HELLBILLY HOLLOW World Premiere Coming To New York City Horror Film Festival

Check out an exclusive clip from the fest's closing night film!

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · November 16, 2022, 2:00 PM EST
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Hellbilly Hollow will close the 20th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF), to be held at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas from December 1 to 4, 2022.

After sharing clips and guest speakers at October's Son of Monsterpalooza convention, Hellbilly Hollow will make its World Premiere on Sunday, December 4 at the New York City Horror Film Festival. Director and actor Kevin Wayne and producer and actor Kurt Deimer will be in attendance.

Produced by Rob Zombie's former manager and film producer, Andy Gould (The Devil's Rejects, 31, Lords of Salem and Zombie's Halloween films), starring Kurt Deimer, a rising rock star, who also produced. Deimer's co-stars include McKalin Hand (Black Lightning), and Hallie Shepherd (The Werewolf Diaries), with gruesome makeup FX handled by Jonathan Thornton (Oculus, Kill Theory).

The story follows Bull (Deimer) as he protects his not-so-small younger brother Tickles (Kevin Wayne, doing double duty as the film's director) from the outside world. But who protects the outside world from Tickles? When a team of YouTube paranormal activity seekers come to Bull's haunted attraction in the backwoods, they find more than they bargained for as they follow thrill-seekers on a haunted hayride. Fear and death plague those who enter and those who seek the past. But can it all lead to a better place? Take a look at this exclusive Hellbilly Hollow clip below.

Hellbilly Hollow will be joined by over 50 films from around the world at the New York City Horror Film Festival. This year, beloved slasher icon Kane Hodder (from the Friday the 13th and Hatchet films) will be receiving the fest’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival offers 13 programs, each consisting of terrifying new feature films and shorts. Q&A panels and celebrity guests will follow each screening, fans and filmmakers will also have the opportunity to mingle at the venue's bar.

The 20th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival opens on December 1 with the East Coast Premiere of writer/director John Swab’s Candy Land. A hit at international festivals, the film follows religious cult disciple Remy, who stumbles upon a rag-tag group of truck stop sex workers who take her under their wing. As Remy immerses herself in this new underground world, her true colors are revealed in a way that neither her former nor new family could have ever imagined.

Virtual screenings will also be available for most of the festival's movies, available one day after each live screening. VIP passes and tickets are on sale now.

The NYC Horror Film Festival is the brainchild of founder Michael J. Hein, who created the festival in 2001 as a venue for new independent horror filmmaking. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the festival will continue its Lifetime Achievement Award that honors the scare masters of horror. George Romero was the first recipient, followed by Tom Savini, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Mick Garris, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Bill Lustig, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Lloyd Kaufman, Angus Scrimm, Sean Cunningham, Adrienne Barbeau, Brad Dourif, Tony Todd and Greg Nicotero.

For more information about the NYC Horror Film Festival and to purchase passes and tickets, please go to www.nychorrorfest.com