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Full Schedule for Wizard World Philly’s Horror Fest, Presented by Bloody Disgusting!

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Bloody Disgusting has teamed with Wizard World to launch the first ever Wizard World Horror Fest, held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Cons in select cities, beginning in Philadelphia, June 1-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

I’ve been programming the event with Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director of The Awesome Fest, with whom Wizard World has previously collaborated on the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival. The tour will feature special guests Q&A’s, horror icons, film premieres, repertory event screenings, meet & greets with actors, writers and directors and more. It’s going to be insane.

The Philadelphia show will include anniversary screenings of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with special guest Kristy SwansonThe Monster Squad with stars Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert, and perhaps the most insane screening of A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors of all time!

Bloody Disgusting and Wizard World are bringing director Chuck Russell our first ever Horror Fest taking place June 1-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Russell will be our Guest of Honor and will join Heather Langenkamp at our special A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors event taking place on Saturday, June 3rd at Underground Arts. The ultimate Dream Warriors celebration includes a live commentary and Q&A with both Russell and Langenkamp followed by a very special acoustic show from Don Dokken, lead singer of the iconic rock band Dokken, who performed the infamous hit single “Dream Warriors” on the film’s soundtrack! Tickets for this show are $20.

With Russell joining the massive celebration, to put a slimy cap on the evening we will also screen his The Blob at midnight following Dokken’s performance!

This will be Russell’s FIRST EVER convention appearance and he will be signing autographs and doing photo opps Sat. and Sun. at Wizard World. He’s also the director behind The Mask, Eraser and even Scorpion King.

The festival will also host the U.S. Premiere of Dark Signal executive produced by Neil Marshall (“Game of Thrones”, The Descent, Doomsday, Dog Soldiers), and the Philadelphia Premieres of Super Dark Times (straight from its celebrated Tribeca Film Festival screening), Found Footage 3D (winner of the jury prize at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival), and IFC Midnight’s 68 Kill starring “Criminal Minds’” Matthew Gray Gubler, which received its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. New additions include the festival fav Better Watch Out as well as Let Me Make You a Martyr, starring Marilyn Manson.

Wizard World Horror Fest weekend all access passes ($50) and individual screenings (see prices for each below) are available at http://wizd.me/WWHFPhila. Additionally, all Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia weekend (4-day) and VIP ticket holders will have full access to all Wizard World Horror Fest events.

The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY

7:00 PM – Better Watch Out

D: Chris Peckover | W: Zack Kahn
On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


9:00 PM – Monster Squad (Introduction and post-screening Q&A with actors Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert)

D: Fred Dekker | W: Shane Black, Fred Dekker
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


SATURDAY

Noon – World of Death Shorts Program

Horror short film selections from around the globe, curated by Tony Wash of Bloody-Disgusting.


1 PM – Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Q&A with Kristy Swanson following the screening)


D: Fran Rubel Kuzui | W: Joss Whedon
A flighty teenage cheerleader learns that she is her generation’s destined battler of vampires.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


3:30 PM – 68 Kill (Philadelphia Premiere)

D: Trent Haaga | W: Trent Haaga
A hard-working man’s inability to say no to beautiful women gets him in trouble when he agrees to steal $68,000.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


5:45 PM – Dark Signal (U.S. Premiere)

D: Edward Evers-Swindell | W: Edward Evers-Swindell, Antony Jones
The spirit of a murdered girl returns with the message for the staff of a local radio station.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


9:00 PM – Dream Warriors (Featuring Live Commentary w/ Heather Langenkamp & surprise guest & a live performance by Don Dokken) / Special Wizard World Horror Fest Event At Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

D: Chuck Russell | W: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell
Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger – who stalks his victims in their dreams – learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

11:00 Don Dokken performance

12:00 Midnight Screening The Blob (1988)
D: Chuck Russell | W: Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont
Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everyone in its path.

Tickets are $19.50 and on sale here.


SUNDAY

11:00 AM – Let Me Make You a Martyr

Let Me Make You a Martyr

D: Corey Asraf, John Swab | W: John Swab, Corey Asraf
A cerebral revenge film about two adopted siblings who fall in love, and hatch a plan to kill their abusive father, Starring Marilyn Manson.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


1:00 PM – Super Dark Times (Philadelphia Premiere)

D: Kevin Phillips | W: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
The ’90s-set feature follows two teenage boys as they attempt to cover up a gruesome accident.
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


3:30 PM – Found Footage 3D (Philadelphia Premiere)

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D

D: Steven DeGennaro | W: Steven DeGennaro
A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage. Winner of Bruce Campbell Horror Festival, Chicago 2016!
Individual Ticket $12 (purchase here)


The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon



COMMENTS

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  • Tony Wash

    Can’t wait to show Philly’s horror fanatics some awesome short films from around the globe with our World of Death block on Saturday!

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