I interviewed Bruce Campbell once in 2002, and that interview... didn't go as well as I'd hoped. What can I say, it was my first celebrity interview and I choked, but I think I pulled something fun out of it. Hopefully I'll get a Round 2 this October, because Bruce is coming to Splatterfest 2011 at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks!
Splatterfest is an interesting competition, held here in the Houston area. In it, contestants are asked to shoot, edit, and finish a horror film short in less than three days. Winners of the contest receive a Canon t2i camera, and have their short screened at Splatterfest as well as put on a DVD compliation. Some really interesting shorts have come out of this competition, and I hope we get some crazy submissions this year. Splatterfest 2011 will happen at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks September 27th through October 1st. Here's the press release:
BRUCE CAMPBELL AT HOUSTON’S SPLATTERFEST!
Houston, TX - July 18th 2011 - Horror icon BRUCE CAMPBEL, star of the hit show BURN NOTICE, will appear at the 2011 SplatterFest Film Festival and Convention on Oct. 1st at the Alamo Drafthouse Westoaks.
Gaining cult status with his performance in EVIL DEAD and ARMY OF DARKNESS, Bruce Campbell’s appearance at SplatterFest provides fans a rare opportunity to meet and get autographs from one of the most beloved celebrities in the horror genre.
A limited number of VIP passes are available online at http://splatterfest.com These are sure to sell out quickly. A portion of box office will be donated to AIDS Foundation Houston.
SplatterFest began last year with the “Weekend of Mayhem” short film competition where filmmakers were given 54 hours to write, shoot and edit a horror short film. With over 250 participants on 20 teams, last year’s competition resulted in a DVD compilation of 17 shorts, and one lucky grand prize winner walking away with a Canon t2i camera.
Registration for this year’s competition is now open, with a grand prize of a Canon t3i camera. Teams leaders can register online at http://splatterfest.com. The competition dates are Sept. 9-11th. Films will be screened at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks as part of SplatterFest which runs Sept. 27th - Oct 1st.
For more information please visit http://splatterfest.com
I can't announce it yet, but we may have something very special for Bruce Campbell's visit, depending on how things turn out. This October marks the 30th anniversary of the release of THE EVIL DEAD. With Bruce in town in October... keep checking back. Splatterfest 2011 promises to be a ton of fun, and I'll be attending this year, and I look forward to whatever shorts people come up with. It's going to be a blast.