HORROR DOC PREVIEWS IN SF, LA, DENVER
Making the film festival circuit this summer is the documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, which features Prof. Scahill as an authority on horror cinema and queer audiences.
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street opened in June at San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival, the world's first and largest queer film festival, now in its 43rd year. The film then made its Denver debut as the offical opening night film at CinemaQ Film Festival at SIE FilmCenter, and in Los Angeles at Outfest Film Festival, where we joined on stage by horror icon Robert Englund--Freddy Krueger himself! Dr. Scahill was in attendance for a post-film Q&A with the filmmakers and the film's star, Mark Patton.
The film, by directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen, explores the curious queer afterlife of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), considered by many to “the gayest horror film ever made.” In 2016, Dr. Scahill was interviewed and his Horror Cinema class filmed for inclusion in the documentary while he was still at professor at Salisbury University. Today, the documentary has received widespread praise, with Denver Post naming it a "Best Bet." The film will have its official premiere at Austin's Fantastic Fest, the premiere genre cinema festival in the country.
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