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Sunday, November 9 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Horror & Queer (Sub)text in Film

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge stands as one of the most notable horror films oozing with Queer subtext. Interestingly enough, horror films have served as the perfect genre in which Queer, homoerotic undertones have been present in over the years. Join us for this round table discussion highlighting how LGBTQ & Straight Allies get a handle of Queer subtext in the horror film genre.

Moderators
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Sean Abley

Plays To Order
Write something about myself? What? Me? About myself? Well, since you asked...Playwright, columnist, screenwriter, director, producer living in Hollywood.

Guests
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Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Reddick: Jeffrey is best known for creating the Final Destination franchise. He has written for television and feature films including George Romero's Day of the Dead, Dante's Cove, and Return to the Cabin by the Lake.
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JT Seaton

JT Seaton is a graduate of the CalArts Directing program. Shortly after snagging a diploma, he wrote and directed the short horror film NIGHTSHADOWS, which won several awards at various film festivals. His first leap into the world of feature films came with the horror/comedy GEORGE’S... Read More →
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Michael Varrati

Michael Varrati is a writer, actor, and admitted pop culture enthusiast. In addition to scripting the "Dreams" segment of the multi-award winning Tales of Poe, Michael is also the writer behind the recently released horror comedy The Sins of Dracula, the sci-fi short Crash Site, and... Read More →

Artists / Filmmakers
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Mark Bessenger

Thrillsville Productions
Mark Bessenger is an award-winning filmmaker who is either jumping back and forth from horror to gay themes or straddling the line. Mark made 2 feature films while a grad student at Columbia College Chicago (NINJA ZOMBIE, RHAPSODY) before gaining festival attention with his third... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Rm - Zebes

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