Monday , 8 August 2022

NYC Horror Film Fest unleashes plenty of Nightmare Cinema!

Alas, another holiday season has come and gone. You know, the one that we look forward to immersing ourselves in every year, and sharing with family and friends, but then, before you know it, it’s  over – sigh! We’re talking about Halloween season, of course. But that doesn’t mean that the scary stuff has to take a break. Horror cinema is a full twelve months a year experience, with some of the most acclaimed and successful horror films in recent times, like It Follows, Get Out and A Quiet Place, all being released months away from October. For those wishing to gorge themselves on frightful fare at an insatiable level, or maybe just pick and chew on a few morsels here and there, well, there’s no better place than the New York City Horror Film Festival. Having recently celebrated its 16th anniversary, the NYCHFF, the brainchild of the beloved Michael J. Hein, brings together the best and the brightest, or should we say, darkest, in independent horror cinema from around the world for one spooktacular 4-day weekend every November/December in the heart of the Big Bloody Apple. This past fest was no exception, as a smorgasbord of succulent shorts and fangtastic features by a collection of enormously talented filmmakers were served up at the Cinepolis Chelsea. Here, horror royalty like Mick Garris and Tony Todd were joined by fans, friends and filmmakers alike for one delicious post-Thanksgiving horror feast. So, grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy this comprehensive look at what transpired at the 2018 NYC Horror Film Fest. Be forewarned – it’s a lot to digest, but don’t feel as though you have to scarf it all down in one sitting. I really have to stop writing these things on an empty stomach.

First, let’s say something about the venue itself. The Cinepolis Chelsea (formerly Bow Tie) is located on 23rd St. near 8th Avenue, and has not only hosted the NYCHFF the previous two years, but also serves as one of the locations of the almost as prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Since the invasion and body snatching by Cinepolis, the theater has been renovated and upgraded with state of the art digital projection, sound and adjustable, reclining seats complete with movable trays with cup holders. For those who stick around for hours and hours consuming film after film, comfort is a much thanked for commodity. The top-notch visual and audio presentation on hand was the best way to showcase the filmmakers’ visions in the best light possible within a darkened theater. And soooo much better to enjoy the presented works on a big theater screen as opposed to a computer one, or worse, a smartphone – egads! Yeah, we’re old school. Kudos to all involved in avoiding any technical issues in the projection booth as the only horror witnessed was on the screen. Now, onto the bloody films!

Before we get to the meat and potatoes of the film festival, that is, the feature films, let’s start off with some tasty appetizers, the collection of short films offered up throughout the 4-day weekend. Featuring a wide array of subject matter, from ghosts to zombies, home invasions to cannibalism, and aliens, monsters, and alien monsters, shorts are great to nibble on before getting to the main course. Ranging in length from under five minutes up to twenty, short films generally get right to the point, though some still manage to unveil their horrors at a slower pace. The purpose of short films is generally either to convey stories that may not have enough plot to fill up a feature, or they serve as the first step towards expanding their idea into a full-length film down the road. While the Gore 4 wasn’t able to catch every short shown at the festival, here’s a look at a few of the ones that stood out amongst the ones we did see.

Inked led off the festival with its story of two life-long friends who decide to get matching tattoos that are made with some special ink. That said ink gives rise to the undead as the girls find themselves fighting for their lives. A Florida State University project, the film comes from writer/director Kyra Elise Gardiner and stars Martina Meneses and Jaida Ventura. It’s a funny, gory, sharp-looking work with some cool, eye-catching end credits to boot. Split Decision, from writer/director Scott Riopelle, stars Lee Lawson and Blake Canning as a couple looking to spend an enjoyable evening together until it’s interrupted by a frantic knock at the door. Their next move might not only affect their own lives, but that of the entire neighborhood. It’s a taut thriller with some startling twists. Also effective was showing some worst-case scenarios running through the protagonists’ minds as they make their fateful decision. Daniel DelPurgatorio’s Third Wheel was the shortest short of the fest, short but sweet, right up to its monstrous conclusion. Uninvited, from director Ryan Wagner,  was a tense, surprising home invasioner written by Kyle Matthew, who co-stars with Gabriela Ortega. Every year, it seems a particular theme stands out as prominent at the Festival, and the threat of home invasion popped up several times during the course of the weekend. One has to wonder is this a reflection of our times, where peoples’ fear of others is stoked by some, or just a coincidence as they make for suspenseful stories we can all tap into.

{Winners for Audience Choice Award, Kevin Sluder, for Heartless; Best Short, The Whistler‘s’s Jennifer Stang; Jamal Hodge for Best Unproduced Screenplay, Mourning Meal; and multi-winning feature, Alive‘s co-writer, Chuck McCue. Congrats, all!-photo by Gene Lynn}

As stated earlier, we couldn’t catch every short film shown at the festival. One of the notable ones we’re sorry we missed was Best Short winner, The Whistler, by Argentinian-born filmmaker/actress/musician, Jennifer Stang. You can learn all about her at Here’s the trailer for her creepy-looking film:

Another winner was the Audience Choice award for Kevin Sluder’s Heartless, starring Stacy Snyder in this take on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story, The Tell-Tale Heart. Check out Kevin’s production company, Sunshine Boy Productions, which he runs with his wife, Jennifer.

Other intriguingly-titled tales we missed were Bite Size Horror, Gut Punched, She Came From the Woods, A Doll Distorted, I Am the Doorway, Last One Screaming and Here There Be Monsters. Hopefully, we’ll come across these somewhere down the line.

Now, there were a number of other short films we did get to see that made for some truly tasty treats. From writer/director, Adria Tennor, who’s pitted against co-star Jessica Paré – yes that Jessica Paré of Mad Men fame – comes the devilishly delicious Pie. When one woman invites another over for some scrumptious homemade pie, the guest can’t quite wrap her tongue around what all the ingredients are that make it so special. In the spirit of Vincent Price’s Theater of Blood, the bright, colorful Pie takes a delightfully dark turn that surprises you to the bitter end. We caught up with producer Cindi Knapton, whose credits include obscure fare like the Matrix and Star Wars films. and wondered how someone of Jessica’s stature came to be cast in such a savory, sweet short. Turns out she frequented the same restaurant as writer/director, Tennor, proving it’s not just who you know, but where you eat. Here’s a taste of Pie:

The Gore 4 was most impressed by award-winning filmmaker David Yohe’s sci-fi short, The Silver. Taking place in the sun-drenched, scorched-earth Mojave Desert, The Silver grabs you right from the start with its eye-catching cinematography by Simon England. Starring Lauren Palleschi as a woman fending off an attack by aliens, the film features state-of-the-art, big budget Hollywood blockbuster-looking special effects, quite a feat for a low budget short. Packing loads of suspense, action and terror into its scant 6 minute running time, The Silver was the one short that most cried out to be made into a feature, as the audience was surely left wanting more. So the Gore 4 asked Yohe if that might possibly be the case, and it turns out, thankfully, that is indeed the hope, that this will lead to the financial backing and resources to make a full-length feature film exploring this alien invasion of which we’ve gotten only a tantalizingly brief look at – so far. If and when this does come to fruition, we plan on being at the theater on opening day for sure. You be sure to follow the future of The Silver on Facebook, and Dave’s production company, Isotropic Films. Here’s a sliver of The Silver:

Back in 2015, a wild zombie apocalypse film found its way out of Australia, the ultra-gory, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. Adding humor to the mix, the film had the frenetic action style of a Mad Max film. Now, the Roach-Turner brothers, Kiah and Tristan aim to turn their cult hit into an interactive VR experience, video game and TV series, the latter which us festival goers got an in-your-face, gut-punching, blood-drenched peek at with the teaser, Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead, where a captive woman attempts to battle her way out of an underground bunker.

If what we saw is any indication of what’s in store for future installments, then hold on for some balls-to-the-wall, and guts-to-the-floor, insane action. The Gore 4 cannot wait. And guess what – you don’t have to wait to see the same first few minutes we got to see. Don’t ever say the Gore 4 didn’t hook you up. Please, really don’t, it wouldn’t be cool. Enjoy!

Before we clear our plates of all these terrific shorts, we’d also like to mention a few more. The Familiar Fingers of Culture, by Conscian Morgan, follows a high-class British escort down the road to hell. The Last Seance, by Laura Kulik, has two sisters taking a dangerous look at ‘the other side.’ In McKegg Collin’s Eros Point, the end is nigh for a couple’s relationship as they hash it out at a remote cabin. It co-stars Asta Paredes and Clay von Carlowitz, who you might know from the insanely goriffic Troma films, Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Volumes 1 and 2. From Russia with guts is U.S. Butcher, which is essentially a music video for the charmingly titled band, Smothered Bowels, directed by Aleksey Smirnov. It’s clearly inspired by the likes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Devil’s Rejects. Hey, they influence our elections, we influence their filmmakers – seems fair. Here it is in all its gory. Needless to say, not for the kiddies.

Other shorts to savor were Dead Cool, about a dinner party that goes oh so wrong, the haunting You’ll Only Have Each Other, Nathan Crooker’s suspenseful Midnight Delivery, where actress Danielle Guldin puts on a one-woman show tackling the terrors unboxed from a package delivered to her doorstep, and finally, Lula Fotis’ Last Meal, which stars Sebastien Roche (Supernatural, The Originals) as a celebrity chef  salivating at the chance to provide the perfect final dish for an inmate on death row. Now, onto the main course!

Actually, before we move on to some of the frightful features on the menu, we have to give a super loud shout-out to the return of the magazine that features monsters, aliens and bizarre creatures like no other – Fangoria. Having risen from the publication grave this past October with the debut of Volume 2, the new jam-packed quarterly print magazine is back with many of your favorite columns and more. Fango staffer, Brian, was on hand all weekend long to make sure all horror fans in attendance were well aware of this blessed event. (The Gore 4 attended the premiere launch at NYC’s Forbidden Planet – check it out here.) Longtime editor, Tony Timpone, who is contributing to the magazine once again, also serves as a program consultant to the NYCHFF and was in attendance during the weekend’s festivities, moderating the Q&A with Mick Garris (see below). It could not be emphasized any more of how great it is to have Fangoria gracing the shelves of newsstands and comic book stores once again. Issue 2, spotlighting Joe Bob Briggs, will be hitting shops soon, though, if you’re a subscriber (the way to go), you may have yours already. OK, now on to the main course! For real this time.

The showcase feature of this past New York City Horror Film Festival, and the one that got the weekend’s entertainment underway, was Mick Garris’ horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema. Garris is most closely associated with bringing some of Stephen King’s classic works to the screen, from the monumental success directing his epic The Stand, to the fun, Sleepwalkers, featuring mother and son shapeshifters and several cool cameos. He’s also one of the Masters of Horror, having created that anthology series so that some of horror’s greatest filmmakers, himself included, could have free rein in bringing their nightmares to life. Some of these frightmeisters were legends like John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Joe Dante, Dario Argento and Don Coscarelli. For Nightmare Cinema, Mick set out on a similar task, but with a more international slant, gathering Argentina’s Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead), Japan’s Ryûhei Kitamura (Versus, The Midnight Meat Train), Britain’s David Slade (30 Days of Night), and Morristown, New Jersey’s own, Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins). and letting these guys run with their ideas, with Garris himself directing the final segment as well as the wraparound pieces that tie it all together. The basic idea is several strangers visit a movie house and witness their very own nightmares unfold on the big screen, varying from an alien infestation to a relentless killer on the loose. With each filmmaker’s unique style, and familiar faces like distinguished actor Richard Chamberlain working against type, and some shockingly gruesome f/x at times by KNB, there is virtually something for everyone. That the mysterious projectionist of the theater is none other than Mickey Rourke only adds to the film’s overall creepiness.

{Mick Garris, the Gore 4’s  Brian de Castro, screenwriter Lawrence C. Connolly, Tony Timpone}

The NYC Horror Film Fest was fortunate enough to have Mick Garris, a NYCHFF Lifetime Achievement Award alumni, in attendance for the East Coast premiere of his Nightmare Cinema, along with one of the film’s screenwriters, Lawrence C. Connolly. In the Q&A afterwards, Garris spoke about how proud he was of each of the filmmaker’s work and how energized he felt as he experienced the film with each new audience. While it has played at several film festivals, look for a major theatrical release sometime later this year. Everyone is urged to see it on the big screen if possible, where its plethora of horrors can best be appreciated. We also learned that it’s hoped that this will be the first in a series of Nightmare Cinema anthology films, each employing a variety of filmmakers from around the world. Garris already has several in mind, and would really like to include some female directors, whose voices we could certainly use more of in horror cinema. As for advice for aspiring moviemakers, Garris urged those in the audience to “do something different from everyone else,” and to “embrace your own personality and originality.”  In addition to future installments of Nightmare Cinema, plus directing episodes of television series like, Once Upon a Time, Shadowhunters and Pretty Little Liars, Garris has another King adaptation in the works. And you absolutely have to check out his entertaining and informative, bi-weekly podcast, Post Mortem with Mick Garris, presented by Blumhouse, where he sits down for one-on-one interviews with everyone from John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, to most recently, Re-Animator‘s Barbara Crampton. It’s available on iTunes or any of your favorite podcast apps.

Now, it couldn’t have been easy to follow up such a terrific project by such an acclaimed director, but the makers behind Don’t Look were more than up to the task. The film marks the feature directing debut by Latin American actress, Luciana Faulhaber, who’s appeared in such TV series as Gotham, Shades of Blue and Grey’s Anatomy. A throwback to 80’s slasher comedies, Don’t Look follows a group of friends whose weekend getaway takes some dark, twisted turns. It’s as if David Lynch had directed a version of the Clampetts, and is a grisly delight.

{Don’t Look‘s director/star, Luciana Faulhaber and co-star/producer, Lindsay Eshelman}

Some of the cast cast and producers stuck around after to let the audience in on what went into the making of this impressive debut for Faulhaber. This started out as a Kickstarter project that received additional funding to complete. Incredibly, it was shot in just two weeks – one week for daytime shoots, and one for night – truly amazing. Also, much of the film was shot at the family Christmas tree farm of co-star/producer, Lindsay Eshelman, in Mohnton, PA, just outside of Reading in Eastern Pennsylvania. Interestingly, in speaking to fellow co-star/producer, Javier E. Gómez, the filmmakers started off with the locale before developing a story to fit the location. And Eshelman’s father even let them, well, we don’t want to give away anything, but he sacrificed part of the farm in the making of the movie. So, maybe come next Christmas time, pay a visit to Plow Farms in PA and not only thank them for their contributions to this fine film, but pick up your tree and other festive items while you’re there. Oh, and congrats to Luciana for winning Best Actress at the NYCHFF – she really deserved it for putting herself through the ringer! For more on the film, check out Don’t Look the Movie.

As a Latina filmmaker, Luciana’s voice and perspective are more of what is needed in and outside of Hollywood. As African American and Asian films are finally beginning to see major inroads (see Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians‘ enormous success for evidence), Latin films still have a ways to go. But if you look at the Academy Award winners for Best Director, four of the last five have been won by Mexican filmmakers – Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro G. Iñárritu (twice) and Guillermo del Toro (for Gravity, Birdman, The Revenant and The Shape of Water, respectively). That’s quite a monumental achievement and proof that Mexico at the very least is sending America its finest filmmakers, whose success can’t be impeded by any walls or barriers. To that end, the Gore 4 was happy to run into our friend, Jersey City’s own Christian A. Morán, whose short, Let’s Play Dead Girl is one of our favs. Christian has many exciting projects in the works, and one he is currently involved with is Latin Horror.  Founded by Edwin Pagán, Latin Horror is the first English-language website dedicated to the genre of Latin horror and is The Official Home of Latin Horrorphiles everywhere. Be a part of the revolución and check it out.

Next up is the eerie, unsettling, blood-soaked Alive. Two people wake up in an abandoned hospital with no recollection of who they are or how they got there. Each having barely survived traumatic, life-threatening injuries, the two are attended to by a doctor who seems in no great hurry to let them leave…..ever. As the man and woman attempt to escape, it all builds to a terrifying, shocking conclusion. Now, not to toot one’s own horn, but this Gore 4er guessed the big twist right from the start of the film, the only one to do so apparently, according to co-writer,  Chuck McCue, who we spoke to later on. He was happy to learn that this in no way detracted from the enjoyment of this super intense film. Thomas Coqueral and Camille Stopps both put in terrific, gritty performances, as does Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart) as the crazed doc. Directed by Rob Grant, this is one you gotta keep a bloody eye out for. A testament to the film’s overall quality and effectiveness – it won four awards at the fest, for Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography and Coqueral as Best Actor.

Coming to us from across the pond is the action-packed, gore-drenched, comedic audience pleaser, Book of Monsters. A sold out crowd was on hand to witness a girl’s 18th birthday party gone to all bloody hell when a menagerie of monsters begin devouring the guests and only the birthday girl, with a little help from her friends, holds the key to defeating them. This is a monster mash with loads of practical f/x, and it was a welcome throwback to classic 80’s creature features like Evil Dead 2 and Critters.

This was another Kickstarter film, and as more funds came in, it allowed the filmmakers to up the ante by adding more monsters and more deaths. In fact, the backers got to have a hand in choosing how some of the characters met their grisly ends. And believe us when we say some of them are quite gruesome indeed. The female-led cast really gave their all, with heartfelt performances mixed in with brain-splattering, limb-chopping, gut-mashing action. Kudos to director Stewart Sparke and his kick-ass cast, especially the lovely trio of ladies, Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longdon and Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton. Book of Monsters went on to win Best Special F/X, Best Sound Design, and the grand prize, Best Feature! It’s been picked up by Dread Central Presents, so keep on the lookout for the Monsters later this year, and follow them on the Book of Monsters facebook page. And to whet your appetite, here’s the bloody awesome trailer:

Before we get to the final film of the festival, it’s time to present the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Past winners have included such illustrious horror stalwarts as Roger Corman, Robert Englund and Rob Zombie, along with several, sadly, who are no longer with us – George Romero, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Herschel Gordon Lewis and Angus Scrimm. For this Festival, the honor goes to horror legend Tony Todd. His resume is most impressive, beginning with his sophomore film, the Oscar-winning Best Picture, Platoon. From there, after appearances in a number of TV shows, Todd got the lead in Tom Savini’s remake of Night of the Living Dead in 1990. Two years later, he landed perhaps his most famous role, that of Daniel Robitaille, aka, the hook-clawed Candyman. With his imposing frame and deep, booming voice, Todd was perfect for portraying strong characters in horror and other genres as well. Additional films include The Crow, The Rock, Wishmaster, and more recently, the Hatchet and Final Destination franchises. He also appeared on television in Homicide, The X-Files, three different Star Trek series, Smallville, Angel, 24, Chuck, as himself in Holliston, and the villainous Zoom in the CW’s The Flash. And Tony’s showing no signs of slowing down, with several projects in the works, some he was maybe too eager to talk about, much to his agent’s chagrin.

{photo by Gene Lynn}

Tony was most gracious in accepting his award, becoming visibly moved upon hearing festival co-director, Ronnie Hein, reminisce how much Tony’s friendship meant to her son, the festival’s founder, Michael J. Hein. Todd went on to speak of his love for the theater, and his upcoming show based on the life of renaissance man and fighter, Jack Johnson, entitled Ghost in the House. He regaled the rapt audience with many a tale, from shooting Platoon in the Philippines (don’t drink the coconut liquor) to switching from being a Knicks to a Lakers fan (who can blame him.) Todd also offered sound advice to not just filmmakers, but anyone in general, like “never say no, never quit,” and “be ready when the chance comes.” And to actors, specifically, be prepared to “embrace disappointment.”  After his award presentation and Q&A, attendees got the honor to celebrate Tony’s upcoming birthday with a specially made Candyman cake, replete with hook, bees and ‘blood’. Todd, a true gentleman in every sense of the word, stuck around for quite a while afterwards, meeting and taking pictures with fans. It was absolutely one special and memorable night for all.

The final film of the festival, and certainly not the least, was the one-of-a-kind, raucous and wild Abnormal Attraction. In a world where humans and monsters live side by side, the differences between the two threaten to destroy what is already a fragile co-existence. It’s intelligent, thoughtful, funny as hell and crude as can be – think Rick and Morty to give you some idea. But there’s only a smidgen of animation here – like a number of other films at this past NYC Horror Film Fest, this film relies on in-camera, on-set practical f/x. And the number of creatures concocted for this horror comedy is truly staggering. Managing to wrangle all these characters cohesively into a final product, director, Michael Leavy, who co-wrote the film with his brother, Jason Leavy and Steven Della Salla, has given us an oh so timely tale, with our nation currently divided like maybe it hasn’t been since the Civil War (let’s hope the good side triumphs once again). Offering up a message of tolerance and acceptance, if monsters and humans can learn to live together in peace and harmony, why can’t humans and humans?

{brothers, Jason and Michael Leavy – middle two}

Abnormal Attraction stars a number of names you most definitely know – Bruce Davison, Leslie Easterbrook, Malcom McDowell, Gilbert Gottfried, Tyler Mane and Ron Jeremy. But the one who steals the show, and perhaps the entire weekend of films was Jason Leavy as Finbar, a sort of goblin/troll/something. It cannot be stated enough how entertainingly crass and delightful Levy’s performance is. Taking inspiration from the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, Levy, under heavy makeup, manages to make Finbar all his own, in a singularly unique performance the likes of which you’ve never seen before. When asked, being the film’s co-writer, how much, if any of his lines were ad-libbed on set, Levy declared it was probably close to 70%. We can’t wait to see Finbar and all the rest of these colorful characters in this film again. Luckily, it should be available on home video and VOD in the very near future. Wait, hold up, this just in – February 26 is the momentous day! You do not want to miss this film. Be sure to follow Abnormal Attraction on Facebook, and their production company, Fuzz on the Lens Productions. We’d be remiss if we didn’t show you the trailer, so, not wanting to be remiss, here it is:

{photo by Gene Lynn}

So, that about does it – whewwww! Feeling pretty full. We’re sorry we didn’t get to see every film, like Andy Palmer’s Camp Cold Brook, Marc Carrette’s winner for best sci-fi film, After the Lethargy, and Dale Fabrigar’s D-Railed. Hopefully, we can catch these and others we missed sometime down the road. One thing is for certain – even though these films compete against each other for various awards at this and other film festivals across the country and around the globe, the filmmakers themselves aren’t pitted against one another. Rather, as they cross paths at different events, they support each other and form lasting friendships. The horror community – filmmakers, fans and the festival organizers who bring them together – really are a family, a family of creative, imaginative and  talented people, all with a passion for a genre that celebrates those qualities. It is this celebration of the horror community that Michael J. Hein began when he founded the New York City Horror Film Festival. And his legacy continues on with his family, led by festival directors, mom, Ronnie Hein and sister, Jennifer Hein Inserra. They’re joined in bringing this ever-growing festival to life by program director and host, Sean Marks, fellow hosts, Chris Rowan and Alan Rowe Kelly, with added assistance in programming by Brian Smith and Adam Turkel. And a special thanks to horror emeritus, Tony Timpone as program consultant and just overall really cool dude. All these people and others work tirelessly leading up to and during the festival to accommodate filmmakers and fans alike and they do one hell of a job.

After four straight days of total immersion into the world of horror films, though it’s a bit sad when it all ends, everyone can use a bit of rest. Of course, there’s no rest for the wicked, as many of the filmmakers must set off to the next destination where their films are to be screened for the next group of eager fans. And those running the NYCHFF won’t take long before beginning their plans for the next festival, set to run Dec. 5-8, 2019, once again at the Cinepolis Chelsea in New York City, where they will be celebrating their 17th year! Filmmakers, be sure to go to the NYC Horror Film Festival website to find out how and when to submit your work. And be sure to follow the NYCHFF on Facebook and Instagram, where you’ll see more great pics from this past festival and others, and be able to receive up-to-date information on things to come. Until the next bodies hit the floor come December, keep watching the skies and keep going to the movies!

— all words, but not music, by Brian de Castro


  1. Wonderful Article and a fantastic festival! We had a blast there and met a ton of talented filmmakers and made some great new friends, can’t wait to return.

    Thanks for the inclusion in your write-up and all of the kind words. Means everything to us coming from GORE4 !!!

    -Dave Yohe “THE SILVER”

    • Thanks, man! Really look forward to seeing more of The Silver. And finding out what new ghastly delights are in store for the next NYC Horror Film Fest!

  2. Superb article Gore 4…Thank you so much again for including us. You guys rock! Please be our guest at our 2019 festival.

    Ronnie Hein
    Festival Director

    • Thank you for the kind words, and for putting together such a terrific, inviting and entertaining festival year in and year out. Already looking forward to the next one, so thank you, yes!