Among the films Martin touted at a press conference today:
• A cast reunion and screening of "Troll 2," the infamously bad low-budget goblin horror thriller filmed in Morgan, Utah.
• "The Landing," an Australian horror short that won Best Short Film at the SITGES Film Festival in Spain.
• "The Seventeenth Kind," a science-fiction tale starring Sylvester McCoy ("Doctor Who," "The Hobbit"), Tony Curran ("Underworld") and Brian Blessed ("Flash Gordon").
• The world premiere of "Survivor," a science-fiction drama starring Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") that was filmed in Utah.
• The Oscar-nominated Belgian short "Death of a Shadow."
• The short "The Visitant," by Utah filmmaker Nick Peterson, about a woman (Amy Smart) who must battle a demon (Doug Jones) to save her family.
Martin and FantasyCon founder Josh Patel also touted the festival's prize, the Cthulhu Trophy, a foot-high statuette designed by designer Ryan Peterson, a Hollywood make-up effects designer who has worked on such films as "Men in Black" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."