Winners announced for the 2nd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show (LRHPS) May 22nd – May 24th 2013.
The energy last night, May 24th-the Closing Night of the LRHPS, was a mix of fun, excitement and anticipation at the White Water Tavern as LRHPS director, Justin Nickels announced the winners.
The 2nd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show’s Winners are:
Motivational Growth, Dir. Don Thacker – Grand Jury: Best Feature Film
Modern Grumble, Dir. Toby Venable – Grand Jury Winner: Best Arkansas Film
Jug Face, Dir. Chad Crawford Kinkle – The Audience Award for Best Feature
Killer Kart, Dir. James Feeney – Best International Short
The Little Rock Film Festival’s, Horror Picture Show which began in 2012 is a yearly LRFF event showcasing the best in Horror and Genre fare from around the world. In just its second year, the LRPHPS has become a popular horror genre fest in Arkansas inviting and screening 30 films from 6 countries and hosting memorable parties and get together such as the End of the World party in 2012. Films enter to compete for the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award for Best Film, Best Arkansas Short and Best International Short. The festival also hosts some of the best panels with top talent from all over the nation currently working in films, for horror fans and non-horror fans alike! All screenings were held at the Argenta Community Theater and The Joint. Saturday night after party’s was held at the Crush Wine Bar.
The festival opened to a packed theater for The Saturday Morning Massacre – Dir. Spencer Parsons and closed with Roadside, a film from Arkansas native Eric England.
Films in competition among others included:
The Eureka Incident – Dir. Neil Osam
Rwake: Live at Maryland DeathFest – Dir. David Hall
Motivational Growth – Dir. Don Thacker
The Mansion – Dir. Andrew Robertson
Jug Face – Dir. Chad Crawford Kinkle
Dead Weight – Dir, Adam Bartlett, John Pata
Dunderland – Dir. Finn-Erik Rognan, Nils J Nesse
Burlesque Assassins – Dir. Jonathan Joffe
“The Little Rock Horror Picture Show is a great way to have a lot of fun with friends getting scared in many languages! When something creeps you out a little too much, you then get to ask the director, ‘Hey, why’d you do that?’ and I think that’s something most people would enjoy” – Justin Nickels, LRHPS Director
It definitely was a weekend of fun for horror film fans and for those looking to get their horror film fix. See the LRHPS2013 pics here
Coming up is the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival May 14th – 19th 2013. Stay tuned for more updates.