New York Horror Fest screenings announced

I don’t usually put festivals under news, but this one just sounds like too much fun! The New York City Horror Film Festival, now in it’s sixth year, will be in downtown New York at The NYU Cantor Film Center, on East 8th Street, for some good ole horror fun, from October 24th through the 28, 2007.

But you don’t actually have to wait until the 24th for the festivities. On October 10th, the NYC Horror Film Festival in conjunction with The Village Voice and New Fears City, will present the East Coast Premiere of Columbia Pictures 30 Days of Night, with a Q&A with creator Steve Niles after the screening.

One of the best torture films ever, the original Hostel will screen at the festival also, in conjuntion with Sony Pictures. The special screening of Hostel will have a never before seen alternate ending the film. I can’t wait. Franchise creator, writer and director Eli Roth will attend the screening and have a Q&A. That event will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 7:00pm.

Right now, the only other event I know about is on October 27, 2007, when The New York City Horror Film Festival will honor horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis (The Ecstasies of Women, Suburban Roulette, The Gore Gore Girls, She-Devils on Wheels) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. H.G Lewis, called the undisputed Godfather of Gore, has been influencing filmmakers and fans alike for almost five decades. Long before George Romero or Tobe Hooper made ultra-violence in motion pictures fashionable, H.G. Lewis was breaking all taboos with films like Wizard of Gore, Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs. NYCHFF will also present a rare theatrical screening of his gore classic Two Thousand Maniacs. Herschell Gordon Lewis will be present to accept the award and offer a Q&A.

Stay tuned to the Calendar section of the site, where more events and festivities will be posted begining on Monday.

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