HELLBILLY HOLLOW Slated To Close NYCHFF – Kane Hodder To Get Lifetime Achievement Award

You might remember a few weeks back when I presented you all with some exclusive photos from a little killer clown flick titled HELLBILLY HOLLOW – and tonight I’ve got an update on this creepy clown classic – the film has been chosen to fill the coveted last spot at this year’s New York City Horror Film Festival. Yep, the creepy clowns will close the show.

The festival also announced that Kane Hodder will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Have a look at the press release for all the details:

The shocking new horror film Hellbilly Hollow will close the 20th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF), to be held at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas (260 West 23rd Street) December 1 to 4, 2022.

After wowing fans with clips and guest speakers at Burbank’s Son of Monsterpalooza convention in October, Hellbilly Hollow will now make its World Premiere on Sunday, December 4 at the New York City Horror Film Festival, attended by director/actor Kevin Wayne and producer/actor Kurt Deimer. Rising rockstar Deimer also contributed songs to the film’s rousing heavy metal soundtrack. Hellbilly Hollow was produced by Andy Gould, who previously produced Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, 31, Lords of Salem, and Zombie’s two Halloween films, among others.

In Hellbilly Hollow, Deimer and Wayne play horribly scarred—and seriously twisted —brothers Bull and Tickles. The demented siblings run the titular haunted attraction, weaving in real murders and mayhem into their staged shenanigans. A team of YouTube paranormal activity seekers visit Bull’s backwoods attraction in search of a supernatural scoop, only to find more terror than they bargained for!

Deimer appeared in the blockbuster 2018 Halloween reboot. Hellbilly Hollow co-stars McKalin Hand (Black Lightning), Megan Weaver and Hallie Shepherd (The Werewolf Diaries). The film’s gruesome makeup FX were created by Jonathan Thornton (Oculus, Kill Theory). 

Hellbilly Hollow will be joined by over 50 films from around the world at the New York City Horror Film Festival. For this edition, classic screen bogeyman Kane Hodder (belovedslasher icon from the Friday the 13th and Hatchet films) will be receiving the fest’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The festival offers 13 programs, each consisting of terrifying new feature films and shorts. Q&A panels and celebrity guests follow each screening. Fans and filmmakers will mingle at the full bar located at the venue.

The 20th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival opens on December 1 with the East Coast Premiere of writer/director John Swab’s Candy Land. A hit at international festivals, the film follows religious cult disciple Remy, who stumbles upon a rag-tag group of truck stop sex workers who take her under their wing. As Remy immerses herself in this new underground world, her true colors are revealed in a way that neither her former nor new family could have ever imagined. 

The NYC Horror Film Festival will also provide virtual screenings of most of the movies showing, available one day after each live screening. VIP passes and tickets are on sale now.

The fest really does have an amazing lineup this year – if you want all the details or want to pick up some passes or tickets CLICK HERE and all your questions will be answered.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.