'Famous Monsters' Film Festival Takes Place Next Week!   

March 31, 2011 With its first annual Imagi-Movies Film Festival a week away, Famous Monsters of Filmland released an updated addendum to its upcoming festivities today. The three-day film festival, held at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, will celebrate the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman.

Along with its homage to the imagination of filmmaking, FM will be donating a portion of the weekend's proceeds to the Red Cross to aid in the relief for the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

The Vincent Price Centennial, which makes its debut stop at the Imagi-Movies Film Festival, will feature two days of celebrity panels led by daughter Victoria Price, director and producer Roger Corman, writer William Goldstein, and filmmaker and director William Malone. The celebration will follow special screenings of Price's acclaimed films, The Masque of the Red Death and The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

The Imagi-Movies Film Festival will also be celebrating Dracula's 80th Anniversary with a special print screening of the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi. A panel will precede the film with special guest speakers, Bela Lugosi Jr. and Carla Laemmle.

Not stopping there, the festival will contain a slew of great independent horror shorts and monstrous features, the FM Film Festival finalists, a rare screening of Stephen King's Dollar Babies, a compilation from the Lovecraft Society, and a special screening of cult phenom, Repo! The Genetic Opera with special guests tbd. Come enjoy a weekend of movies and filmmaking with fans, and even take home tools of the trade during live panels with some of the leading names in Hollywood. Special guest panels: Mick Garris, Tom Woodruff, Mark Lester, Pete Von Sholly, the cast and crew of The Last Lovecraft, and more!

For tickets, special celebrity guests, exclusive festival merchandise ,and more information, visit the official Imagi-Movies Film Festival website at www.Imagimovies.com.

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