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Gay slasher film "Hellbent" to premiere at Rhode Island’s International Horror Film Festival, Oct. 27-30

by David Foucher
EDGE Publisher
Wednesday Sep 28, 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI - Already racking up impressive reviews from both gay and straight press, the gay slasher film "Hellbent" will make its New England premiere on the big screen as the Rhode Island International Film Festival unwraps its Sixth annual Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival at the end of October.

The Horror Festival is dedicated to an often overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe. In all, over 30 films will be presented during the four-day period. Many film-makers will also be in attendance. In addition to "Hellbent," writer/director Brian Avenet-Bradley?s "Dark Remains," which was named Best Horror Feature Film at Los Angeles? fifth annual Shriekfest, will also debut.

To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch's brew, will consist of various ingredients such as a costume contest, booksigning and awards for Best Feature and Best Short and more.

The 'weekend of frights' will occur at the spookily historic Columbus Theatre, (270 Broadway) in Providence, RI. Admission is $10 per person for all shows except the special Thursday night silent film screening of "The Phantom of the Opera," which is $15 (tickets for the silent film with the pre-screening reception are $25).

Tickets for these events, festival six-packs are available on line at www.ARTTixRI.com. Tickets will be available at the door before each screening.

All proceeds generated by the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival will be dedicated to the Patricia Neal Scholarship Fund that is designed to help area college students pursue studies in the film arts.

David Foucher is the CEO of the EDGE Media Network and Pride Labs LLC, is a member of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association, and is accredited with the Online Society of Film Critics. David lives with his daughter in Dedham MA.


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