Featuring 9 of the best Scream Queens and horror actresses in the business SCREAM QUEEN-ATHON’s guests include Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story’s ‘Pepper’), Anulka Dziubinska (Vampyres – 1975), Asun Ortega (Nude Nuns With Big Guns – 2010), Max Wasa (Scarface, House of Manson, Death House), Christine Nguyen (Edgar Allen Poe’s Decapitarium 3-D – 2018), Lar Park-Lincoln (House II, Friday the 13th VII, Freddy’s Nightmares), Elissa Dowling (Bus Party to Hell, Tales of Halloween), Holly Fields (Wishmaster 2, Seedpeople) and Beverly Randolph (Return of the Living Dead, Death House). More TBA.
“I wanted to start the festival with a real splash, something fun and important too. So, we came up with SCREAM QUEEN-ATHON. It’s a fabulous fundraising event that all have guests have got behind. Our definition of Scream Queens is pretty broad and reflects the changing roles women have in the industry now”
Following red carpet photo ops, a fun Q&A with journalist/author Pat Jankiewicz, the Scream Queens will be available for table signings. All evening entertainment includes Go-Go dancing, DJ HiJinx, live retro-rock band WYLDEWOOD GREEN, Cosplay Makeup FX, raffles, horror vendors including Queen B merchandise, freebies and full bar.
Saturday Oct 6th (11.00am) explodes with new horror shorts (selected by all-women judges), followed by the WOMEN IN HORROR panel (1.30pm Free Event) featuring leading indie producers and directors, including Lotti Knowles, Esther Goodstein & Megan Freels Johnston. A not-to-be missed panel on how to successfully navigate the indie business.
“We felt it was so important to hand over part of the festival to women filmmakers and showcase a strong female perspective on what this business is like. This panel is going to be wonderful. It’s also a free event. So I hope people will take advantage of it” continues Flanagan.
Saturday afternoon (2.30pm) is JAPANESE MADNESS time, with the L.A. Premiere of J-Splatter director Noboru Iguchi’s all-girl ensemble epic GHOST SQUAD and in-person (direct from Tokyo) cult Director Tomohiko Iwasaki screening his latest outlandish short. With free DVDs and more special guests from the world of PINK movies TBA. Dress as a Japanese Ghost and get free admission. “We have some amazing guests from Japan traveling here just for this festival. Our links to Japan have always been strong.”
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