Amateur tribute to king of horror

A film festival for amateur directors dedicated to bestselling horror writer Stephen King is to be held in Southern Russia. There are no multi-million dollar budgets for the home-made flicks, but there is plenty of ketchup.

It is the third competition of this sort held in the city of Krasnodar. The previous two were based on superhero themes and James Bond action movies.

The organisers hope to attract the attention of Stephen King himself. But even if the American writer doesn't reply, the amateur Russian directors and screenwriters say they still love the books that have inspired their cinematographic debuts.