HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 10 - 19th, 2017 - HOLLYWOOD, CA

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

Please Note>>Venue change-DEAD ANT will premiere in the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Please pick up your tickets at the Will Call table in front of the theater. Disney is having a premiere and has the whole TCL 6 theatres on the third level so it will be crowded.

**Important*** Take elevator to level TWO. Exit elevators and go left and head toward the SWEET store on the other side of the Dolby steps. Make a left and follow along the perimeter of the SWEET store until you come to escalators and stairs. Take the stairs down to the Grauman’s courtyard at the bottom of the stairs. We’ll have people and signage along the way.

The FILM SCHEDULE & FILM GUIDE are up! FESTIVAL PASSES are on sale. We have added two new passes that include all films screening on either Saturday or Sunday. ON SALE NOW! The SATURDAY SCREAM PASS & the BLOODY SUNDAY PASS for full days of horror! Purchase yours here.

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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!

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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

  • To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

    To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

    A Q&A with Kane Hodder moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death. follows the screening.

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    Los Angeles Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 48 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    Featuring interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story peels off the mask of Kane Hodder, cinema’s most prolific killer, in a gut-wrenching, but inspiring, documentary. To Hell and Back is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.
    Directed by: 
    Derek Dennis Herbert
    Produced by: 
    Andrew Barcello Derek Dennis Herbert
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Andrew Barcello, Derek Dennis Herbert, Judy Fox, Kane Hodder
    Written by: 
    N/A
    Main Cast: 
    Kane Hodder Robert Englund Bruce Campbell Cassandra Peterson Adam Green Mike Aloisi John Carl Buechler Sean S. Cunningham

    About the Director

    Derek Herbert
    Derek Dennis Herbert is the co-founder of Masterfully Macabre Entertainment. Herbert is a filmmaker and director, with years of filmmaking experience and several financially successful independent documentaries under his belt. His keen vision and directing abilities captured the rawest moments and brought this documentary to life.

    10/17/2017 - 7:00pm
  • THE LODGERS

    THE LODGERS

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    US Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:30pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 33 minutes
    Country: 
    Ireland
    Synopsis: 
    A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland - but they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.
    Directed by: 
    Brian O’Malley
    Produced by: 
    Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson, Macdara Kelleher, Rory Gilmartin
    Written by: 
    David Turpin
    Main Cast: 
    Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, David Bradley Moe Dunford, Deirdre O'Kane, Roisin Murphy

    About the Director

    Brian O'Malley
    Before moving into Directing, Brian studied Sculpture in the DIT School of Fine Art. Whilst there his fascination with the exploration of three-dimensional space inevitably led to him picking up a video camera and creating his first experimental short films. Through these experiments, he discovered visual directors like Sergio Leone and Martin Scorsese, and his desire to be a highly visual commercial film director was born. His video work in college got the attention of his fellow students and before long he was making no-budget music videos for college bands. He considered abandoning art school in favour of film school, however, he felt compelled to complete his studies. After leaving college Brian worked internationally as a snow, ice and sand ...read more

    10/17/2017 - 9:30pm
  • Like.Share.Follow

    Like.Share.Follow

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    World Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 30 mins
    Country: 
    USA
    Synopsis: 
    Garrett is a rising YouTube star. Shell is a deeply emotional fan. When they begin a romantic relationship, he’s forced to question whether opening your life to strangers online is an invitation community and rescue…or stalking, obsession and madness.
    Directed by: 
    Glenn Gers
    Produced by: 
    Adam Hendricks, John Lang and Greg Gilreath
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Michael Joe & Floris Bauer
    Written by: 
    Glenn Gers
    Main Cast: 
    Keiynan Lonsdale , Ema Horvath, Nate Hartley, Abraham Benrubi

    About the Director

    Glenn Gers Glenn Gers has been a screenwriter for over 20 years, with credits including FRACTURE, MAD MONEY and the the Emmy-winning Showtime Original Family Movie OFF SEASON. In 2000 he wrote, directed and edited an ultra-low-budget independent feature, THE ACCOUNTANT, which was an official selection of the Atlanta Film Festival, and won the Discovery Award/Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. His second ultra-low-budget indie feature as writer/director was DISFIGURED, the story an unexpected friendship between two women: one obese, the other anorexic. It was an official selection at six film festivals, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the deadCENTER Film Festival. DISFIGURED was nominated as “Best Picture - Mental Health” by the PRISM Awards, ...read more

    10/18/2017 - 7:00pm
  • Double Date

    Double Date

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    US Premiere
    Showtime: 
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:30pm
    Run Time: 
    1 hour 30 min
    Country: 
    UK
    Synopsis: 
    Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30. He and his cocky friend Alex think they've hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night. But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity - Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.
    Directed by: 
    Benjamin Barfoot
    Produced by: 
    Maggie Monteith & Matthew James Wilkinson
    Executive Producer(s): 
    Chris Reed
    Written by: 
    Danny Morgan
    Main Cast: 
    Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome, Michael Socha & Kelly Wenham

    About the Director

    Benjamin BarfootBenjamin Barfoot is a self taught filmmaker from Devon whose path to this festival started early when as a geeky child he started making stop motion animation films using plasticine. At school and then college he moved into film - creating shorts with the seemingly impossible dream of one day becoming a film director.

    Straight out of college Ben started his TV career as an editor, cameraman and VFX artist whilst continuing to make his own films "It's hard to find anyone to work on your films in the beginning so you just do it yourself. Before you know it, you're a bit of a one man band". Ben worked at MTV and Vice and most regularly for the BBC - travelling to Israel, Palestine, Egypt and the Calais jungle to make documentaries. “It’s all s...read more

    10/18/2017 - 9:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    The Oscar Room located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
    7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Tickets are non-refundable

    10/19/2017 - 9:00pm


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