTOMANIA, with Roger Daltrey and Ringo Starr. 

ANULKA will also be receiving HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST’S first HALL OF FAME Award for her work in this groundbreaking, and eminently enduring classic. She will be also available for signings after the screening. Seating is very limited. So get your tickets now. 

The event is a fundraiser for the KEEP-A-BREAST FOUNDATION.

Tickets and more information:

Date: Sat Nov 04 2023

Time: 02.00pm (Los Angeles)

Location: Jaxx Theatre, 1089 North Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Acclaimed director JOHN LANDIS is honored with the prestigious VINCENT PRICE AWARD at the re-launched HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST on Sun. Nov. 5. In Los Angeles. Celebrating his two iconic works AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER, LANDIS will be presented the Award by Vincent’s daughter VICTORIA PRICE.

HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST is the proud home of the official PRICE AWARD – an award that celebrates VINCENT PRICE’S unique artistic and iconic legacy by “honoring an artist whose work has achieved equally iconic status in the horror/fantasy genres.”

VICTORIA PRICE will present the PRICE AWARD to Mr. Landis for these seminal works.

Afterwards LANDIS will sit down with festival head, MILES FLANAGAN, in a cosy ‘Johnny Carson-style’ conversation about the inspirations, challenges and history of both these enduring and influential classics. The event even comes with its own ‘chat show-style’ house band, THE SLAUGHTERED LAMBS, to keep the relaxed vibe going. 

Prior to this VICTORIA will talk about her father, the real Vincent Price, through her uniquely personal stories and photos, and bring awareness to her father’s museum and art legacy.

HHF would like to personally thank VICTORIA PRICE & the PRICE Family Estate for their generous support and help in creating this unique Award.

Previous PRICE AWARD Recipients: Joe Dante (GREMLINS, HOWLING), Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson (ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS) and Sid Haig (SPIDER BABY, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES).

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from the mastermind behind two unforgettable films that have left an indelible mark on the horror and thriller genres. 

The festival weekend also features many new horror shorts, features and events including the cast of PIG KILLER (JAKE BUSEY, BAI LING and more in-person) and ANULKA in-person for VAMPYRES (1975).

Get your tickets now as seating is extremely limited.

The event is a fundraiser for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM.

Tickets and more information:

Date: Sun Nov 05 2023

Time: 02.00pm (Los Angeles)

Location: Jaxx Theatre, 1089 North Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

For all fans of horror and filmmaking we’re back in 2023, bigger and better than before! We’re playing two days – Saturday Nov 4 to Sunday Nov 5 – at our new home, the wonderful JAXX THEATRE, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Hollywood. This year we’re partnering with our sister festival, B&B, for the entire weekend with star-studded premieres and Hollywood career celebrations (names to be announced shortly) plus new films in competition. We have our own coffee bar the entire weekend – for networking and relaxing between (and during) events – and we plan to honor a celebrity genre star with the prestigious PRICE AWARD and raise funds for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM.
More details and tickets will be announced in the coming weeks.

HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST may be over for 2021, but we wanted to take this time to thank our wonderful volunteer judges. Couldn’t do it without you. Here’s to you all!

Phil Condit – Producer, Writer, Director

Tammy Hunt – Talent Manager, Producer

Nancy O’Brien – Director, Producer, Writer

Aaron Jay Rome – Actor, Writer, Director, Producer

Jolin Crofts – Producer

Frank Di Muccio – Writer, Director, Producer, Actor

James Moorer – Screenwriter, Author, Producer, Voice Actor

Paula Pilotte Lauzon – Actress, Director, Producer

Giulia Governo – Cinematographer

Adam Sartain – Actor, Producer

Damien Gerard – Actor, Voice Actor, Director

Victoria Stevens – Writer, Actor

Lar Park Lincoln – Actor

Mark Moran – Producer, Screenwriter, Director

Koushik Chattopadhyay – Writer

Eric Pereira – Writer, Director 

Haben Merker – Screenwriter, Director, Producer.

Ryan Murphy –

Marlissa Conroy – Actor

Katherine Botts – Writer, Co-Producer.

Pat Jankiewicz – Author, Journalist

As it has been for so many of us, 2020 and the first half of 2021 have been tough and filled with obstacles. As a festival, our primary concern is to keep the event going and to try to make it a live event as soon as possible, in whatever way we can. The real success of any festival is in getting filmmakers together in-person, to celebrate their work and be able to network – with colleagues and industry insiders.

Having said that, we were devastated to hear that our previous venue and home, The Mayflower Club, has now had to close permanently due to the economic impact of the pandemic. With so many similar venues also closing, we thought we would have to close for good too. But, after a long and hurried search, and at the 11th hour, we were lucky to find a new venue. We were able to secure it for our live return with a celebratory Awards Night on Saturday Aug 7th 2021.

As with the Mayflower Club, for our invited winners there’ll be a full bar and cinema snacks available, live music, celebrity guests, live magic, prizes and complementary photo ops on the festival step and repeat.

We will be giving out awards for both 2020 and 2021 on the night and screening select highlights from both year’s entries. Having lost our primary venue at such very late notice means we won’t be able to screen ‘official selections’ this year. But we hope you understand and will join us in celebrating our live return at our special party. We’re just very thankful we’ve found a new home at such late notice.

And as a “Thank You” to all our winning ‘official selections’ for both years, entry will be free to them (RSVP required – as space is limited). We will reach out to everyone with full details as we get closer to the date.

We’re excited to be at our new venue and home, and the event promises to be a night to remember. We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making new friends too.

We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation from a global perspective. Our priority is to create a safe environment for all attendees, following the health and safety protocols set forth by the state of California.

Be safe and well.


HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST, the home of the PRICE AWARD, has announced that it has to postpone all its screenings and live events until next year. That means the coveted PRICE AWARD, created in honor of VINCENT PRICE and presented by his daughter VICTORIA PRICE, will also be postponed till August 2021. Previous award recipients include horror icons SID HAIG, CASSANDRA PETERSON and JOE DANTE.

Festival founder, Miles Flanagan states, “It’s so disappointing to everyone involved, but all live events are suffering the same.” The festival had considered outdoor screenings but, as Flanagan explained, “We need to be able to screen at least 12 hours a day, so obviously outdoors wasn’t going to work.”

The festival is still committed to judging all the 2020 entries and will announce winners online. Plus officially selected 2020 films will be screened at the next festival.

Finalists announced July 27th 2020.
Winners announced August 8th 2020.
This Year’s Official Selections/Winners screened Aug 2021.

2020 WINNERS will receive prizes, awards and benefits from our many sponsors (TBA) at our postponed screenings and events next year.

2020 Certificates and Laurels will be sent to finalists and winners online, Sunday Aug. 8th.

2020 WINNERS will still be offered the opportunity of having their work distributed worldwide (non-exclusive) through our unique partnership with FilmFest Distribution (see for more details).

“Next year’s festival will screen all the finalists from 2020,” states Flanagan. “We plan to split the event into 2 halves, one for 2020 and the other for 2021. That way everyone can still do the red carpet, have photos taken and network.”

THE OFFICIAL NOTICE from the festival:
The health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and volunteers is always our number one priority. Unfortunately due to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, and circumstances beyond our control, film screenings and live events at HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST 2020 have to be postponed this year.

We will still judge all entries, as we believe it’s important that filmmakers’ work is recognized without delays and that filmmakers get the laurels and awards they need to promote their work this year.

We decided against an online version of the festival’s screenings and events for 2 reasons. Nothing beats actual in-person events, where attendees can mix and socialize. That’s the heart and soul of any festival. And secondly video piracy is an issue with online screenings.

Be safe and well.


When Sid Haig officially accepted the PRICE AWARD earlier this year we knew he wasn’t a well man. In fact we knew he was a very sick man. He told us so. But hearing the news on Monday that he had passed away was still a shock and very painful. In the time we all knew him he was always funny, generous and a deeply caring man. Being able to celebrate him and his iconic career just before his death was a true honor. If anyone’s work in recent memory was iconic, it surely was Sid’s.

But on celebrating his vast career we realized he was so much more than Captain Spaulding. Sid’s career covered every genre and every TV and Film format. He’d worked with everyone from Connery to Shatner and (as we learned on stage that night) to the great Mr. Price too. As we read the obituaries it’s great to see how much the man’s work was loved by both fans and his peers.

We’ll never forget the touching and totally surprising story he told everyone about his meeting with Vincent Price on the set of TALES OF TERROR, and also the pure joy he expressed at receiving the Award. Something he simply described as “The highlight of my career.”

Our hearts go out to Sid’s family and close friends at this difficult time.

RIP Sid. We miss you.