2014 Screenplay Winner & Finalists

Screamfest is pleased to announce the Winner of our 2014 screenplay competition. Congratulations!

2014 Winner:

Asylum by Michael Strode & Eric Wostenberg

2014 Five Finalist (listed alphabetically by title):

Asylum by Michael Strode & Eric Wostenbe

Narcosis by Chris Drzewiecki

Recluse by Tim Gordon

Terra Alpha One by Neil Chase

The Complex by Alison Star Locke

Screamfest 2014 Awards

We were honored to screen each film selection in the festival this year and to celebrate the winners. The 14th annual Screamfest Horror Festival concluded on the evening of October 22nd with an Awards Ceremony and Reception. The hosts for the evening were Sean Decker of Dread Central and actress Bel Delia of The Tunnel a 2011 Screamfest Selection. Awards were given out in 14 categories including the Best Screenplay Award. Congratulations Festival Winners!



Have a look at some of the Screamfest Opening Night fun that took place on Tuesday October 14th, of the SOLD OUT world premiere of Parlor. Check back often for updated photos and video of the events over the ten days of the festival. Video courtesy of John Elfers. Opening night red carpet photos by Angelica Ulloa and Sean Decker of Dread Central.

Screamfest Announces Shorts To Die For

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Screamfest Announces Shorts To Die For

Alone (Seule) (France) – Directed by Didier Philippe - Claire, a young woman, lives alone in a large apartment. Her fear of the outside world stops her from going out and letting people in. One day, she discovers evidence revealing that a man lives in her home. The presence of that man becomes more and more apparent and eventually threatening...

First Wave Announced

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Screamfest Announces First Wave……More Fun Than A Chainsaw!!

Hollywood, CA., August 18, 2014 – Screamfest®, from the festival that brought you such films as Trick ‘r Treat, Paranormal Activity, The Human Centipede and American Mary, announces the first wave of the 2014 festival. Screamfest® kicks off its 14th annual event in Los Angeles on October 14 through October 23 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028).

The Guest Screening

Want to attend a special screening of THE GUEST on August 10th?
Please fill out the form below to RSVP while space remains.

Sunday, August 10th
The Theater at the Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

There will be a post screening Q&A with the filmmakers moderated Nicolas Refn, Director of Drive.


Bloody BBQ Screamfest Apron

Look like a blood bath butcher at the grill this summer with a killer bloody Screamfest Apron. This Apron features realistic blood stains and hand prints. Make sure you answer the door in this apron when someone comes over, their facial expressions are priceless!

Full Length
34" long x 34" wide
Poly-cotton blend

Grindstone Acquires Screamfest Alum's Film

Grindstone Acquires Screamfest Alum Matt Eskandari’s “Game of Assassins” (The Gauntlet)

If you missed the premiere at last year's Screamfest, Lionsgate will soon be bringing “Game of Assassins” (formerly titled “The Gauntlet”) your way.

via Variety - MAY 9, 2014 | 10:59AM PT

PARIS– Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Matt Eskandari’s action/horror pic “Game of Assassins” (formerly titled “The Gauntlet”).

The action/horror film stars Bai Ling (“Crank”), Warren Kole (“The Following”) and Dustin Nguyen (“21 Jump St”).

OCULUS Pass Giveaway!

Oculus Poster

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Screamfest

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season! Hope your holiday is filled with awesome horror movie watching. It's a great time to gather around and re-watch those holiday horror movies ranging from good to cheesy, Gremlins, Black Christmas, Silent Night Deadly Night, Sint (Saint, Rare Export), Jack Frost, Santa Slay, Christmas Evil and Don't Open Until Christmas.

So spike the egg nog, pop in a film and enjoy.

Remember not to feed your Gremlin after midnight....


The Screamefest mixer has been announced! Come mingle with Horror industry folks & Horror fans while enjoying happy hour priced drinks and food. FREE EVENT

Date: November 21, 2013 at 7:30PM.
Location: Saint Felix~1602 N Cahuenga Blvd~Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 469-5001

Screamfest Announces Next Wave of Films


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Screamfest Announces Next Wave of Films

Hollywood, CA., September 24, 2013 – Screamfest®, premiering films from around the world.
https://screamfestla.com/film-guide Screamfest takes place October 8 through October 17 at the Laemmle NoHo 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601).

Next Wave Screening Highlights at Screamfest 2013