9 Fright Films Including the Premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary Nightmare Factory
Offers Exclusive Look at KNB, Hollywood's Go To Special Effects Company Responsible for "The Walking Dead" And Close To 1000 Feature Films
Airing Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm ET Through Thursday, October 31
EPIX to Host "Nightmare Factory Halloween Contest" Oct. 24- 31
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Premium network EPIX gets special with the effects when it presents "All Hallows' Evil" Halloween marathon, October 30-31. The evening features nine demonic-plagued films, including the World Premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary "Nightmare Factory" at 8pm on October 30. Nightmare Factory, is a 90-minute documentary about the acclaimed Oscar(R)-winning Hollywood special effects house KNB, responsible for creating "The Walking Dead" zombies and the makeup effects for close to 1000 feature films.
KNB Vampire (Photo: Business Wire)To support the premiere, EPIX is hosting the "Nightmare Factory Halloween Contest" from October 24th-31st. Fans can enter for a chance to win a custom ghoul or vampire bust created by KNB. To participate, fans must submit a photo of their best Halloween look (make-up and / or costume) to EPIX via Twitter or Facebook. Entries should include a short description of their "look." For full contest details go to www.twitter.com/epixhd or www.facebook.com/epix.
Nightmare Factory, directed by Donna Davies (Zombiemania) and featuring interviews by Greg Nicotero (Walking Dead, The Hills Have Eyes), Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Robert Kurtzman (Walking Dead), is the story of how one Pittsburgh boy's fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain.
Also appearing in Nightmare Factory are George A. Romero, John Carpenter, John Landis, Tom Savini, Frank Darabont, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus and Laurie Holden.
The "All Hallows' Evil" marathon and the evening of horror and ghoulish makeup effects include the films Evil Dead II (featuring effects from KNB); Paranormal Activity 3, Pumpkinhead, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, The Bay, The Devil Inside and Cheerleader Massacre.
For additional information and downloadable assets for Nightmare Factory visit www.press.EpixHD.com. Follow the marathon on Twitter via #HallowsEvil, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX ) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX ).
EPIX "ALL HALLOWS' EVIL" HALLOWEEN MARATHON Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00 p.m. Nightmare Factory -EPIX Original Documentary 9:45 p.m. Evil Dead II 11:15 p.m. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings 12:45 a.m. Pumpkinhead 5:15 a.m. Cheerleader Massacre Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:00 p.m. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia 9:45 p.m. The Bay 11:15 p.m. Paranormal Activity 3 12:40 a.m. The Devil InsideAbout EPIX
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku(R) players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple(R) iPads(R), iPhones(R), Samsung(R) Smart TVs and Blu-ray(TM) players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
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