In the last year, San Diego had the chance to view the AfterDark HorrorFest IV in Oceanside. The small theater had screenings that were pretty much filled with AfterDark and horror fans. Some of them left disappointed at times, and some of them came out laughing their little head’s off (at one point this was definitely me).
On a related note, a lot of SciFi fans went through a state of withdrawl and anger about a year ago when the President of the SciFi network, Dave Howe, took to rebranding the network, changing it from SciFi to SyFy. He made public statements about changing the Network and specifically ‘changing the fans.’ He was said to be pushing Brand Boundaries and opening the network up for different types of viewers. This was all network jargon that meant, he was changing things drastically and most of the loyal fans would not be happy about it. Comic-Con had a lot of angry SciFi lovers, publically complaining about the statements that Howe made during the launch. Dave Howe was essentially bashing his own fans and trying to alienate them on their own network.
Since the brand shift, SyFy has picked up a number of great shows and a number of not so great, not so related (not so SciFi) programs. But the network still holds strong and it is still pleasing many (including me). For more updated news on President Dave Howe and his Brand Shift, please visit this article by Lacey Rose from Forbes.com.
One of the new things that SyFy is doing, is picking up the After Dark HorrorFest, just in time for Halloween viewing! Since it is Halloween, the SyFy Network has decided to air the films from The AfterDark FilmFest IV throughout the month. Below is a schedule of the screenings, sent to me by AfterDark Films. Sadly, I did not see Zombies of Mass Destruction: ZMD on that list. ZMD was my favorite film of the AfterDark HorrorFest 4. I also do not see Lake Mungo, which was my least favorite film of the HorrorFest this last year (granted, I did not see them all!). Please enjoy the screenings if you are interested and read up on the rebranding of the SyFy network!
STARTING THIS WEEKEND THE SYFY CHANNEL IS PRESENTING FIVE FILMS FROM HORRORFEST 4® 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR®!
Beginning October 2nd and continuing through the 24th, SYFY IS SHOWING FIVE NEW RELEASES from our 2010 Festival. All times are Eastern Standard Time, but check local listings to confirm.
Saturday Oct. 2nd at 9:00 P.M.
Saturday Oct. 16th at 11:00 P.M.
Sunday Oct.3rd at 9:00 P.M.
Sunday Oct.17th at 11:00 P.M.
Sunday Oct. 3th at 5:00 P.M.
Sunday Oct. 24th at 1:00 A.M.
Saturday Oct.16th at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday Oct. 16th at 9:00 P.M.
Saturday Oct. 23th at 11:00 P.M.ON STANDS NOW – KILL THEORY & HUSK
ON STANDS NOW – KILL THEORY & HUSK
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS with Brett Simmons (Director of Husk) and Val Milev (Director of Re-Kill) in Fangoria magazine #297! www.fangoria.com
OCTOBER HORROR EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 30th – OCTOBER 3rd
SHRIEKFEST – The LA Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival at Raleigh Studios (650 N Bronson Ave. Los Angeles), CA 90004in Hollywood.
MONDO CELLULOID – a California arts organization dedicated to Classic Cinema, screens Director Kevin Hamedani’s Zombies of Mass Destruction at the Art Theater of Long Beach (2025 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90814) , as part of the Q Film Festival.
ZOMBIE ALERT! – The Art Theater of Long Beach (2025 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90814) presents SHAUN OF THE DEAD in combination with a ZOMBIE WALK along 4th street!
KNOTTS SCARY FARM, Buena Park, CA Worlds first, largest, and longest running Halloween event returns with new mazes, new shows and new Blood. Knotts Halloween Haunt is opening the gates starting SEPTEMBER 24. For tickets and hours head over to http://haunt.knotts.com/
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