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Location Los Angeles, California
Founded 2013
Hosted by Heather Wixson
Festival date March 28–30
Language English

CineMayhem is a film festival that celebrates independent horror films.


CineMayhem, a film festival for independent horror films,[1] was founded by Heather Wixson in association with Dread Central's Indie Horror Month. Wixson is a former contributor to Dread Central and currently now writes with Daily Dead. The first festival was presented in Thousand Oaks, California, and the inaugural date was March 2–3, 2013.[2] The first festival was sponsored by Scream Factory, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, and Breaking Glass Pictures.[3] The event is held at the Muvico theater, which Wixson arranged through connections from her hometown. An after-party at the Muvico takes place following the event.[4] The festival is designed to offer a theatrical showing to independent films that would ordinarily lack the resources for one.[5]



Sideshow Collectibles offered a $50 gift card to anyone who purchased a Saturday or Sunday pass. CineMayhem 2013 was the world premiere for Eric England's Roadside.[6] Following its premiere, there was a Q&A session with England.[7]



As of November 2013, submissions for the 2014 festival are currently open. The deadline is December 31, 2013.[9]


  1. ^ Li, Sherrie (2013-02-27). "From Comedians' Favorite Films to The Walking Dead: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Samuel (2013-02-13). "Thousand Oaks revels in Indie Horror "CineMayhem" this March". Fangoria. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ Burkart, Gregory (2013-02-18). "2013 CineMayhem Official Film Lineup Announced". Fearnet. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Brett (2013-03-01). "Fright night times two: Horror film fest takes over Thousand Oaks Saturday and Sunday". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  5. ^ Barton, Steve (2013-03-05). "CineMayhem Film Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  6. ^ a b Barton, Steve (2013-02-28). "The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks - Additional Details Announced!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  7. ^ Dickson, Evan (2013-02-19). "Premiere Details For Eric England's 'Roadside'!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  8. ^ Collins, Brian (2013-03-05). "Collins' Crypt: Cinemayhem Horror Festival Report". Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  9. ^ Wixson, Heather (2013-09-10). "The 2014 CineMayhem Film Festival is NOW Accepting Submissions!". Retrieved 2013-11-26. 

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