America’s largest and longest running Insidious and other popular horror films including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dead End, 2001 Maniacs, and the soon-to-be-released reboot, Grudge, will serve as this year’s festival ambassador.film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2018 film lineup. In its 18th year, the festival, which will run from October 9-18, 2018, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, has launched careers — providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actress Lin Shaye, the star of the successful horror franchise
Shaye commented about her appointment:
Screaming is good for the soul. I am extremely excited and honored to serve as this year’s Screamfest ambassador and scream with all of you! I’m thrilled to support and celebrate a space where filmmakers, actors, and fans can unveil their hard work, and celebrate the horror genre.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival will offer unique access to some of the most creative forces in the horror genre through film screenings, Q&As, and conversations with some of the most captivating artists working in the industry today.
The festival is best known for discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007. Other past premieres include Tragedy Girls, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Trick ‘r Treat, 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, The Grudge, The Collection, The Human Centipede, and Diary of the Dead. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker,, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, and John Landis are just some of the filmmakers who have supported the festival year after year.
Film festival badges are currently on sale at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets will be available end of September 2018. All screenings are open to the general public. Winners will receive a 24 karat gold dipped skull trophy designed by the legendary, Academy award-winning special make-up effects creator, Stan Winston, who partnered with the festival until his passing.
See the Lineup after the jump…