by Alicia Hollinger
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today)10/25/12 — The L.A. Horror Fest makes its debut this weekend October 26 and 27th just in time for Halloween at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The new entry in the expanding universe of film festivals was founded by two Chicagoans, James Groth and Thomas Schroeder, and will be part film festival and part convention.
Horror films will screen all day and evening, while attendees can also learn more about elements of the filmmaking process with panels of filmmakers, actors and makeup artists. Outside vendors will be selling their wares and memorabilia, street actors will entertain, and talent will sign autographs.
Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and compete for various awards and party down with a DJ and live music in the “Beer, Blood & Wine Garden.” The event will be broadcasting live throughout the day with interviews of the stars in front of the camera and the behind-the-scenes talent. Hosting will be horror writer/director Mark Vadik of “Cyrus, The Mind of a Serial Killer” fame and actress Sarah Agor, reality TV regular on “Scream Queens.”
The festival will mark the Los Angeles premiere of “Greystone Park,” the first feature film of director/writer/actor Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, prior to the closing night Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27. Stone will also be featured in a Q&A panel along with other talent from the film.
For more info, the full schedule of events can be found at http://www.lahorrorfest.com
The festival is sponsored by Creative America, a grassroots organization uniting the entertainment community and others against content theft. Creative America brings together actors, directors, craft professionals, editors, cinematographers, small businesses that service the industry, studio employees and others who make a living in and care about film, television, and other creative industries and believe that creativity and innovation deserve to be protected. Visit www.creativeamerica.org to learn more.