Why does Horror have some of cinema's most devoted fans? Good question.
For years, I've been a horror fan. I've been a VHS collector, a convention goer, and generally obsessive about horror films. The question I get asked most is, "Why horror?" And, to be honest, I don't have a full answer. I have parts of an answer that only makes some sense, but don't necessarily make a full picture.
That's why I'm setting out to talk to some other die hard horror fans, collectors, convention coordinators, business owners, and actors/directors about "Why?" Why does the horror genre consume us the way it does? Why do we succumb and devote ourselves to such a thing? Why did this happen to me, as well? It's a self-exploration as well as a film about the experience and passion that goes hand-in-hand with horror conventions.
I am a college student, and this film is being made as a thesis in pursuit of my BFA in Film at Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Being a student, it's a little tricky to get projects off the ground. Especially on a project this important to me and to my degree. That being said, your donations will help me get to interview important people in the horror community, experience gatherings and conventions these people are a part of, and provide me with the tools necessary to bring my experience and information back to you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please donate, horror fan or not. A sense of community is an extremely important thing, and I want to share with you the one that I'm a part of.
Also, special thanks to Steve Darby for help with the video!
I'm going to go to Scare-A-Cuse/Scare-A-Con in Verona, NY on September 14, Monster-Mania in Hunt Valley, MD on Sept. 28-30, Rock and Shock in Worcester, MA on Oct. 12-14, Spooky Empire in Orlando, FL on Oct. 26-28, and HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis, IN on Nov. 16-18. There are others in the works, too. If I can, I would like to make it to Days of the Dead in Atlanta in February and Cinema Wasteland in April.
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