By Special Contributor Rachael Fisher
Prepare to be scared and shocked out of your seat at a “spooktacular” celebration when the Oscar®-qualifying HollyShorts celebrates the final day of the 2020 festival.
On Monday, November 16th from 7-11 p.m. PST, HollyShorts will feature a line-up of scary shorts and a special screening of Justin Simien’s feature Bad Hair, presented by Neon and Hulu.
Simien will receive this year’s Indie Maverick Award which has been presented in past years to honorees David Lynch, Eli Roth, Joe Carnahan, Matthew Modine, Anthony Hemmingway, Jennifer Morrison and Matthew Libatique, among many others.
Bad Hair tells the horror tale of a woman’s weave taking control of not only the rest of her head but turns into a monster of its own. Starring Elle Lorraine, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland and Vanessa Williams, the film features fun celebrity cameos with a lot of frightening moments.
The shorts line-up, full of spine-chilling tricks, includes two pictures from 20th Digital Studio’s “Bite Size Halloween” series directed by HollyShorts alumni, Stefan Dezil’s Thirst, executive produced by 88th Street Productions and Kenyan-American filmmaker Wanjiru Jindo’s thriller Stray. Nik Palevsky’s Soulmate, Kevin Ryan’s Bad Suns and Bushel Dutta’s Inferno are also planned to premiere.
HollyShorts is supported by SAGindie, DUST and ALTER, Easter Seals, Zoe Kevork Law, Seattle Film Summit, LA Media Consultants, Alta Global Media and 88th Street Productions.
Film fans are invited to hop into their cars and join in the fun (and spooky) retro drive-in experience. The event will take place at Electric Dusk Drive-In in Glendale, California (236 N. Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203).
Purchase tickets here!