Filmmaker Kyle Kuchta has recently posted a trailer for Fantasm, his documentary feature on horror fans and conventions. Filmed at six different cons, the film is an in-depth exploration of fans like us, why we love horror, and the ways we gather together to share our passion.
“I felt myself growing closer and closer to the genre that we all love so much," says Kuchta of the project. "It means a lot to be able to share that love with people, and that's what Fantasm is all about."
Several noteworthy names participated in the film: Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Tom Atkins (pictured above) of Escape from New York and Night of the Creeps, director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and Troma's Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger) are among the interviews featured.
Fantasm is currently in post-production and will make the festival rounds this fall, with an official premiere to be announced. An abridged version of the film will also be screened for free at Syracuse University's Shemin Auditorium as part of the school's Class of 2013 Film Showcase on May 4th.
You can track Fantasm updates on the film's official Facebook page and Twitter feed... and here's the new trailer!