SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HALLOWEEN 2012
You would expect the last weekend in October to be busy for Horror fans, and it’s been real busy in my neck of the woods. Friday night was Horror movie night for the San Diego Independent Filmmakers Consortium’s Pitchfest, Halloween Edition. The Halloween mixer at the Sheraton Four Points hotel where the crowd swelled from last month’s inaugural attendee number of around 200 plus, to over 400!
Some of the folks brought their Horror short films to show while others mingled or pitched in the separate pitch room. SFX make-up artists were also on hand to demonstrate their talents.
On the same day in LA, was the inaugural launch of the LA Horror Fest. This film festival took place at Raleigh Studios, which was also the site of the 2012 Shriekfest film festival earlier this month.
Tim Sullivan (2001 MANIACS, CHILLERAMA), Reggie Bannister (PHANTASM), and Gigi “Fast Elk” Bannister (THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X) were on hand Friday only, to support their movie, BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP.
On Saturday, Visual Effects Artist, Adam Howard (STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, Steven Speilberg’s WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE ISLAND, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST) hit the stage at 3pm to talk about his work in the industry.
The webseries, UNIVERSAL DEAD (wrote and produced by feoamante.com alumni Kelly Parks, with Production Design by E.C. McMullen Jr.), was one of the Official Selections of the film festival, but because it was finished and originally shown online in 2010, was too old to actually compete.
LA Horror Fest is sponsored by Creative America.org.
Continued at feoamante.com.
So what are you, were you, up to for Halloween 2012?