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  • The Inaugural Hollywood Horrorfest
    Kicks Off with the Price Award Honoring Joe Dante
    And Reunites the Cast of Return of the Living Dead
    At the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles
    Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29, 2014

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – February 28, 2014 – For two days in March, Hollywood will both celebrate the past and embrace the future of indie horror filmmaking at the New Beverly Cinema with Hollywood Horrorfest (HHF). Presented by filmmaker and events organizer Miles Flanagan, the inaugural event will take place at the New Beverly Cinema on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, 2014 and include competition screenings, panels, raffles, and more. Most of the festival will be free, except for the opening and closing night events, which will include red carpet screenings of The Howling and Return of the Living Dead, respectively. A portion of the $10 admission fee from each event will directly benefit the Vincent Price Art Museum. The festivities open at 3:30pm on Friday, March 28th , winding down by 2:00am that night. On Saturday, March 29th the festival will open at 10:00am and conclude at 11:00pm. The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323-938-4038; www.newbevcinema.com). To learn more please visithttp://www.hollywoodhorrorfest.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Horrorfest/367838323314876. See a quick trailer here: http://youtu.be/-ufQBrPevzc.

    This year HHF will honor Corman alumni Joe Dante (The HowlingGremlins) with the first Price Award. This Vincent Price Estate-authorized award, “Honors an artist whose work has achieved iconic status in the horror/fantasy genres.”HHF2

    “Not only did The Howling break new ground narratively, but it also affected the way cinematic werewolves where presented – to this very day. The look created by both Dante and Rob Bottin was, and still remains, iconic. This film was a real game-changer,” says Festival Director Miles Flanagan.

    Vincent Price’s daughter and Vincent Price Art Museum Director, Victoria Price will personally present the beautiful Price Award to Joe Dante. She will also be talking about her father and bringing awareness to her father’s museum and art legacy.

    Throughout the weekend the festival is fundraising for the Vincent Price Art Museum (located at East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA), with raffles and prize draws (with amazing prizes donated by Vinegar Syndrome Releasing, Shout! Factory, Distinctive Dummies, Abrams Books, and many more). Plus there will be cool zombies onsite and horror themed giveaways for fans.

    Legendary actor Dick Miller (GremlinsTerminatorBucket of Blood) will also receive the first Impact Award for his unparalleled contribution and impact on the horror/fantasy genres.

    With twelve world premieres, the festival kicks off with free screenings of films in competition starting at 3:30pm on Friday. Day 1 continues with an impressive red carpet, cast and crew reunion screening of Dante’s classic The Howling. Presented in digital hi-def, this will be the best this film has looked since its original release in 1981. The day concludes with a free West Coast Premiere of a new and exciting feature film (TBA) from two upcoming directors.

    For the closing night, the festival celebrates the 30th anniversary of the filming of the classic, funny (and very influential) Return of the Living Dead (ROTLD), with a gala red carpet cast & crew reunion and beautiful 35mm screening. This features one of the best ROTLD line-ups in years with Beverly RandolphJewel ShepardMiguel A. NunezJohn PhilbinThom MathewsBrian PeckTony GardnerStanzi Stokes and the great James Karen. The entire closing night event is only $10.

    Saturday, during the day, features screenings and premieres of shorts and features in competition plus the first in an annual series of “Panel To Die For.” “It’s an impressive series of panels on everything you’ve always wanted to know about the current indie horror film business, but were afraid to ask,” says Flanagan. “Well be afraid no more,” he continues.

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    The 3-part “How to Successfully Finance, Produce & Sell Your Indie Horror Film” panel will feature film industry lawyers, distributors, producers, sales agents and filmmakers with deep business experience. This promises to be a series of not-to-be-missed panels. “We aimed to create a ‘dream team’ panel of helpful industry insiders, and I feel we’ve done just that. Miss this at your peril!” Did we also mention it’s FREE!

    As well as giving filmmakers a platform to screen and showcase their work, HHF offers a great networking experience, Hollywood-style red carpet photo ops, some great awards and a grand prize of $500 worth of production services from LA GRIP.

    Festival Director Miles Flanagan proudly proclaims, “We look forward to years of bringing the indie horror film community closer together. Honoring classic artists, educating each other, networking and successfully fundraising is our goal. And making people aware of the amazing legacy that is the Vincent Price Art Museum is the icing on the cake.”

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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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