To say that the second annual CineMayhem Film Fest was incredible would be something of an understatement. We had three nights of highly entertaining and truly engaging Q&A's, surprise guests, five fantastic short films by several up-and-coming independent filmmakers and hordes of horror fans coming together to celebrate everything that makes our beloved genre so great.
On Friday evening, iconic filmmaker John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter came out to Jumpcut Cafe in Studio City and joined us for a very special chat about THE FOG and much more. CineMayhem Film Fest celebrated the cult classic VAMP on Saturday night with actor Robert Rusler (Weird Science, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge) in attendance. Rusler also brought along a few VAMP friends with him including director Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Mechanic), producer Donald P. Borchers (Children of the Corn, The Beastmaster) and the one and only DeDee Pfeiffer (The Horror Show, Falling Down).
CineMayhem concluded on Sunday evening with a surprise visit by none other than Doug Bradley who popped into Jumpcut for a quick Q&A discussion before our final fest screening of HELLRAISER. We were also very fortunate to have had the opportunity to showcase the Moontribe portrait series by none other than Master of Horror Clive Barker.
Check out the 2014 CineMayhem Film Fest photo gallery below and we will be posting video highlights from each CineMayhem Q&A later this week too so be sure to check back for more from this weekend's celebration of cult and classic horror cinema.
Also, a huge thank you to Elric Kane, the entire staff of Jumpcut Cafe and Chelsea Patterson of Cutestreak Designs for all the amazing work they put in to make sure that CineMayhem went off without a hitch as well as a special thanks to our sponsors Daily Dead and Scream Factory for their support.
And finally, I just wanted to thank each and every one of you who came out this weekend and supported us and showed their love for some truly amazing horror films- CineMayhem could NOT have happened without you all and I thank you from the bottom of my horror-loving heart for making all three days so incredible for me personally.