Updated: Oct 1
This year marks the 20th anniversary of John Fawcett's coming of age werewolf horror Ginger Snaps, and Salem Horror Fest is celebrating the anniversary with a special panel that'll include Emily Perkins, who played Brigette in 2000 film, and screenwriter Karen Walton.
The all-digital edition of Salem Horror Fest also announced a star studded lineup of celebrity guests that include legendary directors Joe Dante and John Waters along with other reunions and retrospectives of fan favorite films.
Dee Wallace, Zach Galligan, and Robert Picardo join Joe Dante for reunions of Gremlins 2: The New Batch and The Howling with Academy Award winning screenwriter John Sayles and producer Michael Finnell. The panels are part of a festival tribute to Dante’s filmography supported by original artwork from Goosebumps artist Tim Jacobus and exclusive podcast episodes from The Faculty of Horror, Pure Cinema Podcast, A Nightmare on Film Street and Purple Stuff Podcast.
Cult icon John Waters is set to discuss the state of independent cinema and reflect on twenty years of Cecil B. Demented with Katie Rife (AV Club). The film will be available to stream along with an exclusive audio commentary by the Critically Acclaimed podcast.
Additional panels include the women of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master with Tuesday Knight, Toy Newkirk, and Lisa Wilcox, and cast reunions from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and Stephen King’s It as part of a series by the Consequence of Sound podcast network.
The festival plans to innovate the convention experience by facilitating live, virtual meet and greets over Zoom with the help of MIT experts. Salem Horror Fest begins on Thursday, October 1st with programming all the way through Halloween. Further details can be found at salemhorror.com.