While the New York City Horror Film Festival is certainly the premier stop for indie films – and an award from the festival one of the most coveted recognitions a filmmaker can earn – it’s not the only reason fans flood to the big apple each fall to attend.
Every year the festival bestows a lifetime achievement award upon an icon of the genre – this year that award will go to Greg Nicotero.
One of the nicest – and most prolific folks in the biz – there is certainly no question that this is an honor well earned.
From the press release:
“The 17th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival celebrates the career of Greg Nicotero this December with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Debuting his career with gruesome makeup in George Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD, Mr. Nicotero has showcased his make-up mastery across the horror genre. And he’s currently directing Stephen King’s CREEPSHOW revival and THE WALKING DEAD, celebrating 10 years of bone-chilling, cinematic horror.”
The release goes on to explain:
“The 2019 New York City Horror Film Festival opens on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. The chills continue on Friday, December 6th at 7:00 pm, and then on Saturday, December 7th at 12:00 pm. On Saturday night, Mr. Nicotero will accept his Lifetime Achievement Award. And don’t miss our final day of fright on Sunday at 12:00 pm. The full festival runs December 5th–8th, 2019, at Cinépolis Chelsea. For full schedule and ticket info, please go to http://www.nychorrorfest.com .”
So, follow that link and if you’re able to make the trip – get those travel plans ready!