hellbilly hollow will close the 20th edition of the New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF), which will be held at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas from December 1 to 4, 2022.
After sharing clips and guest speakers at October’s Son of Monsterpalooza convention, hellbilly hollow will have its world premiere on Sunday, December 4 at the New York City Horror Film Festival. Director and actor Kevin Wayne and producer and actor Kurt Deimer will be in attendance.
Produced by Rob Zombie’s former manager and film producer Andy Gould (Devil’s Rejects, 31, Lords of Salem and the zombies Halloween movies), starring rising rock star Kurt Deimer, who also produced. Deimer’s co-stars include McKalin Hand (Black Lightning) and Hallie Shepherd (The Werewolf Diaries), with gruesome makeup effects handled by Jonathan Thornton (Oculus, theory of death).
The story follows Bull (Deimer) as he protects his not-so-little younger brother Tickles (Kevin Wayne, double-duty as the film’s director) from the outside world. But who protects the outside world from tickling? When a team of YouTube paranormal activity enthusiasts travel to Bull’s haunted attraction in the woods, they find more than they bargained for by following the thrill seekers on a haunted wagon ride . Fear and death torment those who enter and those who seek the past. But can all of this lead to a better place? Discover this exclusive hellbilly hollow clip below.
hellbilly hollow will be joined by more than 50 films from around the world at the New York City Horror Film Festival. This year, beloved slasher icon Kane Hodder (from the Friday 13 and Hatchet films) will receive the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival offers 13 programs, each consisting of terrifying new features and shorts. Q&A panels and celebrity guests will follow each screening, fans and filmmakers will also have the opportunity to mingle at the venue bar.
The 20th Annual New York City Horror Film Festival opens December 1 with the East Coast premiere of writer/director John Swab’s Candy Land. A hit at international festivals, the film follows Remy, a disciple of the religious sect, who comes across a motley group of sex workers who take her under their wing. As Remy immerses himself in this new underworld, his true colors are revealed in ways neither his old nor his new family could ever have imagined.
Virtual screenings will also be available for most festival films, available one day after each live screening. Passes and VIP tickets are on sale now.
The NYC Horror Film Festival is the brainchild of founder Michael J. Hein, who established the festival in 2001 as a venue for new independent horror cinema. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the festival will continue its Lifetime Achievement Award which honors chilling masters of horror. George Romero was the first recipient, followed by Tom Savini, Tobe Hooper, Roger Corman, Mick Garris, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Frank Henenlotter, Bill Lustig, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Lloyd Kaufman, Angus Scrimm, Sean Cunningham, Adrienne Barbeau, Brad Dourif, Tony Todd and Greg Nicotero.
For more information about the NYC Horror Film Festival and to purchase passes and tickets, go to www.nychorrorfest.com