Join us for the Double Feature - Fears & Beers screening of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and SOCIETY at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, CA on Saturday May 6th at 7:30PM. Get your FREAK on at this crazy ass screening! Tickets are $20.00 and includes admittance to both films and a complimentary beer for guest who are 21+. Purchase your tickets by clicking the ticket link. A Q&A moderated by Brian Collins of BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH will follow the screening of Society and will include director Brian Yuzna and actress Devin DeVasquez. Additional talent will be announced when we get confirmation.
On the cusp of his 18th birthday, Billy discovers that his life of wealth and privilege has some very dark and disturbing origins and the people he calls family and friends are not what they seem. After seeing this film, you will never be able to hear the word "shunting" without contorted images of twisting and converging bodies popping into your head. If you haven't seen the film in its entirety, needless to say, you will never be the same afterward. - Adam Barker
This is the movie that truly unleashed Screaming Mad George's diseased brain onto the world. After working on the creature effects crew on Predator and as a makeup artist on Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4, Brian Yuzna finally gave George the chance to cut loose. And George's design work on Society was truly inspired. It remains as shocking and viscerally impactful today as the day it was made.
Society also operates on another level, as a critique of class in American society. We live in highly stratified groups with the hope to one day ascend to the next financial level. Yuzna takes the concept of the rich feeding off the poor to its literal extreme. - Adam Barker
Bride of Re-Animator
In the further adventures of Herbert West and Dan Cain, after salvaging the heart of Cain's dead girlfriend, the two attempt to build her a new body and bring her back to life. Yet Dr. Hill has returned to put a stop to their aspirations. In the pulse-pounding sequel to the horror classic, Yuzna sends up the Universal horror tradition in Grand Guignol fashion.
Bodily experiments that would make Dr. Moreau blush are the true centerpiece of the film. Whether it is the spider creature made out of severed fingers and an eyeball or the dead dog with human arms for legs, Screaming Mad George once again lets his imagination loose in truly spectacular fashion. Dr. Hill is transformed into a flying severed head with giant bat wings. And the film builds toward a truly heart-stopping conclusion. - Adam Barker
Tickets are non-refundable
What a great time we had at our mixer at Delphine in Hollywood, CA Thursday night. Check out our photos from the mixer and see all the fun we were having. If you couldn't make it, be sure to join us next time. Like us on Facebook or Check back on our site for the next date.
Some highlights of the evening: Ashley C. Williams from The Human Centipede was in attendance representing her new neon noir revenge thriller Julia screening in October. Actor Carter Roy was representing his film Refuge which will be premiering at Screamfest in October as well. Naked Zombie Girl (Instant Cult Classic! ) director Rickey Bird and producer Nick Reisinger joined the good times. Don't miss their short film in October.
We love seeing our Screamfest family: Ray McDermott of Film Radar, Sean Decker of Dread Central,
Victor Phan, Ryan Amendt & friends, Lydelle Jackson, Cezil Reed, Phyllis Kemp, Bill Millsap, Angelica Ulloa (Our Kick Ass photographer!), Drina Durazo and meeting new friends.
It was great to see our friends Gavin Hignight and Luke LaBeau from Fearnet & Icons of Fright hanging out and our previous alumni. Alumni sightings: Justin Dix director of the award winning film Crawlspace at our 2012 festival. Actress Bel Delia from the award winning film The Tunnel from our 2011 festival. John Michael Elfers director of Finale premiered at our 2009 festival. Micah Delhauer the writer of The Edge of Oblivion won the Best Screenplay award at our 2013 festival. Michael Strode director of the student short Black Gulch from our 2003 festival. Christian Ackerman, short film director of The Summoners featured at our 2013 festival.