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2013 New York City Horror Film Festival Lineup and Special Guests Announced

Now in its 11th year, the New York City Horror Film Festival runs November 14-17, and along with the lineup, they've announced some of the special guests who'll be in attendance this go-round.

From the Press Release:

Giving a platform to new and independent international horror films, the New York City Horror Film Festival (Nychff) returns for another grand weekend, November 14–17, 2013, on the twin screens of the Tribeca Cinemas at 54 Varick Street, just south of Canal.

Honoring the career of Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Nevermore), this year's festival is put together by Fangoria’s Tony Timpone and Ronnie Hein, and filmmakers Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi are among the guest presenters.

Things kicks off Thursday, November 14, at 7 pm with a gala opening night Us premiere screening honoring Troma’s fortieth anniversary with their latest feature, Return To Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1. Director Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance
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Stuart Gordon and Lloyd Kaufman to Appear at the New York City Horror Film Festival

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The 11th Annual New York City Horror Film Festival will be taking place next month and a number of screenings and special events have been announced, including appearances from Stuart Gordon and Lloyd Kaufman:

“Now in its 11th year, the spectacular New York City Horror Film Festival, giving a platform to new and independent international horror film, returns for another grand weekend, November 14–17 on the twin screens of the Tribeca Cinemas, at 54 Varick Street, just south of Canal. Honoring the grand career of Mr. Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Nevermore), the festival is put together by Fangoria’s Tony Timpone and Ronnie Hein, and filmmakers Alan Rowe Kelly and Bart Mastronardi among the

guest presenters.

The festival opens Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm with a gala opening-night Us premiere screening honoring Troma’s fortieth anniversary with their latest feature Return To Nuke ‘Em High, Vol. 1 with director Lloyd Kaufman in
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The Bates Haunting Has Nothing to Do With Bates Motel, But It's Coming to VOD

Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute Byron Turk’s The Bates Haunting, on VOD August 6th. Described as "Scream meets Scooby-Doo," the indie thriller is one of those films that uses a haunted attraction as a backdrop for its tale and was shot in rural Pennsylvania, at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: One of America’s top Halloween attractions.

The story? Agnes Rickover visited the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride looking for some Halloween fear and fun. Instead, she witnessed a tragedy: The fiery death of her best friend Lily making her dramatic debut on the Hayride.

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Indie Spotlight

We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Banshee Chapter, a new episode of Chronicles of the Dead, details on The Crying Dead, and much more:

Heir First Details: “From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you the critically acclaimed, award winning horror shorts Worm and Familiar, comes their new and final short film “Heir”, a touching tale of father and son. Starring the Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies) and Robert Nolan (Sick, Worm, Familiar).

After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.
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Do Not Disturb this Trailer for The Bates Haunting

And just like that a trailer checks in for The Bates Haunting, which we told you about a few days ago. Wanna see what kind of psycho things lie ahead for our prospective victims? Then read on!

From the Press Release

Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

“I’m a huge fan of the many haunted house attractions around the country,” commented Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard. “When I saw The Bates Haunting and discovered that it was actually filmed at
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Check-In Available Soon for The Bates Haunting

Alfred Hitchcock's genre defining classic Psycho has been getting A Lot of love lately and deservedly so. With "Bates Motel" already a hit series and numerous books and projects about Hitch and his flicks, there's never been a better reason to go a little mad sometimes. Case in point...

From the Press Release

Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

“I’m a huge fan of the many haunted house attractions around the country,” commented Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard. “When
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Get Uncork’d With the Arrival of The Bates Haunting

Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania, at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital, and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

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The Bates Haunting Reveals its Killer August 6th, 2013!

The Bates Haunting is a horror film set in an amusement park. Except, the haunted attractions in this locale are stalked by a killer. Uncork'd Entertainment will release this title through video-on-demand platforms this August. To flesh out the story, Agnes (Jean Louise O'Sullivan) watches her friend die, horrifically, in a strange accident. A murder investigation reveals nothing. And, Agnes sets out to uncover what led to her friend's mysterious death. She finds other friends and coworkers succumbing to similar fates. But, who is behind all of these accidents? The Bates Haunting will be available on iTunes and other online formats, shortly. And, fans of indie horror can view the film's trailer below. Release Date: August 6, 2013. Director: Byron Turk. Writer: J.L. Stremberg. Cast: Jean Louise O'Sullivan, Zachary Fletcher, Ryan Dunn and Aleksandra Svetlichnaya. The trailer for the film is here: Source: The Batest Haunting at Uncorked Entertainment...

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of Welcome to the Bates Motel

It's been a few months since we've gotten an update on Byron Turk's Welcome to the Bates Motel, but it is currently in post and the filmmakers have released a behind-the-scenes "making of" video that sheds some light on the process of filming a movie at the world famous Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

The film, which is produced/directed by Byron Turk and written by J. L. Stremberg, stars Jean-Louise O'Sullivan, Zachary Fletcher, Cosimo Mariano, Ryan Dunn, and Randy Bates.

Synopsis:

The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is one of the scariest haunts in the world. When a mysterious death occurs at the park, Agnes Rickover starts a personal investigation to prove the accident was really a murder. Despite being dismissed as crazy by her father, Agnes must uncover and stop a deadly plot before the Haunt claims any more victims.

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The Early Word on Byron Turk's Welcome to the Bates Motel

Indie Horror Month is winding down here at Dread Central, but that doesn't mean we've stopped seeking out all the latest indie horror projects on the horizon. Today we bring info, artwork, and a trailer for producer/director Byron Turk's Welcome to the Bates Motel.

The film, which is based on and was shot entirely at "The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride" in Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania, is currently in the editing process. It was written by J. L. Stremberg and stars Jean Louise O'Sullivan, Zachary Fletcher, Dante Cosimo, and Ryan Dunn.

Synopsis:

The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is one of the scariest haunts in the world. When a mysterious death occurs at the park, Agnes Rickover starts a personal investigation to prove the accident was really a murder. Despite being dismissed as crazy by her father, Agnes must uncover and stop a deadly plot before the Haunt claims any more victims.
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