Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film festivities revealed

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival begins Thursday, August 18th, 2016 and ends Sunday, August 21st, 2016. The event will run in conjunction Wizard World Chicago. Announced today is the official line-up of scheduled events.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016, opening night will Fede Alvarez Horror, Thriller Don’t Breathe. Alvarez and actor Stephen Lang will be in attendance. Don’t Breathe will release in cinemas on the 26th, of August 2016.

  • The event will culminate with Gregg Bishop’s Siren. Bishop and actor Chase Williamson in attendance. The film is a feature adaptation of the V/H/S segment “Amateur Night”
  • Bruce Campbell’s Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi game show, Last Fan Standing—a quiz show based on sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and superheroes. The game show will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Friday at 3 PM and Saturday at 11 AM.
  • Barbara Crampton will be the Guest of Honor to Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival. Crampton will host the 30th-anniversary screening of From Beyond. The veteran actress will also introduce her new film, Beyond the Gates.
  • The 30th-anniversary screening of Night of The Creeps will also be recognized. Fred Dekker will oversee the milestone event. Dekker will also be the recipient os the inaugural “Groovy as Hell” award.
  • A special screening of The Monster Squad will be featured with actors Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert in attendance.
  • Doug Benson will host his podcast, Doug Loves Movies. The segment, ‘Doug Benson Movie Interruption’ will have Bruce Campbell as the guest. Together, they’ll present the film Army of Darkness

“You can have your rom-coms, your indie darlings and your blockbusters….”

“….I’ll take a good old-fashioned horror movie any day or night of the week!”

Bruce Campbell

Director, Peter Hewitt and actor William Sadler will be in attendance for the 25th anniversary for Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

World Premiers

The Chicago Premiers 

  • The Greasy Strangler From Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision, Drafthouse Films, & Ant Timpson
  • Here Alone – Winner of the 2016 Tribeca Audience Award.
  • Abattoir- Director, Darren Bousman latest film. Bousman will present the film.
  • Pet -Starring Dominic Monaghan
  • I am Not a Serial Killer – Starring Christopher Lloyd
  • Beyond The Gates – Winner of the midnight audience award at Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • Antibirth – Starring Natasha Lyonne & Chloe Sevigny.
  • Short Trip To Hell (Shorts Block) – A stunning collection of premiere shorts that will scare you senseless!

Schedule

8/18

  • 7:30 PM: Don’t Breathe
  • 10:15 PM: Night of The Creeps (30th Anniversary Screening)

8/19

  • 6:00 PM: Pet
  • 8:00 PM: Doug Benson Movie Interruption
  • 10:00 PM: Show Yourself
  • Midnight: From Beyond (30th Anniversary Screening)

8/20

  • 1:00 PM: Abattoir
  • 3:30 PM: Beyond The Gates
  • 5:45 PM: I am Not a Serial Killer
  • 8:00 PM: The Monster Squad
  • 10:00 PM: Found Footage 3D
  • Midnight: The Greasy Strangler

8/21

  • 12:00 PM: Short Trip To Hell (Shorts Block)
  • 2:00 PM: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (30th-anniversary screening)
  • 4:00 PM: Here Alone
  • 6:00 PM: Antibirth
  • 8:00 PM: Siren

August 18-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. For more info on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

 

 

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