Horror fans are in for a macabre menu of varying flavors when FearNYC, a new film festival, makes its debut on Friday, Oct. 21, at Cinema Village. Among the offerings (more than 65 films) are family-friendly frights (“The Monster Squad”), oddball documentaries (“Unearthed & Untold: The Path to ‘Pet Sematary’”) and big servings of nightmare-inducing classics (“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”).
Lawrence Russo studied at NYU's film school, after working at New Line Cinema he joined a group of SUNY Purchase filmmakers to co-found the independent studio "The Shooting Gallery" (Laws of Gravity, Sling Blade). Russo also produced and directed the Emmy nomnated PBS short film showcase "ShortCuts" hosted by Louis CK.
*Received the Silver St. George Award for Best Director at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival*
*The prize of the Russian film critics jury for the best film in the Main Competition at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival *