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  • Hollywood Horrorfest
    Presents the West Coast Premiere Of
    Afflicted
    Free 11:00pm Screening During Festival
    New Beverly Cinema
    Friday, March 28, 2014

    LOS ANGELES, CA – March 10, 2014 – Hollywood Horrorfest (HHF) kicks off on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:30pm with screenings of competition films and a red carpet ceremony for The Howling at 7:30pm. At 11:00pm, the festival invites horror fans to ANOTHER red carpet event… the West Coast premiere of Afflicted. Fresh from its multi-award winning success at Fantastic Fest, the film is set to open on April 4th (in theaters and on VOD). Its L.A. debut with feature the writer/director/acting team of Derek Lee and Clif Prowse in attendance. The duo will introduce the film and stay afterwards for a brief post-screening Q&A with writer/journalist Pat Jankewwicz. The screening is FREE and seating is limited. Tickets can be obtained online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602640 (tickets will be honored until 5 minutes before show time). For more on HHF please visit http://www.hollywoodhorrorfest.com and HHF on Facebook.

    Winner: “Best Picture” (Horror), “Best Screenplay” (Horror), “Best Director” (Horror) at Fantastic FestAfflicted was also a recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sites International Fantastic Film Festival.

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    This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a twisted and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Says HHF Festival Director Miles Flanagan, “This dark homage to one of the great horror-comedies of all time – and we’ll leave that for you to discover – features some of the most amazing indie horror effects we’ve ever seen. We’re so happy to be able to show this on the big screen at the inaugural Hollywood Horrorfest.” Flanagan continues, “Afflicted is one of the most suspenseful and original horror debuts we’ve seen in a long time. You think you’re going on one journey, then holy crap, it takes you somewhere totally different. It’s a real audience pleaser.”

    Hollywood Horrorfest (March 28-29) puts a twist on the horror festival as it celebrates the past and showcases the future of indie horror filmmaking. This year it celebrates two classic horror films, The Howling and Return of the Living Dead (ROTLD), awarding honorees Joe Dante and Dick Miller with the annual Price and Impact awards, respectively. The festival brings together the cast & crew of ROTLDfor a 35mm screening and a Q&A moderated by writer/journalist Pat Jankewwicz. HHF‘s many FREE events include 13 world premiere shorts & features in competition and the inaugural “Panel to Die For” focusing on “How to Successfully Finance and Distribute Your Indie Film.” This FREE panel features industry lawyers, sales agents, producers,  & distributors – including Bianca Goodloe (attorney at Goodloe Law), Candace Leung (VP Business Affairs/Legal Counsel at Cinedigm Distributor), Erik Lundmark (CEO of LEOMARK Studios), Joseph Guzman (Producer of Nude Nuns with Big Guns) and John Knowles (Director of Chastity Bites). See festival trailer here.

    Both FREE and priced tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door (20-minutes before screenings unless sold out): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/569711.

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or request complimentary press tickets, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    Afflicted Press Quotes:

    “…Undeniably Impressive…”
    – Mike Periera, Bloody Disgusting

    “…Guaranteed to have you gasping and jumping out of your seat.”
    – Michael Gingold, Fangoria

    “Afflicted is a great example of what can happen when high-tech, high concept, and old-fashioned scary storytelling are combined into one little ass-kicker of a horror film.”
    – Scott Weinberg, FearNet.com

    “…the best shot found footage movie I’ve ever seen…”
    – Alan Cerny, Ain’t It Cool News

    “This one’s something special…”
    – Drew McWeeny, Hitfix

    “…an exhilarating, chilling experience…”
    – Alex Billington, Firstshowing.net

    Afflicted Trailer: http://youtu.be/PtfSuXbPYUU

    Afflicted press materials: http://cbsfilms.com/afflicted

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