Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Coming this fall: The HOT SPRINGS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Posted Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 4:06 AM
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Horror fans rejoice, because there is finally a film festival coming to the Natural State that will be devoted to and will celebrate all things creepy and macabre. This fall the 1st Annual Hot Springs Horror Film Festival will scare up its share of new films, workshops and industry guests in the Spa City.
The HSHFF is for filmmakers and by filmmakers. The ghoulish gathering is scheduled to take place at the Central Theater, which is located in historic downtown Hot Springs National Park. The HSHFF's mission is to support both independent movies and filmmakers, and there will be screenings of horror, fantasy, thriller and slasher films.
There will be Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and some attendees will even have the opportunity to take place in a number of activities, including the "Alfred Hitchcock Shooting Style" workshop.
There will also be an opportunity to ride the "Leviathan Camera Crane," which was constructed by Universal Studios in the early 20th Century. The crane was used by the master of macabre himself: Alfred Hitchcock (see video below).
"Film Spookshops" will give professionals and students alike an opportunity to compare the latest production gear and equipment, while special guests can interact in the "VIP Vapor Lounge." There is also a film competition for the following categories: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Student and Made in Arkansas.
Special guests of the horror realm that are already slated to appear in person include Tamara Glynn (Halloween 5, Freddy's Nightmares), Steven C. Miller (The Aggression Scale, Under the Bed, Silent Night) and Justin Beahm (You Can't Kill the Bogeyman). Beham also produced the commentary tracks and bonus material for both "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" and "Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers."
The festival will run September 26 through September 29. The price of admission is TBA. Central Theater is located at 1008 Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas. You may contact the theater at 501-859-9148 or email email@example.com.