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Friday Night Frights: Butterfly Kisses

April 20, 2018, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location School of Communication and Media - Presentation Hall 1040
Posted InThe Film Institute at Montclair State

Butterfly Kisses: Found footage and urban legend come together in chilling fashion to spin this unsettling film, shot on location in Ellicott City, Maryland. A videographer sorting through used tapes uncovers hours of footage of a young woman obsessed with an apocryphal figure known as “Peeping Tom.” Determined to uncover the mystery behind her fascination, he in turn loses himself in the vanished woman’s tale.

The screenings are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Reserve you seat here: Butterfly Kisses

About Erik Kristopher Myers

Erik Kristopher Myers is a filmmaker based out of Baltimore, MD, and an accomplished writer and film theorist. 

His first feature film, ROULETTE, is an award-winning thriller that all told has taken home eight festival trophies, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Film. ROULETTE has received praise from critics, who call it “a complicated, Rubik's Cube of a movie, not to mention a remarkably assured first effort” (The LA Times); “relevant and engrossing…tying the threads together in a satisfying manner, before delivering a wonderful coup de grâce” (Starburst Magazine); and “a low budgeter worth seeking out…Erik Kristopher Myers [is] a filmmaker to watch out for” (Ain’t It Cool News). The film was released in 2013 by R-Squared Films and is available through Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and other retail outlets. 

For over ten years, Myers has been a popular online writer on the subjects of film and genre theory. He was the head writer and Editor-in-Chief of the now-defunct BloodyNews.com, and a contributor for DaggerPress.com, CHUD.com, CC2K.us, and CaptainHowdy.com. His groundbreaking interview with Paul Schrader on the subject of the auteur's shelved EXORCIST prequel in 2005 was widely quoted in such disparate publications as Variety and Fangoria, and was republished in the Centipede Press series Studies in the Horror Film.

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.