Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:55
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HEATHER LANGENKAMP LOSES LOCKS FOR CHARITY
June 27th - 29th, 2014, saw the first of hopefully many film festivals and conventions from Scares That Care in Williamsburg, VA. Noted as the only con that donates huge percentages of its proceeds to charities, those that attended that weekend not only saw a bevy of celebrity guests and authors (and even a certain 1958 Plymouth Fury), costume contests, silent auctions, and more, some of the luckier fans who were around Sunday witnessed an unannounced haircut.
From the press release:
Enter one iconic horror luminary, Heather Langenkamp, A Nightmare On Elm Street's beloved 'Nancy' who was on hand along with filmmaker Michael Stever and together they chronicled her first ever 'public hair-cut' as she auctioned off locks of her own hair with the help of veteran actor/stylist Don Alan King.
"Are you nervous?" asked Stever. "Yes," exclaimed Langenkamp… "I always am when I get my hair cut. But my daughter recently gave away some of her hair to 'Locks Of Love' and this is my homage to that, and just wanting to do something good for the 'Scares That Care' team. The work they're doing is so great, and I really want to get the word out so more festivals and cons will follow suit."
In addition to her work with 'Scares That Care,' Langenkamp was promoting her documentary, I Am Nancy which takes a thought provoking, light hearted and yet incredibly deep journey into exploring Elm Street's Nancy, and showcasing the cultural and personal connections she has observed since A Nightmare On Elm Street exploded into the pop culture phenomenon it is today.
Stever was at 'Scares That Care' screening his documentary, Jan Broberg's Guide To Thespians, Sociopaths & Scream Queens! and was elated when Langenkamp saw it and gave it her thumbs up. "I'm truly honored that Heather not only came to my film, but asked me to collaborate with her on documenting this first-of-its-kind auction for 'Scares That Care,' It's a win, win all around."
I was fortunate enough to attend the Scares That Care convention and I had a blast. Langenkamp's willingness to cut her hair for the charity speaks volumes about not just her but also the respect this great charity has. Check out what they're doing with some of the links below.
Links: Scares That Care Official Site | Scares That Care on Facebook | Scares That Care on Twitter
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