HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 10 - 19th, 2017 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

Individual film tickets are on sale now for $11.00 each!

The Closing Night Awards Ceremony & Reception takes place October 19th at 9PM at Teddy's in the Roosevelt Hotel. Get more information & purchase tickets here. The winning screenplay will be announced at the festival awards ceremony on October 19th, 2017.

The FILM SCHEDULE & FILM GUIDE are up!

The SCREENPLAY FINALIST have been announced! See the finalists here. The winning screenplay will be announced at the festival awards ceremony on October 19th, 2017.

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TICKETS

Buy individual tickets for all film screenings, parties and events included in the 2017 festival. Additional films to be added.

2017 FILM GUIDE

Take a peek at the amazing films you will see at the 2017 festival. From short films to features we have it all!

ABOUT US

Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States.

FESTIVAL INFO

Come celebrate our 17th year in October with some of the best horror films from around the world!

The Latest

Screamfest Announces Official Lineup

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The countdown has officially begun for Screamfest 2017 and we have dropped the official lineup. With less than two weeks before the festival kickoff, we here at Screamfest are gearing for another kick ass year of genre films from around the world. Aside from the killer American films to look forward to, we also have an especially great lineup of international films to check out. Some of our most well received films in recent years have been international titles, including last year’s Lake Bodom out of Finland.

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Five Films to Get You Ready for Leatherface

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In combination with the recent Screamfest announcement that we would be hosting the North American premiere of the much-anticipated Leatherface, and the recent and devastating loss of the great Tobe Hooper, this is the perfect time to honor the franchise that stemmed from his original masterpiece, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The TCM franchise has grown to be about as diverse as Hooper’s own career. It has explored everything from prequels to sequels to remakes. Even after all of this, including the pretty recent release of 2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D, fans are still left wanting more.

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Upcoming Films & Events

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead

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    No Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 36 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
    Directed by: 
    George A. Romero
    Produced by: 
    Karl Hardman & Russell W. Streiner
    Written by: 
    John A. Russo & George A. Romero
    Main Cast: 
    Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman

    About the Director

    George RomeroNight of the Living Dead was completed on a $114,000 budget and premiered October 1,1968. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, as a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Night of the Living Dead led to five subsequent films between 1978 and 2010, also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in 1990, directed by Tom Savini.

    10/19/2017 - 5:00pm
  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead

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    No Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 36 min
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. The Dead have waited. The day has come.
    Directed by: 
    George A. Romero
    Produced by: 
    Richard P. Rubinstein
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Salah M. Hassanein
    Written by: 
    George A. Romero
    Main Cast: 
    Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander and Joseph Pilato, with Richard Liberty and Howard Sherman

    About the Director

    George A. RomeroLegendary filmmaker George A. Romero was born on February 4, 1940, in the Bronx, New York. He started out making commercials and short films before moving on to feature films. His iconic movies, including Night of the Living Dead and Day of the Dead, he combines horror with social commentary and satire. This film features Sherman Howard in an early appearance as Bub, and make-up artist Gregory Nicotero playing Private Johnson and assisting Tom Savini with the make-up effects. The Godfather of Gore departed this world on July of this year.

    10/19/2017 - 7:00pm
  • Closing Night Awards & Reception

    Closing Night Awards & Reception

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    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00pm

    Join us for CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS & RECEPTION as we celebrate the filmmakers of the 2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL. The reception will commence at 9:00PM, enjoy bites & beverages at Teddy's located inside of the historic Roosevelt Hotel. This ticket includes admission to the CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS & RECEPTION only. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol. Bring your smartphone Screamfest or Paypal receipt to the WILL CALL table located in the lobby of the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters on the 3rd level or meet us at Teddy's located inside the Roosevelt Hotel at 9:00PM.

    Teddy's located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
    7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Tickets are non-refundable

    10/19/2017 - 9:00pm
  • Creepshow

    Creepshow

    A tribute to George A. Romero: The Romero-thon featuring Day of the Dead, Creepshow & the FREE screening of Night of the Living Dead

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    No Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
    Run Time: 
    2 hour 10 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    THE MOST FUN YOU’LL EVER HAVE… BEING SCARED! Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
    Directed by: 
    George A. Romero
    Produced by: 
    Richard P. Rubinstein
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Salah M. Hassanein
    Written by: 
    Stephen King
    Main Cast: 
    Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver

    About the Director

    George RomeroWhen horror was made by people who loved horror. Romero teamed up with author Stephen King for the film Creepshow (1982), which was inspired by the horror comics of the 1950s. It did well at the box office and produced a sequel, Creepshow 2 (1987). Romero also has participated in the remakes of some of his classic works. He was an executive producer on the 2010 version of The Crazies starring Timothy Olyphant. Romero also served as an executive producer on the 2012 documentary Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film. Romero has contributed to several video games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops. The legendary father of the modern zombie movie died in his sleep on July 16, 2017 at the age of 77. According to a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Romero died "while...read more

    10/19/2017 - 9:00pm


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