The 2017 Eerie Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has officially opened its call for entries and is currently seeking submissions from all over the world!
Submission categories include Horror Feature, Horror Short, Science Fiction Feature, Science Fiction Short, Suspense Feature, Suspense Short, Student(10 – 17 yrs of age) Horror Feature; Student (10 – 17 yrs of age) Horror Short; Short Length Screenplay; Feature Length Screenplay; Student (10 – 17 yrs of age) Feature Length Screenplay; Student (10 – 17 yrs of age) Short Length Screenplay.
Overlooked, underrated, and misunderstood, independent horror and science fiction movies have been virtually ignored and shunned by the mainstream film industry since it began more than a century ago.
Through the decades, these films have entertained and thrilled audiences around the world and continue to grow in popularity to this very day, slowly but surely gaining the appreciation and respect that they deserve.
There is an incredible amount of talent in this field that goes unnoticed and unappreciated, and The Eerie Horror Film Festival hopes to to reverse that trend.
Since 2004 the EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL has screened over 400 films and has featured appearances by Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints/Walking Dead), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Sid Haig (Devil’s Rejects), Fred Williamson (Black Caesar), Dee Wallace Stone (Cujo), Tony Todd (Candyman), Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th series), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), PJ Soles (Halloween), Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Ed Neal (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), David Della Rocco (Boondock Saints), Tony Moran (Halloween), Reggie Bannsiter (Phantasm), A. Michael Baldwin (Phantasm), Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), Rodrigo Gudino (Rue Morgue Magazine), Gary Klar (Day of the Dead), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), Ken Sagoes (Nightmare on Elm St: The Dream Warriors), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), Tom Atkins (Halloween III), Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night), Charles Cyphers (Halloween), Nancy Loomis (Halloween), Lew Temple (Devil’s Rejects), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play), Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (The Omen ’06), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Beverly Bonner (Basket Case), Kenny Miller (I Was a Teenage Werewolf), Brooke McCarter (The Lost Boys), Brian Andrews (Halloween), G Tom Mac (The Lost Boys), Mark Borchardt (American Movie), Bill Thornbury (Phantasm), Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case), John Hancock (Let’s Scare Jessica to Death), Dorothy Tristan (screenwriter), Mark Steensland (The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick), Sean David Morton (Joe Killionaire), Len Kabasinski (Swamp Zombies), Greg Lamberson (Slime City), Debbie Rochon (Hellblock 13), Michael Stanley (Attack of the Beast Creatures), Leonard Lies (Dawn of the Dead), Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead), and many, many more!
The 2017 EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL will feature even more special guests, bigger prizes and lots o’ mayhem!
The EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL will take place October, 2017 at the historic Warner Theatre in Erie, Pa.
For those interested in making an adventure of your visit, please note that Erie is only a short drive from the cities of Cleveland, OH, Buffalo, NY, and Pittsburgh, PA!