ELVIRA’S HORROR HUNT ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF
BEST HORROR FEATURE & SHORT FILMS PREMIERING on THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13!
Grab your tickets QUICK for the Hollywood red carpet premiere with filmmakers, cast/crew and special
surprise guests in attendance!


(Los Angeles, September 10, 2012) The 2012 edition of “Elvira’s Horror Hunt" and the all-star jury led by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ has named the Grand Prize winners of Best Feature and Best short films. Indiana filmmaker, Scott Schirmer’s “FOUND” took the top prize for Best Feature Film and while Chicago-based Danny DelPurgatario’s “OTHER” secured the Best Short Film award. 7 features and 13 shorts played in the selection process, and the winners were chosen by Elvira and Peaches Christ, and their jury of Sybill Danning, Bill Mosely and Joe Bob Briggs.

In a combined statement from “Elvira's Horror Hunt's" jury, they express that “’FOUND’ is an after-school
‘Lifetime’ movie on bullying, with multiple decapitations, full-frontal-nude massacres, a head in a bowling bag-- and then there are the disturbing parts. Both ‘FOUND’ and ‘OTHER’ delivers the goods in direction, acting and special effects. In displaying a dedicated, fearless point-of view with disturbingly, beautiful stories, both winners are true horror films and are fantastic examples of what “indie’ horror filmmakers are creating right now.” "The cast and crew of 'FOUND' are thrilled beyond belief that our movie is being introduced to the world by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ through “Elvira's Horror Hunt. It is the greatest honor any of us have ever received, “says director Scott Schirmer of ‘FOUND.’ “It means the world to all of us that Horror Hunt is supporting “indie” filmmakers and I simply cannot thank them enough," "We would like to thank all of the people at “Elvira’s Horror Hunt” for hosting such an amazing event. Screening alongside so many outstanding films was an inspiration and we are deeply honored to have been
selected as "Best Short Film,” says director Danny DelPurgatario of ‘OTHER.' “Just the thought of Elvira, Peaches Christ, Sybill Danning, Bill Moseley and Joe Bob Briggs watching our film is humbling. We couldn't be more excited to bring ‘OTHER’ to The Vista Theater for what will become a night to a remember."

Both films, with filmmakers/cast/crew in attendance, will screen on Thursday, September 13 at 8:00pm, historic Vista Theatre in Hollywood, California. Walk the red carpet with them, get blinded by paparazzi and experience an evening of terrifying films and frightful excitement. Admission is $20, so buy your tickets in advance, as the event is guaranteed to sell-out.

* PLEASE NOTE: The films are powerful, disturbing and not for children. They are currently unrated and
are graphic in both content and tone. No one under seventeen will admitted to the event.


2012 BEST FEATURE FILM at Elvira’s Horror Hunt




  
   FOUND (2012, USA, 105 min)

   Based on the novel by Todd Rigney,"Found" centers around Marty, a shy,
   bullied fifth-grader who takes refugein horror films... until his life turns into
   one. After finding a human head inhis brother's closet, Marty fears forthe
   safety of his family while making a desperate effort to reconnect withSteve,
   the big brother whosehomicidal cravings threaten todestroy life as Marty
   knows it. Click to watch the film trailer




2012 BEST SHORT FILM at Elvira’s Horror Hunt

  
   OTHER (2012, USA, 15 min)
   Patrick is a brilliant doctor in an
obsessive
   race to alter his own grim prognosis. During a series of
unconventional
   experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike
anything he had
   ever imagined. In pursuit of this dark prize, Patrick
will risk everything
   to ensure he sees his experiment to the
end...even if it means accepting
   the sinister results. The film
premiered at SXSW 2012 and Fantasia Film
   Festival, with additional
screenings this Autumn. OFFICIAL WEBSITE




ELVIRA’S HORROR HUNT

Hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $20  Doors and red carpet open at 7:30pm
*No one under 17 will be admitted.

Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027



 
WHEN YOU HEAR THE NAME ELVIRA, ONLY ONE PERSON COMES TO MIND. Halloween icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark, Elvira was the first horror host ever to be syndicated throughout the US on national TV. She has produced, written and starred in the feature films “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” and “Elvira’s Haunted Hills.”  Her most recent projects include the reality series “Search for the Next Elvira,” the 2010-2011 return of “Movie Macabre” and the new web series “Elvira’s Horror Hunt.” Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, she has spent over three decades solidifying the Elvira brand and has carved out a niche in popular American culture that is sure to endure for decades to come.

Visit Elvira online at: Elvira.com






Joshua Grannell, the "altar" ego of Peaches Christ, is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and entertainer. who made his feature film directorial debut with the dark, horror comedy "All About Evil," starring Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekkar, Cassandra Peterson and Mink Stole.  He spearheaded the "ALL ABOUT EVIL: THE PEACHES CHRIST EXPERIENCE IN 4-D," a multimedia film/music event that toured the world featuring actors from the film and has created the immensely popular "MIDNIGHT MASS" movie series, an interactive celebration featuring a film tribute and live interview with a multitude of talent including John Waters, Elvira - Mistress of the Dark, Jennifer Tilly, Pam Grier and much more. Grannell is currently developing, producing and distributing feature film projects, exclusive online content and 'live' events, for crazed fans, around the world. 

Visit Peaches online at:
PeachesChrist.com

 



Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles bringing the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Taking place September 15-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event offers a slate of innovative programming, panels, contests and other
activities that provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend.

Visit Comikaze online at: comikazeexpo.com









Launched in 2005, HorrorHound Magazine is a bi-monthly horror publication based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Thanks to in-depth articles, interviews and retrospective features on films and filmmakers within horror industry, HorrorHound has grown to become one of the premiere genre publications distributed worldwide. For more information on HorrorHound Magazine please visit 
www.horrorhound.com. In conjunction with HorrorHound Magazine; our magazine-based convention – HorrorHound Weekend – launched in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2007 has become an annual event in both Indianapolis AND Cincinnati, Ohio. With over a dozen shows produced to date, HorrorHound Weekend has become the biggest horror convention in the mid-west and is considered one of the biggest horror conventions in the world.

Visit HorrorHound online at:
www.horrorhoundweekend.com.