“WILLOW CREEK,” Goldthwait and more join NYC’s Scary Movies fest


New York City’s can’t-miss horror festival just got even better, as the Film Society of Lincoln Center has added two new features and several new guests to the lineup of Scary Movies 7.

The week-long genre showcase, running Halloween night, October 31 through Thursday, November 7 (see details here), has filled out the program for Tuesday, Nov. 5. Actor-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait will be on hand for a special showing of his first fright feature, WILLOW CREEK (pictured above), which follows a young couple into Bigfoot country in Northern California, where they get more than they bargained for (see review here). Goldthwait will also introduce a screening of THE NANNY, an unsung highlight among Hammer Films’ run of post-PSYCHO thrillers. Directed by Seth Holt, it stars Bette Davis in the title role, looking after a young boy who has just returned home from two years in an institution after being accused of drowning his baby sister. “We asked Goldthwait to select a film that terrified him as a child,” says Scary Movies 7 co-curator Laura Kern. “He chose THE NANNY, which we are thrilled to be screening prior to WILLOW CREEK.” Adds Goldthwait, “It’s really good and creepy. Almost as scary as the Fran Drescher one.”

In addition, newly announced guests of the fest include PROXY director Zack Parker along two of the movie’s lead actresses, Alexia Rasmussen and HALLOWEEN’s Kristina Klebe, and genre veteran Lesleh Donaldson accompanying the screening of CURTAINS. Go here for more info and to order tickets.

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