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Mile High Horror ’15: “MANIAC COP 2”, Wes Craven Memorial & Live Entertainment Announced!

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With only one week before Mile High Horror Film Festival invades the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado, kicking off with an exciting pre-fest screening of GOOSEBUMPS, horror hounds from around the country are excited to start their Halloween in a big, bad way. However, if you think you have your Mile High Horror plans nailed down, think again as FANGORIA and Mile High have even more exciting announcements for this week, including new details on our live recording of WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL!

FANGORIA and Mile High Horror Film Festival are proud to announce that the very first live FANGORIA Podcast Network event will take place on 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd with a special WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL screening of William Lustig’s MANIAC COP 2! That’s right: perhaps the greatest action-horror film of all time will screen live on 35mm at Mile High Horror 2015, complete with a live commentary from comedians Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh. This 25th Anniversary screening is a one-time-only event and attendees witness this FANGORIA history in the making HERE.

Secondly, Mile High Horror has also decided that the festival would truly not be complete without a tribute to the filmmaker who gave many of us our very first nightmare: Wes Craven. Therefore, MHHFF 2015 will begin its first proper festival screening with an In Memoriam screening of a to-be-announced Wes Craven film. With details to be announced next week, Mile High encourages all attendees to celebrate the spirit of the dearly departed Mr. Craven; tickets for the screening can be found HERE.

Lastly for this week, FANGORIA has the exclusive first word on the live entertainment and events that will be taking place at Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015, including:

    • MHHFF OPENING NIGHT MONSTER PARTY
      Thursday, October 1st at 9:30 p.m. in the Alamo Drafthouse Lobby
      Kicks off with Ari Lehman; includes music from DjT, hors d’oeuvres, free giveaways and a performance by sideshow performer Slim Fadey 
    • MHHFF EXHIBITORS
      Thursday to Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse Lobby
      Mile High Horror Film Festival will host a diverse group of celebrities, artists, tarot readers and exhibitors throughout the festival in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse! Autograph schedules will be available at the MHHFF Guest Relations table. 
    • SERANA ROSE LIVE!
      Time and Venue TBA
      Sideshow performer Serana Rose will be performing throughout the weekend, flaunting the positive message of girl power with swords, scissors, tattoos, clarinet, fashion and electricity stunts. 
    • SLIM FADEY LIVE!
      Time and Venue TBA
      Sideshow performer Slim Fadey will be performing throughout the weekend, habitually chewing up light bulbs, walking across glass and thrusting steel pipes through his nose. 
    • HORROR TRIVIA, PRESENTED BY GEEKS WHO DRINK
      Friday, October 2nd at 9 p.m. at the Glass Half Full Taproom
      Are you a horror film buff? Put your knowledge to the test with a special trivia game presented by Geeks Who Drink! Assorted Prizes will be given away, including Free Tickets and Passes to the 2016 Mile High Horror Film Festival! 
    • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PINBALL MACHINE, PRESENTED BY BLOODSHED DEATHBATH
      Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th in the Alamo Drafthouse Lobby
      Try your hand at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Pinball Machine, presented by Bloodshed Deathbath! 
    • MHHFF PHOTO BOOTH, PRESENTED BY PARTY O’CLOCK
      Friday, October 2nd from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Alamo Drafthouse Lobby
      Get a souvenir Mile High Horror picture taken for free at the Photo Booth, presented by Party O’Clock!
       
    • AWARDS CEREMONY
      Sunday, October 4th at 5:45 p.m. at House #1
      The Official Mile High Horror Award Ceremony, where winners of the festival will be revealed! Categories include Best Feature, Audience Award for Best Feature, CryptTV Best Short Film, CryptTV Audience Award for Best Short Film, Final Draft Best Feature Screenplay, Final Draft Best Short Screenplay, Creative Colorado Competition Winner and more! Entry is free but space is limited so arrive early!

 

 

 

There will also be exclusive private events for VIP and Membership pass holders, but with those long sold out, fans who want to get in on the fun next year will have to get their passes early!  These events join a myriad of superb scare fare already announced at Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015, featuring:

Pre-Fest Screening of GOOSEBUMPS with Jack Black & Cast in attendence! ***SOLD OUT***

– 90th Anniversary Screening of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with live score and Ron Chaney Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 35th Anniversary Screening of THE SHINING with Joseph Turkel and Lisa & Louise Burns Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 30th Anniversary VHS Screening of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, presented by FANGORIA with Linnea Quigley Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 30th Anniversary 35mm Screening of SILVER BULLET presented by Ken Hanley’s THE I IN EVIL! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 10th Anniversary Unrated Screening of THE DESCENT with Neil Marshall Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 10th Anniversary Screening of THE DEVIL’S REJECTS with Sid Haig Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Rare, Unrated 35mm Screening of HATCHET with Adam Green and Kane Hodder Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 35th Anniversary Midnight Screening of Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST! ***TICKETS HERE***

– 10th Anniversary Screening of SAW II with Tobin Bell Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES Screening with Sid Haig Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

SAW Screening with Tobin Bell Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Unrated 35mm HATCHET II Screening with Kane Hodder and Adam Green Q&A!

***TICKETS HERE***

– Colorado Premiere of TALES OF HALLOWEEN with Neil Marshall Q&A, Moderated by Adam Green! ***Q&A SCREENING SOLD OUT; ENCORE SCREENING TICKETS HERE***

All-Day Music Showcase with Ari Lehman’s First Jason, Viretta, Chimney Choir, Arise in Chaos, Eye of Minerva, Native Daughters and Wheelchair Sports Camp! ***TICKETS HERE***

LGBT in Horror Panel with FINAL DESTINATION writer Jeffrey Reddick and BLOOD LUST host Bailey Jay! ***TICKETS HERE***

– U.S. Premiere of Julien Seri’s NIGHT FARE! ***TICKETS HERE***

– World Premiere of Terry Miles’ EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH with Cast & Crew Q&A! ***TICKETS HERE***

– U.S. Premiere of Levan Bakhia’s LANDMINE GOES CLICK! ***TICKETS HERE***

Distributors Panel with XYZ Films’ Nata Bolotin and Drafthouse Films’ Greg MacLennan! ***TICKETS HERE***

Make-Up SFX Panel with FACE-OFF‘s Kevon Ward and Evan Hedges! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Mile High Horror’s Screenwriter’s Block! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Steve Hoban, Brett Sullivan & Grant Harvey’s A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, starring William Shatner! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Dan Berk & Robert Olsen’s BODY, starring Helen Rogers & Larry Fessenden! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Jason Krawczyk’s HE NEVER DIED, starring Henry Rollins! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Onur Tukel’s APPLESAUCE, starring Dylan Baker! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Ben Cresciman’s SUN CHOKE, starring Barbara Crampton! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Chad Archibald’s BITE, starring Elma Begovic! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Karyn Kusama’s THE INVITATION, starring Logan Marshall-Green! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Mickey Keating’s DARLING, starring Lauren Ashley Carter & Sean Young! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Hector Hernandez Vicens’ THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ, starring Alba Ribas! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Todd Strauss-Schulson’s THE FINAL GIRLS, starring Taissa Farmiga & Malin Akerman! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Perry Blackshear’s THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, starring Macleod Andrews! ***TICKETS HERE***

– U.S. Premiere of Lucio Rojas’ PATH (a/k/a SENDERO)! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Shorts Program A, featuring Stanley Film Fest favorite CROW HAND! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Shorts Program B, featuring Etheria Film Fest favorite EL GIGANTE! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Shorts Program C, featuring Etheria Film Fest favorite SLUT! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Shorts Program D, featuring Fantastic Fest favorite INTRUDERS! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Shorts Program E, featuring Fantastic Fest favorite BAD GUY #2! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Shorts Program F, featuring the World Premiere of THE PREY! ***TICKETS HERE***

– Sci-Fi Shorts, featuring SXSW favorite PALM ROT! ***TICKETS HERE***

FANGORIA will have at least one more exciting Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015 announcement before the fest begins on Thursday, October 1st so stay tuned here at FANGORIA.com! VIP Memberships and Scream Passes for MHHFF ’15 have long since sold out, but individual tickets are still on sale HERE. Act fast, however; they’re going quick! You can also be among the first to get the latest announcements and any last minute alterations by signing up for Mile High’s email list HERE or HERE.

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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