IFC Celebrates Halloween With Indie Screams 2001: Behind The Screams

FX Master Tom Savini Returns as Host this October

Every Night from Thursday, October 25 to Wednesday, October 31

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) will present its annual INDIE SCREAMS 2001: BEHIND THE SCREAMS festival beginning Thursday, October 25, showcasing 14 frightening films and documentaries over the course of six consecutive nights through Halloween. Joining IFC as host for the second year is FX creator and actor, Tom Savini (Friday the 13th and From Dusk Till Dawn), who will share the secrets to his creepy creations from his school for make-up effects in Monessen, Pennsylvania.

In this comprehensive collection of seminal films and documentaries, IFC presents the world cablecast premiere of Document of the Dead, a documentary on the creation of George Romero's classic Dawn of the Dead, and Witchcraft Through the Ages (Haxan), an in- depth history of witchcraft rites and rituals. Encore presentations of IFC's most nightmarish original productions include Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror and The American Nightmare. In addition, IFC presents TV rarities such as Dario Argento's Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) and Tenebrae. Featured films include Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes; George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Martin; David Cronenberg's The Brood; Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator; and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Often rejected by Hollywood standards for their eerie themes, these breakthrough spine-tingling movies found a home and made a lasting impression in the history of independent films:

The Hills Have Eyes (1978)