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Vampire Festival Presents New Summer Festival

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Camille Burgin
Midsummer Nightmare Festival Director

Asif Ahmed
Midsummer Nightmare Festival Director

Vampire Festival Presents New Summer Festival
Midsummer Nightmare Continues in the Vampire Tradition and Beyond......

New Orleans, LA - March 31, 2012 - New Orleans in the summer. Hot, sultry, sweet. The things dreams are made of. And nightmares...

Today, The Vampire Film Festival announced the creation of a new spin-off festival, Midsummer Nightmare, taking place July 12-15th. Inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the festival looks to intertwine the beauty of Shakespeare and the magic of New Orleans to create something truly unique.

But don't let the Nightmare fool you.  This festival isn't just about horror.  "We wanted to create a new festival that included all things mythical," said Asif Ahmed, co-creator of Midsummer Nightmare "and there is no better place than New Orleans to carry on that tradition."

"New Orleans has the atmosphere and is the perfect setting to premiere the talent and imagination of writers and filmmakers of the supernatural. And, it will also offer a cool retreat from the scorching summer heat," said New Orleans local and festival director, Camille Burgin.
The festival will screen feature length and short films dealing with anything in the supernatural realm.  "We'll have everything from witches, werewolves, monsters, even fairies, animation, and children's films.  And maybe even a vampire or two," said Kaye McKlaine, festival coordinator.  "This festival is like the Garden of Eden, beautiful yet treacherous, where both good and evil reside."

It's not just a film festival, though.  "We wanted to create something beyond that." said Ahmed.  In addition to the films, the festival will host a variety of events, including a Haunted History Tour, Pub Crawls, Tarot Readings, a Funeral Procession, and a Vampire Wine Tasting, just to name a few.  

For additional information about the festival, go to