screamfest December 8, 2016 - 9:45am
The EXCLUSIVE Free Screening of Fox's THE EXORCIST, Inspired by the classic movie with DVD giveaways & party courtesy of Scream Factory took place on October 21,2016.
The evening began with the screening of Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault and concluded with a Q&A moderated by Deadline's Dominic Patten which included Exorcist producer Rolin Jones, chapter 5 director Jason Ensler, and surprise guest actress Sharon Gless who plays Chris Macneil on the show. The Q&A discussed some of the technical aspects of shooting the series and how their respect of the original film is presented in the series. Actress Sharon Gless made her debut on the evenings episode screening. A party was held at Sid's Bar located in the theater lobby after the screening where everyone who signed up for the free screening was given a complimentary drink.
Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise) Alfonso Herrera (The Chosen) and Ben Daniels (“House of Cards”), “The Exorcist” returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
BloodyDisgusting says it is the " most epic episode to date." Come experience it yourself before the episode airs!
Watch The Exorcist Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.
Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa
screamfest December 20, 2016 - 3:24pm
Fear was viral at the LA Premiere of Bedeviled on October 22, 2016 at the 16th annual Horror Festival. The Nicholl Felloship winners directors Abel and Burlee Vang were in attendance along with some of the cast members and an almost sold out crowd!
Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa
screamfest May 25, 2016 - 11:44am
Central Intelligence will open the 20th annual American Black Film Festival on June 15 in Miami. The film, a New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures presentation distributed by Warner Bros, opens in theaters June 17. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, it follows a lethal CIA agent and one-time bullied geek (Johnson) as he heads home for his high school reunion. Hart plays his former “big man on campus” classmate who misses his glory days. Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul and Danielle Nicolet co-star. The fest runs June 15-19 and features panels with Nate Parker discussing The Birth Of A Nation and Will Packer and cast about the making of Almost Christmas.
The 16th annual Screamfest will take place October 18-27 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) will serve as ambassador for the festival. America’s longest running horror film festival, Screamfest 2016 will accept submissions for through August 1. All screenings will be open to the general public. The festival is best known for discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007, with other past premieres including 30 Days Of Night, Let The Right One In, The Grudge and The Human Centipede.
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Screamfest 2016: Festival Announces Dates And Names Lydia Hearst Festival Ambasador
America's largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest, is proud to announce that the 16th annual event will take place from Oct. 18-27, 2016 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) will serve as ambassador for the festival. "I'm honored to serve as ambassador for Screamfest," said Hearst, whose film Condemned premiered at last year's festival. "Screamfest provides an amazing platform for filmmakers and actors like me to showcase our latest work and to receive direct feedback from the horror and genre community." Screamfest is currently accepting submissions for the festival through Aug. 1, 2016. Films from around the globe are expected to screen at the festival. Winners will receive a 24 karat gold dipped skull trophy designed by the legendary, Academy award-winning special make-up effects creator, Stan Winston, who partnered with the festival until his passing. All screenings are open to the general public. "We're excited to showcase the new work of American and international filmmakers for horror movie enthusiasts," said (co-founder Rachel) Belofsky. "Over the last 16 years, we have launched careers and helped garnered distribution for filmmakers. We're proud of the work we showcase year after year." The festival is best known for discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007. Other past premieres include 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, The Grudge, The Fourth Kind, The Collection, Trick 'r' Treat, The Human Centipede and Diary of the Dead. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, John Landis and James Gunn are just (some of the) filmmakers who have supported the festival year after year.
screamfest September 7, 2016 - 10:42am
HOLLYWOOD – Sept. 7, 2016 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, announces the first wave of its official 2016 film line up. The festival, which will run from Oct. 18-27, 2016 at the TLC Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) will serve as ambassador for the festival.
“We’re so thrilled to announce such a diverse group of films this year,” said Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Founder and Festival Director. “Even in our 16th year, filmmakers continue to push the envelope and amaze us with their incredible imagination, creativity, passion and hard work.”
This year’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival will offer unique access to some of the most creative forces in the horror genre through film screenings, Q&A’s and conversations with some of the most captivating artists working in the industry today. Film festival badges are currently on sale to the general public at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets will be available soon.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is proud to announce that the following films have been admitted to the festival – the first wave of the 2016 line up.
TRASH FIRE (USA) 2016
FEAR, INC. (USA) 2016
BEDEVILED (USA) 2016
LAKE BODOM (FINLAND) 2016
ABOUT SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Screamfest is sponsored by Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, Crypt TV, Brickwork, and Dapper Cadaver. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
screamfest October 11, 2016 - 10:13am
Got your ticket? Join us for a cocktail reception at Sid's Bar!
Get FREE tickets to this amazing event by clicking on the GET TICKETS button and submit the form. Come to the WILL CALL table located in the Chinese 6 Theater lobby to check in. Then join us for the PRE PARTY at Sid's Bar located in the theater lobby.
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Murdering psychopath Mick Taylor (John Jarratt), one of the most terrifying killers ever depicted on the big screen, will be at LA Screamfest on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:30 PM for a special screening of the WOLF CREEK television series: www.poptv.com/wolfcreek
Inspired by the cult movie—which was named one of “The 25 best horror movies since 2000” (AV Squad), one of “The 100 Best Horror films” (Time Out), and one of “The 25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining” (Vulture)—the six-part television event, WOLF CREEK, is a psychological thriller premiering Friday nights at 10:00 PM, ET/PT (starting October 14) exclusively on cable network Pop.
This primetime event at LA Screamfest will include a screening of two back-to-back, uncut episodes followed by a one-on-one chat with WOLF CREEK star John Jarratt. Fan engagement and photos with John will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.
screamfest October 20, 2016 - 9:55am
Congratulations to our 2016 Screenplay Winner and Finalist!
screamfest October 30, 2016 - 2:04pm
America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded the top movies, filmmakers, and actors of the festival. The festival, which ran from October 18-27, 2016, at the TLC Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences.
MY FATHER DIE and THE MASTER CLEANSE tied with the most awards, each with four. MY FATHER DIE won Best Picture, Best Director with Sean Brosnan, Best Editing by Jason Eric Perlman and Sean Brosnan, as well as Best Musical Score by Justin Small and Ohad Benchetrit.
THE MASTER CLEANSE won the Best Actor category with Johnny Galecki, Best Makeup by Naomi Bakstad, Best Special FX by Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius, and Creature FX Artists, as well as Best Visual FX by George A. Loucas.
The following is a complete list of winners:
Best Short – A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky
Screamfest is sponsored by Pop TV, Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, Crypt TV, Brickwork, and Dapper Cadaver. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
screamfest November 7, 2016 - 12:11pm
Screamfest Horror Film Festival celebrated the Los Angeles Premiere of TRASH FIRE on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
In attendance from the film: Angela Trimbur (The Final Girls, “The New Girl”), Ray Santiago (“Ash vs Evil Dead,” In Time), Sally Kirkland (Bruce Almighty, JFK), Molly McCook (“The Ranch,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), director Richard Bates Jr. (Excision, Suburban Gothic) and more.
Special guests included: Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror, Screamfest 2016 Ambassador), Chris Hardwick (AMC’s “Talking Dead,” @Midnight), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Louie Gibson (Happy Hunting), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”) and more.
A special TRASH FIRE intro video by Adrian Grenier was featured prior to the start of the TRASH FIRE premiere screening.
TRASH FIRE - When Owen is forced to confront the past he's been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be scarred for life..
See more photos of the the Trash Fire premiere by clicking here.
See photos of the opening night red carpet by clicking here.
screamfest November 16, 2016 - 4:14pm
The imaginative fantasy horror movie, ‘The Master Cleanse,’ celebrated its Los Angeles premiere at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The movie’s L.A. premiere at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres took place October 22, 2016. In attendance were actor-executive producer Johnny Galecki and filmmaker Bobby Miller, who made his feature film writing and directing. Bobby Miller is a Screamfest alumni with his short film Tub that premiered in 2010. Other special guests at the screening included actors Chris Hardwick who moderated the Q& A following the screening. ‘The Master Cleanse’ follows Paul (Galecki), who was recently left at the alter, and seems destined and content to now wander through life without a clear sense of purpose. However, his outlook on life suddenly changes after he sees a television commercial that advertises a spiritual retreat in the mountains. Hoping that the retreat can deliver on its promise to inspire complete renewal in him, he visits its website to find more information. After following the website’s cryptic instructions, Paul finds himself in an anonymous corporate office. Along with a few other people who are in similar emotional situations, they’re all encouraged to discuss their deep emotional pain on camera, which serves as an audition reel for the retreat. Paul captures the attention of the retreat’s officials, so he’s soon sent into the mountains with a derisive group of individuals. The group is then introduced to their whimsical guide, Lily (Anjelica Huston). - KAREN BENARDELLO
Check out more photos from the pre-party, red carpet and Q&A of ‘The Master Cleanse’s L.A. by clicking here.
Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa
screamfest November 21, 2016 - 11:41am
The revenge thriller, MY FATHER DIE celebrated its Los Angeles premiere at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival as the closing night film.
The movie’s L.A. premiere at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres took place October 27, 2016. In attendance were director Sean Brosnan, who made his feature film writing and directing. Other special guests at the screening included the cast and crew from the film. A Q& A followed the screening.
MY FATHER DIE was also a big winner at the closing night awards. Winning the amazing Stan Winston designed skull award for Best Editing, Best Musical Score, Best Director, and Best Picture. Sean Brosnan was in attendance to accept the awards.