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Sunday, August 4, 2013

First ever Horror Fest coming soon to Hot Springs

The Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute (a non profit organization) is happy to announce the premier of the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (HSIHFF). The HSIHFF is set to bring together filmmakers, fans, and film fanatics for a fright-festive weekend packed full of films from all over the world. From killer shorts, to full-length feasts of terror, films from the horror, sci-fi, and thriller and fantasy genres will all be represented.

A cinematic celebration that deftly merges educational opportunities, extraordinary screenings, celebrity appearances, and all of the natural scenic beauty that has come to characterize Arkansas. Industry professionals from Film-Com of Nashville and from Fuel Film Memphis will be on-hand for HSHFF’s exciting festivities, allowing up-and-coming talents to develop valuable relationships with folks “in the know.”

A slew of competitive categories—including Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, Made in Arkansas, and Student Film—promise a diverse range of intriguing and spooky material during this inaugural festival. "Top Festival Films" will be complementary entered into Film-Com's "Direct Project Presentation to Film & TV Executives and Financiers." Discounts for local hotels and businesses will be offered to participating filmmakers, and free distribution and finance seminars (as well as free VIP passes & Prizes!) will be available for qualifying guests. Tamara Glynn, star of Halloween 5 will be in attendance to help scare up some fun, alongside an accomplished “who’s-who” of horror film favorites.

This 4-day event unfolds at the Central Theater in Hot Springs, Arkansas. September 26th through the 29th, it will be host to insidious indie films, blood spattered scream queens, and inspiring film spook shops. The theater is one of the oldest in the United States, and is adjacent to The Grand Central Hall, an additional projection and live staging area that will be well-trod throughout the festival. Hot Springs National Park, also known as the “SPA CITY” hosts famous "Bathhouse Row” with Museums, Art Galleries Gift Shops and more all within walking distance from festival activities and is well worth a visit!

The Festival’s Director Bill Volland ("The Arrival", "Deadly Desire", "Silk Stalking’s") will oversee the gore-fest, while Arkansas Native and Co-Director and Hostess Tamara Glynn (Samantha from “Halloween 5” and “Freddy’s Nightmares”) will be on hand to welcome visitors and a slew of special guests. Other guest slated to appear, Tyler Mane, Eric Fox, Eileen Dietz, Justin Beahm, Steven C. Miller, Eric England, Jeff Burr, Gary Jones, Lesleh Donaldson, Bart Mastronardi, Patrick Rea, Alan Rowe Kelly and many, many more. Please visit: to learn about this amazing festival hitting the mid-south this September in the Spa City. Actress Eileen Dietz will be awarded with the “Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Eileen will also have her new book available, “Excorcising My Demons” with special signings at the festival and bookstores in the Central Arkansas area. Tickets are on sale now!

The festival will include film submissions from around the globe as well as panel discussions, a film competition, filmmaker reception, and Q&A sessions with a variety of film industry professionals. There will also be a charity event and silent auction for a night of bloody good fun with proceeds benefiting the sCare Foundation (

Bill Volland :501-538-0766

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