Film lovers will have an opportunity to see inside the fascinating world of special FX make-up and creature design as Film Nova Scotia and Empire Theatres host a free public screening of the feature-length documentary, Nightmare Factory. The screening will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Empire Theatres Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Cinema 3. Produced and directed by Donna Davies of Halifax-based Ruby Tree Films, the documentary follows Greg Nicotero, one of the industry’s key players, as he brings nightmares to life in the next big-budget horror film. Nicotero has led special FX make-up teams on more than 800 films including Grindhouse, Hostel, Sin City, Kill Bill, The Hills Have Eyes and The Mist. He has worked with the world’s greatest directors from Stephen Spielberg to Quentin Tarantino, and has won many awards, including a 2006 Oscar for the Narnia Series and a recent Emmy for his work on AMC’s monster hit The Walking Dead. The documentary features clips from the last two decades of the most memorable horror and sci-fi films, as well as a collection of behind the scenes “making of” footage shot by Mr. Nicotero on set. Ms. Davies will attend the event to introduce the film and take questions from the audience. Screening Nights are held four times a year to allow local audiences to see homegrown film productions and enable local filmmakers to promote their work.