Horror fans get ready to attend the 2018 Horrorfest with screenings and stars from beloved movies! The Hollywood Horrorfest is an international fundraising film festival that has four days of events that you can’t miss! The event takes place Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29th at the Mayflower Club (11110 Victory Blvd, NoHo) and benefits the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College! This year special guests include Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) who will receive the Price Award, Alan Howarth will have a live concert with music from John Carpenter classics ‘They Live’, ‘Escape from New York’ and ‘Halloween’ as well as receiving the Impact Award, Kevin Tenney will celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Night of the Demons’ with cast and crew and a Q&A with Dee Wallace star of ‘E.T.’, ‘Cujo’, ‘The Hills have Eyes’ and ‘The Howling’ after a screening of Gary Doust’s documentary ‘Horror Movie: a Low Budget Nightmare’. I grew up watching Ms. Wallace and LOVED Cujo as a kid who ever thought a St. Bernard could be that mean ! I’m very excited for the horror shorts to see what new directors are doing with the genre on Sunday! Don’t hesitate to buy tickets since events are selling out!
Special guests include:
Cassandra Peterson – ELVIRA (July 26) Peterson is set to receive the PRICE AWARD, honoring excellence in horror; Vincent Price’s daughter Victoria will present the award, followed by a screening of Elvira classic Elvira’s Haunted Hills and cast & crew Q&A.
Alan Howarth – (July 27) — The electronic music legend is set to receive an IMPACT AWARD, then play a live concert with music from John Carpenter classics They Live, Halloween and Escape from New York, then a cast & crew reunion Q&A following a screening of They Live. **
Kevin Tenney – (July 28) — The acclaimed director will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his much-loved cult film Night of the Demons with a cast & crew reunion, celebrity raffles, ‘80s cosplay contest and special appearance by Night Ranger’s ‘Sister Christian’ video vixen.
Dee Wallace – (July 29) — In-person Q&A with the star of E.T., Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes and The Howling following a free screening of director Gary Doust’s documentary Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare
** This event is a fundraiser for the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College, a tribute to the horror master and unique educational resource that collects and displays artwork and design from every genre to inspire and enrich the community at large.
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I grew up LOVING Vincent Price classic Horror movies. I used to laugh, scream, recoil in horror and generally have lots of fun watching these movies! What’s your favorite Vincent Price Movie? I can never choose since I love all of them. I didn’t realize that he had a museum here in Los Angeles. It’s in Monteray Park so I’ll have to go check it out this fall! If your interested in visiting the Vincent Price museum please click on the following link Vincent Price Museum
Just in time for Halloween, LACMA will screen six ghoulish classics back-to-back, all starring Burton idol Vincent Price in honor of his centenary. Heir to a candy fortune, educated at Yale on art history and trained on the London stage, Price found his métier in fright features playing tormented masterminds and menacing lords. Starting with Andre de Doth’s House of Wax, in which Price plays an anguished sculptor with a ghastly secret, Price cemented his stature as a fixture of the macabre with Kurt Neumann’s still chilling The Fly. But, as David Thomson writes, Price “surveyed the horror genre as if it were a tray of eclairs.” Among Price’s gothic delicacies are several iconic Edgar Alan Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman in lollipop colors and eye-filing CinemaScope and William Castle’s campy entertainment The Tingler. But there’s nothing funny about Price’s cold-blooded ruthlessness in cult film Witchfinder General, in which he stars as a small-town tyrant in 17th-century rural England. In addition to his nearly 200 film and television credits, Price was an avid art collector and connoisseur who launched The Vincent Price Art Collection with Sears Roebuck and in 1951 began donating items from his personal collection to the East Los Angeles Community College, where much of it hangs in the newly-redesigned Vincent Price Art Museum.
All Screenings | Free, no reservations
Events in this Series
October 30, 2011 | 1:00pm
October 30, 2011 | 2:30pm
October 30, 2011 | 4:10pm
October 30, 2011 | 6:00pm
October 30, 2011 | 7:30pm
October 30, 2011 | 9:15pm
Posted in festival, Film, free, My pages Tagged with: CinemaScope, Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, Tingler, Vincent Price, William Castle, Witchfinder General