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Writing For Horror - Panel Discussion
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Writing For Horror - Panel Discussion

Join panelists Paul Tremblay (THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD), Scott Thomas (KILL CREEK), and Matt Leslie (SUMMER OF 84) as they discuss the craft of writing for horror. From its various formats and many sub-genres to how horror has evolved over the years, these creators will do a deep dive, discussing their personal projects, what inspires them and what made them want to write horror.

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Making 'Mass Hysteria'
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Making 'Mass Hysteria'

Filmmakers from the upcoming horror-comedy Mass Hysteria will speak about the making of their new film currently in production from First-Name Films. Mass Hysteria highlights Salem's unique position as a vibrant, modern community steeped in history. Set over the course of Halloween Eve, the films centers around a group of historical re-enactors who are falsely accused of witchcraft. 

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A Conversation with George C. Romero
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

A Conversation with George C. Romero

George C. Romero, son of legendary director George A. Romero, will join Salem Horror Fest for a special one hour conversation with Daily Dead editor Jonathan James. Romero will speak about his twenty years of experience in the film industry, life with his father, and continuing the Living Dead legacy as he gears up for production on The Night of the Living Dead prequel Rise of the Living Dead.

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: 30th Anniversary Screening with Cassandra Peterson!
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: 30th Anniversary Screening with Cassandra Peterson!

Horror icon and legend Cassandra Peterson will host a 30th anniversary screening of her film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark at the opening night reception of Salem Horror Fest following the Salem Haunted Happenings Parade. With opening remarks from keynote speaker Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions VP), the evening program will also feature a panel discussion diving into the history and legacy of the world's most famous horror host! A pre-screening VIP reception will be offered for a very select few to meet and talk with Cassandra Peterson before the festivities begin.

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