In less than a week, fans of the horror film genre will once again be welcomed to a film festival created with cinephiles like them in mind. In its 3rd year, the Mile High Horror Film Festival celebrates the genre by remembering the classics, introducing the latest shock and scream inducing films, and bringing legends from famed flicks to share in all the excitement. The fest runs from October 5-7 in its new home at the Denver Film Center Colfax and includes both short and feature length films from all over the U.S. as well as 8 other countries.
The festival was started by Timothy Schultz, an established filmmaker and production company owner. Schultz saw a need for a true horror festival in the mile high city and set about creating it himself. It has grown bigger each year, with well-known guests, highly buzzed films, and a music showcase to boot.
This year’s fest will feature a monster panel with special guests Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder (Saturday 10/6 @ 3:00pm), as well as the special event An Evening with Corey Feldman (Saturday 10/6 at 6:30pm).
If you’re a fan of horror films, you undoubtedly have seen Bill Moseley, who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including Rob Zombie's Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, Grindhouse, House of 1000 Corpses, Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Texas Chainsaw 3D, among others.
If you ever had trouble sleeping after watching a Friday the 13th film, it’s pretty likely you can blame Kane Hodder, as he’s one of the few actors to play the role of Jason Voorhees in many of the franchise’s films. He is the author of 'Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer’ and has played some of the most iconic villains in horror film history.
Corey Feldman, an actor since age 3 who has starred in over 80 films during his 37 year tenure, has starred in a number of roles which transcended into the thriller/horror genre, including Gremlins, The Lost Boys, The Burbs, The Goonies, one of this cinephile’s all-time favorite films. Following the Q&A, a special presentation of The Lost Boys will screen, to commemorate its 25th anniversary.
Returning to judge the fest’s film entries will be Jeffrey Reddick, writer and creator of the Final Destination franchise.
Last year’s fest was a great experience, complete with costumed characters, makeup and creature effects demos from professional make-up artist Evil John Mays, along with appearances by a number of horror greats, including Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), Douglas Tait (Freddy v. Jason), Jonathan Breck (Jeepers Creepers) , and veteran Stuntmen Bob Elmore (Texas Chainsaw Massacre). In addition, Sundance young newcomer Zach Rand, an actor in the controversial film The Woman was on hand to talk to fans.
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL INFORMATION BELOW:
The MHHFF will take place at the Denver Film Center Colfax at 2510 E Colfax Ave., Denver 80206.
Films: Click here for descriptions of each of the films being screened at the fest. You can buy your individual tickets straight from this part of the site.
Tickets: All access packages are sold out, but individual tickets are still available. Advanced purchase is recommended.
About the Mile High Horror Film Festival:
The Mile High Horror Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating the art and entertainment of independent horror films from around the world. Moviemaker Magazine ranked MHHFF as one of the top 13 horror film festivals to die for!
Congratulations are in order to all the films chosen to be featured at this year’s fest, and to Timothy Schultz and his team for organizing the festival again.
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