A horror and fantasy film festival that brings together both Chilean and international filmmakers, the first-ever Santiago Horror Film Festival will take place in Santiago, Chile starting on October 4th:

"We already know that Chilean films can have international success. But what about the fantasy and horror films made in Chile? This is what the Santiago Horror Film Festival (SHFF) seeks to answer, an event that brings together, for the first time, national and foreign directors to show their work and discuss this film genre.

To be held in Santiago, Chile, from 4th to 6th October 2018, Santiago Horror will offer a varied agenda of activities. One of the milestones will be the forum "Women in Genre Films", which will feature the participation of actresses Carolina Arredondo and Blanca Lewin, film director Andrea Ozuljevich and writer Francisca Solar. The space will be moderated by journalist and film critic Daniel Olave.

In addition, under the slogan "20 Years of Genre Film in Chile", Santiago Horror Film Festival includes a meeting with ten of the best directors of genre films in Chile, inviting filmmakers such as Pablo Illanes, Jorge Olguín, Javier Attridge, Lucio Rojas, Jose Miguel Zuniga, Felipe Eluti, Francesc Morales Brunel, among others, in a debate moderated by journalist Jaime Coloma. On the occasion there will be a tribute to the career of director, scriptwriter and producer Jorge Olguín, pioneer of horror films in Chile and Latin America.

Along with the exhibition of local and foreign films, there will be an international competition of short films; art, photography and illustration shows; VR games room, workshops and cosplay, activities that will take place in the important heritage site of Santiago, Espacio Diana. It also has its own movie theater.

Behind the Santiago Horror Film Festival is the effort of a multidisciplinary team, including directors, publicists, producers and artists. As international guests will be the Argentinean producer, scriptwriter, director and writer Hernán Moyano, fundamental piece of the new fantastic genre in Argentina and Latin America, and the Peruvian journalist Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, manager in "Unusual: Horror and Fantasy Film Festival", the first event dedicated to genre cinema in Peru.

For details of the program of activities, from the exhibition schedule of the films to the participation form in the short film contest, visit the official website of SHFF: www.santiagohorror.com"

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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).