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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.

Jarratt whose chilling performance as the iconic character Mick Taylor in the feature films “Wolf Creek” and “Wolf Creek 2,” did a rambunctious Q&A moderated by the Festival Ambassador Lydia Hearst.

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Inspired by the cult movie—which was named one of “The 25 best horror movies since 2000” (AV Squad), one of “The 100 Best Horror films” (Time Out), and one of “The 25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining” (Vulture)—the six-part television event, WOLF CREEK, is a psychological thriller premiering Friday nights at 10:00 PM, ET/PT (starting October 14) exclusively on cable network Pop.

This primetime event at LA Screamfest will include a screening of two back-to-back, uncut episodes followed by a one-on-one chat with WOLF CREEK star John Jarratt. Fan engagement and photos with John will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.

ABOUT POP:
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.

Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”

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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.

Happy Hunting, with its directorial debut by Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson, stars Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Conner Williams, and Gary Sturm. In addition to the directors, producers
Bryson Pintard and Jeff Kalligherin along with cast and crew were in attendance. Other special guests at the screening included actress Annet Mahendru of the award winning show "The Americans."
A Q& A followed the screening.

HAPPY HUNTING was also a big winner at the closing night awards. Winning the amazing Stan Winston designed skull award for Best Cinematography by Joe Dietsch.

Warren is a degenerate drifter, scraping by, suffering from debilitating alcohol withdrawals on a daily basis. On his way down to Mexico, he finds himself stranded in Bedford Flats, a one-horse town nestled deep in the American desert. It was a once-prosperous hunting community that has been reduced to an impoverished dust bowl. Unfortunately for Warren, it turns out that the town’s pastime is rounding up drifters and hunting them as part of an elaborate sporting event. To make matters worse, he’ll go into alcoholic withdrawal unless he finds a way to stay intoxicated. It all builds to a blood-soaked, live-or-die showdown deep in the desert.

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Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa

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.

The Shorts 1 program on Saturday 10/22 at 6pm included the short films: Oedipus, Blood Trail, Cauchemar Capitonné, Into the Mud, Consurgo, KITCHEN_REMODEL.wmv, Laura Lost and Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol.

The Shorts 2 program on Saturday 10/22 at 2pm included the short films: The Incredible Tale of the Incredible Woman-Spider, Never Tear Us Apart, Gavage, Frozen Eye, First Like and Creatures of Whitechapel.

The Shorts 3 program on Sunday 10/23 at 2pm included the short films: Agatha, The Babysitter Murders, A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky, Reflex, Kiss the Devil in the Dark.

The Shorts 4 program on Sunday 10/23 at 12pm included the short films: Black Ring, Overtime, It’s A Boy, Death Metal, Ok Monster, In the Kitchen with…, Blue Moon, The Last Junkie on Earth, Last Resort and The Perfect Family.

The Shorts 5 program on Saturday 10/22 at 4pm included the short films: Whisper, Alien Inside, Frail, A Father’s Day, Blackbird, La Cena, Those Among Us and Monsters.

The Shorts 6 program on Sunday 10/23 at 4pm included the short films: The Sunken Convent, No Caller ID, NSFW, Little Boy Blue, Wandering Soul, Feeding Time and Scratch.

The Student program on Saturday 10/22 at 12pm included the short films: Home Education, Charlie, The Ghost, Wan Mei (Perfect), Pigskin and Bobo.

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Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa

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.

Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa

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