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Five-fright-festivals-in-one Nightstream releases a teaser trailer

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | Events, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A collective of top North American horror festivals is launching a new genre-film showcase next month, and has a new video teaser (directed by Kevin Fermini, with music by Dream Division) to build anticipation.

Running on-line October 8-11, Nightstream has been put together by the staffs of the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, the Overlook Film Festival, the Popcorn Frights Film Festival and the North Bend Film Festival. The program consists of more than 30 features and close to 200 short films from around the world, plus numerous live events and panels, with the full lineup set to be announced next week. Nightstream will be geolocked to the U.S. and is a charitable event, with ticket purchases going to the showcased filmmakers, as well as charitable causes and struggling businesses in the parent fests’ home cities. Early-bird badges are currently on sale at the Nightstream website, with a Night Owl Badge (five features or short programs and unlimited events for $55 and a Homebody Badge (10 features or short programs and unlimited events) for $90.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.