Word has been swirling around the Royal City that some films based on Stephen King short stories will be playing at the Bookshelf Cinema. That's right!
Thanks to local filmmaker Peter Szabo, we're hosting a one-night event called the Short Chills and Thrills Film Fest on Sunday, October 28, at 9:00 p.m. The bestselling novelist has generously offered any filmmaker the film rights to his short stories with a few conditions: a one dollar fee must be paid for the film rights, the film may only be screened at festivals, and profits cannot be made by the filmmaker.
Donations will be accepted at the screening ($5 suggested), with proceeds going to Guelph's media arts centre, Ed Video.
Peter is currently curating submissions from other filmmakers who have also made film adaptations of Mr King's stories, and we'll update you on his efforts as the program comes together. October 28 promises to be an exciting and very cool night at the cinema.
Here's a link to the trailer for Peter's film Love Never Dies, from Mr King's short story entitled “Nona”:
Angus McLellan (Ed Video and Bookshelf Cinemastaffer) also interviewed Peter Szabo last year about his film.
More to come!