FANTASM, a new chronicle about horror conventioneers, is currently in the works under director Kyle Kuchta. The flick will document horror fans and their unparalleled devotion to the horror genre, as coverage from different horror conventions all over the country get examined.
In addition to legions of devoted fans, the documentary will feature insight from iconic actors and filmmakers. Interview subjects who have already participated in Fantasm include Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Nightmare), Tom Atkins (Halloween III, Escape from New York), Joe Lynch (Chillerama, Wrong Turn 2), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and more.
About the endeavor, director Kuchta said this:
“I wanted to do a documentary on horror conventions because I didn’t feel as if a lot of people knew about them or the loving community that they are a part of.”
Production will continue in March at the upcoming Monster-Mania in Cherry Hill, NJ and HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, OH. Filming has previously taken place at such fan-favorite conventions as Monster-Mania (Hunt Valley, MD), Rock and Shock (Worcester, MA), Spooky Empire (Orlando, FL) and HorrorHound Weekend (Indianapolis, IL). The documentary is expected to be completed in May 2013.