GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE NEEDS $50K FOR SANDY RECOVERY

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UPDATE: GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE HAS SET UP A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO HELP RAISE THE $50K NEEDED FOR THIS YEAR’S PARADE!

Source: DNAInfo New York

Organizers of the 40th annual Village Halloween parade say they must raise at least $50,000 to make up for the financial hit they took when Hurricane Sandy forced the parade to be canceled at the last minute last year — or else scale back the number of puppets and bands at this year’s festivities.

Started by Greenwich Village mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee in 1974, the Parade began as a walk from house to house in his neighborhood for his children and their friends. After the second year of this local promenade, Theater for the New City stepped in and produced the event on a larger scale as part of their City in the Streets program. That year the Parade went through many more streets in

Greenwich Village and attracted larger participation because of the involvement of the Theater. After the third year, the Parade formed itself into a not-for-profit organization, discontinued its association with Theater for the New City and produced the Parade on its own.

Today the Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as “The Best Event in the World” for October 31.

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ALEXANDRA BRECKENRIDGE TALKS ABOUT HER CHARACTER IN UPCOMING INDIE HORROR ‘DARK’

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American Horror Story’s Alexandra Breckenridge (everyone’s favorite young red-headed maid from the first season) talks a bit about her role in the upcoming film DARK, produced by horror legend Joe Dante, directed by Nick Basile, and written by GUT writer/director Elias. If you’ll recall from previous posts here on Backwoods Horror, DARK is currently raising funds on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, and they’re getting very, very close to their goal, but they still need your help!

Synopsis:

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

CONTINUE READING FOR A MESSAGE FROM ALEXANDRA BREKENRIDGE, WRITER ELIAS, AND MORE NEWS ON THE INDIE HORROR ‘DARK’!