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Fade to Black

Released 1980
Distributor American Cinema Releasing

Dennis Christopher, the wholesome small town bicyclist of Breaking Away, goes Psycho in this 1980 thriller about a film fan who acts out his murderous fantasies in the guise of classic movie monsters. If director Vernon Zimmerman had cult status in mind for this quirky black comedy, he was helped considerably by the film’s heavy rotation on Cinemax and HBO.

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About Gillian Wallace Horvat

Gillian Wallace Horvat is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, writer, and film programmer. Her first short film, GUNPLAY, was a 2007 Wasserman Semi-Finalist. KISS KISS FINGERBANG, starring Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Buck Henry was awarded the Jury Prize in the Midnight Shorts category at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival. Her films have screened in festivals around the world including SXSW, Fantasia, Palm Springs, and many others.Gillian also produced A FULLER LIFE, a documentary on the life and films of director Samuel Fuller that premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival. Recently she has produced documentary shorts for Arrow Films, Kino Lorber, and Olive Films. She is also a guest columnist for Filmmaker Magazine and her writing has appeared in Sight & Sound.