While the coronavirus is preventing actual movie premiere screenings from happening right now, Salem Horror Fest will give horror fans a cinematic treat they can enjoy from home with a virtual premiere of the horror comedy Mass Hysteria.

Fittingly filmed in Salem, Massachusetts, Mass Hysteria will have a virtual premiere on Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00pm EST. We have official details and trailer for the film below, and to RSVP for the virtual premiere, visit:

Press Releasbre: Salem Horror Fest will host a virtual premiere of the new horror comedy MASS HYSTERIA on Facebook Live - Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM EST. RSVP on Facebook

“We hope this free screening can bring a few laughs in a time of great uncertainty. Without saying too much, there are a few parallels to our current situation,” said festival director K Lynch.

Directed by Ariel Cimino and Jeff Ryan, MASS HYSTERIA tells the story of a group of Salem Witch Trial re-enactors who find themselves the target of a modern day witch hunt. The independent production was set and filmed entirely in Salem, Massachusetts.

“Halloween in Salem is an experience of a lifetime, and we wanted to recreate a modern witch hunt surrounding this annual event. The majority of tourists come to Salem in October with little idea of what actually happened in 1692. Our goal is to make a thriller/comedy that is truthful and entertaining, but also shares the dangers of the effects of a modern-day witch hunt,” said Matt Peruse, producer of First-Names Films.

Directed by Arielle Cimino and Jeff Ryan from a screenplay by Christopher O’Connell and Jonathan Coleman, Mass Hysteria stars Geena Santiago, Jeff Ryan, Matt Perusse, Destry Allyn, Scott Swayze, Charlie Pollock, Michelle Veintimilla, and Louis Cancelmi. A First-Names Films production, Mass Hysteria is produced by Matt Perusse, K Lynch, Jonathan Coleman, Arielle Cimino, and Jeff Ryan.

Synopsis: "When a tourist dies on Halloween night in Salem, the crowd seeks justice by mounting a modern day witch hunt."

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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