Eerie Horror Fest Announces Film Lineup


(WJET/WFXP/ — The annual Eerie Horror Fest has announced its movie selections.

The 15th annual festival will be held October 5-8 at the Warner Theater in Erie. The multi-day event will screen two feature films and 12 short films. The filmmakers come from nine countries. Many filmmakers will be present at the festival to present their films and meet the public.

The film festival began accepting film submissions on March 14. Films could be submitted in four different categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short or Documentary Feature.

The two feature films are “Night Shift” and “Super Z”.

“Night Shift” was directed by Greg Swinsom and Ryan Thiessen. The film tells the story of a night porter who is targeted by masked intruders.

“Super Z” was directed by Julien De Volte and Arnaud Tabarly from France. In this film, a family of zombies escapes from a laboratory and sows chaos.

Two of the shorts are from Erie-based filmmakers. “The Waterworks Incident – Project Algerine” was directed by Brian Dailey. It recounts the 1966 reports of a UFO over Almost Isle State Park. “The Night Mare” was directed by Cole Daniel Hills. It tells the story of a “folk creature known as Mare”.

Other shorts are “Self-Actualization of the Werewolf Woman” directed by Conall Pendergas from Canada, “Chimera” directed by Dayan Oualid from France, “Black Dragon (Rồng đen)” directed by Alexander Thompson, “665” directed by Juan By Dios Garduño from Spain, “Unheimlich” directed by Fabio Colonna from Mexico, “What Killed Timmy Benson” directed by Nick Cremers from the Netherlands, “All You Can Eat” directed by Kieran Reed from UK, “POX” directed by Simon Young from Austria, “Golem” directed by Ryan Cauchi from Australia and “Incubus” directed by Tito Fernandes from the UK.

The festival will also include a silent film screening of Nosferatu with a live performance on the Wurlitzer pipe organ which was recently installed at the Warner Theatre.

The full schedule, including timetables, will be released in September.

The event will also include game demos, celebrity meet-and-greets, cast and crew Q&A sessions, panel discussions, vendors and receptions.

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Eerie Horror Fest event guests include Wonder Wheel Productions’ John Adams and Toby Poser (“Hellbender”), Carter Smith (“The Ruins”), Mark Patton (“A Nightmare on Elm Street 2” and “Scream”) , Courtney Gains (“Children of the Corn”, “Back to the Future” and “The Burbs”), John Franklin (“Children of the Corn”, “The Addams Family” and “Adams Family Values”), John Philbin ( “Corn Children”, “Point Break” and “Return of the Living Dead”) and Fritz Kiersch (“Corn Children”).


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