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CONGRATULATIONS FESTIVAL WINNERS!

America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded the top movies, filmmakers, and actors of the festival the amazing Stan Winston designed skull award. The festival, which ran from October 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.

See photos from the 2016 Closing Night Ceremony & Reception here.

MY FATHER DIE and THE MASTER CLEANSE tied with the most awards, each with four. MY FATHER DIE won Best Picture, Best Director with Sean Brosnan, Best Editing by Jason Eric Perlman and Sean Brosnan, as well as Best Musical Score by Justin Small and Ohad Benchetrit.

THE MASTER CLEANSE won the Best Actor category with Johnny Galecki, Best Makeup by Naomi Bakstad, Best Special FX by Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius, and Creature FX Artists, as well as Best Visual FX by George A. Loucas.


BEST SHORT –
A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky

BEST STUDENT SHORT –
Pigskin – Jake Hammond

BEST EDITING –
Jason Eric Perlman & Sean Brosnan – My Father Die

BEST ACTOR –
Johnny Galecki – The Master Cleanse

BEST MUSICAL SCORE –
Justin Small & Ohad Benchetrit – My Father Die

BEST ACTRESS –
Mimosa Williamo – Lake Bodom

BEST MAKEUP –
Naomi Bakstad – The Master Cleanse

BEST CINEMATOGROPHY –
Joe Dietsch – Happy Hunting

BEST SPECIAL FX
– Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius & Creature FX Artists – The Master Cleanse

BEST VISUAL FX –
George A. Loucas – The Master Cleanse

BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY –
Plum Island – Matthew Lee Blackburn

BEST DIRECTOR – Sean Brosnan –
My Father Die

BEST PICTURE –
My Father Die


Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) served as ambassador for the festival, which showcased 73 films this year. Along with the myriad of horror films at the festival, Screamfest hosted free screenings of TV episodes inspired by the popular horror films WOLF CREEK and THE EXORCIST.

Screamfest is sponsored by Pop TV, Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, Crypt TV, Brickwork, and Dapper Cadaver. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


Congratulations to our 2016 Screenplay Winner and Finalist!



WINNER

  • Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn

TOP 5:

  • Spider Eaters by Michael Klug
  • Red Comet by Matthew David
  • Dark Jungle by Kevin Wray Anthony Wilson
  • Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn
  • Madness in the Mine by Tasha Lowe Newsome & Yuell Newsome

TOP 10:

  • The Black Spot by Ryan Roope & Joseph Henderson
  • Children of the Dead by Jeff Bassetti
  • Dark Jungle by Kevin Wray Anthony Wilson
  • Madness in the Mine by Tasha Lowe Newsome & Yuell Newsome
  • Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn
  • Prey by Jason Fong
  • Red Comet by Matthew David
  • Red Room by Michael A. Cantu
  • The Rougarou by Chris Grillot
  • Spider Eaters by Michael Klug

SEMI-FINALISTS:

  • Axiom of Evil by Connor Gunnin
  • Black Zombi by Clint Mathewson
  • Cadaver by Todd Naylor
  • Catharsis by Christopher T. Wood
  • Cemetery Hill by Cornelius Broderick
  • Dead by Trevor Keeth
  • Dead Children by Dean Wehrli
  • Die Sitter Die! by Sam Boxleitner, Lee Boxleitner & Alex Holcomb
  • Hungerpangs by Nathan Ludwig
  • It's a Love Story by Laura Patterson & Isaac Alpert
  • Lust for Blood,Lust for Death by Christopher Fay
  • Scare Me by Christopher Hlas
  • The Abandoned Ones by Tim Cairo
  • The Last Day by Daniel Abts & Simon Nagel
  • The Reaper’s Time by Terrence Mitchell Thibodeaux
  • The Secret Behind Andover Palms by Jimmy Scanlon
  • Vein by David Jung
  • Wandering Star by Michael Raymond
  • Widow by Robert Bruce Baird & Robert Gosnell
  • Wolves at the Door by Pradeep Aujla

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

Bedeviled Premiere October 22, 2016 (Photos)

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Fear was viral at the LA Premiere of Bedeviled on October 22, 2016 at the 16th annual Horror Festival. The Nicholl Felloship winners directors Abel and Burlee Vang were in attendance along with some of the cast members and an almost sold out crowd!

Five teenagers receive an invite to download a Siri-like app. Once they accept this app which calls itself Mister Bedevil, it begins to torment each of them by tapping into their worst fears. To stop this malevolent force, the teens must learn to trust and depend on each other’s wits and courage.

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Fox Exorcist Episode Screening

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The EXCLUSIVE Free Screening of Fox's THE EXORCIST, Inspired by the classic movie with DVD giveaways & party courtesy of Scream Factory took place on October 21,2016.

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Found Footage 3D Premiere

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Found Footage 3D made its Los Angeles premiere at Screamfest on October 26, 2016 in 3D!

The Director Steven DeGennaro; actors Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O'Brien, Jessica Perrin, Scott Allen Perry, Scott Weinberg; Producer Charles Mulford and the Cinematographer Drew Daniels were in attendance at the premiere.

Found Footage 3D is about a group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie,
but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.

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Shorts Programs

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Screamfest had an amazing six blocks of short films and one block of student short films premiering at the 2016 festival. We were fortunate to have some short filmmakers in attendance for the majority of the festival who supported their fellow filmmakers. It was great getting to know these filmmakers and making new friendships. They also had the opportunity to network with other filmmakers during the ten day festival run. The winner of the Best Short award was A NEARLY PERFECT BLUE SKY by Quarxx. The winning student short was PIGSKIN by Jake Hammond.

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Happy Hunting Premiere

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The visually stunning film, HAPPY HUNTING celebrated its World Premiere at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival on October 21, 2016 at 9:30PM.

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Wolf Creek POP TV Screening Event

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Murdering psychopath Mick Taylor (John Jarratt), one of the most terrifying killers ever depicted on the big screen, attended Screamfest on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:30 PM for the special screening of the WOLF CREEK television series: www.poptv.com/wolfcreek. Fans joined John for a complimentary cocktail reception at Sid's Bar in the theater lobby while playing horror trivia.

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My Father Die Premiere

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The revenge thriller, MY FATHER DIE celebrated its Los Angeles premiere at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival as the closing night film.

The movie’s L.A. premiere at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres took place October 27, 2016. In attendance were director Sean Brosnan, who made his feature film writing and directing. Other special guests at the screening included the cast and crew from the film. A Q& A followed the screening.

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SCREAM Fears & Beers

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Boozing it up at bars is fun and all, but even that can get boring after awhile. The antidote is the Fears & Beers screening of SCREAM on Thursday December 8th at 7:30PM at the TCL Chinese Theatres 6 in Hollywood & Highland. Join us for a fun evening of SCREAM trivia with PRIZES!! A Q&A follows the screening.

FUN FACTS

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The Master Cleanse Premiere - Photos

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The imaginative fantasy horror movie, ‘The Master Cleanse,’ celebrated its Los Angeles premiere at the 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival.

The movie’s L.A. premiere at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres took place October 22, 2016. In attendance were actor-executive producer Johnny Galecki and filmmaker Bobby Miller, who made his feature film writing and directing. Bobby Miller is a Screamfest alumni with his short film Tub that premiered in 2010. Other special guests at the screening included actors Chris Hardwick who moderated the Q& A following the screening.

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2016 OPENING NIGHT - TRASH FIRE PREMIERE

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival celebrated the Los Angeles Premiere of TRASH FIRE on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

In attendance from the film: Angela Trimbur (The Final Girls, “The New Girl”), Ray Santiago (“Ash vs Evil Dead,” In Time), Sally Kirkland (Bruce Almighty, JFK), Molly McCook (“The Ranch,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), director Richard Bates Jr. (Excision, Suburban Gothic) and more.

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Screamfest 2016: Winners Announced!

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America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded the top movies, filmmakers, and actors of the festival. The festival, which ran from October 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.

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2016 Screenplay Finalists

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Congratulations to our 2016 Screenplay Winner and Finalist!


WINNER
  • Plum Island by Matthew Lee Blackburn


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FREE EVENT! WOLF CREEK EPISODE SCREENING

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Got your ticket? Join us for a cocktail reception at Sid's Bar!
Meet Murdering Psychopath Mick Taylor at a Special Screening of Pop’s Wolf Creek, Inspired By The Cult Movie.

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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 ARCHIVES

Check out our previous festival line-up-winners-brochure & more by selecting the festival year below.

2016 Festival Schedule

The 16th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival was held at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 - October 18th till October 27th, 2016.

10/18/2016 - 7:00pm
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Tuesday - Oct 18, 2016
7:00PM
Trash Fire Poster and Party Opening Night Film & Party Don't miss the OPENING NIGHT PARTY with gourmet bites and beverages at OHM!
Trash Fire Trash Fire Q&A with director Richard Bates, Jr. & cast
Tuesday - Oct 18, 2016
Wednesday - Oct 19, 2016
Wednesday - Oct 19, 2016
8:30PM
Wolf Creek Screening WOLF CREEK

FREE EVENT with Mick Taylor - Cocktail Reception & Dead Right Horror Trivia Night

Thursday - Oct 20, 2016
Thursday - Oct 20, 2016
9:30PM
Incarnation INCARNATION

"Like SOURCE CODE and LOOPER…edge of your seat thrills, twists and turns" - The Edge. “This psychological thriller from Serbia about a hit man caug...read more

Friday - Oct 21, 2016
7:00PM
The Exorcist Episode Screening THE EXORCIST

DVD giveaways courtesy of Scream Factory and a Q & A with Executive Producer/Show Runner Rolin Jones, Director Jason Ensler & Surprise Guest!

Friday - Oct 21, 2016
Saturday - Oct 22, 2016
8:00PM
The Master Cleanse Film Still The Master Cleanse Q&A with the director Bobby Miller and Johnny Galecki
Saturday - Oct 22, 2016
10:00PM
Bedeviled Film Still Bedeviled
"Bedeviled is in the vein of The Ring" - Voltage Pictures Join us afterward for Q&A and a raffle drawing for horror movie blu-rays an...read more
Sunday - Oct 23, 2016
6:00PM
The House film still The House
Sunday - Oct 23, 2016
8:00PM
Lake Bodom Lake Bodom

Join us for a pre-cocktail reception - 6:30PM at Sid's bar. Show your ticket for a complimentary drink! Sponsored by the Consulate General of Fin...read more

Sunday - Oct 23, 2016
10:00PM
Therapy Film Still Therapy A new horror film from director Nathan Ambrosioni (who turned 16 while filming!)
Monday - Oct 24, 2016
7:00PM
Christopher Walken from the Dead Zone The Dead Zone FEARS & BEERS show your concession receipt for your complimentary beverages.
Monday - Oct 24, 2016
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Tuesday - Oct 25, 2016
9:30PM
The Unseen Film Still The Unseen

The Unseen is a miraculously solid blend of thriller, horror, and family drama that unravels in a tangible small town setting.- Bloody Disgusting...read more

Wednesday - Oct 26, 2016
7:00PM
Quenottes (Pearlies) Quenottes (Pearlies)
Found Footage 3D Found Footage 3D

Bloody-Disgusting says "the near-perfect horror experience"

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