September 25, 2009


'Tis the season for fear, and we've got quite a few Halloween-themed screenings coming up in the next month...

October 4: Barcelona, Spain
NIGHTMARES will play back-to-back with the original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (introduced by John Saxon!) as part of the Sitges Film Festival's Tribute to the 1980s. Fangoria editor (and NIGHTMARES interviewee) Tony Timpone will introduce the documentary at 10AM in the Cine Prado.

October 4: Hollywood, California
NIGHTMARES makes its west coast debut at Shriekfest, the annual Los Angeles Horror / Science Fiction Festival. The screening will take place at the Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater (5300 Melrose Ave.) starting at noon. Seats are limited so buy your tickets early!

October 9: Orlando, Florida
NIGHTMARES will screen at 7:30pm at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend. The festival will feature NIGHTMARES interviewee George A. Romero as one of its guests of honor, along with John Landis, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Tippi Hedren, Linda Blair, Adrienne Barbeau, and many many others (including multiple cast members from the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the original HALLOWEEN 2)!

October 10: Chesapeake, Virginia
NIGHTMARES will appear in this year's Monster-Fest at the Chesapeake Public Library, between Eric Miller's film TASTE THE BLOOD OF FRANKENSTEIN and a much anticipated documentary on the Old Dominion's favorite TV horror hosts called VIRGINIA CREEPERS. The screening starts at noon.

October 17: Manchester, England
The Festival of Fantastic Films, held each year in NIGHTMARES director Andrew Monument's hometown, hosts our UK debut. The festival will be attended by several icons of British horror, including director John Hough (THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE) and Hammer filmmaker Peter Sasdy.

October 23: Jacksonville, Florida
NIGHTMARES will be featured in the annual Five Points Horror Fest at 7:30pm in the Five Points Theater.

October 24: Providence, Rhode Island
The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival will screen NIGHTMARES at the Providence Public Library at 1pm. The documentary will be preceded by John D. Reilly's "short thriller" CELERIAC. (Synopsis: "Ce-le-ri-ac, n. An edible variety of celery cultivated for its swollen knobby root. Many claim this type of celery is hard to prepare, so pay attention.") I admit I'm curious....

October 26: Dublin, Ireland
NIGHTMARES will be featured in the Irish Film Institute's annual Horrorthon. The IFI touts the documentary as "an utterly essential work that gives finally credit where credit is long overdue," adding, "You’ll have to excuse us. We just died and went to horror geek heaven." The screening begins at noon.

Halloween: Las Vegas, Nevada
Last but certainly not least, NIGHTMARES will screen at 4:30pm on Halloween, as part of Fangoria's 1st annual Trinity of Terrors convention, to be held at the Palms Casino. This is shaping up to be Fangoria's biggest convention ever, and guests will include Roger Corman and George Romero, among many others. Genre icon and NIGHTMARES narrator Lance Henriksen will introduce the screening! Talk about horror geek heaven...

September 23, 2009

West Coast Premiere

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue will make its West Coast Premiere on Sunday, October 4. The screening is part of the annual Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, held in Hollywood at the longest continuously operating film studio in the country. Nightmares will kick off the final day of a jam-packed weekend of brand new horror shorts and features - many of which are making their West Coast, U.S. and even World Premieres.

Sunday, October 4 at 12 noon
Raleigh Studios - Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tickets $8 -

For the full Shriekfest lineup, check out their webpage.

September 17, 2009


Reprinted from The Maine Edge:

BangPOP! will be screening two documentary films at its second annual BangPOP! Comic and Pop Culture Convention this weekend, Sept. 19...

"Nightmares in Red White and Blue" is a look back at American horror films, with interviews from the industry's most prominent names in blood and guts and a discussion of how the films have evolved through the years. The documentary covers the early days of American cinema, from the earliest monster movies and speculative fiction up until the "Saw" franchise and torture-porn of today. The directors and writers talk about the nature of fear, how the films reflect the collective fears of the nation and how it is reflected on the silver screen, from threats of nuclear warfare and fallout from radiation to stranger fears and paranoia. As our national fears changed, so did the monsters on the screen.

Few things are as fascinating to analyze as what scares us and why. Seeing the evolution of fear in this grisly documentary has the dual effect of making you want to reeducate yourself in the horrible and watch all the films that have inspired the masters of the macabre to date. Since this film covers everything that makes horror great (gore, sex and violence) it's not for the faint of heart and I sure wouldn't recommend it for kids. But it's a fascinating documentary and a must-see for any fan of fear.

"Nightmares" will be shown at 4 p.m. on Sept. 19.

September 3, 2009

European Premiere

Lux Digital Pictures to Premier Its New Film at the Deauville International Film Festival
September 3, 2009 2:05 PM ET

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Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. LUXD announced here today that its new motion picture “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue” ( ) will have its European Premier at the venerable Deauville American Film Festival ( on Saturday September 5, 2009.

“Nightmares in Red, White and Blue” will be included in a small, select group of the very best recent American documentary films. Screening with the LUXD film at Deauville will be “The Cove”, “Food, Inc”, “The September Issue”, “It Might Get Loud” and “When You Are Strange”. The film’s Writer and Producer, Joseph Maddrey, on whose book the film is based, and the film’s Director, Andrew Monument, will be attending the Festival.

Ingo Jucht, CEO of LUXD, said: “We are very proud to have our film selected for Deauville and to be associated with the most outstanding documentary motion pictures of the year. We are looking forward to releasing 'Nightmares in Red, White and Blue' in early 2010.”

LUXD is comprised of several motion picture development, production, financing and distribution brands that have unique and dynamic strategies to compete in today’s entertainment marketplace.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements about Lux Digital Pictures, Inc., that may involve risks and uncertainties. Important factors relating to the company’s operations could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward- looking statements and are further detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at the SEC website ( All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. on the date hereof, and Lux Digital Pictures, Inc., assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Lux Digital Pictures, Inc.
I. Jucht, 510-948-4000