Michael Stever’s Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time!
Coming to DVD This Halloween
Highlights Include George A. Romero Family Reunion,
Interview with Hollywood Screen Star Adrienne Barbeau
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, AUGUST 31, 2010 – Coming to DVD this Halloween is filmmaker Michael Stever’s Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time!, a spine-tingling documentary short for horror film fans. The film takes an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the Saturday Nightmares Expo, which brought together the entire George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) family. The DVD also features such genre luminaries as Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Roy Frumkes (Document Of The Dead), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), John Amplas (Martin), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), Louise Robey (Friday the 13th: The Series) and more.
Filmed at the March 2010 Saturday Nightmares Expo, produced by Mike Lisa and his wife Joanna Kuczek, at the historical and gothic Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time! takes viewers on a haunting ride as Stever gets up close and personal with many of the talented filmmakers and stars in exclusive backstage interviews, and also shows virtually every thrilling, blood-soaked moment of the Expo. Stever captures the set-up of the memorabilia and collectibles stands by the hard-working staff and volunteers, the panel discussion with Romero, Barbeau and others moderated by Roy Frumkes, and the long lines of fans, some adorned in full costume and make-up, waiting to get autographs of their favorite horror legends.
Barbeau, star of such classics as Romero’s Creepshow, Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing and her former husband John Carpenter’s The Fog, revealed that despite her wonderful experiences making these films, she doesn’t like to be scared. To see the extended interview with Michael & Adrienne, visit www.MichaelStever.net
Stever’s love affair with the horror genre can clearly be seen in every frame starting with his spooky opening where he wanders the dark halls and stairways of the Loew’s Jersey Theatre up to the roof where a scary dragon gargoyle awaits.
“This is not your typical behind-the-scenes video,” Stever said. “As the director and driving force behind this film, I wanted to capture this historical gathering while paying homage to the horror genre at the same time. I hope fans will appreciate this and continue to come out to the Saturday Nightmares Expo each year.”
Mike Lisa and Joanna Kuczek are the husband and wife team and dynamic duo behind the Saturday Nightmare Expo. Lisa was inspired at the early age of four by the classic films of Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and of course, Romero, leading him to an interest in filmmaking and character acting. With the horror genre as his real drive, Lisa formed the idea to produce a weekend-long event that honored the genre and celebrated his early influences, thus Saturday Nightmares Expo was born with the help of his wife. With a degree in graphic design from Rutgers University and a Masters in design from The School of Visual Arts, Kuczek gives the Expo its visual flare that has set it apart from the rest. Her company, Studio 8010 (studio8010.com), provides branding and identity services for aggressive startups and established companies.
Michael Stever has had a very busy and productive 2010 so far, working on a number of eclectic shoots including his directing of a new commercial for Boy Butter personal lubricant starring Hedda Lettuce, New York City’s premiere drag-debutant. Stever also shot and edited the recent Actors Fund benefit reading of Valley of the Dolls. In May, he returned to The Drama Desk Awards as the ceremony’s official cameraman for the second year in a row. Stever is currently developing his screenplay, "Ghosts of Zion," into his first feature-length film. Stever also worked for nearly three years as Unit Production Manager on the critically acclaimed documentary, Broadway: The Golden Age, and its two upcoming sequels.
Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time! (TRT: 50 minutes) will be on sale for special price of $14.95 for a limited time right before Halloween 2010, and later at its regular price of $19.95. For more information, visit http://saturdaynightmaresthemovie.com/.
For interview requests with Michael Stever, and to request a DVD press screener to review Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time!,
contact Brian Geldin at 917-549-2953 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even better, see it live! They’re screening SATURDAY NIGHTMARES: THE ULTIMATE HORROR EXPO OF ALL TIME!
in NYC on October 22nd and 23rd at Chelsea Cinema, on 23rd & 8th, right in the bloody heart of NYC,
it will be showing as a ‘Double Feature’ with John Carpenter’s THE THING.
And look for more Saturday Nightmares exclusives on Icons of Fright, including Phil Fasso’s review of Severs’ DVD.
Saturday Night just got that more Nightmarish, and that’s good for us all!