HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 18-27th, 2016 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

Tickets & Festival Badges on Sale!!

Tickets & Festival Badges are on sale! Secure your pass now for 10 days of Horror from around the world. Individual tickets on sale Now. Click here to view the 2016 Film Guide

Screamfest the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States celebrates its 16th year, October 18th-27th, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.

View the 2016 Festival Calendar here. Purchase a festival pass here.

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Screamfest accepts feature & short films from around the world. The 2016 call for entries for film is now closed.

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

The 2016 call for entries for screenplays is now closed. Click here for the submission guidelines.

ABOUT US

Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. This year we celebrate our 16th year in Hollywood.

FESTIVAL INFO

2016 Celebrates our 16th year. Please join us for a screaming good time in October for 10 days of some of the best horror films from around the world!

Festival Passesare ON SALE now for the 16th Annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival held October 18-27th in Hollywood, CA.

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SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF 2016 LINE UP

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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.

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Festival Events - Art Show & Random Fun

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival runs for ten days in October and although films are the main attraction during the festival, we do have a few other tricks up out sleeves. This year we added additional attractions to the festival, including a wonderful dark art show featuring a different artist each day. Check out some of the photos of the art that was displayed. On Saturday October 17th, 2015, the talented artist Peter Goode painted live in the theater lobby.

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Upcoming Films & Events

  • Trash Fire

    Trash Fire

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    Los Angeles Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 33 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    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.
    Directed By: 
    Richard Bates, Jr.
    Produced By: 
    Lawrence Mattis, Matt Smith, Dave Lawson, Jr.
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Makan Delrahim
    Written by: 
    Richard Bates, Jr.
    Main Cast: 
    Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Matthew Gray Gubler, Sally Kirkland, Ezra Buzzington, Ray Santiago, Molly McCook

    About the Director

    Richard Bates

    Richard Bates Jr. is a 2007 graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He was the writer/director of Excision (2012) and Suburban Gothic (2014). Trash Fire is his third feature film.

    10/18/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Opening Night Film & Party

    Opening Night Film & Party

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    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Join us for a full-blown Hollywood event as we kick off the 2016 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL with the exclusive Los Angeles premiere of the twisted film TRASH FIRE by Richard Bates JR.

    The Party following the screening will have it all and is included in with the purchase of this ticket. Enjoy bites and beverages at the TBA locale (within walking distance of the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters) so don't miss this event!

    This ticket includes admission to the screening of TRASH FIRE on Tuesday Oct 18TH at 7PM. The party begins after the screening/Q&A till 1AM and includes entertainment, food and drink. Must be 21+ to attend.

    Bring your smartphone Screamfest or Paypal receipt to the WILL CALL table located on the 3rd level to pick up tickets and a party band.

    10/18/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Crowman

    Crowman

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    US Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    15m
    Country: 
    Scotland
    Synopsis: 
    A dark rite of passage set in rural Scotland where survival is a struggle and contact with the locals leads only to conflict and brutality.
    Directed By: 
    Duncan Nicoll
    Produced By: 
    John Fairfield
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Holly Daniel, Carolynne Sinclair & Kidd Paul Welsh
    Written by: 
    Duncan Nicoll
    Main Cast: 
    Liam Brennan, Nathan McHallam, Angus Miller & Stewart Cassidy

    About the Director

    Duncan Nicoll

    Duncan graduated with a degree in sculpture from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and went on to direct several animated and live action shorts, including the award winning ‘Block’ and ‘Horsehair’. He has worked extensively in moving image education, and currently makes promotional and short documentary films for a local authority across a wide range of topics.

    10/19/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Fear, Inc.

    Fear, Inc.

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    Los Angeles Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 32 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    Fear, Inc. follows a company of degenerates who can be hired for a premium to bring your greatest fears to life. But when horror junkie Joe Foster’s customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them, or make them pawns in their own sick game.
    Directed By: 
    Vincent Masciale
    Produced By: 
    Luke Barnett, Vincent Masciale, Natalie Rose Masciale, Heather Kasprzak
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Tanner Thomason, Giles Daoust, Frank Masciale, Maxxe Sternbaum, Zack Imbrogno, John Suits, Gabriel Cowan
    Written by: 
    Luke Barnett
    Main Cast: 
    Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses, Abigail Breslin

    About the Director

    For the last three years Vincent Masciale has worked with Will Ferrell's website, Funny or Die, to create some of most hilarious viral videos on the internet. On top of parody's of GAME OF THRONES and THE NEWSROOM, he co-created FOD's WALKING DEAD series, THE WALKING FRED, which was nominated for two Streamy Awards. After the success of his short film, FEAR, INC., Masciale spent over a year developing the feature length version that marks his directorial debut. FEAR, INC premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

    10/19/2016 - 7:00pm
  • WOLF CREEK

    WOLF CREEK

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 8:30pm

    Got your ticket? Join us for a cocktail reception at Sid's Bar!

    Get 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.

    The story of WOLF CREEK begins when an American family is on vacation in Northern Australia and becomes the unsuspecting prey of Mick Taylor, a sadistic serial killer who hunts and kills tourists in the Outback. The sole survivor is Eve Thorogood, a college student, who vows to bring the killer to justice or die in the attempt. WOLF CREEK reveals her complex and extraordinary journey, traveling every step of the way as she evolves from child to adult, from prey to predator. But can she triumph over Mick Taylor, evil incarnate?

    ABOUT POP:
    Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.

    Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”

    10/19/2016 - 8:30pm
  • The Quiet Zone

    The Quiet Zone

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    Los Angeles Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    8m 41s
    Country: 
    UK
    Synopsis: 
    A late night commuter confronts a noisy passenger on a train carriage but finds herself trapped in a station with someone - or something - that wants to silence her too. A horror that will grab you by the throat and won't let go. Until you're quiet.
    Directed By: 
    Andrew Ionides
    Produced By: 
    Andrew Ionides
    Written by: 
    Andrew Ionides
    Main Cast: 
    Jessica Bayly Kasey Iliana Sfetsios

    About the Director

    Andrew Ionides

    Andrew has written eight award-winning short films and has directed and produced four. In 2011, his directorial debut A BLINDED FATE was screened at BAFTA and nominated in several UK and US film festivals. Andrew has also worked as a Script Analyst for production companies 19 Entertainment, Kudos and BBC Drama. THE QUIET ZONE, Andrew's fourth short film as writer/director, won Best Short at the British Horror Film Festival in 2015 and was nominated at the New York City Horror Film Festival and Leeds International Film Festival for Best Short. Andrew is currently developing two feature films and writing a new horror anthology series with an independent production company.

    10/20/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word

    Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word

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    Los Angeles Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1h 35min
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    When a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter, promising vengeance for all those connected to his unfair trial.
    Directed By: 
    Simon Rumley
    Produced By: 
    Peter Facinelli & Rob DeFranco
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Adam Goldworm
    Written by: 
    Ben Ketai (screenplay), Tony Giglio(story) & Marc Haimes
    Main Cast: 
    Sean Patrick Flanery, Erin Cummings, Mike Doyle & Erin Cummings

    About the Director

    Simon Rumley

    Simon Rumley was born in 1970 in England. He is a director and writer, known for The ABCs of Death (2012), Red White & Blue (2010) and The Living and the Dead (2006).

    10/20/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Happy Hunting

    Happy Hunting

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    World Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Friday, October 21, 2016 - 9:30pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 30 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    Warren is a degenerate drifter, scraping by, suffering from debilitating alcohol withdrawals on a daily basis. On his way down to Mexico, he finds himself stranded in Bedford Flats, a one-horse town nestled deep in the American desert. It was a once-prosperous hunting community that has been reduced to an impoverished dust bowl. Unfortunately for Warren, it turns out that the town’s pastime is rounding up drifters and hunting them as part of an elaborate sporting event. To make matters worse, he'll go into alcoholic withdrawal unless he finds a way to stay intoxicated. It all builds to a blood-soaked, live-or-die showdown deep in the desert.
    Directed By: 
    Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson
    Produced By: 
    Bryson Pintard, Jeff Kalligheri
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Nick Guerra, Stephen Bowen, Steven Garcia, Michael Tipps
    Written by: 
    Louie Gibson, Joe Dietsch
    Main Cast: 
    Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Conner Williams, Gary Sturm

    About the Directors

    Louie Gibson and Joe Dietsch

    Louie Gibson graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in film production. Since then he has written and directed for several commercial clients. He co-created the series “Kid Pitch” and “Time Out” for Samsung / Funny or Die in 2015. Happy Hunting is his Feature directorial debut. He is represented by the Gersh Agency.

    Joe Dietsch has been working as a director and cinematographer since graduating Chapman University. As a director, his focus has been in the commercial and music video world, as well as a variety of international travel shoots. Happy Hunting is his Feature directorial debut. He is represented by the Gersh Agency.

    10/21/2016 - 9:30pm
  • Bobo

    Bobo

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    World Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Run Time: 
    9m
    Country: 
    Pakistan
    Synopsis: 
    A mother discovers the horrible truth about Bobo, her daughter's imaginary friend.
    Directed By: 
    Maazin Kamal & Munis Rashid
    Produced By: 
    Asad Faruqi Maazin Kamal Munis Rashid
    Written by: 
    Maazin Kamal & Munis Rashid
    Main Cast: 
    Malika Zafar Mariam Khalif

    About the DirectorS

    Maazin Kamal & Munis Rashid

    Maazin Kamal was born and raised in Pakistan and completed his BFA in Cinema Studies at York University in Toronto. In 2013, he graduated with an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Maazin's thesis screenplay, BURAQ, advanced to the semi-finals of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and was short-listed for the Disney Features Writers Program. He is based in Karachi, Pakistan. BOBO is his third short film as a director.

    Munis Rashid grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Finance and a BS in Radio-Television-Film. He graduated with an MFA in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute in 2016. His teleplays THE JACKAL, RHODES, and POPPY were n...read more

    10/22/2016 - 12:00pm
  • Perfect (Wan Mei)

    Perfect (Wan Mei)

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    No Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Run Time: 
    15m 4s
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    When a man realizes his girlfriend has been unfaithful to him, he resorts to revenge… and the love of a mannequin.
    Directed By: 
    Yiyi Yin
    Produced By: 
    Saad Nawab
    Written by: 
    Yiyi Yin
    Main Cast: 
    Allen Theosky Rowe, Wei-Yi Lin

    About the Director

    Wan Mei

    Yiyi Yin is an art explorer from China. Her painting won the first prize of "The 4th National Students Fine arts and Calligraphy Competition” in China. After she got her bachelor degree in Economics in Nankai University and her first master degree in TV Management in Drexel University, Yiyi entered the Florida State University MFA program in Film Production, where she continues to develop her love of art, and excitedly explore our humanity and lives.

    10/22/2016 - 12:00pm
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