Very “scareiffic” news for festival goers and horror fans! The very popular ScareFest has horror film festival has unveiled the first wave of their 2018 lineup, and most importantly “The Godmother of Horror” Lin Shaye has been announced as the festival’s ambassador this year!
ScreamFest has been responsible for launching some very famous franchises along with some fantastic standalone horror films. (Paranormal Activity, 30 Days of Night, Trick ‘r Treat and The Human Centipede). Waste no time, check out the press release below and stay tuned for more ScareFest info. #StayScary
SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF 2018 LINE UP
Lin Shaye to Serve as Festival Ambassador
America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2018 film line up. In its 18th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 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 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.
“Screaming is good for the soul,” said Shaye. “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.
“We could not be more excited to partner with Shaye,” said Belofsky. “Her work has inspired many and she has become a force in the horror and genre community.”
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, Eli Roth, 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.
Check On Page 2 For The First Wave Of Film Announcements!
*Feature Photo Credit – Jesse Haddock. [Lin Shaye]