JOHN CARPENTER ALUM TOM ATKINS JOINS SEAN CUNNINGHAM FOR THE 14TH NEW YORK CITY

JOHN CARPENTER ALUM TOM ATKINS JOINS SEAN CUNNINGHAM FOR THE 14TH NEW YORK CITY

HORROR FILM FESTIVAL! FULL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

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Oct. 14, 2015 – New York, NY –

Tom Atkins will join Sean Cunningham during the 14th New York City Horror Film

Festival at new location Times Scare to receive the Michael J. Hein Award for

Personal Achievement in Acting on Saturday, Nov. 14, for his contributions to

horror cinema. Sean Cunningham will be presented with his Lifetime Achievement

Award on Friday Nov. 13th after a screening of his series-leading film FRIDAY

THE 13TH.

 

Tom Atkins, a performer since the 1960s, has brought his craft to

classic genre films including John Carpenter’s THE FOG and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK,

William Peter Blatty’s THE NINTH CONFIGURATION, George Romero’s CREEPSHOW, Tommy

Lee Wallace’s HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, William Lustig’s MANIAC COP,

and more favorite roles. Mr. Atkins will be on hand to receive the Michael J.

Hein Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, November 14th, at Times

Scare.

 

14 features and 34 short films make up this year’s festival, running

on two screens at Times Scare. The festival opens Thurs Nov. 12 with the New

York premiere of the IFC Midnight release of Tara Subkoff’s #HORROR, an online

social media game that turns a moment of cyberbullying into a night of insanity,

starring Natasha Lyonne (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) and Chloe Sevigny (AMERICAN

HORROR STORY), followed by Anthony DiBlasi’s MOST LIKELY TO DIE, a modern

slasher. Other features include Michael Bafaro’s WRECKER, from the producer of

AMERICAN MARY, a tale of two best girl friends taking a road trip… to Hell. And

from Russian filmmaker Pavel Khvaleev, III. A bevy of short films accompany the

features, with new works including Jeremiah Kipp’s PAINKILLER and Michael

Turney’s THE LITTLE.

 

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 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.

 

The full schedule for the New York City Horror Film Festival is

here:

http://nychorrorfest.com/schedule/

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