screamfest October 23, 2015 - 5:01pm
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.
“This was an exciting year for Screamfest. We’re extremely pleased with this year’s selections and the audience’s reactions to them,” expressed Rachel Belofsky, founder and director of Screamfest Horror Film Festival. “This year’s Best Picture winner, ‘Patchwork,’ was definitely a fan favorite. We’re very proud of all the festival filmmakers and congratulate the winners.”
Photos courtesy of Angelica Ulloa
screamfest October 24, 2015 - 12:47pm
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. The Westgate Gallery featured some amazing vintage movie posters that even James Franco couldn't resist, purchasing a couple of the posters after his screening. In addition to the art gallery, we invited Madison Rhoades of the clever escape game called Crossroads Escape to entertain guest at the festival. Check out some of the pictures of their set up in the lobby. In honor of Wes Craven who passed away in August, we created a loving Día de los Muertos altar to celebrate the wonderful man that he was. When Screamfest was just beginning, Wes Craven joined our Advisory Board. Through his guidance, support and friendship, Screamfest grew. We will miss him dearly and are grateful for his work with the festival. If you attended Screamfest last year you probably ended up in the Psycho bathtub at some point for photos. This year our photo prop was the Shining "Here's Johhny" scene with Jack Torrance, complete with bashed in door and prop axes. You could either pose as Jack Torrance coming through the hole in the door or the scared Mrs Torrance on the other side of the door. We added some great photos of this set found tagged on our Instagram. Screamfest is a great place to meet some of your horror film idols, whether it's an actor, actress or behind the scenes director. Our photo gallery below includes some of our festival attendees experiences meeting the likes of Lin Shaye, James Franco, Joe Dante, Jeremy Sisto, Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Scream Queen Barbara Crampton, Cabin Fever’s Cerina Vincent, Dawn of the Dead’s Ken Foree, legendary director Joe Dante (Gremlins), Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, horror producer Jason Blum and more. Enjoy the photos and join us in 2016! Check out fan photos at ONLINE INSTAGRAM .