Monday, 14 October 2013


One for my American site visitors in the New York City area....
Now in its 11th year the spectacular New York City Horror Film Festival, giving a platform to new and independent international horror film, returns for another grand weekend, November 14–17 on the twin screens of the Tribeca Cinemas, at 54 Varick Street, just south of Canal. Honoring the grand career of Mr. Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Nevermore), the festival is put together by Fangoria’s Tony Timpone and Ronnie Hein, and filmmakers Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi among the guest presenters.

The festival opens Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm with a gala opening-night US premiere screening honoring Troma’s fortieth anniversary with their latest feature RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL. 1 with director Lloyd Kaufman in attendance to accept a Lifetime Achivement Award from the festival. The festival continues throughout the weekend with Lionsgate/After Dark presenting the world premiere of Travis Barker’s feature MISCHIEF NIGHT, the east coast premieres of Blair Erickson’s BANSHEE CHAPTER and IFC Films’ release of Eric England’s CONTRACTED, and the New York premiere of Craig and Peter DiFolco’s VISCERA, along with other New York and east coast premieres, including several short film world premieres. Byron Turk’s THE BATES HAUNTING, Dyland Banks’ CAPTURED HEARTS, and the film of Teller's (of Penn & Teller) live spookshow PLAY DEAD starring Todd Robbins accompany the premieres.

In addition, the 2013 Michael J. Hein Award for Personal Achievement in Direction will be given to director Stuart Gordon, helmer of several classics including Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dolls on Saturday, Nov. 16. Michael J. Hein created the New York City Horror Film Festival in 2002 to offer a needed platform for the independent filmmakers of modern horror films and continued his work until his untimely passing in 2012. Now helmed by his mother Ronnie Hein and Fangoria’s Tony Timpone, the New York City Horror Film Festival continues Michael’s legacy, bringing revered filmmakers, newcomers, and short film makers together for a long weekend of camaraderie, thrills, and chills.

The New York City Horror Film Festival is held at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., New York, NY.
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