Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Carnival of Darkness 3 Announces Line up of Stars 

This could be described as Halloween’s best horror party in town. For starters the creepy, scary confirmed panelists for the Oct. 24th Carnival of Darkness Horror Sci-Fi Short Film Festival 3 include Actress Veronica Cartwright, (Alien, Alfred Hitchcock’s Birds and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. 
Cartwright joins film festival panelist Tara Cardinal. Cardinal the daughter of a psychic and a musician. She frequently appears in horror and fantasy films and likes to perform her own stunts. Look for her film Legend of the Red Reaper, (2012) coming soon. Cardinal is currently filming, Spreading Darkness, (2013) and has several projects in the works. 
To round out the Halloween trick or treats Panelist Drew Daywalt will join Cardinal and  Cartwright, at the daylong film fest at LA Film School, Hollywood. All confirmed celebs will join other Hollywood stars on “Blood Red Carpet”.
Coming October 24, LA Film School
The theater lobby will be set up like a twisted art gallery and horror related collectibles, graphic novels, DVD’s and T-Shirts will be available. Attendees will enter a funhouse of mysterious events and surprises, freaks, performers and artists.
Alex Bram, Film Director
Carnival of Darkness champions outstanding new work only and is very selective in films screened. Selection is an award in itself and recognition of excellence. The top short film award is the “Thrill Ride”. “The award spotlights one film which truly provides the most suspenseful experience, while also striving to be the best of cinema,” explained Film Director and Festival Creator Alex Bram. “The Thrill Ride Award is announced and a trophy is presented live onstage at the conclusion of the event.” 
“When I watched these submissions, some of my big parameters are - am I being physically affected (by the film), is my heart racing, is the hair standing up on the back of my neck and am I having an actual physical reaction?”, Bram told Movie Geeks United Blog Radio show last month (Sept. 19, 2012) while announcing  Festival finalists live.
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The following are the Official Film Selections for Carnival of Darkness 3:

Things Fall Apart                                         Rob Chiu
Feed A                                                       Clarke Mayer
How to Kill Your Clone                                 Jack McWilliams
Chameleon                                                 Samuel Lemberg
The Hike                                                    Walter Michael Bost
The Gift                                                     Carl Rinsch
Many Doors of Albert Whale (actually stars)   Marichelle Daywalt
Captured Bird                                             Jovanka Vuckovic
Blue Hole                                                    Eric Gardener
Behind You                                                 Benjamin Freiburger
The Guest                                                  Bryan Ryan
Immersive Cocoon                                       Oliver Zeller

“Carnival of Darkness ( is a showcase of the very best horror and sci-fi shorts from filmmakers across the world,” said Festival Director Bram. “This 3rd annual gathering of genre enthusiasts and industry professionals will be more than just a screening of films; it’s going to be the most thrilling theater-going experience of the year.”


Selected filmmakers and casts will get to walk the “blood red carpet” along with industry heavyweights and notables from the horror/sci-fi communities. The red carpet event will start at 7pm. The Film Block one will be 8pm and the panel will start at 9 p.m. The final film block is schedule for 10 p.m. -11 p.m.

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