By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com One of our most anticipated films, paranormal thriller THE DAWN, has picked up three major nominations from this year's Shockfest Film Festival in Las Vegas. These include: BEST DIRECTOR Brandon Slagle BEST ACTRESS Devanny Pinn BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Lance Rand/ David Brewer
We're also excited to see The Soska Sisters RABID get some noms as well as Satanic Panic (review).The first wave of Shockfest Film Festival 2019 nominations can be found from the official details below.
BEST DIRECTOR Jen and Sylvia Soska – Rabid Pearry Teo – The Assent Lisa Ovies – Puppet Killer Brandon Slagle – The Dawn Chelsea Stardust – Satanic Panic BEST ACTRESS Laura Vandevoort – Rabid Devanny Pinn – The Dawn Elissa Dowling – Automation Traci Lords – Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters Hayley Griffith – Satanic Panic BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Michael Su – Automation David M. Brewer and Lance Rand – The Dawn Kim Derko – Rabid Jonathan Hall – The Assent Mark Evans – Satanic Panic
BEST SHORT Milk Troll Bridge Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters Non E Vero Dissonance BEST MUSIC Joel Christian Goffin – Automation Jonathan Hartman – Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters Wolfmen of Mars – Satanic Panic Stephen Gallagher – Puppet Killer Christopher Farrell – Art of the Dead EXCELLENT MEDIA CONTENT IN THE FIELD OF THE PARANORMAL Buried Secrets Paranormal Puget Sound Ghost Hunters Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters Haunted Road Media San Diego Paranormal Eye
The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum is sponsoring an interactive terror game taking place during Shockfest Vegas at the Hotel paranormal. This game is available to all guests to play, from the audience to filmmaker alike and the grand prize will be a handcrafted Spirit Board, created by artist and owner of The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum himself, Eric Wessel. To play the game, all you have to do is attend Shockfest Vegas. Tickets are available at www.shockfilmfest.com. Among the nominations of the Shockfest Film Festival were a series of 2019’s most innovative, terrifying and unique horror films, including The Soska Sister’s Rabid and Chelsea Stardust’s Satanic Panic. This lineup of nominees, premiers, and screenings proves that Horror is just as poignant, thoughtful and frightening as ever before. November 8th on the Shockfest Facebook Page: A pale-faced ghoul read aloud Part 1 of the Award Nominations for Shockfest Film Festival taking place November 22nd – 24th, alongside a leggy and luscious psychiatrist, Dr. Moody. She is a character straight out of one of the films that will screen at the festival for its world premiere, Tunnel Vision Directed by Sam Salerno. The Butcher Directed by Michael Moutsatsos was also announced to screen at the Midnight Massacre which will dominate Friday evening until early Saturday morning on Shockfest weekend. This cavalcade of carnage broadcasted across the internet from Burbank, CA’s Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum, a gallery of terror where guests may experience some of the darkest and most disturbing exhibits from taxidermies terrors to spirit summoning devices. The second round of nominations will be announced on the Shockfest Facebook Page on November 22nd, so stay tuned to learn what other terrifying tales will be included in this prestigious and innovative lineup of potential winners. And take part in Shockfest yourself, as the winner of the game alongside every award winner at the festival will be treated to a go-cart race and VIP services at Las Vegas’ Pole Position Raceway. Sources: Shockfest Film Festival Dread Central