The Tabloid Witch is always looking for new opportunities to promote its past winning filmmakers -- at no charge to them or to audiences!
On Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Tabloid Witch presented a special screening of The Very Best of the Tabloid Witch Awards (2004 - 2007).
This screening occurred in the downtown Radisson Hotel's Juniper Room -- only a few blocks from the Mormon Church's famed Temple Square! The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Dead Noon co-producer and co-writer Matthew Taggart, actors Robert Andrus, Robert Bear, and Tye Nelson.
Films screened at WHC were (from 2004) Stiffs by Sid; (2005) Mole, Legion: The Word Made Flesh, Hollow, Slinky Milk; (2006) Oculus, Moloch, Zombie Island, The Kooky Kastle; (2007) Night of the Hell Hamsters, The Crypt Club, Skin Deep, The One That Got Away, The Scab, Dead Noon, Zombie Love, By Appointment Only, and Grace.
Because the Tabloid Witch has been recognizing more films with each succeeding year, recent years were more heavily represented than earlier years. Every "Best Horror Short" was screened, but time did not permit every feature or Honorable Mention to be screened. Only two features were screened: Mole and Dead Noon.
In addition to the screening, two nights prior to the screening, Tabloid Witch founder & director Thomas M. Sipos hosted a panel on Horror Film Festivals at the WHC. Joining him on the panel was Dead Noon's co-producer and co-writer, Matthew Taggart. Dead Noon actors Robert Andrus and Scott Phillips sat in the audience.
During the followup Q&A session, an audience member identified himself as a sales representative for New Line Cinema. He stressed the difficulty of getting even major studio releases into convention screenings.
Dead Noon was well represented at WHC because, though it was shot in Montana and Wyoming, many of its actors and crew now live in Salt Lake City. Taggart lives only a few blocks from the Radisson Hotel.
This 2008 "Best of" screening marks a "coming home" for the Tabloid Witch, which had its first screening at the 2005 World Horror Con in New York, at which it screened the 2004 winners.
The Tabloid Witch thanks Scott Danielson of the 2008 WHC for coordinating the film festival from his end.