It’s been awesome to keep track of Kyle Kuchta’s documentary love letter to horror conventions, FANTASM. Seeing the film come together over many conventions, it’s obvious that Kuchta has a genuine love for the genre, and the people who inhabit it. While the film is in post production now, Kuchta has released a brand new full trailer for the documentary, which looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Check it out, and as always, we’ll definitely keep you Fright Fiends updated on the progress of the doc.
“FANTASM analyzes the tight-knit community that attends horror conventions in an exploration of how the genre brings fans together. “FANTASM was filmed over six conventions, and I felt myself growing closer and closer to the genre that we all love so much,” says Kuchta. “It means a lot to be able to share that love with people, and that’s what FANTASM is all about.”
In addition to a variety of devoted fans, FANTASM features insight from popular horror actors and filmmakers, including Heather Langenkamp (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Tom Atkins (ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK), Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2), Amanda Wyss (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Lloyd Kaufman (THE TOXIC AVENGER) and more.
With production complete, Kuchta is currently focused on editing FANTASM. The documentary will be submitted to film festivals in the fall, with an official premiere to be announced. An abridged version of the film will screen for free at Syracuse University’s Shemin Auditorium as part of the school’s Class of 2013 Film Showcase on May 4th.”