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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept.12, 2012

 

Carnival of Darkness Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film Festival confirms 
Veronica Cartwright, Tara Cardinal and Drew Daywalt as panelist

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Director Alex Bram: “These are some of the scariest films I’ve ever seen!”


           
Los Angeles, CA Carnival of Darkness Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film Festival 3 has confirmed three panelist for the third annual film festival event at the LA Film School. They included: Veronica Cartwright, Tara Cardinal and Drew Daywalt.

 

          “Carnival of Darkness (CarnivalofDarkness.net) is a showcase of the very best horror and sci-fi shorts from filmmakers across the world,” said Festival Director Alex Bram.  “This 3rd annual gathering of genre enthusiasts and industry professionals will be more than just a screening of films; it’s going to be the most thrilling theater-going experience of the year.”

 

          This film festival is committed to presenting the idea that craft quality can be an essential part of both horror and science fiction filmmaking.  “Carnival of Darkness” spotlights those films which demonstrate that. 

 

          Selected filmmakers and casts will get to walk the “blood red carpet” along with industry heavyweights and notables from the horror/sci-fi communities.

 

          The theater lobby will be set up like a twisted art gallery and horror related collectibles, graphic novels, DVD’s and T-Shirts will be available.  Attendees will enter a funhouse of mysterious events and surprises, freaks, performers and artists.

This celebration of creepy and original films culminates in a panel discussion featuring top names in the horror field. Previous panels have included such notables as Juliet Landau, Jeffrey Reddick, Paul Solet, Trent Haaga and Del Howison.

Panel for Carnival of Darkness 3
          “Carnival of Darkness is extremely proud to be able to welcome true master actor Veronica Cartwright to this year’s festivities,” said Bram. “Alternating between television and big screen movies, Veronica has appeared in such films as the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and the horror classic Alien (1979).  Her big screen features include The Right Stuff (1983), Flight of the Navigator (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995).   She worked on the stage in "Electra", "Talley's Folly", "Homesteaders", "Butterflies are Free" and "The Triplet Connection". Many fans know her for the Alfred Hitchcock classic, “The Birds”.

 

          Tara Cardinal is the daughter of a psychic and a musician,” said Bram.  “She frequently appears in horror and fantasy films and likes to perform her own stunts. Look for her film Legend of the Red Reaper, (2012) coming soon. Cardinal is currently filming, Spreading Darkness, (2013) and has several projects in the works.

          Drew Daywalt’s first Online horror short film Bedfellows earned a million viewers with a week of its launch. Later, the world’s leading short horror film creator, enjoyed millions of hits to his 2010 horror web series Camera Obscura.  Most recently Daywalt directed three episodes of MTV’s new horror comedy TV series Death Valley, and wrote the screenplay for the remake of Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things for George Romero, now set up at Anchor Bay. . Other film projects include, but are not limited to Meat (short film) (completed, 2012 and BlackBoxTV (TV series, 2012).

 

          For Tickets: http://carnivalofdarkness.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=500379  

About Carnival of Darkness - Carnival of Darkness 3 is a showcase of the very best horror and sci-fi shorts from filmmakers across the world.  This 3rd annual gathering of genre enthusiasts and industry professionals will be more than just a screening of films; it’s the best horror party in town. 

About the LA Film School - LA Film School’s 345-seat stadium-style theater reportedly has one of the few true 24P High Definition Projection Systems in Hollywood. For more on the LA Film school visit: http://www.lafilm.edu/home.html.

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