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Elm Street Invades the Women in Horror Film Festival with Celebrity Guests Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss

The Women in Horror Film Festival announces its celebrity guest for its February 2020 festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Festival director, Vanessa Wright, welcomes two A Nightmare on Elm Street fan favorites: Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss. In addition, Heather Langenkamp will be screening her horror short Washed Away. The Grue-Crew are excited to be checking out the festival this year. In addition, our very own award-winning filmmaker, Christopher G. Moore, will debut his latest horror short, Backward Creep, featuring both Vanessa Thompson (from HNR) and Crystal Cleveland (from the Gruesome Magazine podcast).

Women in Horror Film Festival Welcomes Celebrity Guests

The Women in Horror Film Festival is right around the corner! A flood of indie genre film will take over the historic Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA, February 27-29, 2020. WIHFF is thrilled to announce that Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss, the darlings of Elm Street, will be at the festival all weekend long. Langenkamp will be showcasing her directorial debut, WASHED AWAY as well as co-hosting the awards ceremony with festival director, Vanessa Wright.

The official lineup of films includes 4 feature films:

  • WORLD PREMIERE, BLACK LAKE directed by K/XI
  • GEORGIA PREMIERE, COLD WIND BLOWING directed by Dionne Copland
  • GEORGIA PREMIERE, MASS HYSTERIA directed by Arielle Cimino & Jeff Ryan and
  • GEORGIA PREMIERE, THE DARK RED directed by Dan Bush and starring Kelsey Scott (12 Years a Slave, How to Get Away with Murder).

There are 85 short films screening from filmmakers around the globe, as well as 20 finalist screenwriters. You can see the full schedule and lineup of films and screenplays on the WIHFF site, HERE.

https://www.wihff.com/schedule

Author’s Meg Hafdahl & Kelly Florence will be at the fest to sign their newest release from Simon & Schuster, The Science of Women in Horror. Author Samantha Kolesnik is also scheduled to be at the fest to sign her debut novel from Grindhouse Press, True Crime. Local virtual reality company, Ionic VR will be onsite for attendees to experience the best in VR gaming and experiences. Local & national press outlets will be at the event interviewing guests and finalists.

Weekend passes will be numbered for fun giveaways throughout the weekend, including the chance to win a pair of passes to the 2021 event. Tickets for the event are available at HERE. Located less than a mile from the theater is The Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, the official hotel of the Women in Horror Film Festival. All after-parties will take place at THE PUB, located just off the lobby in the hotel. To book your room and secure the special discounted room rate, click HERE.

WIHFF is honored for the support from 2020 Fest Sponsors SHUDDER, MBS EQUIPMENT CO, HORROR PACK, IONIC VR, INKTIP & FINAL DRAFT, as well as Lizzie Sponsors Superficial Gallery, PTC Orthodontics, Psychedelic Snow Co, Houndstooth Hospitality, Henchmen House, Rick Serra, Pam Witte, David & Nancy Miller, and Jason Bradford. For information on how to become a sponsor of the fest or for information on sponsoring a Lizzie, please email WiHFilmFest@gmail.com.

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
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