Silver Scream Fest is Wine Country’s premiere horror and Sci-Fi film event! For three days in February, the Santa Rosa Roxy 14 will be host to a bevy of independent features, short films, and special screenings – including the very first in-theater showing of Criterion’s brand new NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD restoration. After hours events include an opening reception and a one-of-a-kind dinner and variety show alongside our special guests. There are multiple ticketing options available, so you’re sure to find one that fits you perfectly. Come take a weekend with us to relive classic stories and discover new ones.
Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Santa Rosa fire relief programs. Visit SilverScreamFest.com for more details and announcements!
More About The Festival
In 1958, editor Forrest J Ackerman and publisher James Warren set out to make a single magazine, called Famous Monsters of Filmland, that would celebrate the classic films of Universal’s golden horror age. But the issue proved to be such a massive success that it went on to become one of the most popular and influential periodicals of all time. Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Rick Baker, George Lucas, and many more have all spoken at length about the influence and inspiration the magazine brought to their creative development.
The magazine made a point to not just honor classic films and provide details on new and upcoming projects, it also contained tips and tricks for readers on how to create their own monster and Sci-Fi films. From filming secrets to basic makeup and blood effects, FM became a “how-to” for aspiring storytellers.
Before iconic editor Forrest J Ackerman passed away in 2008, he was very clear that as we continued with FM, it was our duty to find the new talent, the storytellers that would capture the imaginations of audiences for generations to come. And that is exactly what Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival intends to do.
For its third year, Silver Scream Fest will be promoting our acceptance of graphic novel submissions as well as films and animation. The comic book and film industries have become increasingly intertwined, as much of what dominates the box office has been adapted from the paneled page. By opening the Festival up to comic book artists and writers, we will be able to dip into a much broader creative pool and offer exclusive publishing contracts through American Gothic Press.