Eerie Horror Fest
October 11 - 14, 2012
Since its debut in October of 2004, the Eerie Horror Film Festival has become one of the most popular and respected events of its kind in the country.
Each year the Eerie Horror Film Festival attracts thousands of fans, filmmakers and screenwriters to the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, for a four day celebration of independent cinema, featuring special celebrity guests, screenings and workshops.
The competition based event opens its call for entries each season on Halloween day and accepts film and screenplay submissions from all around the world, with a special discount for students 10 – 17 years of age.
Nearly 400 films have been shown at the festival since its inception, including several world premieres and movies that eventually secured distribution deals with major companies.
With their current and ever expanding contacts, the Eerie Horror Film Festival hopes to play an active role in connecting their filmmakers and screenwriters directly with those within the industry.
In addition to the four days of movie screenings, the Eerie Horror Film Festival also hosts a full scale Expo in conjunction with their annual event, featuring appearances by some of the top names in the horror and independent film community.
Since 2004, the Eerie Horror Film Festival has featured appearances by Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints/The Walking Dead), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Dee Wallace Stone (Cujo), Sid Haig (Devil’s Rejects), Tony Todd (Candyman), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn), Fred “the Hammer” Williamson (Black Caesar), PJ Soles (Halloween), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Ed Neal (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks), Lew Temple (Devil’s Rejects), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma), Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), Gary Klar (Day of the Dead), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Tom Atkins (Halloween III), Charles Cyphers (Halloween), Nancy Loomis (Halloween), Kenny Miller (I Was A Teenage Werewolf), Tom Towles (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play), Tony Moran (Halloween), Ken Sagoes (Nightmare on Elm St: Dream Warriors), Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (The Omen ’06), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), A. Michael Baldwin (Phantasm), Bill Vail (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Teri McMinn (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Allen Danziger (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Brooke McCarter (The Lost Boys), Brian Andrews (Halloween), Rodrigo Gudino (Rue Morgue magazine), Bill Thornbury (Phantasm), Mark Borchardt (American Movie), John Dugan (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Kyra Shon (Night of the Living Dead), John Hancock (Let’s Scare Jessica to Death), Dorothy Tristan (screenwriter), Mark Steensland (The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick), Jimmy O & April Burril (Chainsaw Sally), J.D. Feigelson (screenwriter), G Tom Mac (The Lost Boys), Sharon Ceccatti (Dawn of the Dead), David Crawford (Dawn of the Dead), Sean David Morton (Joe Killionaire), Len Kabasinski (Swamp Zombies), Greg Lamberson (Slime City), Debbie Rochon (Hellblock 13), Michael Stanley (Attack of the Beast Creatures), Leonard Lies (Dawn of the Dead), Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead), Nick Tallo (Dawn of the Dead) and many, many more!
Fans can always meet their favorite stars, buy horror related merchandise and converse with film company representatives at the Carnival of Carnage Expo, held in conjunction with our film screenings during the weekend of the Fest.
Throughout the year, the Eerie Horror Film Festival takes part in several community events and donates a percentage of their ticket and merchandise sales to Make-A-Wish, which benefits seriously ill children and their families. The Festival also makes a sizable donation to The Second Harvest Food Bank as well.
The Festival hopes that their efforts continue to attract attention, tourism and economic impact for the Erie County area and that they can provide an even bigger and better event for attendees each and every year.
The next Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo takes place October 11-14, 2012 at the prestigious Warner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania.