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2015 SHOW DATES:
FRIDAY thru SUNDAY, October 9th - 11th, 2015: The 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival
SATURDAY thru SUNDAY, October 17th & 18th, 2015: Sinister Creature Con
FRIDAY, October 30th, 2015: Show To Be Announced
SATURDAY, October 31st, 2015: The Rocky Horror Picture Show "Halloween" Edition
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR INDIEGOGO SUPPORTERS!
THANK YOU to all of the superstar individuals who contributed to our LSOH prop fund! Unfortunately we did not reach our intended goal. We do plan however on bringing the LSOH show to our roster in 2016. Thank you again!
Christa F Hodson
All others who contributed did not leave us a name to pimp out so thank you everyone!
The 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival is the place to be to explore your love and adoration of the genre. Over 50 independent short and feature films will grace the silver screen of the historic Colonial Theatre this fall.
The Sacramento Horror Film Festival has been voted "One of the Coolest Film Festival's in the World" by Movie Maker Magazine in 2013.
We are more than a horror film festival. We are a horror culture experience. Workshops, panel discussions, costume contests, stand up comedy, burlesque, performance art, puppetry, dark circus acts, and more can be experienced at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.
This year's guest of honor: Master's of Horror creator, Mick Garris!
Hosted by Jamie DeWolf & Sidney Sin.
Film makers, you still have time to submit your short, feature films, documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental genre art for consideration for this year's event. Visit our home base website.
3 Day Passes go on sale SOON, 2015. Purchase early and save!
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
Email TIM@SACHORRORFILMFEST.COM for Vendor, Exhibitor, Industry, & Artist Tables.
Email TIM@SACHORRORFILMFEST.COM for Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunties.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
2007 Best of Festival Feature Film Winner: Beneath the Surface. Directed by Blake Reigle.
2008 Best of Festival Feature Film Winner: Bonnie & Clyde VS. Dracula