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Friday Night Frights - The Endless

February 16, 2018, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location School of Communication and Media - Presentation Hall 1040
Posted InThe Film Institute at Montclair State
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The next installment of Friday Night Frights will address the “Influence and Reflection in Horror Storytelling". This lecture will be followed by an exclusive preview screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s “The Endless” presented by Well-Go USA Entertainment. After the screening, both Benson & Moorhead will join our audience via Skype to discuss their process in creating unique, introspective horror films while creatively incorporating their emotional and psychological connections to the genre cinema of yesteryear. Be among the first to see “The Endless” and experience Friday Night Frights for yourself!

The screening is FREE and open to the public. Please reserve you seat here: The Endless

About Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

A filmmaking pair unlike any other working in the horror genre, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead exploded onto the horror scene with their feature film debut, “Resolution,” which premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. Quickly cementing themselves as clever new talents within the genre, Benson & Moorhead would go on to direct the “Bonestorm” segment in “V/H/S: Viral,” the third and final film in the popular “V/H/S” franchise. Benson & Moorhead’s sophomore film, the Lovecraftian horror-romance “Spring,” sent shock waves throughout the Toronto International Film Festival upon its World Premiere in 2014. The highly-acclaimed “Spring” would be acquired and released worldwide by Drafthouse Films shortly afterwards. In 2017, Benson & Moorhead would return to Tribeca for the World Premiere of their third feature film, “The Endless,” where it was nominated for Best U.S. Narrative Feature. The film would play at film festivals around the world, and earned the Best Feature Film Award at the prestigious BiFAN. “The Endless” is currently slated for a theatrical release on March 23 from Well-Go USA Entertainment, the distributor behind such genre titles as “Train to Busan” and “Phantasm: Ravager.”

About Ken W. Hanley

A graduate of Montclair State University, Mr. Hanley is the former Editor-in-Chief of FANGORIA Magazine, having previously held the roles of Managing Editor, Web Editor, and Web Content Manager between 2012 and 2017. Having also served as the Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine, his work has been featured in such esteemed online publications as Shock Till You Drop, Blumhouse.com, Tom Holland’s Terror Time, and Heard-Tell. Additionally, he was the primary producer of We’ll See You in Hell, the popular movie review podcast from Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh, and has appeared on such podcasts as You Know What Dude? With Robert Kelly. In 2015, Mr. Hanley penned the satirical horror self-help book The I in Evil, which was released in hardcover by Skyhorse Publishing and received great critical marks from Rue Morgue Magazine and Dread Central. He is currently working as a programmer and director of marketing for the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, which will enter its third year in 2018.