The Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival has announced a new association with the charitable organization Scares That Care! for its third annual festival, which runs October 17th – 21st at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre in downtown Buffalo. Scares That Care! is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization dedicated to uniting horror fans to help sick children and women fighting breast cancer. The all volunteer group’s mission each year is to raise $10,000 for a children’s charity, or for a family with a sick child or a woman fighting breast cancer.
“One of the goals of Buffalo Screams all along has been to do something positive for Buffalo,” says Greg Lamberson, one of the festival directors. “Besides spotlighting local, national, and international genre films, we want to help raise funds for a good cause. Joe Ripple, who founded Scares That Care! is an independent filmmaker who also runs the Horrorfind Film Festival, so he understands our audience, and we think our two organizations will complement each other nicely.”
Scares That Care! will be listed as a sponsor of Buffalo Screams, and a percentage of all ticket sales for the event will be donated to the organization. In addition, the festival will make a table available to Scares That Care! throughout the event. All money raised by and for Scares That Care! is donated to the intended charity or needy individuals.
“The volunteers that run Scares That Care! consider themselves extremely fortunate and grateful to be invited to the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival,” says Ripple. “As an authorized 501(c)(3) IRS approved charity, we humbly look forward to Buffalo Screams, and being able to raise funds for those who need it most. We also look forward to working with the awesome staff, and knowing Greg Lamberson, we are sure that the films shown will be of the very best quality for the fans attending this show. Interacting with horror fans at a fun event that also showcases some incredible horror films AND being afforded the opportunity to raise money for families with sick members – that’s what Buffalo Screams is all about!”
Debbie Rochon is the honorary chairperson of Buffalo Screams this year. Film and screenplay submissions for Buffalo Screams are open until September 1st. To learn more about Scares That Care! visit their website.