Your ticket to the Famous Monsters Convention includes admission to the Silver Scream Festival!

2017 marks the second year of Famous Monsters’ and Santa Rosa Entertainment Group’s Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival, a genre film event that debuted in March 2016 to outstanding critical and popular acclaim. Normally held in Santa Rosa and originally scheduled for February, the Famous Monsters and Cosmic-Con event will instead run for two nights at the Dallas Sheraton alongside the Famous Monsters Convention.

The Silver Scream Fest strives to continue Famous Monsters founder Forrest J Ackerman’s legacy of honoring genre classics while simultaneously looking for the best new voices in horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Attaching the festival to a convention will enable Cosmic-Con and Famous Monsters to focus on independent films, short films, and screenplays. The submission deadlines for 2017 have been extended to allow for local Dallas writers’ and filmmakers’ participation.

In addition to films and animation, for its second year running, the Silver Scream Fest will be highlighting original scripts and graphic novels as essential building blocks of film production. Winners will be selected from a pool of entries for special awards, presented by Imagi-Movies®, as well as publication by Famous Monsters’ very own American Gothic Press. The Silver Scream Fest prides itself in being unique and focused on the quality content of multiple mediums.


2017 Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival

Feature Films


The Unseen (Canada)

The Night Watchmen (U S A)

Cronus (U S A)

The Unwilling (U S A)

The Evil Within (U S A)

OFFENSIVE (United Kingdom, France)

The Droid (Belgium)


Short Film Block A

VETUS (Australia)

Breaker (USA)

House Hunting (U S A)

The Servant (Iran)

Penitent (U S A)

Hide: Bloody Mary (U S A)

Man of Her Dreams (U S A)

Agatha (U S A)

Short Film Block B

The Walking Inbred (U S A)

How I Am Your Mother (U S A)

House of Mouse of Cards (U S A)

Demonoid (1971) (English Dub) (U S A)

Creatures of Whitechapel (United Kingdom, U S A)

Ninja EX (U S A)


Red Velvet


Death Wind

The Twin Within

Through the Land of Illusion

The Enochian Wars: Armageddon Unleashed

Then There Was One

The Brotherhood of the Sisterhood

The Gorge

Hallow’s Point


Winter Bird

Witch House

Distant Enemies

The Red Death

Graphic Novel Scripts


The Organization

Black Sunday



Registration Hours

Thursday    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Show Floor Hours

Friday    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Screenings and After Hours events continue

After Hours Events

Friday    9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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