HOLLYWOOD GETS SPOOKED BY SCREAM FEST 2006 ~ NOW IN ITS SIXTH YEAR
October 13th through October 22nd at Grauman’s Chinese Hollywood
September 7, 2006 Hollywood, CA -Quoted as the Sundance of Horror, now celebrating its sixth year, The ScreamFest LA Horror Festival, a non-profit is the largest genre film festival held in the U.S. It’s an internationally recognized showcase for independent filmmakers and writers of the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres. The festival takes place October 13th -22nd at the world famous Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood at the Hollywood and Highland Center.
To kick off opening night, ScreamFest will be presenting the World Premiere of David Arquette’s directorial debut film THE TRIPPER featuring cameos of both David Arquette & Courtney Cox - Arquette. Founder & Director, Rachel Belofsky of ScreamFest is thrilled to have the Arquettes involved especially because this is a true independent horror film.
As an addition on the eve of ScreamFest Oct 12th, the STARZ NETWORK will do its world premiere for the documentary “Going To Pieces” produced by Rachel Belofsky & her production company Candy Heart. The after party follows immediately at the famous Hollywood Wax Museum.
The fest holds an Award Dinner Ceremony as part of the closing night festivities. Awards are honored in the following categories; Best Director, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Horror Short, Best Student Horror Short, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Make Up, Best Musical Score, Best Animated Horror Short & Best Horror Documentary.
Judges for the competition have included such notable names as Academy Award ™ winning special effects master, Stan Winston; Sean Cunningham (Friday The 13th, Freddy vs Jason ), director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist); Jeff Katz creative executive at New Line Cinema; development executive Michael Grady; Alex Franklin, Director of Development of Weinstein Co. Director David Ellis (Snakes On A Plane) and David Kopple, motion picture literary agent for the Gersh Agency.
ScreamFest has been highly publicized in the media by Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, On The Boulevard, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, local news and radio stations, just to name a few.
ScreamFest sponsors this year include Monster HD, Screenplay.com, IFilm, Hot Topic, Jewel Wine and Yes Vodka.
2006 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2006 – Screamfest Horror Film Festival's 5th annual festival awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers, actors and screenplay Sunday during the fest’s closing night at Maggiano's. Director Sean S. Cunningham received a Career Achievement Award. Screamfest, which ran from Oct. 13 – 23, 2006 at the Mann Chinese Theater, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to horror film enthusiasts and general audiences.
Happy Birthday To You - David Alcalde
Cameron Pearce -The Beach Party At The Threshold Of Hell
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS:
Fido Film AB & Ulitka Post Production- Frostbitten
David Perrault - The Marsh
Fido Film AB - Frostbitten
BEST MUSICAL SCORE:
Anthony Lledo -Frostbitten
Marc Sentner- The Lost
Essie Davis - Isolation
The Beach Party At The Threshold Of Hell
Billy O'Brien - Isolation
Ruth Kenley-Letts, Ed Guiney & Bertrand Faivre - Isolation
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
CONGRATULATIONS 2006 AWARD WINNERS!
BLOODSUCKA JONES - by Justin Armao
BORDERLAND - by Ken Henderson
CHILDISH THINGS - Alex Greenfield
CODE OF THE HUNT - by by Terek Puckett & Andrew Copp
THE COLLECTOR - by Anne Sagel
DARK AGE - by Steve Hayes
THE DEAD - by Steve Hayes
DOUBLE-O-ZOMBIE - by Brad Lohan
DOWNPOUR by - Alex Simon
FIERCE BY - Terek Puckett
FIVE JAKES AND A TOM by - West Hyler
FRACTURE by - Terek Puckett
THE LAB by - Arkady Fridman
THE MARK by - Alexander Pajcin
MIDNIGHT by - Shane Hawks
MISCHIEF by - John Anthony Bruno & Josh Newell
THE NESTER by - Carolyn Haines & Sarah Bewley
PARAPHILIA by - Wendy Diane Miller
PERGATORY NEW MEXICO by - Shane Dax Taylor & George A. Maranville
THE SEA DEVILS by - Tom Cosgrove
SUFFER THE CHILDREN by - Michael Strode
A TASTE FOR BLOOD by - Victor Phan
UNDERTOW by - Jon Clark
WELCOME TO SALVATION by - Aaron Dent
ZOMBIE HIGH SCHOOL by - John Ross Bowie & Jamie Denbo
2006 Festival Schedule
This Sixth ‘night of horrors’ Screamfest Horror Film Festival occurred on October 13th - 22nd at the Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.
Friday - Oct 13, 2006
Saturday - Oct 14, 2006
Sunday - Oct 15, 2006
Special Sneak Peek
Monday - Oct 16, 2006
After Dark Horror Fest
Tuesday - Oct 17, 2006
DVD Sneak Preview Screening w/James Gunn
Wednesday - Oct 18, 2006
Red Carpet Premiere
Thursday - Oct 19, 2006
After Dark Horrorfest
Special Theatrical Screening
Friday - Oct 20, 2006
Saturday - Oct 21, 2006
Special Sneak Peek
Sign up for the Screamfest mailing list so you never miss an event!