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The Amityville Murders

The Amityville Murders

Free sponsored screening!
Q&A with Dan Farrands, producer Lucas Jarach and cast members Diane Franklin, Chelsea Ricketts and Zane Austin. Moderated by Lydia Hearst. Click the picture icon to see the Amityville Murders Premiere photos

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 37 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
You have heard the stories about the Amityville house being haunted by evil spirits. But you don't know the terrifying story of the family that died in the house at the hands of the eldest son. On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that "voices" in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story. Starring John Robinson ("Transformers"), Chelsea Ricketts ("Jackals") and featuring Diane Franklin and Burt Young (both seen in 1982's "Amityville II: The Possession"). Q&A with writer/director Daniel Farrands and cast members after the screening. Moderated by Lydia Hearst. Screening sponsored by Skyline Entertainment.
Directed by: 
Daniel Farrands
Produced by: 
Eric Brenner, Dan Farrands and Lucas Jarach
Written by: 
Daniel Farrands
Main Cast: 
John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Paul Ben-Victor

About the Director

Daniel FarrandsDaniel Farrands sold his first screenplay to TriStar Pictures (a modern version of THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW) when he was only 18. By the age of 24, his passion for horror landed him the assignment to write Dimension Films’ HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS, starring the late Donald Pleasence and Paul Rudd in his feature film debut.
Daniel has worked steadily as a writer, producer and director for more than twenty years. Among his credits are THE TOOTH FAIRY, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, HAVENHURST, and Lionsgate’s hit supernatural thriller, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, which grossed more than $80 million worldwide.
An accomplished documentarian, Daniel’s encyclopedic knowledge of the genre has "bled" into nearly every one of today's most iconic horror franc...read more

10/09/2018 - 7:30pm
 
 
2018 Opening Night Party

2018 Opening Night Party

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 9:30pm

Please join us for our Opening Night Party at the unbelievable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium located across from Hollywood & Highland at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028. Ripley’s, the only place in Hollywood where you’ll find shrunken heads, a 12ft tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, and an authentic vampire killing kit. Purchasing this ticket provides admission to the Opening Night Party at Ripley's.

Please bring your receipt via phone or printout to the Will Call table in the theater lobby to pick up your party bracelet. This amazing party includes eats - drinks & attraction. Must be 21 and over to drink.

Join us if you dare!

See photos from the party by clicking on the picture icon.

Tickets are non-refundable.

10/09/2018 - 9:30pm
 
 
Draug

Draug

BEST MUSICAL SCORE – Klas Persson
Screens with the short films: Killer Black & The Silver

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 28 min
Country: 
Sweden
Synopsis: 
In the 11th century a missionary goes missing somewhere in the huge forests bordering the northern parts of Sweden. Among the rescue party chosen to find him is Nanna, a young woman on her first real mission and her first return to the part of the country where she was born. But what they will find deep inside those woods is something else entirely. Something dark. Something ancient. Something evil.
Directed by: 
Klas Persson and Karin Engman
Produced by: 
Klas Persson and Karin Engman
Written by: 
Klas Persson and Karin Engman
Main Cast: 
Elna Karlsson Thomas Hedengran Nina Filimoshkina Ralf Beck Urban Bergsten Matti Boustedt

About the Director

Klas Persson and Karin EngmanKlas and Karin is a film making couple living and working in Sweden. From a small Town in the middle part of the country they write, produce and direct their productions. They started the production Company Ödmården Filmproduction whos first project was the award winning web series The Great Dying. Draug is their first feature film and takes place in the vast forest that lies just around the corner from their house.

10/10/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Killer Black

Killer Black

Screens with the feature film Draug.
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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
7m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A Pulitzer-prize winning author, who hasn't been seen in decades, has an unexpected knock at the door...
Directed by: 
James Berry
Produced by: 
Brendan Garrett Evan Miller
Written by: 
James BErry
Main Cast: 
Fred Melamed Will Brittain
10/10/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
THE SILVER

THE SILVER

Screens with the feature film Draug.

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
6min 19sec
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Driving back from a weekend in Las Vegas, a normal pitstop in the middle of the desert becomes an otherworldly nightmare. Jenna, with a broken leg, finds herself fighting for survival against an unknown enemy that has taken over her boyfriend Matt. With no help in sight and more aliens on the horizon, she has only one option, escape.
Directed by: 
DAVID YOHE
Produced by: 
DAVID YOHE, THOM SPITLER
Executive Producer(s): 
DAVID YOHE, THOM SPITLER, ROB PALLESCHI, TERRI PALLESCHI
Written by: 
DAVID YOHE, CHRIS STEIN
Main Cast: 
LAUREN PALLESCHI, JACOB JOHNSON

About the Director

Dave YoheDave Yohe is an award-winning writer/director/producer. From a young age, reading magazines such as Fangoria, Gorezone and Starlog, his love of Horror and Science Fiction set him on his path to becoming a filmmaker. As important as film is to Dave, so is his enthusiasm for sports, love of animals "especially his dog Aunt Beru", family and friends. Dave's films have been Oscar qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as selected to screen in over 40 national, regional and genre festivals, garnering him best film awards at ComicCon, Seattle, Atlanta, Williamsburg, New Hope, Burbank and HollyShorts. Dave is the co-founder of Isotropic Films based in Burbank, CA.

10/10/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
The House at the End of Time

The House at the End of Time

SOLD OUT!! Creating Creators Program

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:30am
Run Time: 
1 Hour 34 min
Country: 
Venezuela
Synopsis: 
A mother imprisoned for 30 years for murdering her husband is released on compassion, but when she returns to her family home the supernatural events that led to the crime return to haunt her and reveal a sinister secret about the building in which she lives.
Directed by: 
Alejandro Hidalgo
Produced by: 
Alejandro Hidalgo
Written by: 
Alejandro Hidalgo
Main Cast: 
Ruddy Rodriguez, Guillermo Garcia, Rosmel Bustamante, and Alexander Da Silva

About the Director

TheHouseAtTheEndOfTime_alejandroHiadalgo2.jpg Alejandro Hidalgo graduated from Santa María University in 2008 and has produced and directed three short films: The Birthday of a Beggar (2006), Beautiful Light (2007) and The Miracle on Darkness (2009). The House at the End of Time (2013) is not only his debut feature film but also the first Venezuelan film of Suspense and Terror. The highest grossing Venezuelan theatrical release of 2013 now selected by Frontiers and Blood Windows as the must see Latin America genre film of 2014.

10/11/2018 - 10:30am
 
 
Tumbbad

Tumbbad

BEST PICTURE
VISUAL EFFECTS – Gajjar Parth
The short film So She Might Live screens with Tumbbad.

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 44 min
Country: 
India
Synopsis: 
A greedy village boy, in 19th century India, pursues a cursed Ancestral treasure, guarded by the devil himself.
Directed by: 
Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi
Produced by: 
Amita Shah, Mukesh Shah, Sohum Shah
Written by: 
Mitesh Shah, Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi
Main Cast: 
Sohum Shah, Harish Khannaa, Anita Date, Mohd Samad, Jyoti Malshe, Deepak Damle, Dhundiraj Prabhakar Jogalekar


About the Directors

Rahi Anil Barve & Adesh Prasad Rahi Anil Barve won the Best Film Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2008 with his first short film Manjha, later chosen by acclaimed director Danny Boyle as a special feature for the BluRay release of his Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Tumbbad is his debut feature film. Adesh Prasad, after editing Ship of Theseus by Anand Gandhi, joined the team of Tumbbad as co-producer, co-writer and co-director. He is currently writing his next feature while developing future projects for Little Town Films, including a sequel to Tumbbad. He runs Little Town Films along with Sohum Shah, and serves as producer and creative head of the company.

10/11/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
So She Might Live

So She Might Live

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
4m 59s
Country: 
United States of America
Synopsis: 
A young girl tries to save her mother from a deadly illness.
Directed by: 
Patrick Sanchez Smith
Produced by: 
Phaedon Papadopoulos
Written by: 
Patrick Sanchez Smith
Main Cast: 
Sibyl Gregory, Monte Markham, Michael Laren, Molly McCook

About the Director

Patrick Sanchez Smith was born in Houston, Texas and is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Patrick has loved filmmaking since he was a teenager with a stop-motion camera in his parents' garage. Now, he lives in Los Angeles as a film and TV editor. "So She Might Live" is his first short film.

10/11/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Creating Creator Workshop

Creating Creator Workshop

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Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:30am

Middle school and Elementary students from LAUSD Local District Central, LAUSD Local District East, El Monte, Duarte Unified School District and SAUSD arrived at the TCL Chinese for a day of films and filmmaking workshops. The kids enjoyed screenings of the student film Alien Hunters Genesis, Totem and Attack of the Potato Clock with filmmaker Ji Young Na for a Q&A after the screening.

These talented 4th graders from Santa Ana Unified School District wrote, directed, acted, and produced their own movie, ‘Alien Hunters Genesis'. These young filmmakers were given the opportunity to screen their movie on the big screen at this years festival.

The busy day was spent with some students attending the film screenings, while other students participated in filmmaking workshops that included: screenwriting, make up, camera, sound, acting, and directing. The camera workshop in some cases was the first time some of these students had used a camera this way before. Students were challenged to write questions and interview other students, the filmmakers, and their teachers with encouragement to explore shots and perspective.

Students attending the directing workshop lead by Sam and Lee Boxleitner explored everything from shot lists to working with actors.

Composer and Sound engineer Andrew K Edwards worked with the students to create new sounds by using everyday sounds recorded by the students.

Special FX make-up with Hillary Hall was a popular workshop with the students. Simply using toilet paper to create a paper mâché with some makeup allowed the students to learn DIY FX skills. Check out the photos to see for yourself!
Due to the popularity, a second make-up workshop featured zombie creations of Hillary Hall with students of Duarte Unified School District , LAUSD Local District East and LAUSD Local District Central Obama MS.

The workshops at Screamfest covered many aspects of filmmaking but it all begins with a story. Screenwriter Jessica Galasso offered a roundtable where students explored the development of a story from the idea to the three acts on the page.

Special thank you to Creating Creators, the students and all the filmmakers that prepared workshops sampling their expertise for the students

Photo credit: Luis Horacio Pineda

10/12/2018 - 10:30am
 
 
The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 30s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.
Directed by: 
Kyra Gardner
Produced by: 
Kyra Gardner
Written by: 
Kyra Gardner
Main Cast: 
Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Tony Gardner, Kyra Gardner

About the Director

Kyra GardnerWith a dad in special effects makeup, blood and guts became a normality for Kyra at a young age. Combat nursing was her first goal, but she soon discovered that real blood is way grosser than the fake goop. Since high school she’s been pursuing a career in directing and hopes to create quirky fantastical films from the lore of her twisted childhood.

10/12/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Bride of Chucky

Bride of Chucky

Fears & Beers!! 20th Anniversary Screening - with the short film The Dollhouse. A Q&A with Don Mancini, David Kirschner & actor Nick Stabile moderated by Fred Topel follows the screening. Complimentary beer for 21+.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 29 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.
Directed by: 
Ronny Yu
Produced by: 
David Kirschner
Written by: 
Don Mancini
Main Cast: 
Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Alexis Arquette, John Ritter, Katherine Heigl

About the Director

Don ManciniDon Mancini is a writer and producer, known for Seed of Chucky (2004), Bride of Chucky (1998) and Child's Play (1988).

10/12/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Atomic Ed

Atomic Ed

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
18m 30s
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
While his little town is in horror because of a mysterious serial killer, Ed, at the dawn of adulthood, only has eyes for Julia. But when danger hits his door, Ed has no choice but to take responsibility and an improvised weapon to become the one he has always dreamed of being.
Directed by: 
Nicolas Hugon
Produced by: 
Mathieu Lesueur
Written by: 
Cyril Delouche
Main Cast: 
Oscar Lesage Audran Cattin Daniela Oro Yoann Audoin Pierre Derenne

About the Director

Nicolas HugonBorn in 1979, Nicolas Hugon is an autodidact who is trained to his passion by making movies with the family camcorder in the garden of his parents. A few years later, he began to make his passion his job by making videos for websites, musicians and other artists.

10/13/2018 - 12:00pm
 
 
The Coatmaker

The Coatmaker

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
4m 12s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
When a tailor closes his store at night, he quickly discovers that he is not alone.
Directed by: 
Scott Dale
Produced by: 
Scott Dale and April Carson
Executive Producer(s): 
Scott Dale and April Carson
Written by: 
Scott Dale
Main Cast: 
John Jenkins

About the Director

Scott is an Australian writer and director, with numerous music videos and commercials under his belt. His emotionally-charged period short ‘Beyond the Water’s Edge’ premiered at the Academy accredited Flickerfest, and was festival director Bronwyn Kidd’s pick of “4 Filmmakers to Watch”. Optioning his horror spec 'Echo Valley’, Scott has recently turned his focus toward LA, signing with Zero Gravity Management, before writing and directing the Horror short ‘The Coatmaker'.

10/13/2018 - 12:00pm
 
 
Hombre

Hombre

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
21m 11s
Country: 
Chile
Synopsis: 
Miguel is taken by his father Raúl to a hunting trip with the intention of teaching him how to be a "real man." After finding a monster in the forest, the teenager must put his identity into play if he wants to live up to his father's boorish demands.
Directed by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Produced by: 
María Ignacia Melo & Maximiliano Scheleff
Executive Producer(s): 
Pajareza Films
Written by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Main Cast: 
Franco Tapia Daniel Candia Eduardo Reyes

About the Director

Juan Pablo Arias MuñozJuan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. His latest work, the horror/drama short film "Hombre" was presented at the New York Film Festival 2017, the Stockholm Film Festival 2017 and Seattle International Film Festival 2018 among many others. The short film was also awarded "Best Iberoamerican Short Film" in Elche's Independent Film Festival (Spain) and won the "Prix Courtoujours" at the 30es Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (France).

After graduating in 2013 as a Bachelor in Social Communication and Audiovisual Director from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, he founded Pajareza Films where he is currently developing several feature length projects.

In 2017 Juan Pablo was awa...read more

10/13/2018 - 12:00pm
 
 
The Den

The Den

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
15m 59s
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Mario is driving under the rain. It’s dark in a lonely road. Suddenly he has to stop. In the middle of the way there’s a woman. She is disorientated and covered in blood. She doesn’t remember where she’s been or what happened to her. Mario needs to look for assistance. They stop at the first place they can find: A quiet bar called La Guarida / The Den. People in the bar kindly will help them out. Until the truth starts to surface… By then the bar won’t look like a safe place anymore.
Directed by: 
Iago de Soto
Produced by: 
Iván Pérez
Executive Producer(s): 
Raúl Cerezo
Written by: 
Joan Abelló Sanz / Iago de Soto
Main Cast: 
Daniel Ortiz, María Hervás, Felipe García Vélez, Mona Martínez, Pablo Vázquez, Juan Carlos Castillejo, Juan Carlos López Agustino

About the Director

Javi SalvagoAfter finishing his Studies at ESCAC (Catalonia Film School) he directed short films such as “Corre” (2002) and “Corre 2” (2003). In 2009 released “Versus” (produced by 24 Mentiras), his first full lenght feature. This independent action film was premiered at Sitges International Film Festival and had a long haul in festivals around the world. Since then he has been working as advertising director (nowdays exclusively for Atresmedia). “La Guarida / The Den” is his comeback to fiction.

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
 
I Am the Doorway

I Am the Doorway

BEST SHORT – Simon Pearce

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
19m 48s
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
After a journey to investigate desolate Pluto, astronaut Arthur returns home a shattered man. He sees eyes forcing their way through the skin of his hands, eyes that distort his friends and the landscape itself into monstrous visions. Believing himself the doorway to alien invasion and gruesome murder, he must take desperate action.
Directed by: 
Simon Pearce
Produced by: 
Wolfram Parge, Robert Shulevitz
Executive Producer(s): 
Phil Méheux
Written by: 
Jeffrey Stackhouse, Richard A. Becker, Wendy Lashbrook
Main Cast: 
Simon Merrells Grant Masters

About the Director

Simon PearceSimon has been making films since he first picked up the family video camera at 11 years old. After leaving school he continued honing his skills by working in a variety of on-set roles, such as a production and video assistant, self-shooting camera operator and as an editor. He had the opportunity to direct his first feature 'SHANK' in 2008, a coming of age drama set in his hometown of Bristol, UK. The film went on to play in over 60 film festivals around the world and was released on DVD in the UK and US in 2009. In 2015 his second feature was released, "Judas Ghost", a supernatural horror filmed in a single location and written by New York Times best-selling author Simon R. Green. He continues to develop short and feature projects whilst working as a ...read more

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
 
Deep Clean

Deep Clean

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
14m 07s
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A troubled kid forced into boring work experience on his Uncle's road crew discovers it is hiding an amazing secret...
Directed by: 
Matt Harlock
Produced by: 
Matt Harlock & Rebekah Renford
Executive Producer(s): 
Mike Chapman
Written by: 
Krent Able & Matt Harlock
Main Cast: 
Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones)

About the Director

Matt HarlockDirector Matt Harlock's award-winning first feature American The Bill Hicks Story premed at LFF & SXSW, won several awards, and is 6th on iTunes UK All-Time Bestsellers Docs chart. His last short, mock-doc Ink, Cocks & Rock’n’Roll premiered on Vice. He is currently developing two genre features, one based on Deep Clean.

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
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Blame it on Toby

Blame it on Toby

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
21;49
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
BLAME IT ON TOBY – Arthur Prentiss-Wilcox (Kevin J. O'Connor, Lord of Illusions, The Mummy, There Will Be Blood), one of the World’s wealthiest men, is also one its most eccentric. For starters, he is never seen in public without his closest confident – Toby – the doll that was given to him for his sixth birthday and is rumored to be responsible for the death of dozens. Despite his infamous reputation, a young gay couple, Calvin and Edward, become ensnared in Arthur’s world with horrifying consequences.
Directed by: 
Richard Knight, Jr.
Produced by: 
Danielle Montana & Jim Atkins
Executive Producer(s): 
Patrick Schaller
Written by: 
Richard Knight, Jr.
Main Cast: 
Kevin J. O'Connor, Christopher Sheard, JJ Phillips

About the Director

Richard Knight, Jr.Richard Knight, Jr has a 35-year history of working on a variety of creative endeavors based in Chicago. In 2012 he co-directed, co-wrote and coproduced the indie feature Scrooge & Marley, a modern day variation on “A Christmas Carol.” From 2007-2009 he created, co-hosted, co-directed and co-edited Movie Queens, an online web TV show focused on film commentary. Knight has been the feature film programmer for Reeling: Chicago’s LGBTQ+ International Film Festival since 2013. From 2004 to 2016 Knight was the film critic for Windy City Times. He has written on a variety of subjects for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Reader and other publications beginning in 1986. Knight’s alter ego Dick O’Day h...read more

10/15/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Dementia Part II

Dementia Part II

BEST ACTRESS – Suzanne Voss
Dementia Part II screens with the short film Blame it on Toby

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 7 mins
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Suzanne wasn't always this confused. She wasn't always DEAD either... When an ex-con takes a job as a handyman for an unstable elderly woman to avoid a parole violation, it becomes a choice he may regret.
Directed by: 
Matt Mercer and Mike Testin
Produced by: 
Matt Mercer, Mike Testin
Executive Producer(s): 
JD Lifshitz, Raphael Margules
Written by: 
Matt Mercer, Mike Testin
Main Cast: 
Suzanne Voss, Matt Mercer, Najarra Townsend, Graham Skipper

About the Directors

Matt Mercer and Mike TestinMIKE TESTIN: Mike Testin studied Directing and Cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School. Directing credits include “Dementia”, which was a New York Times Critics Pick of the Week, and “Browse”. He has worked as a Cinematographer on various films including Contracted, Get the Girl, Dismissed and the upcoming "The Mandela Effect."

MATT MERCER: As an actor, Matt has appeared in over 40 films, including Beyond the Gates, The Mind’s Eye, The Toybox, All the Creatures Were Stirring, Dam Sharks, and Madison County. A few years ago, Matt began stepping behind the camera. He produced and starred in the hit horror feature Contracted (IFC Midnight). The film garnered a sequel, Contract...read more

10/15/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Splinter-versary

Splinter-versary

10 Year Anniversary Screening! Q&A with director Toby Wilkins, Rachel Kerbs, Charles Baker (Breaking Bad), David Maurer (Editor) and Nelson Cragg (Cinematographer) follows the screening.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 22 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
Directed by: 
Toby Wilkins
Produced by: 
Kai Barry
Written by: 
Ian Shorr, Kai Barry
Main Cast: 
Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo

About the Director

Toby WilkinsBorn and raised in London, England - the youngest son of playwright and novelist Christopher Wilkins - Toby relocated to Los Angeles in the '90s to pursue a career in the film industry.

With an extensive background in design, visual effects, and post-production, filmmaker Toby Wilkins has been bringing his unique directing talents to feature films, television, and short-form content for the big and small screens for over 15 years. Wilkins' feature debut "Splinter" hit theatres on Halloween 2008 after winning six ScreamFest Awards including Best Director and Best Picture, a 2009 Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film, and nominations for Best Horror Movie and Most Memorable Mutilation at the 2009 Spike TV Scream Awards. "Splinter" receive...read more

10/15/2018 - 9:30pm
 
 
Aliens

Aliens

Producer Gale Anne Hurd is to receive the Career Achievement Award with Q&A prior to the screening of Aliens.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
2h 17min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Directed by: 
James Cameron
Produced by: 
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer(s): 
Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Written by: 
James Cameron, David Giler and Walter Hill
Main Cast: 
Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

About the Director

James CameronJames Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and had his first experience as a director with a two week stint on Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) before being fired. In 1984, he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. A...read more

10/16/2018 - 7:00pm
 
 
Terminator

Terminator

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 47 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Directed by: 
James Cameron
Produced by: 
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer(s): 
John Daly, Derek Gibson
Written by: 
James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd
Main Cast: 
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Kyle Reese, Lance Henriksen, Paul Winfield

About the Director

James CameronJames Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger Corman's Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and had his first experience as a director with a two week stint on Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) before being fired. In 1984, he wrote and directed The Terminator (1984), a futuristic action-thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It was a huge success. A...read more

10/16/2018 - 10:00pm
 
 
The Final Wish

The Final Wish

A Q&A with Lin Shaye, Tony Todd, Michael Welch, Melissa Bolona, Timothy Woodward Jr., and Jeffrey Reddick moderated by Lydia Hearst follows the screening.

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 35 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new tale of death. Following the passing of his father, Aaron Hammond (MICHAEL WELCH) returns to his hometown to help his devastated mother (LIN SHAYE) and to confront his past demons. Shifting through his father’s belongings, Aaron comes upon a mysterious item that is far more than it seems.
Directed by: 
Timothy Woodward Jr.
Produced by: 
Jeffrey Reddick, Lauren De Normandie, Timothy Woodward Jr, Johnny Cleveland, Thommy Hutson
Written by: 
Jeffrey Reddick, Jonathan Doyle, William Halfon
Main Cast: 
Lin Shaye ( Insidious franchise, Ouija franchise), Melissa Bolona (Acts of Violence, The Institute), Michael Welch (Twilight franchise, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane) Tony Todd (Final Destination, Hell Fest, Candyman) Spencer Locke (Insidious: The Last Key, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Extinction)

About the Director

Timothy WoodwardTimothy Woodward Jr. was born October 15, 1983 in Georgetown, SC. His love for film began early when he saw his first theatrical film. Woodward began his career acting in television series, but in recent years has moved primarily behind the camera. He cut his directing teeth on music videos and other small projects, but has become recognized in the industry for his directing abilities.

In 2012, Timothy relocated from Wilmington, NC to Hollywood. And over the next several years, Timothy directed and produced several independent films as part of a multi-picture deal with Cinedigm including "Weaponized" and "4GOT10"; working with stars like Mickey Rourke.

In January 2016 Woodward his first western featu...read more

10/17/2018 - 8:00pm
 
 
Discarnate

Discarnate

A Q&A with Josh Stewart (The Collection), Matt Munroe (Independence Day: Resurgence ), Mick Ignis (Stan Against Evil, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell ), Isaiah Adams, Ryan Harris and John Elfers moderated by Lydia Hearst follows the screening.

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 30 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A neuroscientist's obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team
Directed by: 
Mario Sorrenti
Produced by: 
Harald Kloser, Marcella Ochoa Co producer: John Elfers
Written by: 
Mario Miscione, Marcella Ochoa
Main Cast: 
Thomas Kretschmann, Nadine Velazquez, Josh Stewart, Chris Coy, Bex Taylor-Klaus

About the Director

Javi SalvagoMario Sorrenti is a world renowned fashion photographer working with leading clients in the film, fashion, and beauty industries. His work has appeared in the biggest publications around the world. His portfolio contains Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Katy Perry to name a few. He has worked as a photographer with leading clients in the fashion, beauty, and fragrance industries including Calvin Klein, Bulgari, Estee Lauder, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara, MAC Cosmetics, Jill Stuart, Dior, and Hugo Boss. His work has appeared in such publications as French Vogue, V Magazine, i-D, Purple Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue Hommes International, and Interview, among many others. I...read more

10/17/2018 - 10:00pm
 
 
The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable

SPECIAL EFFECTS – Crazy Pictures

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 29 min
Country: 
Sweden
Synopsis: 
When Sweden faces a mysterious attack Alex is forced back to his childhood village. There he must be reconciled with both his father and youth love, Anna, while they all struggle to survive.
Directed by: 
CRAZY PICTURES
Produced by: 
CRAZY PICTURES
Executive Producer(s): 
EMIL WIKLUND & JOHN NORDLING
Written by: 
CHRISTOFFER NORDENROT & CRAZY PICTURES
Main Cast: 
Christoffer Nordenrot, Jesper Barkselius, Lisa Henni, Pia Halvorsen, Karin Bertling, Magnus Sundberg

About the Director

Crazy PicturesCrazy Pictures is a film collective from Sweden, renowned for its acclaimed and spectacular short films on Youtube with millions of viewers and screened on film festivals around the world. The group works closely together and stands for all major roles such as director, producer, scriptwriter, director of photography, production design, costume design, sound design, visual effects and special effects.
THE UNTHINKABLE is the collectives first feature film.

The core of Crazy Pictures is 5 friends who have made films together since they were children. In 2008, they founded the company and have since then taken film productions from idea to finished film. The 5 founders share the film’s most crucial and creative...read more

10/18/2018 - 7:30pm
 
 
CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS RECEPTION

CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS RECEPTION

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:30pm

Join us for CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS & RECEPTION as we celebrate the filmmakers of the 2018 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL. The reception will commence at 9:30PM, enjoy bites & beverages at a location to be announced. 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 to pick you your party band.

Filmmakers and full pass holders are admitted to the event. Please complete the rsvp list below to indicate that you will be attending. If you do not have a FILMMAKER BADGE or FULL PASS BADGE, you will not receive access to the party and will need to purchase a ticket.

Tickets are non-refundable

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