Mark Pellington



The Eerie Horror Fest is proud to announce American filmmaker, photographer, and artist, MARK PELLINGTON, will be in attendance at this year’s epic event. On Friday, October 6th, the Fest will be screening his 2002 cult-classic, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Debra Messing, and Will Patton. Pellington will join the festival’s pop-culture sociologist, Dr. Rhonda Matthews, for an in-depth Q&A immediately following the film. In addition, Pellington will take part in an industry panel on Saturday, October 7 and be available for meet and greet sessions where he will have original photos and storyboards from his various projects available for purchase and autographs.

“Mark Pellington creates stories and images that haunt the viewer,” says Festival Director John C. Lyons. “I’ve been a fan since I first saw his video for Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’. ‘The Mothman Prophecies’ is one of those rare films that holds up over the years because of his grounded, emotional approach to the material. I can’t be more thrilled for him to screen it with us after all these years.”

About Mark Pellington

Mark Pellington

Mark Pellington worked at pioneering video channel MTV from 1984–1990, directing music videos for U2, Malcolm McLaren, Crystal Waters, De la Soul, PM Dawn, and Pearl Jam. His video for Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” won four MTV awards in 1993, including Best Director and Video of the Year. In total, Pellington has created over 100 iconic music videos and worked with a wide variety of beloved musical artists including R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Alice In Chains, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Cage the Elephant, Jon Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, The Fray, Dave Matthews, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy, Moby, The Flaming Lips, and many more.

Pellington began directing feature films including Going All the Way (1997) starring Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz, as well as Arlington Road (1999) starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges, leading to The Mothman Prophecies (2002) starring Richard Gere. Pellington also directed the landmark mini-series The United States of Poetry for PBS in 1995, which won the INPUT (International Public Television) Award, and AIDS awareness doc film Red Hot and Dance (1992) in addition to creating the look of pilots for hit network TV, directing and producing shows such as Blindspot (2015), Red Widow (2014), The Enemy Within (2018), and Cold Case (2003-2009).

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About Eerie Horror Fest

The Eerie Horror Fest includes four days of selected short and feature-length films, celebrity meet-and-greets, cast and crew Q&As, panel discussions, a vendor hall, and receptions, all in the beautiful historic Warner Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to host trailblazing films and trendsetting filmmakers, provide opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and relationships, and inspire all generations of fans and creatives.

Recent guests include John Adams and Toby Poser of Wonder Wheel Productions (Hellbender, The Deeper You Dig), Michael Biehn (Aliens, Terminator), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), Carter Smith (The Ruins, Swallowed, Bugcrush) Mark Patton (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part II, Swallowed, Scream, Queen!) Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ‘Burbs) John Franklin (Children of the Corn, The Addams Family) John Philbin (Children of the Corn, Return of the Living Dead), and Fritz Kiersch (Children of the Corn, Tuff Turf).

The Eerie Horror Fest is presented by the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information and to sign up for the EHF monthly newsletter, please visit



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