As controversy continues over Israel Luna’s new movie, “Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives,” I was fascinated to find out that another gay filmmaker is playing an instrumental role in launching a new film festival this summer in Dallas.
The fest is called “Fears for Queers,” and it is an LGBT-themed horror film festival.
Straight man Andrew Rose and gay independent filmmaker Shawn Ewert — “the folks who brought you the Texas Bloodbath Film Festival,” according to Fangoria.com — are now looking for LGBT horror films to be part of Fears for Queers, which starts June 19 at Studio Movie Grill in Addison. The deadline for submitting films for the fest is May 1. (Hmmm. I don’t think that gives me enough time to write a script, film a movie and edit it.)
I love B-movie “creature features” and ghosty movies and all those giant mutant man-eating gopher movies you see on the SyFy channel on weekends. But slasher/horror flicks have never really been my cup of tea.
But considering that Rose and Ewert intend to use this fest to raise money and awareness for Youth First Texas, I think I will go and watch some blood and gore come June 19.
Go to Fangoria.com to read their story about Fears for Queers, and then go to DOABloodbath.com or RightLeftTurnProductions.com to find out more about how to submit your movie (full-length or short) and other info.