The first clip from the horror convention documentary “Fantasm” has been released before its world premiere at Rock and Shock in Worcester, MA this Saturday, October 19. It will also be screened at Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, TX on October 25 and at Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI on November 3.
Fantasm explores the bonds formed by the close-knit community of fans who attend horror conventions, with insight from such actors and filmmakers as Tom Atkins (Escape from New York), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Richard Johnson (Zombie) and more.
In addition to being one of the six conventions at which Fantasm was filmed, Rock and Shock had a profound influence on the documentary. “Rock and Shock was the first convention I went to as a kid,” says director Kyle Kuchta. “And those experiences were the inspiration behind Fantasm. To be able to premiere the film there is an absolute honor.”
The Rock and Shock premiere is presented by cult film webcast Outside the Cinema. Kuchta will in attendance to introduce the film, and he’ll be at the Outside the Cinema booth all weekend. The 10th annual Rock and Shock horror convention features such distinguished guests as Robert Englund, Robert Patrick, Michael Rooker, Gunnar Hansen, Eric Roberts and more.