Famous Monsters of Filmland to pay tribute to Wes Craven and more at the Silver Scream Film & Comic Fest

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Famous Monsters of Filmland and the Santa Rosa Entertainment Group promise a weekend of art, entertainment, and homage to some of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers at the Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival, March 4-6 in Santa Rosa, California. Special guests to include Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp for a tribute to the late Wes Craven, and more.

Special guests join Silver Scream Fest to pay tribute to iconic genre entertainment.

A classy ambiance wrapped around the cinematic world of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy with respectful remembrances to West Craven, Bella Lagosi, and living legends John Landis and Rick Baker.

SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL, presented by Famous Monsters and Santa Rosa Entertainment Group, is looking to discover new talent, unite the entertainment community, and encourage genre conversation in a three-day event located in Northern California’s beautiful wine country.

Along with featuring projects from up-and-coming talent, the fest will pay homage to some of genre entertainment’s most iconic films and filmmakers. The event, which will take place March 4-6 in Santa Rosa, California, will screen both A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and NEW NIGHTMARE in honor of Wes Craven. Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, will be in attendance along with co-star Heather Langenkamp for a tribute to their late director.

There will also be appearances by seven-time Oscar-winning makeup effects artist Rick Baker (MEN IN BLACK, ED WOOD, THE WOLFMAN) and legendary director John Landis (THE BLUES BROTHERS, ANIMAL HOUSE, TRADING PLACES) in honor of the 35th anniversary of their seminal creature feature AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON; Bela Lugosi Jr.; SIMPSONS character designer Eric Keyes; and graphic novel superstar Darick Robertson.

The purpose of the annual SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL is to cherry-pick burgeoning creative talent and provide an industry spotlight for the best in genre storytelling — horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and combinations of the three. The only criteria for SILVER SCREAM FILM AND COMIC FESTIVAL content other than genre is to captivate the audience and inspire the imagination.

Submissions are now being accepted for four genre film categories: feature film, animation, short film, and screenplays. Silver Scream Fest is also looking for the next big idea in comics. Participants in this area of the festival can submit a completed, unpublished graphic novel, a graphic novel script, or graphic novel concept art.

Go to SilverScreamFest.com for tickets and more information.

Questions and press pass requests can be directed to caroline(at)famousmonsters(dot)com.

The internationally distributed Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was the first-ever Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror pop culture fanzine of its kind, created by Forrest J Ackerman in 1958. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and countless other influential artists in the entertainment field praise the magazine for inspiring them to dive into their craft.

Santa Rosa Entertainment Group is a family-run company that operates, designs, builds and renovates theatres. They also “buy and book” film, manage concessions and perform other administrative functions for a growing network of motion picture theatres and independent exhibitors.
SREG strongly believes in community and bringing showmanship back to movie exhibition. Filmmakers from large studio productions to small independent films are often invited to share their experiences with audiences about the creative process. It is a firm belief the magic of the movies truly comes to life with the communal experience of witnessing what transpires on screen. A shared gasp, scream or laugh, these are the memories everyone takes with them. Santa Rosa Entertainment Group is proud to work with filmmakers of all genres to continue a storied tradition, while never forgetting to honor the visionaries who influenced life and love of cinema.

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