Like all the best horror icons, Wes Craven is dead but not forgotten.
This October, New York City’s Cinema Village will host the first annual International Horror Film Festival (IHFF), which aims to honor the best the genre has to offer. This inaugural celebration will specifically honor the legacy of Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, The Last House on the Left), who passed away last August.
“Ever since I was a little kid watching movies like The Shining, Friday the 13th, and Terror in the Aisles over and over, I have been a huge fan of the horror genre,” festival founder John Capo said in a statement. “I founded the IHFF to celebrate the incredible work being done in this genre and to bring the world’s greatest horror films to the massive horror fan community.”
The festival will include screenings, Q&A’s, special events, and an award ceremony. Exact screenings are yet to be determined, but submissions are open now on the festival’s website and are open through June 1. The festival will take place Oct. 21-27.