For 10 days in the month of October, horror fans and FearMakers from around the world gather in Tinseltown to honor those up and coming horror creators. Through a festival of 59 different horror films from all around the world, the experience of seeing terror delivered in a wide range of voices resonates with and inspires all artists.
Every year for the past 15 years, the annual festival commemorates all things horror. Screamfest kicked off last night with an epic premiere for Epic Pictures Tales of Halloween. The festival will be running from now until October 22 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, California. The lineup features some of the best “new blood” in horror from all around the world. Although there are a ton of great films, a few have popped up on the radar for We Are Indie Horror.
Turkish horror film Naciye is making it’s world premiere at Screamfest this year. The synopsis for this directorial debut from Lutfu Emre Cicek is as follows:
“A pregnant couple (Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz) travels for the weekend to check on the house they rented on a whim for the remainder of the pregnancy. On their first night at the secluded home, they encounter the dangerous woman who claims to be its rightful owner.”
The British-Irish co-produced film directed by Corin Hardy will be making an appearance at Screamfest 2015. The Hallow tells the story of:
“When he ignores the warnings of locals, a British conservationist and his family encounter demonic creatures in an Irish forest.”
And closing the festival this year is the latest from Jason Blum at Blumhouse Productions, the sixth in the Paranormal Activity series; Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
“Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.”
With a list of films that covers every sub genre of horror while mixing shorts and features, every horror fiend is bound to find something to suit their needs. Adding to all the fun, special appearances by cast, crew, and directors occur throughout the festival. There is even a discussion with James Franco for his new feature length executive produced film which is also screening titled The Labyrinth
As the longest running horror film festival in the United Sates, Screamfest promises to bring all the best in horror and sci-fi a venue to showcase their work. Some have called it “The Sundance of Horror”. Many popular films such as Paranormal Activity have been discovered at this very festival. Screamfest was formed in August 2001 by film producers Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin.
For more information and a full festival schedule check out their webpage at www.screamfestla.com. Or follow on the social media HERE. This a festival to definitely not miss. Tickets are only $11 per screening and will leave you wanting more.