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Panic Fest Announces Audience Choice Award Winners

April 15, 2024

"Best Director:  Jill Gevargizian, Ghost Game

Best Actor:  Michael C. Williams, Ghost Game."

Horror Fuel: 'Ghost Game' Review

April 12, 2024

 

"Director Jill Gevargizian’s sophomore feature Ghost Game is an effective offering that uses home invasion in a unique way and serves up some intriguing surprises."

Bloody Disgusting: 'Ghost Game' Review

April 8, 2024

"Ghost Game benefits from exceptional direction and timely commentary about the dangers of trusting everyone you meet online. Ultimately, Ghost Game is an effectively spooky haunted house movie which warns that it might not be the things that go bump in the night we should be afraid of; sometimes people are much scarier."

The Pitch: 'Ghost Game' Review

April 8, 2024

"Gevargizian, buoyed by Cesare’s nasty script, also goes extra hard in the film’s final moments, committing to a twist that yanks the rug out from under the characters, and relishing in the cracking sound of their heads hitting the floor."

Horror Movies Uncut: 'Ghost Game' Review

April 6, 2024

"(Kia) Dorsey's portrayal offers a rare depiction of vulnerability in a black female lead, portraying a character unafraid to fight for her desires, no matter how unconventional or perilous they may seem."

The Hollywood News: 'Ghost Game' Review

April 6, 2024

"Whereas The Stylist is an astute slow-burn, Ghost Game is a wild haunted house experience that is set to become staple Halloween viewing."

The Pitch:  Jill "Sixx" Gevargizian on the Sounds of Her New Film 'Ghost Game'

April 5, 2024

 

"We reached out to director Gevargizian to get the inside scoop on how all these bands came to be part of Ghost Game and her relationship to music."

Dread Central:  Jill Gevargizian's New Film to Premiere at Panic Fest

March 20, 2024

"Coming to a film festival near you is Dread (a sister company to Dread Central) and Jill Gevargizian‘s latest film Ghost Game! Set to have its world premiere at Panic Fest on April 6, 2024, the film then heads to Chattanooga Film Festival in June."

Specter Cinema Podcast:  A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT with Jill Gevargizian

March 19, 2024

"We're staying in vampire western territory as we discuss A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night apart of our Women in Horror celebration. Director Jill Gevargizian (The Stylist, Ghost Game) joins the boys in discussing a fairy tale of morality, the iconography of The Girl, the hyper specific geopolitical themes, and once again preaching that style is substance. Grab your skateboards & CDs, we got some creepin to do!"

Without You Head Podcast: Interview with Jill Gevargizian of Ghost Game

March 14, 2024

"Jill Gevargizian talking her new film Ghost Game premiering at Panic Fest! Importance of festivals, "Black Mold" and more!"

FANGORIA: Chattanooga Film Festival's First Wave Lineup Takes Things Up To 11

March 13, 2024

"New features screening include an eclectic mix of Irish folk horror, sadistic child killers and a supernatural VCR, as well as Jason Yu’s South Korean psychological horror Sleep and the latest from The Stylist‘s Jill Gevargizian, Ghost Game!"

FANGORIA: Panic Fest 2024 Unleashes First Wave of Programming 

February 23, 2024

"Other highlights for this year’s programming include the world premieres of Kiah Roache-Turner’s Sting, Jill Gevargizian’s Ghost Game, and Justin Denton’s Curse of the Sin Eater."

Bloody Disgusting: "Black Mold" Award Winning Indie Debuts on Tubi

December 4, 2023

"Billed as a “hallucinogenic urban exploring horror movie,” John Pata’s Black Mold won Best Indie Feature at this year’s Panic Fest in the US, and it’s coming to Tubi Thursday, December 7.

 

Certified Forgotten: Intimate Fears of the Service Industry in "The Stylist"

November 30, 2023

"The Stylist really cuts to the core of fears shared by industry workers and their relationships with others: am I actually a cool, interesting person, or am I just really good at my job?"

FEATURE FILM DEBUTS, OUT TO CONQUER SITGES 2020

September 15, 2020

...or the peculiar The Stylist, directed by Jill Gevargizian, who brings her own experience as a hairdresser to the big screen, based on her multi-award winning short film of the same name.

Demons Invade the Knoxville Horror Film Festival Drive-In Experience

September 14, 2020

Friday night’s triple feature presentation will be rounded out by the Southeastern US Premiere of The Stylist, the debut feature from KHFF alum and collaborator Jill Gevargizian, who will be in attendance for the weekend. Heavy on both psychology and gore, The Stylistfollows a disturbed hairdresser (Najarra Townsend, reprising her role from the award-winning 2016 short) as a gruesome secret life threatens her budding friendship with a client played by After Midnight’s Brea Grant.

Virtual Celebration of Fantastic Fest Announced, Featuring Jill Gevargizian’s THE STYLIST, Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR, and More!

September 10, 2020

Fantastic Fest will continue to celebrate cinema this fall with a virtual edition that includes the world premiere of Jill Gevargizian's The Stylist(based on her renowned 2016 short film of the same name), the Texas premiere of Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, an Evil Dead 2 remote escape room, and much more:

Fantastic Fest Returns to Celebrate Itself

September 10, 2020

Fantastic Fest may be taking a year off due to the coronavirus lockdown, but that's just the in-person gathering. The local celebration of oddball, innovative, and international cinema has just announced a week-long streaming extravaganza, all for free, including multiple world premieres, running Sept. 24 to Oct. 1.

Jill Gevargizian’s THE STYLIST to Screen at 53rd Sitges Film Festival

January 01, 2020

In some great news for horror hounds, Jill Gevargizian’s feature-length take on The Stylist will receive its international premiere at this year’s Sitges Film Festival.

Jill Gevargizian’s ‘The Stylist’ Slashing Its Way into Sitges! [First Look]

August 31, 2020

Celebrated at many film festivals over the years was Jill Gevargizian‘s exceptional indie horror “The Stylist”, which featured the wonderful Najarra Townsend (Contracted) as a hairstylist-turned-slasher.

SITGES 2020 Announces Lineup

August 31, 2020

The Stylist, directed by Jill Gevargizian, introduces a very special hairdresser. Many people visit her chair and sometimes, her scissors cut something other than hair, allowing her to take home a unique souvenir to add to her exclusive collection.

Watch Trailer for Etheria's Anthology Horror and Sci-Fi Series

August 12, 2020

The line-up of directors includes Jill Gevargizian, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Amber Benson while the list of onscreen talent features Elizabeth Debicki, James Hong, and Samantha Bond. The series is produced by Etheria Film Festival founders Heidi Honeycutt and Stacy Pippi Hammon. 

Nightmare Junkhead: THE EVIL DEAD (2013)

August 01, 2020

Greg and Jenius close out their month of remakes as they welcome Adam Roberts and Eric Havens (cowriter of The Stylist) from the Nightmare Hour podcast to talk 2013's The Evil Dead!

"1000 WOMEN IN HORROR" Book Release

July 22, 2020

Blowing a kiss back through time and space from Aaliyah to Jill Rae Zurborg, 1000 Women in Horror, 1895-2018 is a love letter to both the stars and the often-invisible women who have made the genre what it is today. From Classical Hollywood to alt-Nollywood, mumblegore to J-horror, this book offers a tiny global snapshot of the vast number of women who have worked in the creation of dark and spooky movies for well over a century, both behind and in front of the camera, and in films both widely known and comparatively obscure.