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Horror Highlights: Fear Inc., The Girl Premiere, Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Mannequins

  • DailyDead
What makes you afraid? The masterminds behind Fear, Inc. probably know. The new poster for the upcoming film tops this Horror Highlights. Also: world premiere details for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's The Girl and Destination America's Paranormal Lockdown Halloween special, info on the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival lineup, and details on the Indiegogo campaign for the short film Mannequins.

New Official Poster for Fear Inc.: "What if there was a company you could call that, for a premium, will bring your fears to life. You don’t have to leave your house, your office, or your vacation; the scares are customized to your tastes and arrive at your doorstep when you least expect it. But like texting an ex at 2 a.m., what sounds like a great idea at the time, can end up getting you killed.

When horror movie enthusiast Joe Foster (Lucas Neff) and his girlfriend, Lindsey Gains
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Beautiful Downtown Burbank Hosts a Film Festival That Includes 25 World Premieres

  • Sydney's Buzz
The 7th Burbank International Film Festival, which will run September 9th through 13th, announced its full lineup, including 100 films from 31 countries, 25 world premieres, 22 award categories, and opening and closing night screenings. The festival is open to the public, with tickets available at Here

The five-day festival will honor pioneering actress and United Nations delegate Marsha Hunt with the 2015 Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

“Located in the Media Capital of the World, our audience is film-savvy, enthusiastic, and linked to the movie business, giving filmmakers privileged access to top industry professionals. This year, we’re proud to deliver our best festival yet, featuring incredibly diverse and talented filmmakers, exciting red carpet premieres, and the best in independent filmmaking,” said Jeff Rector, Festival Director.

Festival events will occur at numerous venues throughout Burbank, with Opening Night at the AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank, Night of Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror at the Iatse Local 80 Sound Stage, Closing Night Gala at The Castaway Burbank, and more than 100 films screening at the AMC 6 at Burbank Town Center.

Festival Highlights:

Wednesday, September 9th

Opening Night ’s feature films will include "Hoovey," directed by Sean McNamara ("Soul Surfer") starring Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and "Few Options," directed by George A. Pappy Jr., starring Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels, and Brad Dourif.

Thursday, September 10th

The Comedy / New Media program will showcase 23 films including "Made for Each Other," directed by Bo Svenson, and "Too Hip for the Room," directed by Oktay Ortabasi and starring Kelly Monteith.

Friday, September 11th

There will be 22 films in the Drama category, including Short Films by Women, and featuring "Shevenge," directed by Amber Benson. The Drama Centerpiece Feature will be "4Got10," directed by Timothy Woodward. Jr., written by Sean Ryan, and starring Dolph Lundgren, Vivica A. Fox, Danny Trejo, and Michael Paré. Headlining the Drama category will be the theatrical world premier of "Twelve Movie," capturing a rare collaboration among 12 award-winning filmmakers shot over 12 months in Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 12th

The festival will dedicate Saturday daytime screenings to Family Friendly Programming, including submissions by L.A. County Student Filmmakers (K through 12), Student Films, Animated Short Films, and Faith-Based films.Featured presentations will include "The Martial Arts Kid" directed by Michael Baumgarten and starring martial arts legend Don Wilson, along with Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, and Kathryn Newton, and the 30th Anniversary Screening of Sci-Fi classic, "Back To The Future," directed by Robert Zemeckis.Saturday will conclude with a Night of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror showcasing 16 films, as well as the festival world premiere of "Sharknado 3," directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

Sunday, September 13th

The Documentary / Foreign Film category will include 15 films, and will feature the documentary "Brotherhood of the Popcorn" directed by Inda Reid.The Festival Closing Feature will be "Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity," directed by Roger C. Memos. In addition to screening this important documentary, the Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present Marsha Hunt with the Awareness Award for her humanitarian work worldwide.

For a complete festival lineup including screening times visit www.burbankfilmfest.org
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Burbank International Film Festival Lineup in its 6th Year

For those of you in the greater Los Angeles area who are not attending Toronto, here is a festival you can attend. The Burbank International Film Festival, whose mission is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry, has a lineup which shines a light on the unknown talent of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow. Not only do we actively champion independent filmmaking, the festival is one of the few that offers film distribution seminars to help filmmakers guide their cinematic vision toward profitability.

Woodbury University has been behind the festival since its inception, and Biff is proud to have a continued relationship with the University.

Over 20 World Premieres are scheduled for the event held September 3-7 in Burbank, CA. Among the highlights are the world festival premiere of an all-star female version of Expendables-style film "Mercenaries," the festival Centerpiece Film and West Coast Premier of new the film directed by and starring Daniel Baldwin "The Wisdom To Know The Difference," along with screenings with look-a-likes welcomed, and the return of some classics to the big screen.

Many world premieres, as well as West Coast premieres take place under various umbrellas, with programs devoted to shorts, comedy, documentaries, new media, animation, international films, student films, films by women, faith-based films and sci-fi/horror.

Highlights include the world festival premier of "Mercenaries," a female action film in the style of The Expendables, with cast members Vivica A. Fox, Kristana Lokken, Brigitte Nielsen, Zoe Bell and Cynthia Rothrock; the West Coast premier of Daniel Baldwin's "The Wisdom to Know the Difference"; the sci-fi film "Stranger in the Pentagon" starring soap star Eileen Davidson (newest cast member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), and look-a-like events featuring attendees encouraged to dress respectively as mermaids ("The Little Mermaid" screening), robots ("Forbidden Planet" screening), Marilyn Monroe ("Bombshell" screening), Elvis Presley ("Elvis: That's the Way it is" screening).

Jeff Rector, head of the Festival, said "As the festival reaches its sixth and biggest year ever, we could not be more excited with this years line-up of films, red carpet events and after-parties. We are also grateful to our local studio neighbors Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Video for the screenings of "The Little Mermaid" and "Forbidden Planet" as part of our "History of Cinema" program. It is this kind of support that makes Burbank the media capital of the world."

For a complete listing of films, times and tickets or questions about the festival, check out http:/www.burbankfilmfest.org/

To purchase tickets, go tohttp://www.itsmyseat.com/Biff/
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Dread Hits the Burbank International Film Festival Launch Party

With the Burbank International Film Festival slated to run this year from September 5th through the 9th at the Burbank AMC Theatres in Burbank, California, we hit the fest’s launch party on Saturday, April 28th, to chat with the fest’s president, Jeff Rector. Read on.

Held on the rooftop terrace of the Hollywood Tower in Hollywood, California, the black tie event titled ‘A Night Under the Stars’ featured a hosted bar, hors d'oeuvres and a red carpet with actress Jessica Cameron (Silent Night, Deadly Night) among others in attendance. Said the tuxedo-clad Rector, “We are very excited. This is the first that I am president of the festival, although this is our fourth year, and I’m ramping it up this year to make it more exciting than ever. Our night of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror is going to be even bigger this year.”

Though not part of the selection committee,
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Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party Saturday Night, September 17th, at the Burbank Film Fest!

With the Burbank International Film Festival currently in full swing (it’s running through Sunday, September 18th), filmmaker/genre personality Jeff Rector tipped us off to the Sci-fi & Horror Red Carpet Party he’s hosting in conjunction with the fest tomorrow night, Saturday, September 17th. Read on for information on the genre-studded event honoring the legendary Roger Corman, including how to purchase tickets.

“I am hosting the first ever Night of Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror and the Red Carpet After Party,” said Rector of the event, which will take place at Tdj Studios (10815 Burbank Blvd. in North Hollywood) from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. “We will be honoring legendary filmmaker Roger Corman with the ‘Pioneer Award’ and will have an open bar, full buffet and red carpet with DJ Starlett spinning in the 6,000-square-foot space. There will also be a special performance by Tim Russ ("Star Trek: Voyager") and his band
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Science Fiction News Costume Launch Party Pictures

Calista Carradine attending the Sfn Science Fiction News Costume launch party at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills on October 14.Photo copyright by Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Victoria Summer attending the Sfn Science Fiction News Costume launch party at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills on October 14.Photo copyright by Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. James Pitt attending the Sfn Science Fiction News Costume launch party at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills on October 14.Photo copyright by Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Bruce Kulick attending the Sfn Science Fiction News Costume launch party at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills on October 14.Photo copyright by Amanda Meredith / PR Photos. Jeff Rector attending the Sfn Science Fiction News
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In Pictures: 'Wavelength at Aqua Lounge Pre-Halloween Costume Party'

Alicia Arden and Stacey Naito attending as Jeff Rector Promotions presents Wavelength at Aqua Lounge Pre-Halloween Costume Party in Beverly Hills. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Sherry Goggins attending as Jeff Rector Promotions presents Wavelength at Aqua Lounge Pre-Halloween Costume Party in Beverly Hills. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Alicia Arden and Stacey Naito attending as Jeff Rector Promotions presents Wavelength at Aqua Lounge Pre-Halloween Costume Party in Beverly Hills. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Sherry Goggins attending as Jeff Rector Promotions presents Wavelength at Aqua Lounge Pre-Halloween Costume Party in Beverly Hills. Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. 10/29/2009 -
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In Pictures: '7th Annual Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards'

George Takei attending the 7th Annual Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Sabrina Bryan attending the 7th Annual Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Jeff Rector attending the 7th Annual Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Romi Dames attending the 7th Annual Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. George Takei attending the 7th Annual Bethune Tri-Union
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