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America’s largest and longest running horror film festival celebrates its 15th year in Hollywood, California


HOLLYWOOD – Sept. 22, 2015 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, will celebrate its 15th year in Hollywood this Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, 2015. Screamfest will open the festival with the critically acclaimed anthology film “Tales of Halloween” on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the screening are currently available for purchase at www.ScreamfestLA.com. Tickets are $10.


“Tales of Halloween” tells 10 horrifying tales penned and helmed by Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), John Skipp (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child), Lucky McKee (The Woman, All Cheerleaders Must Die), Mike Mendez (Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!) and Ryan Schifrin (Abominable); also written by Clint Sears and directed by Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Paul Solet (Grace) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III and IV). The film has an ensemble cast including Lin Shaye (Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Landis (Director of Animal House), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here), Greg Grungberg (Heroes, Star Wars), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Noah Segan (Looper), Pollyannna McIntosh (The Woman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Marc Senter (Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead), Grace Phipps (Fright Night), Sam Witwer (Being Human) and Graham Skipper (Almost Human). Cameo appearances are made by celebrities and horror icons including Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Adam Pascal, Adrianne Curry, Mick Garris and Lombardo Boyer. The film was produced by Carolyn, Mendez, Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and Tada Chae, and is distributed by Epic Pictures.


“Tales of Halloween” brings you Halloween night like you’ve never seen it before. Eleven directors, self-dubbed “The October Society” and renowned for their contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces to create a series of interconnected stories. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. This creepy anthology combines classic Halloween tales with the stuff of nightmares. To view the official trailer, visit https://youtu.be/C2tA1e8UAZ4.


“We’re kicking off the festival with ‘Tales of Halloween,’ a fun anthology to get everyone in the Halloween spirit,” stated Rachel Belofsky, founder of Screamfest Horror Film Festival. “This year is extraordinarily special because it’s our 15th year in Hollywood. In celebration, we have some exciting appearances, Q&A’s and premieres that we’ll be announcing with the festival lineup very soon!”


Screamfest Horror Film Festival will run Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, 2015. To view the calendar and to purchase film festival tickets and passes, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com. Screamfest fans can view updates and “like” the fan page at www.facebook.com/Screamfest and follow on www.twitter.com/Screamfest. For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com.


Among Screamfest sponsors are Destination America, Birns & Sawyer Inc., Write Brothers, Dapper Cadaver, Inktip and Verena King Public Relations via King Social, LLC.  Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and is a member of Melies d’Or European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.

Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror and science fiction genres a venue to have their work showcased in the film industry. Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include “Paranormal Activity,” “30 Days of Night,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Human Centipede.” For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com.