It’s time to block out your calendars, because February 2017 marks the second year of Famous Monsters’ and Santa Rosa Entertainment Group’s Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival, a genre film event that debuted in March 2016 to outstanding critical and popular acclaim.
The Silver Scream Fest strives to continue Famous Monsters founder Forrest J Ackerman’s legacy of honoring imaginative classics while simultaneously looking for new voices of horror, science fiction, and fantasy that must be heard around the world!
Like its 2016 predecessor, the 2017 Silver Scream Festival will take place over a three-day weekend at the Roxy Theater in Santa Rosa, California, and will include screenings of accepted films, anniversary celebrations, special celebrity guest events, signings, and whatever else can be crammed into a long weekend. If you are a film lover, horror buff, or general creative type who loves being surrounded by stories, this is the event for you.
Silver Scream 2016 brought a Wes Craven tribute with Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and Marianne Maddalena, as well as the 35th anniversary of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON featuring John Landis, Rick Baker, and David Naughton, and the 85th anniversary of DRACULA with Bela Lugosi, Jr! How can we possibly top ourselves in 2017? Wait until the special guest announcements begin — you won’t be disappointed!
In addition to feature films, for its second year running, the Silver Scream Fest will be highlighting original scripts and graphic novels as essential building blocks of mainstream film production. Winners will be selected from a pool of entries for special awards as well as publication by Famous Monsters’ very own American Gothic Press. Where else are comics celebrated side by side with famed horror franchises? The Silver Scream Fest prides itself in being unique and focused on the quality content of multiple mediums.
Tickets are on sale NOW here and available in single day passes as well as full weekend packages.