I have some great news about one of our favorite genre actresses working today. Legendary actress Dee Wallace (E.T., The Howling) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. The award will be presented to Ms. Wallace on September 10th during the festival. This award is most definitely well deserved. Anyone who has ever met Dee knows how kind and lovely she is in person and her film credentials speak for themselves. Read on for more details about this award.
From The Press Release
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is honored and privileged to announce the presentation of a Lifetime Acheivement Award to the celebrated actor Dee Wallace on Sunday, September 10th at The Museum of Photographic Artsas part of the regular festival’s closing night.
Dee Wallace is an acting professional whose cinema-screen presence in some of the most well-known science fiction and horror films has made her a genuine fan favorite over the last few decades. From such established modern classics as E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and The Howling to cult favorites like The Hills Have Eyes and Critters, Wallace’s remarkable career has emcompassed over 230 titles in film and television.
Ms. Wallace will also be representing one of her latest feature films, the Australian home invasion horror Red Christmas, which manages to address some provacative and controversial topics in the guise of an exploitation film. Wallace absolutely shines in the film, getting the chance to take the role of a matriarch–a role she has become often associated with–and turn it quite startlingly on its head. It is yet another example amongst so many why Dee Wallace is deserving of this recognition.
Horrible Imagingings Film Festival showcases art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition. It is our mission to encourage a more thorough and multi-facited exploration of genre cinema through film exhibiton, discussion, panels, and presentations.