Welcome to The Scare-A-Con Film Festival

The Scare-A-Con Film Fest is the longest running film festival for independent movies in Central New York!  The Fest was founded in 1999 by Ron Bonk as “The B-Movie Film Festival”. Its name was changed to “The Syracuse International Horror, Science-Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival” in 2010 and finally to “Scare-A-Con” in 2013.

Our current call for entries is active, see below to enter, and the next fest is set for Sept 12th-14th, 2014, at the Turning Stone Casino in Oneida, NY.  We are proud to be a part of “The Scare-A-Cuse” convention!

If you have a questions about the fest, please visit our contact page.  Additional info on the event include 2013′s nominees and winners cane be found on the Scare-A-Con website.

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Scare-A-Con Activates Call for Entries for 2014 Event!

1/9/2014 – Syracuse, NY

The Scare-A-Con Film Fest, formerly known as The B-Movie Film Fest, enters it’s 16th year in 2014 as part of the Scare-A-Con Convention. This year’s event will be held Sept 12th-14th in Oneida, NY at the Turning Stone Casino. If you want your motion picture to be considered as part of the next event, swing on by Withoutabox.com and submit today! Hurry, our Early Bird deadline is April 1st and final deadline is June 15th.

Scare-A-Con Activates Call for Entries for 2013 Event!

1/8/2013 – Syracuse, NY

The Scare-A-Con Film Fest, formerly known as The B-Movie Film Fest, enters it’s 14th year in 2013 as part of the Scare-A-Con Convention.  This year’s event will be held Sept 12th-15th in Oneida, NY at the Turning Stone Casino.  If you want your motion picture to be considered as part of the next event, swing on by Withoutabox.com and submit today!  Hurry, our Early Bird deadline is April 1st and final deadline is June 15th.

Syracuse Horror & More Winners & Wrap-up 2012

9/18/2012 — Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse Horror & More Film Fest wrapped things up this weekend with packed screening rooms as a part of the 2nd annual Scare-A-Cuse convention.  Several filmmakers were in attendance to chat with fans new and old and mingle with all the celebrities the convention had to offer, which included such fan favorites as Danielle Harris, John Russo, “Ghost Hunters” Jason Hawes, Britt Griffith and more from the show, and Kane Hodder, among others.  It was our best year for the fest in years and we are looking forward to bigger and better things in 2013!

This year’s winners have been announced and Best Feature went to “The Unusual (Calling of) Charlie Christmas”.  The best short motion picture was awarded to “Eaglewalk”.  Congratulations to our winners!

Special thanks to all the filmmakers who competed, as well as co-judge Aaron Sagers and show promoter JV Johnson.  Watch for our next call for entries later this year.

 

Scare-A-Cuse Movie Schedule 2012!

The Scare-A-Cuse Horror and Sci-Fi Fan Convention (get your tickets HERE) and The Syracuse Horror & More Film Fest join forces at the Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY, Sept 13-16th – in addition, check out the Fest’s Facebook page for more info on the fest specific movies below!

Northeast's Premiere Horror & Sci-Fi Event!

Northeast’s Premiere Horror & Sci-Fi Event!

THURSDAY, SEPT 13TH

Screening Room 1

8pm: Special movie presentation featuring guest Linda Harrison – Guest may or may not be in attendance for movie. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View a trailer of Linda’s work

10pm: Hills Have Eyes (1977) – On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View the Trailer

Screening Room 2

8pm: Special movie presentation featuring guest Monica Keena – Guest may or may not be in attendance for movie. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View a Trailer of Monica’s work

10pm: Night of the Living Dead (1968) – A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View the Trailer

Bad Moon Rising

The short film, “Bad Moon Rising”, playing Sunday at the Fest!

FRIDAY, SEPT 14TH

Screening Room 1

10am: Friday the 13th (1980) – Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child’s drowning. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View the Trailer

Noon: Rise Up and Fall (2012) – Produced in Syracuse, NY!!  Two organized crime groups are about to go to war over who controls the drug trade in the city of Syracuse New York; between the two crews there are two cousins playing both sides of the crews trying to get them to go to war. Alot of twists in this up coming crime drama. Only one thing remains is in this game you rise up and fall. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Fest. View the Trailer

2pm: Special movie presentation featuring guest America Olivio and/or Derek Mears – Guest may or may not be in attendance for movie. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View a Trailer featuring their work

4pm: Special movie presentation featuring guest Linda Harrison – Guest may or may not be in attendance for movie. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View a trailer of Linda’s work

7pm: Please Talk to Me (2012) – WORLD PREMIERE! In 1985, several college students in Geneseo, NY were confronted with the unimaginable as their friend, Chris DiCesare, became the unwilling focus of a series of paranormal events, recorded in the form of journal notes by John Jeff Ungar. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View the Preview

Screening Room 2:

10am: Special movie presentation featuring guest Danielle Harris – Guest may or may not be in attendance for movie. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View a Trailer featuring Danielle’s work

Noon: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) – Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the hulking killer Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is released accidentally by a teenager with psychic powers. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View the Trailer

2pm: Sexsquatch: The Legend of Blood Stool Creek (2012) – Premiere from Rochester filmmaker Chris Seaver!  s he real? Does he actually talk like THAT? Does he actually brutally KILL totally rad party-goers? Can you stand watching the hairy beast slaughter BUXOM BABES on beaches?!? Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.  View the Trailer

4pm: Midnight Blue – (1997) – Hosted by film critic Doug Brode, who also wrote this movie, Twins Martine/Georgine dupe a love-stricken executive (Martin) into helping them steal $5 million from Georgine’s husband.  Presented by Scare-A-Cuse.

9pm: Lust for a Vampire (1971) – Hosted by film critic Doug Brode, In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla – or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. The nearby Finishing School offers rich pickings not only in in the blood of nubile young ladies but also with the headmaster who is desperate to become Mircalla’s disciple, and the equally besotted and even more foolish author Richard Lestrange. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View the Trailer

 

Scream Queen

Linnea Quigley in the shot on video cult hit “Scream Queen” playing Saturday at the Fest!

SATURDAY, SEPT 15TH

Screening Room 1

10am: Animated Shorts Block. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.

  • Thumb Snatchers From the Moon Cocoon (2011) - A short tempered Texas Sheriff, uses his cowboy logic to recklessly defeat a race of condescending, cocoon dwelling critters. View the Trailer
  • Animalario (2012) - Dr. Ego’s hideous genetic experiments have disturbed the peace of Animalario, a city at the edge of chaos. Gatto, a skilled detective hasn’t ceased in his quest to stop EGO and restore order. View the Trailer
  • Odokuro (2011) - In this Gothic sci-fi tale with a Twilight Zone twist, the skeleton of a Sumatran rat monkey comes to life in a room full of cursed objects. Animated by MTV and SyFy channel station ID veteran, Voltaire and narrated by Electro-Goth legend, Gary Numan. View the Trailer

 

11am: Documentary Block.  Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.

  • Dead Walk the Earth (2012) – In 1968, young filmmaker George A. Romero made a film that began everyone’s fascination with the living dead. More than 40 years later, the zombie phenomenon is in full force. There are many of films, video games and even television shows that follow in Romero’s footsteps. This documentary crew set out to discover why America is all about zombies.
  • Hey Rube! (2011) - With Lari Teras, producer, and Rick Iafrate, director, a side-splitting documentary featuring Canadian sideshow sensation ‘The Monsters of Schlock’ as they travel across the USA to give everyday marks an inside look at the twisted and wonderful world of sideshow. It is a tale of the old, the new, the bizarre and the macabre. View the Trailer

 

Noon: Going Dark: A Chapter from the Zombie Crew Chronicles (2012) - A survival video that takes place during the first 20 days of a zombie apocalypse. The video centers on a small core of friends who all belong to a group of survivalists called The Zombie Crew. The video is a mix of survival techniques, materials needed and demonstrations of usage. This Zombie themed video could very well be the first zombie survival video without a zombie, but has zombies in it. See it for a different and fun take on what to do and what you need to prepare yourself for ZOMBIEGEDDON! Presented by Scare-A-Cuse.

1pm: Sisterhood Of Death (2012) - With Timothy Vernor is (Writer / Producer) and Antony De Gennaro (Director, Writer, Producer), as leader of an ancient order, the Sisterhood of Death, Jessica draws Alice and Rachel into a coven. Together, they lure con men into their lair under the guise of a phony burlesque rehearsal. The girls summon demons and offer each man as a sacrifice in exchange for power. As the power corrupts, the girls come to realize that they are just pawns in a much more sinister, masterfully crafted, diabolical plot. Plans unfolded like clockwork until they met Franky and Mommy. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film FestivalView the Trailer

3pm: Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast (2012) – With director Tom Seymour, for the first time ever the famous horror story by Rudyard Kipling comes to the big screen. Starring Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me Showtime series) and New York Independent film legend Debbie Rochon. It is the tale of two heroes who lose their way fighting off a silver faceless leper in the woods. The film has strong female roles. This moral tale shows the repercussions for the use of torture and has deep political and religious themes all bundled into a horror film that runs a festival friendly 72 action packed minutes. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.  View the Trailer

4:30pm: Beyond the Grave (2010) – In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.  View the Trailer

6pm: The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012) – WORLD PREMIERE! While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as “The Black Dahlia”. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse.

Screening Room 2:

10am: SHOT ON VIDEO THEATER presents Scream Queen (2002) – After famous “scream queen” Malicia Tombs (Quigley) dies in a freak accident on the set of her latest chiller, the shoot is suspended and the film shelved. One year later, the cast and crew are summoned to an isolated mansion to finish the movie. Everyone is a suspect in Malicia’s untimely death, and a masked killer with vengeance on their mind soon begins bumping them off, one by one. Is Malicia back from the dead, or is someone else responsible?  Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.

Noon: Underbelly Blues (2012) – TBA. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.

2pm: The Unusual (Calling of) Charlie Christmas (2011) - The Unusual (Calling of) Charlie Christmas is the story of a socially awkward, thirty-two year old high school janitor who is inspired to become a costumed vigilante in his small Oklahoma town. Bullied and overlooked his entire life, Charlie receives his “higher calling” even as his tender friendship with his neighbor, a meek and mysterious woman named Gracie, begins to develop into something more powerful. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival. View the Trailer

4pm: Fear Eats the Seoul (2011) - With Producer Audrey Dimola, when South Korea is ravaged by a massive demon epidemic that nearly wipes out its entire population, four foreigners are forced to stick together to survive the fallout. After they encounter a Korean survivor who informs them that a nuclear purge of the country is imminent, they realize that escape is the only option.But nothing comes free, and to make it out alive they must overcome their differences and work together to confront not only the flesh-hungry demons waiting for them around every corner, but the ones left lurking within themselves…  Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.  View the Trailer

Dead Walk the Earth

“Dead Walk the Earth” is a documentary airing Saturday at the Fest!

SUNDAY, SEPT 16TH

Screening Room 1:

10am: Classic Sci-Fi TV Episodes – hosted by film critic Doug Brode. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse.

Noon: Mad Matt (2011) – Produced in Syracuse, NY!!  TBA. Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Fest.

2pm: Special movie presentation featuring guest Barbara NedejakovaGuest may or may not be in attendance for movie. Presented by Scare-A-Cuse. View a Trailer of Barbara’s work

4pm: LOST MOVIE THEATER presents - We pick an ultra rare movie!

Screening Room 2:

10am: CLASSICS FROM FESTS PAST presents I Work up Early the Day I Died (1998) – The lost movie made from the lost Ed “Plan 9 From Outer Space” Wood script returns to the Fest!  A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam.  Tons of great cameos in this one! Screened from VHS edit print.   Presented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival. View the Trailer

11:30am: Shorts BlockPresented by Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival.  Approx. start times:

 

Info on Motion Pictures Playing at this year’s event!

8/21/2012 – Syracuse, NY

Hey all, want to know more about all the great flicks playing at this year’s event? Then swing on by our Facebook page and get the inside scoop on each one, most including trailers! While you’re there, “like” us to stay up to date and also to win some great fest prizes!

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Syracuse Horror & More Announces Indie Movie Line-Up!

7/23/2012 – Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival has finished judging for the 2012 event, set for Sept 13th-16th at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY as part of the Scare-A-Cuse convention.

Six features have been selected to screen at this year’s event:
“Fear Eats the Seoul”
“Sisterhood of Death”
“The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas”
“Underbelly Blues”
“Beyond the Grave”
“Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast”

16 short motion pictures have been selected to screen during the fest:
“Eaglewalk“
“Oowie Wanna“
“Bad Moon Rising“
“Mr Monster“
“Godmachine“
“Barn, The“
“Voyage Trekkers“
“Project: Aries“
“Whom God Helps“
“Divination“
“Love Bug“
“The Jamboree“
“Moonflower“
“Anniversary Dinner“
“The Light in the Night“
“Vadim“

3 animated short motion pictures have been selected to screen:
“Thumb Suckers from the Moon Cocoon“
“Animalario“
“Odokuro“

And 2 documentary motion pictures have been selected to screen:
“Dead Walk the Earth“
“Hey Rube!“

Additional motion pictures, both Scare-a-Cuse guest related and specially invited local work, will be added to the schedule. Look for a complete schedule closer to the event. For more info please visit www.bmoviefest.com.

Call for Entries for 2012 Over… Accepted Entries Coming Soon!

07/19/2012 – Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse Horror & More Film Festival has wrapped its call for entries for the 2012 event. Watch for our call for entries for 2013 soon.

Entries accepted to this year’s event will be announced in the next week or so. Stay tuned!

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