“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!
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!
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.