Film Review: Fantasm (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: At 15 years old, Kyle Kuchta went to his first horror convention. Years later, he visits multiple cons to understand why these gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests. REVIEW: All documentaries have a purpose, whether it be exposing human rights atrocities, discussing gun laws or showing famous cyclists to be the drug cheats they long denied they were. I’m sure I’m not shattering any long held beliefs on that … Continue reading

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Horror Convention Documentary FANTASM to DVD November

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Horror convention documentary Fantasm will be released on DVD on November 11th. It’s currently available for pre-order at a discounted price via fantasm.storenvy.com. In addition to the feature-length documentary, this limited edition DVD includes the original student film, extended interviews, bloopers, “Dinner at the Kuchta’s,” trailers and the Kickstarter video. Fantasm is on sale for $13 until the November 11th release, after which the price will increase. It’s also available signed by director Kyle Kuchta … Continue reading

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Enjoy A Clip From The Convention Documentary FANTASM

Making its debut this coming weekend at the Rock and Shock show in Worcester MA is the convention documentary FANTASM. The film takes an in depth and behind the scenes look at conventions and the people and celebrities that attend them. As any of us who attend conventions with any regularity can attest, there is nothing quite like the vibe of hanging out with a bunch of like minded horror geeks for an entire weekend … Continue reading

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Poster Reveal for Horror Convention Documentary FANTASM

Director Kyle Kuchta is excited to reveal the official theatrical poster for his forthcoming horror convention documentary, Fantasm. The film explores the bonds formed by the close-knit community of fans who attend horror conventions. In addition to a variety of devoted genre fans, Fantasm features insight from several popular horror actors and filmmakers, including Tom Atkins (Escape from New York), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Lloyd … Continue reading

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FANTASM Trailer Makes A Debut

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When I opened my inbox today I was treated to nice surprise, the trailer for Kyle Kuchta’s FANTASM a behind the scenes look at horror conventions and why we love them so. From the press release: Fantasm analyzes the tight-knit community that attends horror conventions in an exploration of how the genre brings fans together. “Fantasm was filmed over six conventions, and I felt myself growing closer and closer to the genre that we all … Continue reading

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FANTASM horror convention Documentary in Prodcution

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Fantasm, a new documentary about horror conventions and the tight-knit community of fans who attend them, is currently in production under the direction of Kyle Kuchta. Kyle Kuchta has a self-proclaimed obsession with horror films. Upon discovering the phenomenon of horror conventions, the young genre fanatic finally felt like a part of a community. He connected with like-minded individuals with whom he shares his love for the genre. Now he’s traveling to conventions all across … Continue reading

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