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Virtual Salem Horror Fest Begins Tonight With ‘What Happens Next Will Scare You’ from ‘WNUF Halloween Special’ Team and More!

Virtual Salem Horror Fest Begins Tonight With 'What Happens Next Will Scare You' from 'WNUF Halloween Special' Team and More!

The Salem Horror Fest returned to the Halloween capital of the world this October for the occasion’s fifth anniversary with an in-person occasion earlier this month, and now the digital portion of this yr’s Salem Horror Fest kicks off right now, Friday, October twenty second!

The digital program runs from October 22 – October 31, and you will get your self a digital cross proper now that provides you entry to ALL of the movies and occasions for simply $125.

This yr’s digital program showcases greater than 100 options, shorts, music movies, and different exclusives in partnership with ALTER, Fangoria, and the George A. Romero Basis.

Main the pack is 17 yr outdated trans director Alice Maio Mackay’s jury award successful queer teen vampire romp So Vam. Mackay grew to become one of many first-ever recipients of the George A. Romero Basis Fellowship chosen by program mentor Jenn Wexler (The Ranger).

“So Vam is a lot enjoyable. I had such a blast with it. The movie has a killer aesthetic with actually cool vampires. I’d prefer to be mates with them,” Salem Horror Fest’s Kay Lynch tells us. 

Director Paul Owens was additionally chosen for a Romero Fellowship by Travis Stevens (Jakob’s Spouse) for his revolutionary low price range, excessive idea discovered footage movie LandLocked which reimagines his family video tapes in a haunted home of analog nightmares. 

You’ll additionally have the ability to stream What Occurs Subsequent Will Scare You, a “clickbait horror satire” from Author/Director/Producer Chris LaMartina and Author/Producer Jimmy George, the duo behind WNUF Halloween Particular and Name Woman of Cthulhu. What Occurs Subsequent Will Scare You features a wrap round story and eight spooky anthology segments.

Within the film, “Staying late of their workplace, a motley crew of click-bait writers are watching the highest 13 scariest viral movies in preparation for a Halloween listicle, however when an early entry curses whoever watches the cryptic hyperlink, our snarky hipsters should distinguish truth from fiction earlier than a tidal wave of terrifying supernatural exercise results in real-life murders.”

The double-sized version of Depraved Shorts options the jury successful brief Verified from director Ali Chappell documenting an influencer’s deterioration into the undead. This yr’s program dominated by girls administrators and queer themes inclulde shorts reminiscent of Mattress, Koreatown Ghost Story, The Lovers, and Sunset City

Additionally featured this yr is a set of interviews, podcasts, lectures, make-up results demos and extra in partnership with the George A. Romero Basis fundraising drive. All donations made earlier than October 31 will probably be matched. 

Salem Horror Fest will broaden its digital footprint with a bonus assortment of shorts on the Mud streaming app in partnership with ALTER and afternoon blocks of music movies co-presented with Fangoria Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29. 

The digital program will probably be obtainable on demand Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 31. View your complete lineup and purchase passes at Salem Horror Fest. 

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