Tonight the who’s who of horror appeared to kick off Screamfest at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.  The 2016 Festival is being held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on the 3rd floor of the Hollywood & Highland Center in eclectic Hollywood, California. Screamfest specializes in premiering and showcasing new work from independent horror filmmakers from around the world. It has also become a hotbed of horror activity as many of the filmmakers have garnered distribution and representation as a result of the festival.

The black carpet was rolled out and a cavalcade of cadaverous characters cavorted on their way into see the opening night film. Trash Fire.


The cast and crew from the opening night feature, Trash Fire.

The cast and crew from the opening night feature, Trash Fire.



Writer, Director of Trash Fire, Richard Bates Jr.


Ray Santiago (Trash Fire, Ash Vs. The Evil Dead)



Sally Kirkland (Trash Fire)


Sean Decker (Yummy Meat) and Sara Nicklin



Writer, Directors Abel Vang, Burlee Vang (Bedeviled)



Supreme Geek God, Chris Hardwick



Lydia Hearst



Director Orin Peli (Paranormal Activity)


Screamfest Horror Film Festival is proud to announce that the following films have been admitted to the festival – the first wave of the 2016 line up. There are also plenty of chances for horror fans to mix and mingle with the actors and the creators of the films they love! What’s more, there are even a few free events!  What are you doing at home?  Buy your ticket to Screamfest and come have a hell of a time!

Free Screening and Reception!

If  you are in the Los Angeles area Screamfest is holding a FREE sneak peek screening of the first episode of Pop’s Wolf Creek hosted by the man himself, John Jarratt, known for his screen role as murdering psychopath Mick Taylor.

Get Your Tickets Now for A Bloody Good Time!

You can catch Wolf Creek on POP, where it is currently airing. Find out more at:

Some of the movies being featured over the 9 day festival include…


Directed by Bobby Miller
Written by Bobby Miller
Cast: Anna Friel, Johnny Galecki, Anjelica Huston, Oliver Platt
LA Premiere

Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins…a lot more. The feature debut from Bobby Miller (TUB), THE MASTER CLEANSE is a trippy and fantastic journey that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life, ultimately asking the all-important question: given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you do?


Directed by Richard Bates, Jr.
Written by Richard Bates, Jr.
Cast: Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Matthew Gray Gubler, Sally Kirkland, Ezra Buzzington, Ray Santiago, Molly McCook
LA Premiere

When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life.


Directed by Xavier Gens
Written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes
Produced by Leon Clarance, Ara Keshishian, Peter Safran
Cast: TBD
LA Premiere

THE CRUCIFIXION is a supernatural thriller based on true events that touches on the universal themes of life vs. death and good vs. evil. The project stars Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), is written by the Hayes Brothers (The Conjuring) and produced by Peter Safran with Xavier Gens (Hitman) directing.



Directed by Sean Brosnan
Written by Sean Brosnan
Produced by Sanja Banic, Orian Williams, Sean Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan
Cast: Joe Anderson, Gary Stretch, Candace Smith
LA Premiere

Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher’s target also happens to be his father.


FEAR, INC. (USA) 2016

Directed by Vincent Masciale
Written by Luke Barnett
Cast: Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses, Abigail Breslin
LA Premiere

Fear, Inc. follows a company of degenerates who can be hired for a premium to bring your greatest fears to life. But when horror junkie Joe Foster’s customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them, or make them pawns in their own sick game.

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Directed by The Vang Brothers (Berlee and Abel Vang)
Written by Berlee Vang, Abel Vang
Cast: Saxon Sharbino, Mitchell Edwards, Brandon Soo Hoo, Victory Van Tuyl, Carson Boatman, Alexis G. Zall, and Jordan Essoe
LA Premiere

Five teenagers receive an invite to download a Siri-like app. Once they accept this app which calls itself Mister Bedevil, it begins to torment each of them by tapping into their worst fears. To stop this malevolent force, the teens must learn to trust and depend on each other’s wits and courage.


Directed by Alejandro G. Alegre
Written by Alejandro G. Alegre
Cast: Isaac Pérez Calzada, Marcos Duarte, Verónica de Alba, Guillermo Jair, Rodrigo Ostap
LA Premiere


After a voyage of discovery FEDERICO creates a new religious cult. He kidnaps FERNANDO, a former collaborator, which will try to leave as heir of worship in the midst of a slaughter justified by their own past tragedies.

Screamfest runs from now until Oct 27th at the historic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. Buy your ticket to Screamfest and come have a hell of a time!

About the Author: Norman Gidney

Norm(an) Gidney is a nearly lifelong horror fan. Beginning his love for the scare at the age of 5 by watching John Carpenter's Halloween, he set out on a quest to share his passion for all things spooky with the rest of the world.
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