John Waters Returns to Salem Horror Fest This Friday for 'Cecil B. Demented' Screening and Q&A

Cult filmmaking legend John Waters (Cry-Baby, Serial Mom) will be returning to Salem Horror Fest tomorrow, Friday, October 23rd for a special virtual screening of Cecil B. Demented with Q&A hosted by Katie Rife (The A.V. Club) and audio commentary track by the Critically Acclaimed podcast.

"Ah, we may have to be virtual this year but just like Cecil B. Demented’s ‘Sprocket Hole’ fans, we’ll continue celebrating the Salem Horror Fest’s vision of rebel cinematic mayhem. Who needs Halloween when the whole world is screaming anyway?  What we need is movies-insane ones," John Waters expressed in anticipation.

The festival explains, "A limited number of fans will have the exclusive opportunity to interact with John Waters in a private recorded Zoom meeting and receive an autographed Cecil B. Demented poster as part of the VIP package."

The event is part of a month-long virtual program of premieres, retrospectives, panels, lectures, podcasts and more with special guests that have included Joe Dante, Dee Wallace, Zach Galligan, Robert Picardo, Emily Perkins, CJ Graham, Tom McLoughlin, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight and Toy Newkirk.

Salem Horror Fest plans to feature a curated program of festival favorites with a few more premieres on Halloween weekend. Further details can be found at