This could be described as Halloween’s best horror party in town. For starters the creepy, scary confirmed panelists for the Oct. 24th Carnival of Darkness Horror Sci-Fi Short Film Festival 3 include Actress Veronica Cartwright, (Alien, Alfred Hitchcock’s Birds and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Cartwright joins film festival panelist Tara Cardinal. Cardinal the daughter of a psychic and a musician. She frequently appears in horror and fantasy films and likes to perform her own stunts. Look for her film Legend of the Red Reaper, (2012) coming soon. Cardinal is currently filming, Spreading Darkness, (2013) and has several projects in the works.
To round out the Halloween trick or treats Panelist Drew Daywalt will join Cardinal and Cartwright at the daylong film fest at LA Film School, Hollywood. All confirmed celebs will join other Hollywood stars on “Blood Red Carpet”.
The theater lobby will be set up like a twisted art gallery and horror related collectibles, graphic novels, DVD’s and T-Shirts will be available. Attendees will enter a funhouse of mysterious events and surprises, freaks, performers and artists.
Carnival of Darkness champions outstanding new work only and is very selective in films screened. Selection is an award in itself and recognition of excellence. The top short film award is the “Thrill Ride”. “The award spotlights one film which truly provides the most suspenseful experience, while also striving to be the best of cinema,” explained Film Director and Festival Creator Alex Bram. “The Thrill Ride Award is announced and a trophy is presented live onstage at the conclusion of the event.”
“When I watched these submissions, some of my big parameters are – am I being physically affected (by the film), is my heart racing, is the hair standing up on the back of my neck and am I having an actual physical reaction?”, Bram told Movie Geeks United Blog Radio show last month (Sept. 19, 2012) while announcing Festival finalists live.
For more info about the Festival visit: www.Carnivalofdarkness.net and for tickets visit: http://www.carnivalofdarkness.net/Carnival_Of_Darkness_3/Get_Tickets.html
The following are the Official Film Selections for Carnival of Darkness 3:
SHORT FILMS FINALISTS FILM DIRECTOR
Things Fall Apart Rob Chiu
Feed A Clarke Mayer
How to Kill Your Clone Jack McWilliams
Chameleon Samuel Lemberg
The Hike Walter Michael Bost
The Gift Carl Rinsch
Many Doors of Albert Whale Marichelle Daywalt
Captured Bird Jovanka Vuckovic
Blue Hole Eric Gardener
Behind You Benjamin Freiburger
The Guest Bryan Ryan
Immersive Cocoon Oliver Zeller
“Carnival of Darkness (CarnivalofDarkness.net) is a showcase of the very best horror and sci-fi shorts from filmmakers across the world,” said Festival Director Bram. “This 3rd annual gathering of genre enthusiasts and industry professionals will be more than just a screening of films; it’s going to be the most thrilling theater-going experience of the year.”
The Hike, a Finalist at the Carnival of Darkness Film Horror Sci Fi Short Film Festival 3 at the LA Film School.
Selected filmmakers and casts will get to walk the “blood red carpet” along with industry heavyweights and notables from the horror/sci-fi communities. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the red carpet affair starts at 8:00 p.m.