Tuesday, December 10, 2019

2020 Submissions are now open!

We're getting started early for 2020 with a few new competition categories added into the mix!



Sunday, December 8, 2019

2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Magic of Horror Film Festival!



HERE COMES EDDIE
Best Film
Best Director- Christopher Schrack
Best Actress - Lalla Meera

UNKNOWN VISITOR
Best Trailer
 
ZOMBIE CORP
by Montgomery Burt
Best Short Screenplay

CARDINAL
Audience Choice Award
Best Film

ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE
Audience Choice Award
Best Trailer

THE REHEARSAL
Best Actor - Jackson Tindall

CERNUNNOS
Best Cinematography
Best Music Score 

THE EXORCIST BOOK
Best Editing

THE CONDUIT
Best Special Effects


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Meet One of the 2019 Judges


Bryan Nowak originally hails from Chicago. Born in 1973, the world of the paranormal drew him in while he played amongst the abandoned ruins of the once powerful WWII industrial landscape.

Stories of monsters, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night sent him scurrying for a flashlight to find where such creatures dwell when others turned tail and ran. A collection of ghost stories, found in the elementary school library, shaped his imagination. His mother also introduced him to the great horror movies of bygone eras which taught him the art of building suspense and the value of a good scare.

He attended Minnesota State University at Mankato where he studied geography. In Mankato he met and married his wife in 1996 and they have three children. They all live in Virginia.

His books, The Bagorian Chronicals, The Reverent Dead, The Dramatic Dead, Riapke, and Crimson Tassels are available in paperback and electronic versions.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Just a Week Away!

The Magic of Horror film festival is on December 7th at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. Doors open at 2:00pm.

You can purchase advanced tickets for The Magic of Horror for just $15 HERE.

Tickets are $20 at the door on the day of show.



Monday, November 18, 2019

2019 Finalists!

Finalists were nominated for one or more of the award categories. 

The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Magic of Horror Film Festival.  Get information on the event here!

Of course, we have lots of great films to offer this year. Check out the Official Selections!

And the nominees are...


BEST FILM
Cardinal
Guest House
Here Comes Eddie

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
"Mi Carino"  by Christian Jacob Ramon
"Strigoi"  by Adam Lapallo
"Zombie Corp"  by Montgomery Burt

BEST TRAILER
The Collector
Unknown Visitor
Volkov

BEST ACTOR
Cardinal - Peter Bryce
Guest House - Mark Lawrence
The Rehearsal - Jackson Tindall

BEST ACTRESS
Guest House - Sheila Moylette
Here Comes Eddie - Lalla Meera 
The Exorcist Book - Abby Fedorowicz

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cardinal
Cernunnos
Guest House
Terrordactyl

BEST DIRECTOR
Cardinal - Todd Densmore
Guest House - Dave Thorpe
Here Comes Eddie - Christopher Schrack

BEST EDITING
Cardinal
Cernunnos
Terrordactyl
The Exorcist Book 

BEST MUSIC SCORE
Cardinal
Cernunnos
Terrordactyl  

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Cernunnos
Five Course Meal
Terrordactyl
The Conduit