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From New York City Horror Fest.  [October 19, 2003]





[]  Michael Hein, festival director of the New York City Horror Film Festival, announced a horrorific lineup for 2003. Here are the following highlights:


* Date & Time


    Tickets on sale at:  (800) 595-4TIX
    Dates:  October 21 - 26, 2003
    Place:  Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich St, New York, NY


* 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Savini


The New York City Horror Film Festival, in conjunction with The Independent Film Channel, presents Tom Savini with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award outstanding contributions to the genre, the industry, and fans.

Saturday Oct. 25, Tom Savini will appear for a special screening his directorial debut, the remake of the horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Award presentationand Q&A with Tom Savini will follow the screening.


* Kick-Off Party


One-hour open bar, short film screenings, music video competition, giveaways, and live music. $10 at the door. Presented by Moodude Films, in conjunction with sponsor The Independent Film Channel (IFC).

The Kick Off Party will be hosting "Video Evolution -- The Next Evolution in Videomaking," a competition between 2 bands and 2 directors to determine which video will be put into rotation on one of the major music networks.

After a whirlwind 5-day production schedule, videos from the New York bands "Dog Fashion Disco" and "00 Agents" will be presented to the party audience who will determine the winner -- with the winner playing a live concert for the audience.

After a blood-soaked performance at the 2002 Kick Off, notorious NYC band Psycho Charger will be back to perform live for the party crowd. 

Tuesday October 21, 7:30 PM

Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich Street, New York, NY. Cross street: Spring, Subway C & E (Spring Street stop). 

* Edison's Frankenstein (1910)


    Directed by Thomas Edison
    Running Time - 15 minutes

This 1910 film, considered to be the first horror movie, is also the first incarnation of the Frankenstein Monster on film. Runs throughout the festival.

The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (but which is available on DVD)


Directed by William Friedkin 
Running Time: 2 hours 2 minutes (non-comp)
Sunday, Oct. 26, 6pm


The Toxic Avenger


Directed by Lloyd Kaufman 
Running Time:  1 hour, 30 minutes (non-comp)
Thursday Oct. 23, 8:00

Special Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman


* Killer Shorts From 2002


Killer Shorts is a compilation of short films shown during the 2002 festival. The films range from surreal, to funny, to terrifying. The DVD contains nearly two hours of great short films and extras, including the crowd-pleasing New York City Horror Film Festival Opening, the making of the film "Subway", and a 2002 wrap-up Killer Shorts will be available for purchase at our website. and live during the festival.


* Joe Bob Briggs


Special guest MC for 7:00 pm, Friday, Oct. 24, will be Joe Bob Briggs, host of Joe Bob's Drive-in Theater and Monstervision. The program will be followed by a book-signing of Joe Bob's PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING: Shocking Movies That Changed History, which examines underground cult movies that (unexpectedly and unintentionally) revolutionized the way all movies are made. Copies of his book available for sale during this event.


* Panel


An interactive discussion with film directors, producers, reviewers, and programming directors, for a lively and informative discussion on horror films, filmmaking, writing and producing. Panelists: Lloyd Kaufman (Director/Producer), Jeff Lieberman (Director/ Producer), Larry Fessenden (NYC Director/Actor), Joe Kane "The Phantom of the Movies", Michael Ruggerio (IFC Programing Director), Steve Cuden (Director/Producer), Michael Gingold (Fangoria).


* King of the Ants (East Coast Premire)


CAST: Daniel Baldwin (Homicide, Vampires), Kari Wuhrer (Eight-Legged Freaks), George Wendt (Cheers).


    Stuart Gordon is a horror film director who started his directing career in 1985.  He joined with Charles Band and Empire Pictures to make the company's first large hit, Re-Animator (1985), a modern day version of the H.P Lovecraft story with Jeffrey Combs in the lead role. Since then, Gordon has directed many modern horror classics and we are excited to have the east coast premiere of his highly acclaimed new film King of the Ants.

* Full Festival Lineup:


    SPECIAL SCREENINGs (non-comp)

    Edison's Frankenstein (1910)
    Directed by Thomas Edison
    Running Time: 15 minutes 

    King Of The Ants
    Directed by Stuart Gordon 
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

    The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (but is available on DVD)
    Directed by William Friedkin 
    Running Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes

    The Toxic Avenger Directed by Lloyd Kaufman 
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

    Night of the Living Dead (1990) 
    Directed by Tom Savini
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 


    FEATURES (comp)


    Flesh For The Beast
    Directed by Terry West
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 

    Little Erin Merryweather
    Directed by David Morwick
    Running Time: 1 hour, 23 minutes 

    Directed by Steven Mena 
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 

    Savage Island
    Directed by Jeffrey Lando 
    Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 

    Strange Things Happen At Sundown
    Directed by Marc Fratto
    Running Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes 






    Directed by Jennifer Lamaj 
    Running Time: 6 minutes 

    Black Gulch
    Directed by Michael Strode 
    Running Time -15 minutes 

    Bottom Of The 9th
    Directed by Sean Bates
    Running Time: 6 minutes 

    Chance Meeting
    Directed by Hart Fisher 
    Running Time: 20 minutes 

    Directed by Massimo Coglitore
    Running Time: 14 minutes 

    Grave Invitations
    Directed by David Schmidt
    Running Time: 9 minutes 

    Health Hazard
    Directed by Pascal Trottie
    Running Time: 4 minutes 

    Ice Cold
    Directed by Frederick D'Amours 
    Running Time: 26 minutes 

    Little Ricky
    Directed by Michael Condro 
    Running Time: 14 minutes 

    On Edge
    Directed by Frazer Lee 
    Running Time: 15 minutes 

    Ray's Day
    Directed by Michael Stewart 
    Running Time: 22 minutes 

    Red Lines
    Directed by Frazer Lee 
    Running Time: 7 minutes 

    Directed by John Coven 
    Running Time: 8 minutes 

    Scream For Me
    Directed by Chris Broadstone
    Running Time: 22 minutes 

    Silas & Mange
    Directed by Casimir Nozkowski
    Running Time: 55 seconds 

    The Fine Art Of Poisoning
    Directed by Bill Domonkos
    Running Time: 6 minutes 

    The Not-So-Grim Reaper
    Directed by Les Sekely
    Running Time: 30 minutes 

    Toss Of The Coin
    Directed by Patrick Steele
    Running Time: 12 minutes 

    Two Story House
    Directed by Brian Juergens
    Running Time: 14 minutes 

    Wake Up Dead
    Directed by Jonas  Navickas
    Running Time: 9 minutes

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