“Fantasm” A Horror Convention Documentary For The Fanatics

Kyle Kuchta, a 21-year-old horror fanatic will continue production of his upcoming documentary Fantasm, which is expected to be completed in May 2013.

According to the press release below, Kyle is working by himself to bring this ambitious film together about horror conventions, but still needs your help for support. All one must do is follow Fantasm on Twitter or Facebook, like we already did, and that, my friend, is a great starting point to keep his motivation level up to complete Fantasm.

He will be traveling all across America to meet fans like himself at conventions in the months ahead, so make sure you attend the next one coming up in or near your hometown. Because you never know, you might just appear in Fantasm one day.

If you want to know more about Fantasm, continue reading the full press release below.

Press Release

Fantasm, a new documentary about horror conventions and the tight-knit community of fans who attend them, is currently in production under the direction of Kyle Kuchta.

Kyle Kuchta has a self-proclaimed obsession with horror films. Upon discovering the phenomenon of horror conventions, the young genre fanatic finally felt like a part of a community. He connected with like-minded individuals with whom he shares his love for the genre. Now he’s traveling to conventions all across America to find out why horror brings people together.

In addition to legions of devoted fans, the documentary will feature insight from iconic actors and filmmakers. Interview subjects who have already participated in Fantasm include Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Nightmare), Tom Atkins (Halloween III, Escape from New York), Joe Lynch (Chillerama, Wrong Turn 2), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and more.

Fantasm began as aspiring filmmaker Kyle Kuchta‘s thesis in pursuit of his film degree from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

“I wanted to do a documentary on horror conventions, because I didn’t feel as if a lot of people knew about them or the loving community that they are a part of.”

The documentary was partially funded via Kickstarter. Further proving the enthusiastic support of the horror community, the project reached its goal in just 11 days. The 21-year-old Kuchta is currently working as a one-man film crew, serving as director, camera operator, interviewer, and editor, among other duties.

Production will continue in March at the upcoming Monster-Mania in Cherry Hill, NJ and HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH. Filming has previously taken place at such fan-favorite conventions as Monster-Mania (Hunt Valley, MD), Rock and Shock (Worcester, MA), Spooky Empire (Orlando, FL) and HorrorHound Weekend (Indianapolis, IL). The documentary is expected to be completed in May 2013.

Keep up to date with Fantasm on Facebook and Twitter.

"Fantasm" A Horror Convention Documentary For The Lunatics

“Fantasm” A Horror Convention Documentary For The Lunatics

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