Arena Cinema Hollywood, fright filmmaker James Cullen Bressack team for “CAMPFIRE FRIDAYS”


Fright fans whose tastes lean towards the controversial are likely familiar with modern day indie exploitation filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, whose provocative genre efforts include PERNICIUS, HATE CRIME and 13/13/13. And while Bressack is best known for his envelope-pushing independent films, L.A.-based horror fans will get to know his taste for terror a little better starting October 9th as Bressack and Arena Cinema in Hollywood, CA, are teaming up for a monthly event hosted and curated by the filmmaker, entitled “Campfire Fridays.”

“I grew up watching horror movies like a mad man,” said Bressack of the partnership. “The films I watched inspired me to want to make movies and greatly influenced me as a filmmaker. It’s always been a dream of mine to be able show some of my favorite horror movies to people the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen. I encourage people to come to these midnight horror movies in their pajamas. It’s a midnight horror pajama party!”

“We’re building our reputation at Arena on our relationships with distributors and filmmakers and ultra-indie enthusiasts plus in the programming of the great new genre films we present weekly,” said Christian Meoli, Head Programmer and Managing Director of Arena Cinema Hollywood. “The idea to connect with filmmakers and invite curating of retro classics has been a desire for sometime. You can bet they’ll be a slew of amazing films Bressack curates for Campfire Fridays in the Fall/Winter and audiences are going to dig it.”

Taking place on the last friday of every month, “Campfire Fridays” will provide fans with exclusive late-night screenings of horror classics, programmed by Bressack who promises a “no-holds barred curation.” Keep an eye out for more from Bressack and “Campfire Fridays” here at FANGORIA.com.

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