Schlock-Wire: Angus Scrimm To Appear At NYC Horror Film Festival

Here’s a little something for the horror fans in the Northeast corner of the U.S.: a little information about the NYC Horror Film Festival, which will be happening between November 13th and 16th.  Guests include Angus Scrimm, who will be receiving awards at the festival.  Read on for all the NYC nightmare details, including information on screenings and a link to the festival’s website…


NYCHFF-posNew York, NY – Oct. 13, 2014. The 13th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates a stalwart of the genre with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to 88-year-old Phantasm series star, “Tall Man” Angus Scrimm.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Angus Scrimm received instant worldwide recognition for his frightening performance as The Tall Man in Don Coscarelli’s classic PHANTASM. Returning to the series over the course of five films, Angus also lent his talent to many features including Jim Wynorski’s THE LOST EMPIRE and CHOPPING MALL, and Don Coscarelli’s JOHN DIES AT THE END with Paul Giamatti.

The festival runs Nov. 13–16, 2014, at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., in Manhattan. 13 features and 32 shorts, 5 World and 13 New York Premieres, include FEAR CLINIC starring Robert Englund and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor; Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly’s TALES OF POE with Adrienne King and Caroline Williams; Dead By Dawn award-winner HOUSEBOUND, and Andres Torres’ BAG BOY LOVER BOY, and films from New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Britain, and Portugal.

The NYC Horror Film Festival was born in 2002 by filmmaker Michael J. Hein as a venue for newer independent horror filmmaking. After Michael’s passing in 2011, the festival created the Michael J. Hein Achievement Award to celebrate the hard work and perseverance of creators in the field. George Romero was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by other classic scaremeisters including Tom Savini, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, and Stuart Gordon.

Copies of Dustin McNeill’s exhaustive tome PHANTASM EXHUMED ($20). Tickets are available at the door or at


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