NY! Come to the Macabre Faire Film Festival next weekend


Horror fans from the Tri-State Area and beyond: Long Island, NY is hosting the 5th annual Macabre Faire Film Festival, presented by TwitchTwitch Productions. From Friday-Sunday, January 17-19, genre fans will gather at the Best Western Miller River hotel (173 Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre) for screenings, live music, guest stars and a formal Red Carpet gala.

The Macabre Faire Film Festival is truly more immersive this year, with workshops, presentations and panel discussions providing insights into the filmmaking process. And with 40 features and short films showing, attendees will have a huge selection of content to pick from, to discover new favorites and meet the talent behind them. As always, Macabre Faire aims to push indie talent into the spotlight, and strengthen its voice by sheer numbers—by attending, you too are supporting the very roots of the horror community. Macabre Faire does a fine job showcasing works you may not be exposed to anywhere else, allowing you to discover new underground works that provide a unique counter to the cinematic experiences the studio system provides.

Guests in attendance this year include Tom Sullivan, the FX master from the EVIL DEAD trilogy, with director Ryan Meade offering a peek of his new Sullivan documentary INVALUABLE (see item here), and THE EXORCIST actress Eileen Dietz, serving as Macabre Faire’s Celebrity Ambassador. Among the many movie offerings is the New York premiere of Jon Keeyes’ NIGHTMARE BOX with the director on hand for a Q&A, several entries from Scott W. Perry’s IN FEAR OF series and a number of world-premiering shorts, and Heather Drew will hold a “How to Die Like a Pro” class. The Red Carpet event on Friday night will feature an open bar and food, plus composer Alan Howarth (John Carpenter’s collaborator on HALLOWEEN II and III, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and others) performing live; that’s worth the trip on the LIRR alone. Tickets are on sale now at the fest’s official website, so get thee to Long Island and support the grassroots horror scene! Check out a promotional video below.

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Heather Buckley

Heather has a dual career as a Producer (Red Shirt Pictures) and a film journalist. Raised on genre since the age of 13, she’s always been fascinated by extreme art cinema, monster movies and apocalyptic culture. Her first love was a Gorezone no. 9 bought at Frank’s Stationary in Keyport, NJ. She has not looked back since. Follow her on Twitter @_heatherbuckley

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