Destination: Terror! Exhibition

Now in its third year, the group art exhibition that I help organise to accompany the Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival is soon to leave its home for the month of October and relocate to DAda Bar.

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 For this year’s brief we asked a collection of Sheffield artists to give us their take on what promotional material would look like for some of the more familiar settings and locations that exist within horror cinema.

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Featuring work from Nikki Stu/Lisa O’Hara/Oliver Allchin/Jaz Parkinson/Chris Skinner and Mila K alongside three pieces of my own. One of which was a Hotel Broslin digital piece (from Basket Case 1982) that I had the privilege of showing to the films director Frank Henenlotter. I was so pleased with his response; he really loved the new interpretation of his film. I gave him a copy and asked him to sign a copy for myself, which he was nice enough to oblige (along with a great tale of releasing the film on VHS). Frank was a guest at the festival and was very generous with his time and told some amazing stories while introducing Basket Case, its sequel and Frankenhooker.

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All in all an amazing three days of horror during the festival, tireless work from festival director Rob Nevitt (his twitter) - this year included an all nighter, of which I managed half of, but meant Rob operated on the Sunday without any sleep - legend!

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