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Terror Film Festival and the CLAW AWARDS

Now in its 3rd year, the Philadelphia County/Chester County based Terror Film Festival takes place again at the wonderful Ethical Society Building at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, and the films this year are simply amazing. The festival runs from October 21-25, 2008, bringing you a treasure trove of 62 fantastic films that will make you jump, shriek, scream and squeal!

Among the attendees this year will be Alan Howarth (Academy Award winning sound and music team on The Hunt for Red October, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Back to the Future 3, and Flatliners, AND, Sound FX Master on Star Trek 1-5, Stargate, The Mask, Fortress, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Army of Darkness, AND, John Carpenter’s personal music composer on Halloween 2-6, Big Trouble in Little China, Christine, and Escape from New York. Alan Howarth is one of Hollywood’s BEST.

Also at TFF will be Shawn Cain of Blog Talk Radio’s Independent Film United to host the spectacular Claw Awards, along with co-host Julie Robbins and Princess Horror.

Some of the films being screened at the festival this year are “LUNICIDAL” from hometown director/writer Norman Macera (now working on his next feature with Willie Nelson); “EEL GIRL” from Aussie director Paul Campion (Visual FX Master from “Rise of the Silver Surfer”, “X-Men”, “The Lord of the Rings”); “SWAMP DEVIL” starring Bruce Dern (Diggstown; Hang ‘em High”); “ALIEN RAIDERS” Warner Brothers’ super new sci-fi action flick due out mid-2009 (this is a special sneak peek!); “KIRKSDALE” director Ryan Spindell’s extremely creepy horror film that will make you cringe; “BASEMENT JACK” the 2nd in the “Necropolitan” film series and starring a killer so handsome that women just die for him; “SQUEAL” a frightening tale of a detour gone horribly wrong; “ATTACKAZOIDS!” an awesome sci-fi film with incredible style; and, “GOMEDA” a stunning and idiosyncratic visual composition and adventurous exploration in surrealism, brilliantly scored with haunting and alluring music. “As you can see, there’s something for everyone and every film is OUTSTANDING”, says TFF spokesperson, Princess Horror.

Among some of the other local filmmakers at TFF this year will be Mitch Csanadi “Nothing Face” (Quakertown; PA); Charles Christman III “The Eye of MENW” (North Wales, PA); Kevin Corcoran “Cube Zombies” (Media, PA); Soo Hee Han “First Memories” (Jersey City, NJ); Chris McGuinness “Serial TV” (Elkridge, MD); Ted Roach “Morphine” (Bethesda, MD); Steve Oskie screenwriter “Dead Meat”; and, Jason Contina screenwriter “Remake”.

SHOWTIMES are Tuesday through Friday 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8pm. Saturday 1pm, 2:45pm, 4:30 pm, 6:15 pm, and the Claw Awards at 9 pm.

TICKETS for TFF start at $7.50 and are available at our website,


Our very own super spokesperson, the lovely Princess Horror, will be at Philadelphia FM Radio staple 94WYSP‘s STUDIO 94 to excite the audience and bring the Halloween spirit to everyone in radioland!!

To book an interview with Princess Horror for YOUR show, simply contact Terror Film Festival at or (610) 889-4928.

Also available for interviews is Shawn Cain of Seattle talk show Independent Film United. Shawn Cain will be in Philadelphia on Friday Oct 24 and Saturday Oct 25 to host The Claw Awards, and is also available for interviews (call-in and in-studio). Give your audience what they want with special guests that excite them!

Tickets for TFF 2008 are available at

More About Philly’s very own HALLOWEEN Film Festival's a cold, eerie night. Outside, the wind is howling. The clock strikes midnight. You hear a knock at the door. open the door and's Terror Film Festival calling!! Get your tricks and get your treats, because it's the funnest, coolest, and scariest Halloween event on the entire East Coast!! Move over Edgar Allan, step aside Vlad, and keep your shirt on Mr. Incredible Hulk...because there's a NEW scary in town. And it's waiting for you at...Terror Film Festival.

Terror Film Festival is a world renowned international independent film festival that runs every October in the heart of Philadelphia PA at the prestigiously creepy Ethical Society Building (right across from beautiful Rittenhouse Square). It’s Halloween Cinematic!! And the energy level of having so many creative artists in one place is a life changing experience that will fill your heart with warmth for years to come. Plus, our Claw Awards ceremony on Saturday night is one of the most exciting live award shows on the East Coast. Hosted by Shawn Cain and Julie Robbins of Blog Talk Radio’s Independent Film United, it’s an event you don’t want to miss. And it’s all presented by the lovely, Princess Horror.

Each year, filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, actors, and directors from around the world attend the festival and the fans get to hang with them all. It’s a very cool environment where you can meet and chat the night away with the next Robert Rodriguez, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, George Romero, Sid Haig, Michael Berryman, M. Night Shyamalan, John Carpenter, Kevin Smith, Tony Todd, and so many more.

So get your family and friends together and live the excitement and glamour of the 3rd annual Terror Film Festival. It’s a spectacular event you’ll never forget.

Live Your Dreams!! Or at least...YOUR NIGHTMARES...

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