Well this happened: Let’s just get right down to it because there aren’t enough words to express how cool this is! This man needs no introduction as his makeup work says it all. But he has carved out an amazing career as an actor and a director also. He has inspired generations to do makeup and effects. Kids are still inspired by the amazing work he has done in the effects world. Some of his work is shown off in “Dawn of the Dead”, “Friday the 13th”, and “Creepshow”. To this day I feel he did amazing work directing “Night of the Living Dead 1990”, but also was hilarious in such projects “From Dusk till Dawn” and “Machete”. He is truly the man, the myth, the legend, Tom Savini! We welcome Tom in joining our guest list for Grossfest 2019. www.grossfest.com #grossfest , #grossfest2019 , see yinz there!
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Also you can find me and my books at Cinema Wasteland next weekend October 5-7th, 2018. Check out http://www.cinemawasteland.com for details.
For our next guest announcement, Glenn Berggoetz is the filmmaker behind twelve feature films, including the horror/thriller “Paralyzed with Fear” that stars Kane Hodder from the “Friday the 13th” films and “The Ghosts of Johnson Woods” that stars Joe Bob Briggs from “Monstervision.” Glenn makes most of his films on micro-budgets, which led to his being asked to write the book “The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide: Make Your Feature Film for $2,000,” which is available from the Hal Leonard Company. Glenn has also contributed numerous short horror films to the British “60 Seconds to Die” horror film anthologies. Next on his filmmaking agenda is the experimental horror film “Experiments in Evil” that he plans to shoot in the spring of 2019. With great excitement we introduce you to the talented Glenn Berggoetz! Check out http://www.grossfest.com.
For our next announcement is possibly one of the most interesting independent filmmakers I have had the pleasure of meeting and his work is amazing. This person dabbles in all phases of filmmaking and has directed over 25 movies so far. This filmmaker has made a holiday film “Easter Casket” to something completely unusual in “Her Name Was Torment 1 and 2” to one of my favorite independent horror films of all time in “The Puppet Monster Massacre”. He is currently working on the film “Slaughterhouse Slumber Party”. It absolutely makes me ecstatic to introduce yinz to a multi-talented filmmaker in Dustin Wayde Mills!
Well Grossfest fans and vendors it is the announcement you have been waiting for… Grossfest 2: The Grossening, The Gross Return, The Gross Revenge, Gross the C.H.U.D., The Devil’s Gross, you get the picture folks. It happens Saturday, July 20, 2019! So yinz start making reservations now and get your vendor tables now.
So we have bad news, awesome news… Bad news is we had to change venues because the general manager of The George Washington Hotel and us Grossfest crew could not come to an agreement. Awww… but ready for the awesome news? We found a new home almost immediately with a big thank you going to ‘The Bootleg’ Gross Jennie Lynn. As Tom and Terrence checked out the venue and it’s a done deal! With the success of Grossfest the great word of mouth of the event has been heard. The new venue is:
340 Racetrack Rd.
Washington, Pa. 15301
We have a hotel block once again and rooms are $119 plus tax.
Also people we didn’t go far from the original location (We like Washington, Pa. and they like us) but bar and restaurant will be open the whole time during the convention, plus the casino is only a short walk away, also for the out-of-towners always interested Primanti’s is a block or so away, plus this location is about a ½ mile from the exit off of I-79 and about a half mile or so from Route 19.
Once again we will have a great vendor room and movie room. But even better news people tickets are still only $10 for admission and vendor tables are still $50 each. VENDORS DON’T HESITATE to get your space. We sold out for our first show!
Stay tuned for upcoming guest announcements as we begin our process of putting together another fun independent film convention. And again thank yinz all for the support! #grossfest #grossfest2019
One more thing… filmmakers we are having the Independent movie room again and Grossfest awards will be given out for ‘Best Feature’ and ‘Best Short Film’. So get your submission in. In order for your film to be even considered “WE NEED A PHYSICAL COPY”! There is no cost for the submissions just get us your DVD to be eligible! Just contact one of us (Tom, Terrence, Tammy, Jen, or me) to get details where to send your DVD.
For our next guest announcement for Grossfest we wanted someone that may haven’t been to the area or someone that isn’t a convention regular or just someone yinz may not be expecting… maybe a known figure among Indy gorehounds so I introduce yinz to writer/director Brian Paulin! Mr. Paulin might be best known for such independent hit films “Bone Sickness” and “Fetus” but I remember this good man when I first seen the 2000’s “At Dawn They Sleep”. My review of the film wasn’t favorable but believed Mr. Paulin had the passion and drive to make some cool scary features. And Brian has as his films punch you in the face with amazing and possibly disturbing to some folks gore effects… I have yet to see his latest films “Blood Pigs” and “Cryptic Plasm” but the covers will bring out the teenage metalhead inside of you. Brian is the founder of Morbid Vision Films and we are proud to have him at our show. http://www.morbidvisionfilms.com
Go to http://www.grossfest.com for info on vendor spaces, where to send your film submission too, or hotel info!
For our seventh guest announcement for Grossfest is a filmmaker, actor, producer who I have known since he was a teenager. This person is more of your “outside of the box non-traditional” independent filmmaker. His movies have their own rules, he doesn’t stick to one genre, and I have absolutely loved it every step of the way. Most filmmakers having lower or no budgets for their projects would hold them back? This filmmaker thrives on it by using imagination, talented friends and actors, and brilliant writing. “Wolfster, Part 1: The Curse of the Emo Vamp, Basic Slaughter, The Slasher Hunter, Everyone Must Die!, Super Task Force One, Captain Z & the Terror of Leviathan, Red Christmas, The Survivors, CarousHELL” are some of his films he has made over the past decade. With great respect, absolute delight, and there is no way I could not have ask this person to be a part of Grossfest: I introduce you to the charming and handsome Steve Rudzinski! Steve’s recent “CarousHELL” film like “The Barn” is one of my favorite independent films that I have had the pleasure of watching in my lifetime. Like “The Barn” dudes it would not surprise me to see Steve move on to bigger things soon… Next up for Steve “A Meowy Christmas”.
Joining us as a guest for the March 3rd to 5th 2017 Horror Realm is Jill Schoelen. Horror Fans know her from “Popcorn” and “The Stepfather”.
Horror Realm Convention will have Suzanne Snyder. Fans will remember her from “Return of the Living Dead II”, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”, “Night of the Creeps” and of course as Deb in “Weird Science.”
We hope to see you in 2017, as we enter our ninth year as Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention. The dealer room is 2/3 sold at this point! If you are interested in a spot, please complete and return the attached registration form with payment as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.
Guests announced to date are:
· Reggie Bannister
· Gigi Bannister
· Brinke Stevens
· Tuesday Knight
· Allan Trautman
· More announcements coming soon
Horror Realm’s 2017 show is March 3-5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Green Tree.
Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities. We welcome our latest 2017 sponsor, Pop Culture Comics.
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Thank you and enjoy the holidays!