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THE SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL PROUDLY BRINGS TO YOU...
SINISTER CREATURE CON
OCTOBER 17th & 18th 2015
THIS IS MORE THAN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S NEWEST HORROR CONVENTION!
SINISTER CREATURE CON IS A CONVENTION & EXPO CELEBRATING
MAKEUP ARTISTS, MASK MAKERS, SFX, CONCEPT ARTISTS &
THE ART OF THE CREATURE.
COMING TO THE SCOTTISH RITE MASONIC CENTER
6151 H Street, Sacramento CA 95819
OFFICIAL WEBSITE COMING SOON!
Email TIM@SACHORRORFILMFEST.COM for Vendor, Exhibitor, Industry, & Artist Tables.
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THE "LOVE HORROR" SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Returns Friday, June 26th, 2015.
Hosted by Jamie DeWolf & Sidney Sin
Witness a brand new batch of "Best of" short film selections from the prior 8 years of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. We will also be screening all entries submitted from our Love Horror Filmmaker Challenge as well as our 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival Trailer/Promo challenge. Details on both challenges will be announced by March 1st. So visit this site often for further details!
In addition to films, we will also feature some of the best performance artists within the sick and twisted world of the macabre arts.
Hosted by the offical hosts of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival, Jamie Dewolf & Sidney Sin!
Tickets, programming, filmmaker challenge details, and more will be available soon!
"THE ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW"
Returns Saturday, June 27th, 2015.
Who: Amber's Sweets Shadowcast Troupe
What: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 9:30PM
Where: Historic Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento CA
Why: Don't be a Brad, the answer is simple: To do the time warp again!
How: Science Fiction Themed Show! We want to see your sci fi themed rocky costumes! From Star Wars to Firefly, we wanna see your best costumes!
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HORROR GIRL 2015 COMPETITION
VOTING IS COMPLETE!!!
ANY VOTES RECEIVED AFTER 12:01 WILL NOT BE COUNTED AND WILL BE REFUNDED
VOTING IS NOW OVER!!!
JENNIFER H WINS HORROR GIRL 2015!
The winner will be illustrated by artist Gianluca Mattia and the artwork will be featured on all Love Horror Short Film Festival and 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival marketing, branding, promotional pieces, and merchandise for the duration of the 2015 season.
The winner received 50% of the total cash vote proceeds to benefit her selected charity of their choice, The Komen Foundation. The winner will also receive 2 free passes to every SHFF and Amber's Sweets event in Sacramento in 2015.
SHFF ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO PRODUCE THE OFFICIAL GEORGE A. ROMERO'S NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD THEATRICAL STAGE PRODUCTION!
For Immediate Release. February 13th, 2015:
The Sacramento Horror Film Festival's very own theatrical stage troupe BLOOD SOAKED SUGAR CUBES will debut in October 2016 with a 100% theatrical production of the OFFICIAL STAGE PLAY PRODUCTION of "George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" at the Historic Colonial Theatre, in Sacramento, CA. This is NOT a shadowcast.
About the play:
Night of the Living Dead Live is a fun and hilarious re-imagining of George A. Romero’s legendary classic. Set in 1968 and presented in all black and white, it literally feels like the film has been brought to life and placed on stage. The play lovingly examines the movie itself, the period in which it was made, and the film’s undying influence on the horror genre.
Night of the Living Dead was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. The Vietnam war; the civil rights movement; the collapse of the patriarchal, nuclear family; and growing mistrust of the government and media are just some of the themes that influenced both the filmmakers and their audience. The film itself was met with controversy for featuring an African American protagonist and realistic horror images; both ground breaking attributes for the time period. The gritty, black and white cinematography made the action seem more like television news footage than a Saturday matinee horror film. This made the images that much more “real” and frightening to an unsuspecting audience.
And yet, possibly the most controversial element to The Night Of The Living Dead was the ending… Everybody dies! Even the hero doesn’t survive. That was unheard of for any movie at that time, and made the movie unpalatable to some and innovative and inspired to others. Even though it featured images of racial violence, cannibalism, and social anarchy, it was the grim, unhappy ending that stuck with people. It is a hallmark that has carried through the genre until today. No guaranteed survivors!
Night Of The Living Dead Live is a theatrical tribute to all of the elements that make this cinematic masterpiece so endearing. More than just a recreation of the story, the play celebrates the history and influence of the movie. Done through a series of multiple endings, the characters are all faced with different issues and challenges desperately trying to survive the night. However, their contrasting personalities and agendas always seem to affect the group from working together which leaves us all wondering could anyone survive a Night of the Living Dead?
If you are interested in participating in this production in any facet, please email Tim Meunier at email@example.com.
2014 8th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival Award Winners
- Best of Festival Feature Film: "EAT" Directed by Jimmy Webber
- Best of Festival Short Film: "Pretty" Directed by Elysa Sardinha
- The "Love Horror" Award: "Dead Hearts" Directed by Stephen W. Martin
- Best of Festival Music Video: "Time is Crawling" Directed by Jamie DeWolf
- Best of Festival Animation: "Sebastian's Voodoo" Directed by Joaquin Baldwin
- Best of Festival Direction in a Short or Feature Film: "Deep Red Dandelions" Direced by Brendan Butler
- Best of Festival Artistic Design: "The Carriage or: Dracula & My Mother" Directed by Ben Gordon
- Best of Festival Cinematography: "Deep Red Dandelions" Directed by Brendan Butler
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2015 Festival Dates: October 9th - 11th
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