The first annual Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Supernatural kicks off Friday, Sept. 9, at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. The event will feature competition screenings of animated and live-action shorts, as well as features and filmmaker showcases.
Among the toon shorts scheduled to send a chill down the funny bone this weekend are Shon Stewarts The Bad Night Light and Tim Farrells E-mail, as well as Miles Nurses live-action/animation blend, Your Key to Sexual Safety.
Theres a little bit of stop-motion animation to be seen in Dinosaur Valley Girls, one several films to be screened in a Friday afternoon tribute to schlock director Donald F. Glut. Other titles include Gluts late-night cable favorites The Mummys Kiss, The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula and Countess Draculas Orgy of Blood.
Saturdays program includes a lineup of films from B-movie maestro Ted Z. Michaels, including The Corpse Grinders, Mark of the Astro Zombies, Orgy of the She-Devils and Dimension in Fear.
On Sunday, the fest will screen Robert Halls Lightning Bug, an acclaimed dramatic thriller about a young boy who dreams of being a Hollywood special effects makeup artist but is held back by the real horrors of his dysfunctional home life and the love of a girl who cant let go of small-town existence. Laura Pepron from TVs That 70s Show co-stars.
There will be parties each night at 10:30 in the Plaza Hotel. The festivals official website can be found at www.movienationfestivals.com.