PRESS

"FEARnyc is the must-attend horror event of October. It's so impressive that I'm pretty sure it's the best thing happening in the entire country this October."

\\ Dread Central

"Horror fans are in for a macabre menu of varying flavors."

\\ The New York Times

“We all go a little mad sometimes. And now horror film fanatics really have something to go crazy about. FEARnyc has something for every horror aficionado.”

\\ NBC News

"A huge, authoritative horror film festival. The brainchild of inspired local publicist John Capo, you couldn't do better than FEARnyc."

\\ Time Out New York

“Classic big-screen shockers Night of the Living Dead, Psycho, The Exorcist, Halloween, Nosferatu, Carnival of Souls, and Tobe Hooper’s original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will all screen at the inaugural FEARnyc film festival. FEARnyc’s lineup of new films includes a remake of 1963’s Blood Feast, the killer clown tale Clowntown, Dead Awake — about an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the phenomenon of sleep paralysis — and a brace of documentaries about horror movies, director Michael Stever’s Resurrecting Carrie and John Campopiano and Justin White’s Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary.”

\\ Entertainment Weekly

“Halloween might be heading towards a distant memory, but it took off like a scream as founder John Capo kicked off his inaugural FEARnyc festival at Manhattan’s historic Cinema Village theater. One of New York City’s newest and biggest horror film festivals, the event scared the pants off lovers of the macabre and covered a whopping seven days from October 21st thru the 27th. It featured screenings of 65+ new and classic horror films, cast appearances, special events and ended with an awards ceremony and a moving Legacy Honoree tribute to iconic filmmaker, Wes Craven."

\\ Fangoria

“John Capo didn't watch Saturday morning cartoons like most boys. At 8, his favorite movie was Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Since then he has seen nearly every slasher film ever made, some of them--such as Halloween--hundreds of times. He likes the genre so much that last year he self-funded a festival of new and classic horror films, FEARnyc. It got rave reviews, and some of the films, including The Dark Tapes and Blurred Vision, were picked up for distribution.”

\\ Crain’s Business

"New York's biggest horror film festival will haunt your nightmares."

\\ Celluloid Junkie

​"FEARnyc is massive."

\\ Bloody Disgusting

"A must for horror fans."

\\ Truly Disturbing

"Your ideal Halloween warm up event."

\\ Wicked Horror

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