Special Guests Include Dr. Athena Aktipis, Dr. Coltan Scrivner and Emmy Award-Winning Horror Director Patrick Rea
Shift Films and the Haunted Garage Podcast are back with their 3rd Annual Haunted Garage Horror Festival taking place October 5-7 at the historic Hi-Pointe Theatre, located at 1005 McCausland Avenue in St. Louis. Tickets range from $10 Pit Stop Passes for specific events to an all-access weekend pass for $100.
Find ticket details and prices at FilmFreeway or at the Hi-Pointe box office. The event kicks off Thursday, October 5 with a horror-themed cocktail meet-and-greet with festival guests and a Trunk-or-Treat event for families benefitting Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
Producers and festival creators Franki Cambeletta, Jeremy King, Travis Brown and Lily Schenck are excited to bring both local and national filmmakers together in the third year of the acclaimed Haunted Garage Horror Festival. “We are excited to work with the Hi-Pointe Theatre this year on bringing a world-class horror fest to St. Louis,” says Cambeletta.
“We will be awarding Golden Piston Awards for categories such as Best Short, Best Feature Film, Best of Fest, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and the Film with Most Grit.”
In addition to the horror micro-shorts, shorts, and feature, horror experts in the field will participate in “Dead Talks” over the three-day festival such as Professor Athena Aktipis, Founder of Zombie Media, last year’s “Best of Fest” winners Aaron Irons and Josh Croft, and Director Patrick Rea will talk about how to get your film distributed.
Dr. Coltan Scrivner, a leading expert on the psychology of horror and morbid curiosity, will also present over the weekend with more guests to be announced. For more information and a full itinerary and film schedule, visit www.hauntedgaragehorrorfest.com.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.