Los Angeles horror film festival, ScreamFest, will take place October 10-19 at the Fairfax Laemmle Theatre, the theatre at the LA Film School and the Arclight. The schedule will include new independent horror features, shorts, student films, animated films, special screenings and seminars.
Now in its third year, the festival will kick off on October 10th with a special screening of SPIDER-MAN and ARMY OF DARKNESS and will feature a Q&A with director Sam Raimi.
The list of feature films in competition include several premiere screenings such as the Los Angeles premiere of NIGHSTALKER (2003 Sundance Official Selection), directed by Chris Fisher. Also premiering in Los Angeles, are “MALEVOLENCE” (2003 winner at the Long Island Film Festival) directed by Steven Mena, the Chilean vampire movie “SANGRE ETERNA,” and the Korean horror film “A TALE OF TWO SISTERS” (Dreamworks recently bought the English language remake rights for this film.) Official selections also include: “THE WISHER” directed by Galvin Wilding and featuring Ron Silver, and Japanese horror film “THE GHOST SYSTEM” directed by Toshikazu Nagae.
Screamfest will also feature non-competition screenings of Dimension Films’ “MIMIC 3: SENTINEL” directed by JT Petty (“SOFT FOR DIGGING”) and DRACULA II: ASCENSION and “DRACULA III: LEGACY” directed by Patrick Lussier (DRACULA 2000). Also, there will be special screenings of WRONG TURN including a Q & A with Stan Winston, and “SCREAM” featuring a Q & A with Wes Craven, THE EYE (Cruise/Wagner Productions and Paramount Pictures recently bought the English language remake rights for this film) and the cult favorite AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.
For more info, visit the Screamfest website.
Posted on October 2, 2003 in Festivals by Film Threat Staff
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