2015 Festival Archive | SCREAMFEST

CONGRATULATIONS FESTIVAL WINNERS!

The 15th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival Awards ceremony was held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, CA - October 22nd, 2015.

View the 2015 screenplay winner and finalist HERE.

Congratulations to our 2015 Winners of the Screamfest Horror Film Festival.

Each Film category winner receives the amazing Skull award designed by legendary FX Guru Stan Winston.

We were honored to screen each film selection in the 2015 festival and to celebrate the winners. The 15th annual Screamfest Horror Festival concluded on the evening of October 22nd with an Awards Ceremony and Reception. Awards were given out in 12 categories including the Best Screenplay Award. Congratulations Festival Winners!

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

Festival Events - Art Show & Random Fun

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival runs for ten days in October and although films are the main attraction during the festival, we do have a few other tricks up out sleeves. This year we added additional attractions to the festival, including a wonderful dark art show featuring a different artist each day. Check out some of the photos of the art that was displayed. On Saturday October 17th, 2015, the talented artist Peter Goode painted live in the theater lobby.

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SCREAMFEST 2015 Closing Night Awards

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HOLLYWOOD – Oct. 23, 2015 – We are pleased to announce the 2015 Festival winners at last night's Awards reception that took place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. The award winners were presented the coveted Screamfest Skull Award last night for winning in the following categories.

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension premiered as the closing night film of the festival to over 700 attendees, playing in RealD 3D at the TCL Chinese Theatre Thursday, Oct. 22, the day before its wide release.

The premiere featured a red carpet with an impressive pre party held in the orange courtyard. Those fortunate enough to have the right ticket in hand got access to trendy food trucks, a pop up candy store, free tee shirts, and a dj pumpin the jams and handing out some killer raffle prizes.

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2015 Screenplay Winner - Top 5 - Finalists

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2015 Screenplay Award Winner & Finalists

BEST SCREENPLAY
Blackvoid
Joseph J. Greenberg

TOP FIVE SCREENPLAYS

THE APOCALYPSE CHRONICLES
Nathan Ludwig & Charles Devin Hill

ASSISTED DYING
by Nick Chianese

LET IT BLEED
by Scott Selden

THE HOUSESITTER
by Suju Vijayan & Dave Palamaro

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The Labyrinth Screening

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The USC’s School of Cinematic Arts class co-taught by James Franco, Vince Jolivette and SCA Faculty John Watson, had its premiere screening of 'THE LABYRINTH' at SCREAMFEST on October 18th, 2015. 'THE LABYRINTH' is a bold new feature-length film produced by James Franco and Vince Jolivette’s Rabbit Bandini Productions, made in partnership with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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CONDEMNED Premiere

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The feature film Condemned premiered on Sunday October 18th, 2015 at Screamfest. The stars of the film graciously signed posters for fans in the theater lobby. After the screening, Chris Hardwick of Nerdist (Talking Dead) moderated a Q & A with Lydia Hearst, Dylan Penn, Honor Titus, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Perry Yung, Kevin Kirkwood Smith and Ronen Rubinstein. Sean Penn was in attendance supporting his daughter Dylan Penn who stars in the film.

SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE.

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Feast 10 Year Anniversary Screening

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Feast had its 10 year anniversary at Screamfest on Friday October 16th, 2015. A Conversation with director John Gulager, Diane Gulager, producer Clu Gulager, Chris Moore, writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, actresses Krista Allen and Jenny Wade, Nick Phillips, Duane Whitaker, Gary Tunnicliffe and Judah Friedlander followed the screening. Take a look at this great article by Jonathan Weichsel of MoreHorror.com.

By Jonathan Weichsel
MoreHorror.com

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Hangman

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Hangman premiered Wednesday October 14, 2015 at Screamfest. The Hangman (Eric Michael Cole) made his appearance in the theater unnerving some audience members in good fun. A Q& A followed the screening with Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order), Kate Ashfield (Shaun of Dead) and Eric Michael Cole (The Hangman). Fans took selfies with Jeremy and the Hangman (Eric Michael Cole) following the Q & A.

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OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE TALES OF HALLOWEEN

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The sold out opening night film Tales of Halloween screened Tuesday October 12, 2015. Read Dread Central's review of the evening by Sean Decker.

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY!

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After the sold out screening of Tales of Halloween, guest walked across Hollywood Blvd to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium for an evening of epic oddness & good times! Guest dined on a shrimp cocktail brain, prosciutto eyeballs, ghostly puffed pastry with goat cheese, tapenade & olive face, stake through the heart caprese skewers, bocconcini eyeballs with prosciutto, olive & parma ham and sweet mummy berries of white chocolate, cupcakes with body parts, an amazing Freddy Krueger cake and drinks from the fully stocked open bar.

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'Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension' to Premiere at Screamfest (Exclusive)

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SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 10:00am PT by Borys Kit from Hollywood Reporter.

The scary movie will close out the horror film festival. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will premiere as the closing night of the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, playing in RealD 3D at the TCL Chinese Theatre Thursday, October 22, the day before its wide release.

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2015 Festival Schedule

The 15th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival will be held at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 - October 13th till October 22nd, 2015.

Tuesday - Oct 13, 2015

Tuesday - Oct 13, 2015

7:30PM

Tales of Halloween

7:30PM

Opening Night Film & Party!

9:30PM

OPENING NIGHT PARTY!

Wednesday - Oct 14, 2015

Wednesday - Oct 14, 2015

7:30PM

Hangman

A conversation with Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order), Kate Ashfield (Shaun of Dead) and Eric Michael Cole (The Hangman) follows the screening.

9:30PM

Curve

9:30PM

SEVER

Thursday - Oct 15, 2015

Thursday - Oct 15, 2015

7:30PM

Naciye

7:30PM

Night of the Slasher

9:30PM

The Unraveling

Friday - Oct 16, 2015

Friday - Oct 16, 2015

7:30PM

FEAST

A Conversation with John Gulager, Diane Gulager, Clu Gulager, Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, Chris Moore, Jenny Wade, Krista Allen, Nick Phillips,...read more

10:00PM

Phase IV

Saturday - Oct 17, 2015

Saturday - Oct 17, 2015

11:30AM

In Extremis

11:30AM

WILLA

11:30AM

Market St.

11:30AM

Don't Let Them In

11:30AM

El Espejo Humano

11:30AM

The Call

11:30AM

Fish Eye

1:30PM

The Prey

1:30PM

The Thing in the Apartment

1:30PM

Artifitial

1:30PM

Velkommen til Paradis

1:30PM

El Bosque Negro

1:30PM

Demons in the Dark

1:30PM

Surgery

3:30PM

Bait

3:30PM

Dough

6:00PM

Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw

Q&A with Leigh Whannell, Mark Burg, Kevin Greutert, Darren Lynn Bousman

8:00PM

Estranged

A Conversation with Amy Manson (Once Upon A time, Atlantis), Nora Jane Noone (Brooklyn, The Descent), Simon Quarterman (HBOs Westworld, The Devil I...read more

10:00PM

Mirrored

10:00PM

Patchwork

Sunday - Oct 18, 2015

Sunday - Oct 18, 2015

11:00AM

The Labyrinth

SOLD OUT!! A conversation with James Franco follows the screening.

2:00PM

Oh, Darling

2:00PM

Plastic Bodies

2:00PM

The Flesh of My Lovers

2:00PM

Massacre in San Jose

3:45PM

The Severing

3:45PM

Super

3:45PM

Don't Fall asleep, Motherfucker

3:45PM

Harmful Sensations

3:45PM

Meridians

3:45PM

Liar

3:45PM

PREY

5:30PM

The Bridge Partner

5:30PM

Turned

5:30PM

The Pond

5:30PM

THE AUTUMN OF ZAO

5:30PM

ZONE 2

5:30PM

Daddy's Little Girl

5:30PM

On Dark Paths

7:30PM

The Abandoned

The short film Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol screens prior.

9:30PM

CONDEMNED

A conversation with Lydia Hearst, Dylan Penn, Honor Titus, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Perry Yung, Kevin Kirkwood Smith and Ronen Rubinstein moderated ...read more

Monday - Oct 19, 2015

Monday - Oct 19, 2015

7:30PM

The Girl in the Photographs

9:30PM

Slumlord

Tuesday - Oct 20, 2015

Tuesday - Oct 20, 2015

7:30PM

Die! Sitter! Die! : Rupert

7:30PM

They Look Like People

9:30PM

Martyrs

A conversation with directors Kevin & Michael Goetz, Troian Bellisario & Bailey Noble follows the screening.

Wednesday - Oct 21, 2015

Wednesday - Oct 21, 2015

7:30PM

The Hallow

7:30PM

A Tricky Treat

9:30PM

Paranormal Activity

Thursday - Oct 22, 2015

Thursday - Oct 22, 2015

7:30PM

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION