“FRIDAY THE 13TH” CREATOR SEAN CUNNINGHAM TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

“FRIDAY THE 13TH” CREATOR SEAN CUNNINGHAM TO RECEIVE

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING 14TH ANNUAL NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, AT NEW

VENUE TIMES SCARE, NOVEMBER 12–15, 2015!

 

02/09/2009 - Sean Cunningham - "Friday The 13th" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals  - Grauman's Chinese Theater - Hollywood, CA. USA - Keywords: Sean Cunningham - False -  - Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos - Contact (1-866-551-7827)

02/09/2009 – Sean Cunningham – “Friday The 13th” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals
– Grauman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA. USA – Keywords: Sean Cunningham – False – – Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827)

New York, NY – Sept. 8, 2015. The

14th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates the career of

FRIDAY THE 13TH progenitor Sean S. Cunningham this November with the festival’s

Lifetime Achievement Award. Responsible for one of the major characters of

slasher cinema in the form of Jason Voorhees, Cunningham also joined with the

late Wes Craven in their dark underground classic THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.

And of course Mr. Cunningham receives his prize on Friday Nov. 13!

 

Also

producing other installments in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series including JASON GOES

TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, JASON X, and FREDDY VS. JASON, Cunningham is also

responsible for the HOUSE series, producing the original feature, its sequel

HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY, and HOUSE IV. Cunningham is now in production on

FRIDAY THE 13TH: CRYSTAL LAKE CHRONICLES in the role of executive producer,

slated for a 2016 debut.

 

The festival runs Nov. 12–15, 2015, at Times Scare,

669 8th Avenue., right on Times Square’s famed 42nd Street, aka “The Deuce.”

Times Scare is enhanced with custom-built designs and elegant macabre décor

including a state-of-the-art haunted house and skeletal bar. The venue’s history

traces back to the crematorium that operated there in the roaring ’20s and the

dark echoes of old Times Square’s bawdy past. The festival selection committee

is currently reviewing this year’s submissions and will announce in October,

along with the Opening Night film and the second award receipient. The schedule

and ticket link go live in October at nychorrorfest.com

 

The NYC Horror Film

Festival was born in 2002 by filmmaker Michael J. Hein as a venue for newer

independent horror filmmaking. After Michael’s passing in 2011, the festival

created the Michael J. Hein Achievement Award to celebrate the hard work and

perseverance of creators in the field. George Romero was the first recipient of

the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by other classic

scaremeisters including Rob Zombie, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Herschell Gordon

Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Robert Englund, Angus Scrimm, Stuart Gordon, and the

beloved late Wes Craven.

 

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