Screamfest Gets Underway With ‘Dead Ant’ World Premiere; Tom Arnold, Selma Blair in Attendance

Screamfest is back! On October 10, 2017 the female run film festival made its return (in its 17th edition) to the heart of Hollywood, California at the TCL Chinese Theater. The World Premiere of Dead Ant, a drug-infused schlocky, B-movie-esque, creature feature that follows the glam rock Sonic Grave bent on making a huge comeback, was met with a positive reaction from those in attendance.

The star studded film was introduced by actress Selma Blair (Hellboy). The screening was followed by a lively Q&A with writer and director Ron Carlson and the film’s stars Tom ArnoldJake BuseyRhys CoiroLeisha HaileyDanny WoodburnMichael HorseSydney SweeneyJoi Liaye, and Nic Novicki. Following the screening and Q&A the festivities continued with an Opening Night Party at Lucky Strike, just around the corner from the TLC theater, that included a musical performance from Sonic Grave featuring cast members Jake Busey, Leisha Hailey and Rhys Coiro.

We are Indie Horror had the opportunity to check out the film.

Screamfest 2017 runs until October 19, 2017. Other notable upcoming screenings include the latest entry in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, Leatherface, and a screening of Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse (1981) on Friday, October 13; Child’s Play will be celebrating  it’s 30th anniversary on Saturday, October 14 at 4PM with director Tom Holland in attendance for a Q&A moderated by Sean Decker (Dread Central) and Jack Ulrich; Monday, October 16 you can catch a free screening of the documentary Vampira: About Sex, Death, and Taxes; and you won’t want to miss closing night festivities as Screamfest sets to honor horror icon George A. Romero with a free screening of the game changing and genre defining Night of the Living Dead, followed by a screening of Day of the Dead (1985), and the anthology feature Creepshow. For more information, screenings, and ticket information visit their Official website

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