And the Winners are...

  • BEST SHORT: THE LANDING directed by Josh Tanner
  • BEST HORROR COMEDY SHORT: DEAD HEARTS directed by Stephen W. Martin
  • BEST STUDENT FILM: SLUT directed by Chloe Okuno
  • BEST MUSICAL SCORE:Frank Hall for JULIA
  • BEST EDITING: – Sverrir Kristjánsson for JULIA
  • BEST SFX MAKEUP:Brian Spears for JULIA
  • BEST ACTRESS “Brought to you by Backstage”:Ashley C. Williams for JULIA
  • BEST ACTOR “Brought to you by Backstage”:Matthew Gray Gubler for SUBURBAN GOTHIC
  • BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: DARK WAS THE NIGHT
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: DARK WAS THE NIGHT
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:James Swift for WHITE SETTLERS
  • BEST DIRECTOR:Alejandro Hidalgo for THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME
  • BEST PICTURE: THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME
  • BEST SCREENPLAY: ASYLUM by Michael Strode and Eric Wostenberg
  • View the 2014 screenplay winner and finalist HERE.

    Congratulations to our 2014 winners of the Screamfest Horror Film Festival.

    Each film category winner receives the amazing Skull award designed by legendary FX Guru Stan Winston.

    We were honored to screen each film selection in the 2014 festival 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!

    Relive the festival...With our blogs that include festival photos and video!

    FEAR CLINIC PREMIERE PHOTOS!

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    "Fear Clinic" Premiere-- Black Carpet on Sunday October 22nd at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Check out the exclusive interview with Fear Clinic star Corey Taylor by Sean Decker of Dread Central. Video courtesy of John Elfers. SPOILER ALERT! Don't watch until AFTER you've seen the film! The Q&A with Corey Taylor, Writer Aaron R. Drane, fx gurus Bob Kurtzman (Predator, Army of Darkness) and Steve Johnson (Predator, Spiderman) will be posted soon.

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    SHORTS PREMIERE 2014 - PHOTOS!

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    We were fortunate to have many filmmakers of short films attend the 2014 festival. The quality of these short films is astounding! Click on the photo link to see photos of some of the amazing short filmmakers that attended the 2014 festival. SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE. Take a look at the “Shorts to Die For” lineup of 40 short films from all across the globe--

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    LOST AFTER DARK PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    "And you thought the 80's were dead!" In this clever homage to 80's slasher films, a group of teenagers looking to party get stranded when their ride breaks down, and end up being stalked by a cannibalistic killer.

    "Lost After Dark" Premiere-- Black Carpet with the film director Ian Kessner, cast and crew on Monday October 20th at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Exclusive video courtesy of John Elfers. Lost After Dark black carpet photos by Angelica Ulloa.

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    GIRLHOUSE PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    "GirlHouse" Premiere-- Black Carpet and Q&A on Monday October 20th at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Exclusive video courtesy of John Elfers. Spoiler Alert! Don't watch until AFTER you have seen the film. Watch the Q&A with producer/co-director Trevor Matthews, producer-writer Nick Gordon, actresses Elysia Rotaru & Zuleyka Silver that followed the film, moderated by Garrick Dion - Bron Studios and co producer of Drive and Whiplash. GirlHouse black carpet and Q&A photos by Angelica Ulloa.

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    THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    "The Creep Behind the Camera" Premiere-- Black Carpet and Q&A on Sunday October 19th at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Video courtesy of John Elfers. The Q&A that followed the screening with Director Pete Schuermann, Producer Nancy Theken, Actors Josh Phillips & Jodi Lynn Thomas. Introduced by Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff of MST3K (Mystery Science Theatre 3K). The Creep Behind the Camera black carpet photos by Angelica Ulloa.

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    I SURVIVED A ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST - PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    "I Survived a Zombie Holocaust" Premiere-- Black Carpet and Q&A on Saturday October 18th at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Exclusive video courtesy of John Elfers. Spoiler Alert! Don't watch until AFTER you have seen the film. See director Guy Pigden, DP Jon Wilson and stars Harley Neville & Reanin Johannink walk the black carpet. Watch the Q&A that followed the film, moderated by Fred Topel of Craveonline. I Survived a Zombie Holocaust black carpet and Q&A photos by Angelica Ulloa.

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    SUBURBAN GOTHIC - PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    Screamfest celebrated the Los Angeles Premiere of Suburban Gothic on October 18th, 20146 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Suburban Gothic is director Richard Bates Jr's second film following Excision, his gruesome horror about a disturbed teen's mental state.

    In attendance from the film were Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), Ray Santiago (“Ash vs Evil Dead,” In Time), Sally Kirkland (Bruce Almighty, JFK), along with director Richard Bates Jr. (Excision, Suburban Gothic) and more. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler won the Best Actor award for his performance.

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    THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME & REFUGE PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    "The House at the End of Time" winner of the Best Picture and Best Director award this year with the short film "The Good Samaritan" and "Refuge" Premiere-- Black Carpet and Q&A on Saturday October 18th at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Video courtesy of John Elfers. Spoiler Alert! Don't watch until AFTER you have seen the film.

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    WRONG TURN 6 - LAST RESORT PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    A sudden and mysterious inheritance brings Danny and his friends to Hobb Springs, a forgotten resort deep in the West Virginia hills. Hobb Springs is being looked after under the watchful care of Jackson and Sally, a socially and awkward couple who introduce Danny to the long lost family he's never known. Soon, Danny is forced to choose between his friends and his bloodline.

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    DARK WAS THE NIGHT PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    Screamfest "Dark Was the Night" Premiere-- Black Carpet and Q&A on Thursday October 16th at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Video courtesy of John Elfers. Dark Was the Night red carpet and Q&A photos by Angelica Ulloa.

    SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE.

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    2014 Screenplay Winner & Finalists

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    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 Wostenberg

    Narcosis by Chris Drzewiecki

    Recluse by Tim Gordon

    Terra Alpha One by Neil Chase

    The Complex by Alison Star Locke

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    Screamfest 2014 Awards

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    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!


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    SEE NO EVIL 2 PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEO!

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    The world premiere of Jen and Sylvia Soska’s feature See No Evil 2 took place October 15, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood.

    In attendance for the event were the film’s directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), and cast members WWE Superstar Glen “Kane” Jacobs, Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet II), Lee Majdoub, and Kaj-Erik Eriksen as well as actress Paula Lindberg (American Mary) and rockers Slash and Glenn Danzig.

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    OPENING NIGHT PARLOR PREMIERE - PHOTOS & VIDEOS!

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    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. Opening night red carpet photos by Angelica Ulloa and Sean Decker of Dread Central. Parlor Q&A photos and Opening Night Party photos by Angelica Ulloa.

    Spoiler Alert! Don't watch THE Q & A video until AFTER you've seen the film! This was the Q&A following the sold-out screening--

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    GRINDHOUSE SCREENING!

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    RAW FORCE (KUNG FU CANNIBALS) hosted by Eric Caidin of Hollywood Book & Poster
    - 35mm - DVD Giveaway - Raffle!
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:15pm

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    Screamfest Announces Shorts To Die For!

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    14th ANNUAL ……………

    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...

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    First Wave Announced

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    14th ANNUAL ……………

    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).

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    2014 Festival Schedule

    The 14th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival was held at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, CA - October 14 - 23, 2013.

    Tuesday - Oct 14, 2014

    Tuesday - Oct 14, 2014

    7:30PM

    Parlor

    Q&A with directors Devon Downs & Kenny Gage, moderated by Fede Alvarez, director of Evil Dead (2013)

    9:30PM

    OPENING NIGHT COMBO - PARLOR & PARTY!

    Wednesday - Oct 15, 2014

    Wednesday - Oct 15, 2014

    7:30PM

    See No Evil 2

    Q & A with Jen and Sylvia Soska moderated by Joe Lynch

    9:30PM

    Count to 10

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant<

    9:30PM

    The Last Halloween

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    9:30PM

    Monstro! (2014)

    Shorts Program 1 Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    9:30PM

    The Visitant

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    9:30PM

    Intruders

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    9:30PM

    MOTH (Man Of The House)

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    9:30PM

    Mr.Dentonn

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    9:30PM

    To The Other Side

    Shorts Program 1: Moth - Mr. Dentonn - Intruders - To the Other Side - The Last Halloween - Monstro! - Count to 10 - The Visitant

    Thursday - Oct 16, 2014

    Thursday - Oct 16, 2014

    7:30PM

    Dark Was the Night

    Q & A with Jack Heller, Kevin Durand and additional cast. Moderated by Umberto @elmayimbe Gonzalez of Latino Review.

    9:30PM

    Behind the Bush

    Shorts Program 2: The Gas Man - Behind the Bush - Cold Feet - Welcome to the Building - Silk - Naked Zombie Girl

    9:30PM

    Naked Zombie Girl

    Shorts Program 2: The Gas Man - Behind the Bush - Cold Feet - Welcome to the Building - Silk - Naked Zombie Girl

    9:30PM

    Welcome To The Building

    Shorts Program 2: The Gas Man - Behind the Bush - Cold Feet - Welcome to the Building - Silk - Naked Zombie Girl

    9:30PM

    Silk

    Shorts Program 2: The Gas Man - Behind the Bush - Cold Feet - Welcome to the Building - Silk - Naked Zombie Girl

    9:30PM

    Cold Feet

    Shorts Program 2: The Gas Man - Behind the Bush - Cold Feet - Welcome to the Building - Silk - Naked Zombie Girl

    9:30PM

    The Gas Man

    Shorts Program 2: The Gas Man - Behind the Bush - Cold Feet - Welcome to the Building - Silk - Naked Zombie Girl

    Friday - Oct 17, 2014

    Friday - Oct 17, 2014

    7:30PM

    Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

    FREE SCREENING!!

    9:45PM

    Preservation

    “A sustained white-knuckler” – John Hopewell, VARIETY “Morbidly twisted fun… subversive” – Matt Barone, COMPLEX

    Saturday - Oct 18, 2014

    Saturday - Oct 18, 2014

    12:00PM

    Timothy

    Student Shorts: Timothy - In the Deathroom - 3 Versos - Hunger - Reaver - Slut

    12:00PM

    Hunger

    Student Shorts: Timothy - In the Deathroom - 3 Versos - Hunger - Reaver - Slut

    12:00PM

    3 Versos

    Student Shorts: Timothy - In the Deathroom - 3 Versos - Hunger - Reaver - Slut

    12:00PM

    Reaver

    Student Shorts: Timothy - In the Deathroom - 3 Versos - Hunger - Reaver - Slut

    12:00PM

    In the Deathroom

    Student Shorts: Timothy - In the Deathroom - 3 Versos - Hunger - Reaver - Slut

    2:15PM

    Raw Force GRINDHOUSE

    GRINDHOUSE courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome hosted by Eric Caidin of Hollywood Book & Poster - 35mm - DVD Giveaway - Raffle! Raw Force on Blu-ray now.

    4:00PM

    Good Samaritan

    Good Samaritan will screen prior to The House at the End of Time
    Q & A with director Jeffrey Reddick moderated by Alisha Grauso of Moviepilot

    6:00PM

    Refuge

    The short film ALONE screens prior.

    6:00PM

    Alone

    Alone screens prior to the feature film Refuge.

    8:00PM

    Suburban Gothic

    Q & A with Richard Bates, Jr., Kat Dennings, Matthew Gray Gubler and Ray Wise. Moderated by Fred Topel of Craveonline.

    10:00PM

    I Survived A Zombie Holocaust

    Sunday - Oct 19, 2014

    Sunday - Oct 19, 2014

    12:30PM

    Cyprian's Prayer

    CYPRIAN’S PRAYER represents the best of independent horror cinema. Rich with spooky atmosphere, palpable dread and earned scares, it ably demonstrates that passion, talent and smarts can turn a budget limitation into an asset.", Craig Perry "A blood-curdling, electrifying experience from beginning to end. The scariest and most convincing demonic possession film since THE EXORCIST.”, Eric Red
    The short film SEQUENCE screens with.

    12:30PM

    Sequence

    Screens with the feature film Cyprian's Prayer

    2:30PM

    Hunt and Prey (Jaeger und Gejagte)

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    2:30PM

    Sentient

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    2:30PM

    Service

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    2:30PM

    Facsimile

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    2:30PM

    Itsy Bitsy Spiders

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    2:30PM

    Evil Twin

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    2:30PM

    Nuit Americhèn (Day for Night)

    Shorts Program 4: Hunt & Prey - Evil Twin - Facsimile - The Landing - Day for Night - Service - Sentient - Itsy Bitsy Spider

    5:00PM

    The Creep Behind the Camera

    Q & A with Director Pete Schuermann, Producer Nancy Theken, Actors Josh Phillips & Jodi Lynn Thomas. Introduced by Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff of MST3K (Mystery Science Theatre 3K)

    7:15PM

    The Creeping Terror

    Hosted by Eric Caidin of Hollywood Book and Poster /Grindhouse Film Festival. Eric Caidin and actor Byrd Holland will intro the film. Q & A follows.

    9:00PM

    Downstairs

    Shorts Program 3: Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    9:00PM

    The Quota

    Shorts Program 3: Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    9:00PM

    DUI

    Shorts Program 3: Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    9:00PM

    Zugar Zombie

    Shorts Program 3: Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    9:00PM

    Mineral

    Shorts Program 3 Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    9:00PM

    Zero

    Shorts Program 3: Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    9:00PM

    The Muck

    Shorts Program 3: Zugar Zombies - The Muck - Dead Hearts - Mineral - Zero - The Quota - DUI - Downstairs

    Monday - Oct 20, 2014

    Monday - Oct 20, 2014

    7:30PM

    Lost After Dark

    9:30PM

    GirlHouse

    Q&A with Producer/co-Director Trevor Matthews and Producer/Writer Nick Gordon, also actresses Elysia Rotaru and Zuleyka Silver. Moderated by Garrick Dion – Head of Development at Bron Studios and co-Producer of Drive and Whiplash.

    Tuesday - Oct 21, 2014

    Tuesday - Oct 21, 2014

    7:30PM

    The Tour

    The Tour screens prior to the feature film White Settlers.

    Wednesday - Oct 22, 2014

    Wednesday - Oct 22, 2014

    7:30PM

    Fear Clinic

    Q & A with director Rob Hall, Corey Taylor, fx gurus Bob Kurtzman (Predator, Army of Darkness) and Steve Johnson (Predator, Spider-Man.)

    Thursday - Oct 23, 2014

    Thursday - Oct 23, 2014

    6:00PM

    White Settlers

    Encore Screening! The short film Slut screens prior.

    6:00PM

    SLUT

    8:00PM

    The House at the End of Time

    Presented by NALIPlogo

    8:00PM

    Dead Hearts

    Encore Screening! Screens prior to The House at the End of Time

    10:00PM

    Julia

    Encore Screening! The short film The Landing screens prior.

    10:00PM

    The Landing


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