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    10 days of Horror to terrify you.
    October 10 - 19th, 2023
    October 10th - 19th, 2023
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Mark Your Calendar

Countdown to the 23rd Annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival!

It's never too soon to start planning for Screamfest 2023.  October 10th - 19th, 2023 in Los Angeles

About Us

Screamfest is Americas largest and longest running horror film festival

Specializing in horror, thrillers and sci-fi movies from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to supporting intriguing films, discovering creative storytellers and seeking original stories from around the world. We work with other festivals, film archives, cinemas and filmmakers to spotlight lesser-known films in an ongoing effort to grow recognition and appreciation of the horror genre. We are dedicated to giving our audience a chance to find new favorite films and future genre classics.

October 10th-19th, 2023

Attending the Festival?

Use these links to to help you make the most of your experience.

Special Screamfest discounts at selected hotels!

Save money and buy a festival pass. Full, All Movie, Weekend, Sat and Sunday passes available.

Parking at Ovation (formally Hollywood & Highland) is easy!

View the 2022 Film Guide - (The 2023 Film Guide will go public towards the end of September. ) 

View the 2022 festival schedule. (The 2023 festival schedule will be published towards the end of September.)

Check out the past films that premiered at Screamfest.

Choose your film

Looking for the perfect scare?

Discover the ultimate horror film recommendations tailored to your personal preferences. Explore a range of spine-tingling themes and find your ideal match below.



2022 Films

Take a peek at the cinematic gems that graced the screens at Screamfest 2022.