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HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

RETURNS TO RHODE ISLAND

New Line-up of Cutting Edge Horror Films for

OCTOBER 5-8, 2006

 

schedule of films for 2006 - click here


PROVIDENCE, RI – If it creeps, cackles, chops, or spooks, you’ll find it at the Seventh Annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, October 5-8th. This year the Horror Festival will continue to expand its spirited offerings with a number of activities geared for families, for horror aficionados, and for local filmmakers.


The Horror Festival will be hosted by New England’s number one horror show mistress, Penny Dreadful, star of the "Penny Dreadful’s Shilling Shockers" airing on local television. Penny will bring her ghoulish charms to the Horror Festival’s “spooktackular” events this season.


In addition to Ms. Dreadful, the horror festival will have several other special guests in attendance, including: Gary Klar, “Steele” in George Romero’s Day of the Dead; Paul Kratka, who played “Ric” in Friday the 13th, Part 3; and members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), the organization highlighted in the Sci Fi Channel’s The Ghost Hunters.


“You don’t have to be a die-hard horror fan to enjoy this year’s festival,” explained Ric Rebelo, director of the Horror Festival. “We’ve got some great family events lined up for this year, with costume contests, give-aways, and a professional story teller.”


“But if you’re looking for edge-of-your-seat terror, we’ve got that too,” he added. “It’s a great mix of films this year, with a spotlight on local filmmakers who are breaking out in the horror film genre.”
The 2006 Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival kicks off with two nights dedicated to New England filmmakers. On Thursday October 5th, acclaimed Providence directors Caleb Emerson and Richard Griffin will screen their cult classics, Die You Zombie Bastards and Seepage as well as show the trailer to their new collaboration. The Village Voice has called Zombie Bastards “a perfect evening cinema experience with you and your friends (and perhaps a case of the cheapest beer you can find).”


The Horror Festival will also pay tribute to Rhode Island's premiere horror scribe H.P. Lovecraft with a showing of "The Call of the Cthulhu"- a film made by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. According to Paul Di Filippo of SciFi.com, “The reverence, talent, skill, ingenuity, love, insight and craft of all hands associated with this film cannot be overstated.”


The Horror Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to an oft-overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe. In all, over thirty films will be presented over a four-day period. With many of the filmmakers in attendance, audience members are encourages to network, ask questions, and perhaps even audition for their next film.


The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival is a production of Flickers Arts Collaborative and The Rhode Island International Film Festival. It is sponsored in part by Fangoria Magazine, the University of Rhode Island, The URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, Rue Morgue Magazine, UPN28, Motif, Clear Channel Communications, Harpoon Beer and Tim Horton’s. For more information, please call (401) 861-4445. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at the door.