Heather Wixson is part of the Daily Dead team, but she's been a horror journalist and producer for years and launched CineMayhem in 2013 to highlight independent horror. This year, she returns with a retro line-up and guest list that is sure to impress, including John Carpenter appearing for a special Q&A and free screening of The Fog:

"(February 21, 2014)—Today, the second annual CineMayhem Film Fest reveals its all-retro line-up for this year’s festival that features a special screening of THE FOG (1980) with legendary Master of Horror John Carpenter in attendance for an intimate Q&A with fans. CineMayhem will also pay homage to several other classic indie horror films with a rare screening of the horror comedy VAMP (1986) and a night celebrating HELLRAISER (1987) and the artwork of genre visionary, Clive Barker.

Several pieces of Barker’s art will be on display during CineMayhem and each night will include screenings of several great short horror films before each classic film as well including FOUND, the latest short from Rebekah McKendry, filmmaker and Director of Marketing for FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT, starring Darren Lynn Bousman, AJ Bowen, and Morgan Peter Brown.

For its second year, CineMayhem Film Fest is breaking tradition in order to create a truly unique experience for indie horror fans at its new location, Jumpcut Café (13203 Ventura Blvd.) in Studio City, CA. Not only is CineMayhem expanding its celebration of independent horror to three days, beginning on Friday, March 28th and running through Sunday, March 30th, but there will also be NO CHARGE for fans to attend any of the CineMayhem 2014 events.  Each night there will be contests and giveaways, with Scream Factory bringing some fun surprises for our celebration of THE FOG on March 28th.

Created in 2013 by producer and horror journalist Heather Wixson, CineMayhem Film Fest celebrates the legacy of independent horror and the films that have- and continue to- change the landscape of genre cinema. More information on ticketing and the official rundown of all three days of CineMayhem will be announced on the first week of March at CineMayhemFilmFest.com, including details on more special guests and panelists attending this year’s festivities.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Jumpcut Café (www.jumpcutcafe.com), Scream Factory (www.shoutfactory.com/screamfactory), and Daily Dead (www.dailydead.com). To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CineMayhem or “Like” the CineMayhem Film Fest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CineMayhemFilmFest.

For any press inquiries, including festival passes, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com. PLEASE NOTE- due to venue size, press passes for CineMayhem are EXTREMELY limited."


We're happy to be a sponsor for this event and will pass along more details to Daily Dead readers on how to attend, along with the final list of events and guests.