Earlier this week, cult icon Bruce Campbell, best known as Ash in Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead series, celebrated his 58th birthday. He also released the line-up for the third annual Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Fest taking place in Chicago, IL. Presented by the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead and in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago, the groovy line up is a solid mix of old, new, and more than slightly spooky.
“I’m thrilled to bring our annual horror festival back to the Windy City for the third year,” said Campbell. “There were some wicked cool flicks this year and we went after the cream of the crop. If you love all things horror, check out our lineup!”
Kicking off with Evil Dead (2013) director Fede Alvarez’s much anticipated sophomore feature Don’t Breathe produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert who are expected to make an appearance at the festival. Genre icon Fred Dekker (Monster Squad, The Predator ) will receive the inaugural “Groovy as Hell” award, and comedian Doug Benson will conduct a special “Movie Interruption” of Army of Darkness alongside the Chin himself.
Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Fest will also see the world premiere of the horror-comedy Found Footage 3D and the genre-bending feature Show Yourself. Elijah Wood‘s SpectreVision will screen The Greasy Strangler, Darren Bousman‘s Abattoir will screen, as will the winner of the midnight audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Beyond The Gates.
Fans can visit www.BCHFF.com for full details and additions to the slate as they happen and dates and times for each screening. For more info on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago (August 18-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont), visit the official site. Groovy!
And speaking of horror, Clarke talked to director Eli Roth!
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