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Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

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Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Festival Information...............................................5
Learn a little bit about the history of LA’s BEST Horror Film and TheScreamfest
Screenplay Festival. Also find out plenty of information about
ticket prices, parking information, and directions to the theaters. Advisory Board
Schedule................................................................. 8
Find out when and where the films will be screening. Also included
is information about afterparties and the Awards Dinner at the
Clive Barker
end of the festival.

Featured Screenings............................................. 11
Wes Craven
These are our tent pole screenings for the year. Some are in
competition, some are out of competition. Either way, you
shouldn’t miss ‘em.

Special Screenings................................................12
John Carpenter
Screamfest is proud to present a selection of favorite Horror films
of the year. These are screening out-of-competition, but worth
every penny! Tobe Hooper
Feature Film Competition....................................15
This year’s feature film competition brings films from all around
the world. Films from Denmark, Netherlands, Pakistan, Thailand, Roy Lee
Australia, Ireland, France, Austria and the US will compete
for awards in the categories of Best Picture, Director, Actress,
Actor, Editing, Makeup, Special Effects, Musical Score, and
Cinematography. Eli Roth
Short Film Competition........................................21
Some of the uninitiated among us may think that Short Films are
quick and easy to make. They couldn’t be more wrong. Rarely
quick and easy, and even rarer to make well, Short Films in the
Sean Cunningham
horror genre are sometimes the best way to deliver the scares.
Screamfest would like to present to you the cream of the crop.

Student Shorts..................................................... 24 John Landis

Student Films are where it all begins! Screamfest is proud to
promote the best of the best when it comes to burgeoning scholars
of the Horror Genre. See these films to get a peek at the next
generation of filmmakers that will send the scares to the silver
Stan Winston

Boost Mobile Best of the Next in Horror............ 26

Gary Tunnicliffe
This series of short films sponsored by Boost Mobile explores the
conception of the Next Great Horror Villain through the wicked
minds of some of the genre’s up and coming directors.

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Festival Information
Festival History

ScreamFest was formed in 2001 including Wes Craven, William

by producer Rachel Belofsky to Friedkin, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker,
give filmmakers and writers in the Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder,
horror genre a venue to introduce Stan Winston, Sean Cunningham,
their work to the industry. “We and John Landis.
are very proud of the success of
past filmmakers. The tradition For more information please
seems to continue as some of our call the Screamfest Horror Film
filmmakers have gone on to direct Festival at 310-358-3273 or visit
studio films” says Belofsky. The to order
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the largest horror film festival in ( c ) non-profit organization
the United States. Some of the top- dedicated to furthering the careers
rated horror online publications of talented directors and writers
have called it the “Sundance of within the genre.
Horror.” Screamfest - Discovering The New
The festival has hosted many Blood of Horror And Honoring The
famous filmmakers as guests, Masters

Ticket Information:
Individual Screenings........................................................................................................ $10 The Screamfest
All Movie Pass..................................................................................................................$200
Admittance into all screenings

Full Festival Pass.............................................................................................................$300

Includes all screenings, parties, and closing dinner award ceremony

Dinner Award Ceremony................................................................................................... $75

Our Cover Artwork is by...

Michael Dougherty likes to draw, directing a horror movie for
play with his dogs, and make Warner Bros. called “Trick ‘r Treat”
movies. Sometimes they’re big which will be released in 2008 and
superhero flicks, sometimes they’re is now writing an episode of the TV
freaky little cartoons. He loves show HEROES:ORIGINS.
horror, cryptozoology, and would
kill for a pet monkey. Originally
from Ohio, he lives in LA but
misses NYC. A lot. He just finished

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Parking Information:
Entrances are on Highland Avenue and Orange Avenue. Parking rates are $2.00 for up to 4 hours with validation from shops,
restaurants, cinemas and nightclubs. $1.00 for every 20 minutes thereafter. Daily maximum $10.00. The parking structure is open 24
hours a day, 7 days a week.

For your convenience, valet parking is offered within the parking structure for an additional $5.00

Directions to the Chinese Mann 6 Theaters at Hollywood and Highland

Chinese Mann 6 Theatres From the North: From the West:
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Take 101 South. Exit Highland Avenue. Take 10 East to 110 North/Downtown
Hollywood, CA 90028 The street winds down and become three (passing the Downtown area) to the 101
lanes. You will then see the Hollywood North. Exit Highland Avenue (Stay on right-
and Highland retail complex. The parking hand side of the freeway as exit splits). The
structure is on Highland Avenue next to street winds down and becomes three lanes
the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, north of towards Hollywood Bowl. Turn left onto
Hollywood Blvd. Highland Avenue. The parking structure is
on Highland Avenue next to the Renaissance
From the South: Hollywood Hotel, north of Hollywood Blvd.
Take 110 North (passing the Downtown area)
to the 101 North. Exit Highland Avenue (Stay From the East:
on right-hand side of the freeway as exit Take 10 West to 101 North. Exit Highland
splits). The street winds down and becomes Avenue (Stay on right-hand side of the
three lanes towards Hollywood Bowl. Turn freeway as exit splits). The street winds down
left onto Highland Avenue. The parking and becomes three lanes towards Hollywood
structure is on Highland Avenue next to Bowl. Turn left onto Highland Avenue. The
the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, north of parking structure is on Highland Avenue next
Hollywood Blvd. to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, north of
Hollywood Blvd.

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Friday / 12th Saturday / 13th Sunday / 14th Monday / 15th Tuesday / 16th
noon Student Shorts Room 205
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1:00 pm

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2:00 pm

3:00 pm Shorts Program I

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Dead End
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4:00 pm

5:00 pm Shorts Program II

including the
Boost Mobile Screening
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6:00 pm

7:00 pm Planet Terror

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Diary of the Dead Dead in 3 Days Days of Darkness Tooth and Nail
Opening Night Film Mann 6 Mann 6 Mann 6
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8:00 pm

9:00 pm
Return to House
Friday the 13th Hells Ground on Haunted Hill Wasting Away 30 Days of Night
with short, 30 Days of Grauman’s Chinese
Part 3 in 3D Mann 6 Mann 6
Night: Blood Trails Theater
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10:00 pm Mann 6

11:00 pm Q&A

Friday the 13th

Part 3 in 3D
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Wednesday / 17th Thursday / 18th Friday / 19th Saturday / 20th Sunday / 21st
noon Buried Alive
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1:00 pm

2:00 pm Boogeyman 2
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3:00 pm

4:00 pm

Headless Horse-
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5:00 pm Sympathy
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6:00 pm Screamfest
Awards Dinner
at the Highlands
Hollywood & Highland

7:00 pm Suck Frayed The Signal

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A’l’Interieur Hallowed Ground

Festival Centerpiece Mann 6
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8:00 pm

9:00 pm The Tripper Timber Falls

Mann 6 Storm Warning Closing Night Film
Mann 6 Mann 6
After Party
After Party
for A’l’Interieur
at Mood for The Tripper
10:00 pm at Garden of Eden
(please bring A’l’interieur
ticket stub for entrance) (please bring The Tripper
ticket stub for entrance)

11:00 pm Shrooms The Rage

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Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Featured Screenings
Opening Night Film Centerpiece Film Closing Night Film

Diary of the Dead A’l’interieur Timber Falls

October 12th / 7:30 pm October 17th / 7:30 pm October 20th / 9:00 pm

As always, the government moves too late Sarah, a young photographer, is by herself When Mike (Josh Randall) and Sheryl
and poorly and a group of film students on Christmas eve. She’s been alone since her (Brianna Brown) stake their tent in the
wind up filming the movie of their lives, husband died tragically in a car accident. rugged mountains of West Virginia the
without even looking to do so, and while Today is the last day she has to spend at home worst they expect are mosquitoes. What
trying to escape from the massacre. A before going to hospital to induce labor. The they get is a nightmare.
genuine Romero, in top shape and with his calm is interrupted by a knock on the door.
rifle loaded. Confronted by a mysterious woman, Sarah is Sheryl vanishes. Mike wanders through the
immediately suspicious, and refuses to let her woods searching on his own and meets a
Cast: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, in; however, the woman will not leave. Sarah God-fearing woman who says she can help.
Shawn Roberts, and Amy Lalonde suddenly feels afraid and calls the police. In
the gloom outside, the woman watches her Little does Mike know, her help is the last
Directed and Written by: George A. through the picture windows. Yet, when the thing he needs. After a string of horrific
Romero police show up, the woman is gone. With events, he finds Sheryl bound to a table in a
riots raging in the neighbouring suburb, the remote cabin cellar. Candles and crucifixes
Produced by: Peter Grunwald, Art line the walls.
distracted policemen comfort Sarah and
Spigel, Sam Englebardt, and Ara Katz
leave. Sarah locks herself away in her house,
God has something evil planned…
Executive Producers: Dan Fireman, unaware that the woman is now inside. As she
John Harrison and Steve Barnett feels her first contractions, she does all she Cast: Josh Randall, Brianna Brown, Nick
can to fight back this madwoman hellbent on Searcy, Beth Broderick, Sascha Rosemann,
taking one thing... T.W. Leshner, Branden Morgan, Ryan
Mcgee, Carl Bressler, Debbie Jaffe,
After Party At Mood: You must show
Suzanna Urszuly, and Ryan Wiik
you’re A’L’INTERIEUR ticket stub for
admittance Directed by: Tony Giglio
Cast: Alysson Paradis, Nathalie Roussel, Francois- Written by: Daniel Kay
Regis Marchasson, and Beatrice Dalle
Produced by: Arnold Rifkin, Christopher
Directed by: Alexandre Bustillo and Julian Maury Eberts, Kia Jam, Steve Markoff, and Bruce
Written by: Alexandre Bustillo
Executive Producers: Harmon Kaslow,
Produced by: Verane
Mike Marvin, Doug Croxall, and Todd
Frediani and Franck
Sponsored by:

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Special Screenings

30 Days of Night Boogeyman 2

October 16th / 7:30 pm October 20th / 2:00 pm

The special screening at the Grauman’s From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Chinese Theater will be attended by the comes a more intense and terrifying
Screamfest film’s stars, Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, sequel to the original Boogeyman! A
is proud to and Ben Foster. Producers Sam Raimi young woman attempts to face her fears...
and Rob Tapert, director David Slade, and with chilling results. Laura Porter checks
present a
Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, authors herself into a mental health facility
selection of the graphic novel on which the film is still haunted by a paralyzing fear of the
of favorite based, will also attend. boogeyman after witnessing her parents’
Horror films murder as a child. Upon her arrival at
of the year. For 30 days every winter, the isolated town the clinic, other patients begin dying in
These are of Barrow, Alaska is plunged into a state of horrifying ways that manifest their worst
screening complete darkness. It’s a bitter time when fears and phobias leading Laura to believe
out-of- most of the inhabitants head south. This that the Boogeyman has finally returned.
winter, a mysterious group of strangers
competition, Cast: Danielle Savre, Matthew Cohen,
appear: bloodthirsty vampires, ready
but worth to take advantage of the uninterrupted David Gallagher, Mae Whitman, with
every penny! darkness to feed on the residents Renée O’connor and Tobin Bell
remaining in town. Barrow’s Sheriff Eben
(Josh Hartnett), his estranged wife Stella Directed by: Jeff Betancourt
(Melissa George), and an ever-shrinking
group of survivors must do anything they Written by: Brian Sieve
can to last until daylight in Columbia
Produced by: Steve Hein and Gary
Pictures’ 30 Days of Night.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George,
Co-Produced by: Matthew Milam,
Danny Huston, Ben Foster, and Mark
Jennie Yamaki and J.R. Young
Boone Junior
Executive Producers: Rob Tapert, Joe
Directed by: David Slade
Drake and Nathan Kahane
Written by: Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie
and Brian Nelson

Based on the IDW Publishing Comic

by: Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith

Produced by: Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert

Executive Producers: Joe Drake,

Nathan Kahane, Mike Richardson, and
Aubrey Henderson

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Buried Alive Friday The 13th Headless Horseman

October 20th / 12:00 pm Part 3 In 3d October 20th / 4:30 pm

Tobin Bell stars in this terrifying story October 13th / 9:30 & 11:30 pm Every seven years, on Halloween night,
about a group of lustful college friends on the town of Wormwood is visited by the
a road trip to a remote desert cabin. As a 25th Anniversary Screening And Reunion Headless Horseman searching for new
night of extreme truth-or-dare and wild victims to continue his reign of terror
partying gives way to sheer fright, the teens An idyllic summer weekend turns into a and it’s up to a group of friends trapped
are terrorized by a vengeful corpse who nightmare for yet another group of naive in the town to find a way to stop him – or
was cruelly entombed on the property. teenagers. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake’s literally lose their heads. The modern day
Directed by legendary make-up effects bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim slasher movie meets “The Legend of Sleepy
wizard Robert Kurtzman of From Dusk Till to the maniacal Jason, who stalks them at Hollow” in this fresh take on an old tale
Dawn fame, Buried Alive is a chilling, retro every turn. “Friday the 13th Part III in 3D” from BOO director Anthony C. Ferrante.
fright-fest packed with sex, shocks and will have you frozen with fear, as Jason Presented in an unrated Director’s Cut.
supernatural horror! finds his way off the screen and into your
worst nightmares! Cast: Aaron Brown, Rebecca Mozo,
Cast: Tobin Bell, Terence Jay, and Leah Richard Moll, M. Steven Felty, Trish
Rachel Following the 9:30 screening and prior Coren, Arianne Fraser, Brent Lydic, Joe
to the 11:30 screening will be a Q & A Hartzler, and Elizabeth Prestel
Directed by: Robert Kurtzman with: Tracie Savage, Paul Kratka, Richard
Brooker, Larry Zerner, and Harry Directed by: Anthony C. Ferrante
Written by: Art Monterastelli Manfredini.
Written by: Zachary Weintraub
Produced by: David S. Greathouse, Cast: Dana Kimmel, Paul Kratka, Richard
Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker Brooker, Tracie Savage, Larry Zerner, Produced by: Ken Badish
Rachel Howard, David Katims, and Nick

Directed by: Steve Miner

Written by: Martin Kitrosser and Carol


Produced by: Frank Mancuso Jr.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Return to House Planet Terror The Tripper

on Haunted Hill October 15th / 7:00 pm October 18th / 9:00 pm

October 15th / 9:15 pm Married doctors William and Dakota Block A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer
(Brolin and Shelton) find their graveyard targets a bunch of hippies who are heading
Sarah Wolfe was the only living survivor shift inundated with townspeople ravaged to a weekend-long concert.
from the massacre at the Vanacutt by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously
Mansion, but no one believed her claims vacant look in their eyes. Among the For more drug induced films check out
that ghosts were responsible for the wounded is Cherry (McGowan), a go-go SHROOMS
gruesome murders that took place there. dancer whose leg was ripped from her body
Now her recent and questionable suicide during a roadside attack. As the invalids Cast: Richmond Arquette, Paz De La
leaves her sister, Ariel, no choice but to quickly become enraged aggressors, Huerta, Balthazar Getty, Lukas Haas,
devote herself to finding out who - or Cherry and Wray (Rodriguez), her former Brad Hunt, Thomas Jane, Jaime King,
what - was responsible for her death. significant other, lead a team of accidental Jason Mewes, Paul Reubens, and Marsha
Ariel discovers that Sarah sent her the warriors into the night, towards a destiny Thomason
diary of the sadistic Dr. Vanacutt just unknown in the new, extended cut of
before she died, offering clues to the Directed by: David Arquette
diabolical evil that resides within the
Written by: David Arquette and Joe
house. But the diary also makes Ariel a Cast: Freddy Rodríguez, Rose McGowan,
target in a deadly treasure hunt that leads Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Michael
a group of unwitting victims back to the Biehn, Naveen Andrews, Michael Produced by: David Arquette, Courteney
Vanacutt Mansion, reawakening the terror Parks, Jerili Romeo, Tom Savini, Rebel Cox Arquette, Evan Astrowsky, Neil
imprisoned within the house on the hill. Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo, Electra Machlis, and Navin Narang
Avellan, Elise Avellan, Quentin Tarantino,
This time, the house and the evil spirits Stacy Ferguson, Jeff Fahey, and Bruce Executive Producers: Thomas Jane and
inside are out to make sure that no one Willis Steve Niles
leaves alive.
Directed and Written by: Robert
Fearnet’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT BLOOD Rodriguez
TRAILS directed by Victor Garcia will
screen prior to the feature. Produced by: Elizabeth Avellan, Robert
Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and Erica
Cast: Amanda Righetti, Cerina Vincent, Steinberg
Erik Palladino, Andrew-Lee Potts, Tom
Riley, Steven Pacey, Andrew Pleavin, and
Jeffrey Combs

Directed by: Victor Garcia

Written by: William Massa

Produced by: Joel Silver, Steve Richards,

Erik Olsen, Roee Sharon-Peled, and
Jonathan Tzachor

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Feature Films
This year’s feature film competition brings
films from all around the world. Films from
Denmark, Netherlands, Pakistan, Thailand,
Australia, Ireland, France, Austria and the
US will compete for awards in the categories
of Best Picture, Director, Actress, Actor,
Editing, Makeup, Special Effects, Musical
Score, and Cinematography.

October 14th / 1:45 pm

The brilliant and terrifying horror film

“ALONE” tells the story of Pim who moved
from Thailand to Korea to escape the guilt
of being the surviving half of a conjoined
twin. Flashbacks to Pim’s childhood
show how the bittersweet relationship
with her sister, and their commitment to
stay together forever, transforms into a
repressive bond that ultimately leads to a
separation. After she returns to visit her
dying mother, the spirit of her dead sister
angrily thrusts herself into Pim’s life.

We promised to stay together forever.

Cast: Marsha Wathanapanitch and

Withaya Wasukraipaisan

Directed by: Parkpoom Wongpoom and

Banjong Pisanthanakun

Written by: Parkpoom Wongpoom,

Banjong Pisanthanakun, Sophon
Sakdapisit, and Aummaraporn

Produced by: Yoongyoot

Thongkongtoon, Yodphet Sudsawad and
Mingmongkol Sonakul

Executive Producers: Paiboon

Damrongchaitham, Visute Poolvoralaks
and Jina Osothsilp

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Days Of Darkness Dead In 3 Days Dead End

October 14th / 7:30 pm October 13th / 7:30 pm October 14th / 3:30 pm

As if ripped from the headlines, the world In 3 days… you’re dead!” At first, Nina and Seven young friends are on holiday in
watches as a comet looms over the earth her friends think this SMS is just a stupid Scotland. One night they are attacked
for days. The masses were told ‘there is joke. But no one is laughing when Nina’s by dogs that force them to flee into an
nothing to worry about’. It was a lie! boyfriend is found tied to a concrete block abandoned old house. Once inside they
at the bottom of a lake the next day. When realize that the house is hardly a haven
An eclectic group of survivors huddle another member of the group is savagely of refuge. Corridors shift and doors and
together and battle for their only chance to attacked everyone is paralysed with dread. walls become lethal objects. Slowly they
survive against the uprising of the undead They’re all on the murderers list. But learn about the curse that lives inside every
while trying to save the fate of mankind. why? Nina is the only one who discovers room. What once was created out of a
a mysterious clue leading to the brutal mother’s love was turned into a source of
Cast: Travis Brorsen, Rochelle Pattison, killer’s identity. As the body count rises grief and evil a long time ago. To leave the
Tom Eplin, John Lee Ames, Sabrina and the slayings become more and more house alive, they need to stop the hurt that
Gennarino, Chris Ivan Cevic, Marian vicious, still no-one believes her and time lies at the hart of the curse, in the centre of
Tomas Griffin, Bryan Rasmussen, Eric is running out the house.
Stuart, William Cannon, and Ashley
Elizabeth Pierce Cast: Sabrina Reiter, Julia Rosa Stockl Cast: Alwien Tulner, Terence Schreurs,
And Laurence Rupp Victoria koblenko, Micha Hulshof, Aram
Directed and Written by: Jake van de Rest, Anniek Pheifer, Everon
Kennedy Directed by: Andreas Prochaska Jackson Hooi, Mads Wittermans, Perla
Thissen, and Han Peekel
Produced by: Kurt Anderson and Tom Written by: Thomas Baum, Uli Brée and
Eplin Andreas Prochaska Directed and Written by: Erwin van
den Eshof
Cinematography by: Brandon Trost Produced by: Helmut Grasser
Germany Produced by: Nico Geusebroek, Sjef
Sound by: Jamey Scott
Scholte, Daniel Koefoed, Nick Jongerius,
Arno van Rossum, and Erwin van den

Cinematography by: Bart Beekman

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Frayed Hallowed Ground Hell’s Ground

October 18th / 7:00 pm October 19th / 7:30 pm October 14th / 9:30 pm

Pat Baker is a small town sheriff. His A young woman becomes stranded in a PAKISTAN’S FIRST GORE FILM!
son, Kurt, is a deranged young man quiet, bible-belt town and discovers her
with a dark secret. Sheriff Baker’s worst arrival there was foretold a century before In the spirit of the EC horror comics of old,
nightmare comes true when Kurt escapes by the town’s fanatical founding preacher. the film tells the story of five teens who
from a psychiatric hospital where he was The woman soon discovers that she is an get lost on their way to a rock concert,
locked away for the brutal murder of his integral part of the preacher’s impending - are menaced by flesh eating mutations
mother thirteen years earlier. Gary, a and terrifying - rebirth. and then fall into the clutches of a family
hospital security guard, sets out into the of backwoods killers. The film includes
woods to hunt him down, but soon finds Cast: Jamie Alexander, Brian McNamara, copious amounts of gore alongside a
himself relentlessly hunted by Kurt, who Chloe Grace Moretz, Hudson Leick, and splattering of social commentary and
is determined to kill him and anyone who Nick Chinlund several slices of dark humour. It’s best seen
crosses his path. as a tribute to the cinema of Lucio Fulci
Directed and Written by: David and George Romero, but viewed from a
Sheriff Baker launches an intense search Benullo distinctly Pakistani perspective.
to find his son, only to discover that
his daughter, Sara, and her friends are Produced by: Dan Grodnik The film is directed and co-written by
camping in the same woods where Kurt former film critic Omar Ali Khan. Its cast
had escaped. combines some of the country’s most
exciting new talent alongside Pakistani film
Kurt’s psychosis escalates, culminating in veterans such as Rehan and Najma Malik.
a terrifying, climactic confrontation with The gruesome make up effects were done
Kurt, the Sheriff and his family. Their by Nawab Sagar, another industry veteran
fates and the dark secret behind Kurt’s who has worked on numerous mainstream
demented mind are revealed in this stylish productions. The film was shot by London
and suspenseful film that will scare you trained cinematographer Najaf Bilgrami
senseless and leave you shocked and and was edited by the UK’s Andy Starke.
Cast: Kunwar Ali Roshan, Rubya
Directed by: Rob Portmann and Norbert Chaudhry, Rooshanie Ejaz, Osman Khalid
Caoili Butt, Haider Raza, Rehan, Najma Malik,
and Salim Meraj
Written by: Rob Portmann, Norbert
Caoili and Kurt Svennungsen Directed by: Omar Ali Khan

Produced by: Rob Portmann and Written by: Omar Ali Khan, Pete Tombs
Norbert Caoili
Produced by: Omar Ali Khan, Pete
Executive Producers: Kurt Tombs, Andy Starke

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Paranormal Activity The Rage Room 205

October 14th / 5:30 pm October 19th / 11:00 pm October 14th / 12:00 pm

Preceeded by the first 10 mins of A & E’s new Dr. Vasilienko has a problem with Katrine has just moved to the city to study.
supernatural series PARANORMAL STATE
authority. In her dorm, she accidentally releases a
Paranormal Activity resentful ghost, who takes revenge on the
is a terrifying Wronged by his government, the once dorm’s inhabitants. Together with her
supernatural thriller benevolent scientist has created the new friend Rolf, Katrine tries to stop the
featuring shocking ultimate biological weapon, a ‘rage’ ghost before it kills everybody in the dorm.
footage of a demonic mutagen that transforms its human hosts However, while Katrine and Rolf attempt
haunting. into savage harbingers of death. When to find a solution, people around them are
one of the carriers is attacked by vultures, dying. Soon, only Katrine and her closest
Katie and Micah the rage goes airborne, transforming friends remain.
were enjoying a happy, carefree life. Their the winged carnivores into mutated
future looked promising until bizarre monstrosities with a taste for human Cast: Mira Wanting, Neel Rønholt, Julie
events began occurring at night. Katie was flesh. With the virus spreading across R. Ølgaard, Jon Lange, and Mikkel Arndt
no stranger to paranormal phenomena - the countryside, a group of young adults
she had been stalked by a malevolent entity unwittingly stumble upon Vasilienko’s Directed by: Martin Barnewitz
since childhood, and she feared that it secret lab and a night of unimaginable
horror ensues when his family of flesh- Produced by: Thomas Heinesen
had followed her to their new home. They
purchased a video camera to find out what eating freaks arises for dinner.
Cinematography by: Mikael Valentin
was happening at night as they slept.
Cast: Andrew Divoff, Erin Brown, Reggie
Over the course of three weeks in Bannister, Sean Serino, Ryan Hooks,
September & October of 2006, they Rachel Scheer, Anthony Clark, and
ran nightly surveillance and captured Christopher Nelson
incredible proof of Paranormal Activity.
The nightly surveillance footage and home Directed by: Robert Kurtzman
videos have been edited into the feature
Written by: John Bisson and Robert
film, Paranormal Activity.
Q&A session for Paranormal State will follow:
Produced by: Robert Kurtzman, John
Ryan Buell - Star of Paranormal State, Founder
of Penn State’s Paranormal Research Society Bisson, Gary Jones, and Anne Kurtzman

Betsy Schecter: Four Seasons Productions,

President. Paranormal State, Executive

Gary Aurbach: Go Go Luckey Productions,

Founder/President. Paranormal State,
Executive Producer

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Shrooms The Signal Storm Warning

October 18th / 11:00 pm October 20th / 7:00 pm October 19th / 9:15 pm

A group of American teens come to Ireland It’s New Year’s Eve in the city of Terminus From the director of Urban Legend
to visit an old school friend who takes and chaos is this year’s resolution. All comes this terrifying trip into the depths
them on a camping trip in search of the forms of communication have been of human depravity. When a storm
local fabled magic mushrooms. When jammed by an enigmatic signal that preys forces a couple to land their sailboat
the hallucinations start taking hold, the on the fears and desires of everyone in the far ashore, they stumble upon a remote
panicked friends are attacked by ghostly city. Told in three parts from three unique island inhabited by a demented father
creatures; never able to determine if they perspectives by three visionary directors, and his psychotic sons. Captured, beaten
are experiencing gruesome reality or The Signal is a horrific journey towards and sexually enslaved, the couple turns
startling delirium. When one teenager discovering that the most brutal monster the tables in a bloody fight for survival.
unknowingly eats the dangerous “Death’s might actually be within all of us. Featuring some of the most intensely
Head” mushroom, the group’s nightmare brutal scenes imaginable, Storm Warning
takes a deeply sinister turn. Cast: Anessa Ramsey, Sahr, AJ Bowen, never lets up as it builds toward a shocking
Matt Stanton, Suehyla El-Attar, Justin finish.
Cast: Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Welborn, Cheri Christian, Scott Poythress,
Kasch, Maya Hazen, Alice Greczyn, Don Christopher Thomas, Lindsey Garrett, and Cast: Nadia Fares, Robert Taylor,
Wycherley, and Sean McGinley Chad McKnight John Brumpton, David Lyons, Mathew
Directed by: Paddy Breathnach Directed and Written by: David
Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush Directed by: Jaime Blanks
Written by: Pearse Elliott
Produced by: Alexander A. Motlagh and Written by: Everett De Roche
Produced by: Paddy McDonald and Jacob Gentry
Robert Walpole Produced by: Pete Ford and Gary
Co-Produced by: Lab 601, inc. Hamilton

Executive Producers: Hilton Garrett Cinematography by: Karl Von Moller

and Morris Ruskin
Edited by: Jaime Blanks and Jeff

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Sympathy Tooth And Nail Wasting Away

October 18th / 5:00 pm October 16th / 7:30 pm October 16th / 9:30 pm

When a reckless bank robber and his It is 2020, and the world has run out of Zombies. You know ‘em, you love ‘em. But
rebellious teenage hostage hole up for gas. Civilized countries have spiraled into what do they think of you?
the night in a bad motel, anything can looting and anarchy, and much of the
happen. A mysterious stranger and dark world population has starved to death or In this hilarious twist on the Classic
twists of fate send this night into a descent killed each other. A small group of misfits Zombie Tale, we see the world through
of bloody madness in this deadly game of known as Foragers take refuge in an Zombie eyes when a barrelful of Toxic Goo
cat and mouse where nothing is what it empty Philadelphia hospital with plans on transforms four friends into the Walking
seems. Lock yourself in for this critically re-building society. On a daily foray into Dead, and suddenly, it seems everyone else
acclaimed claustrophobic tale that is the city, they discover a young girl who is has gone mad.
equal parts classic suspense thriller and the victim of a brutal attack. They bring
grindhouse horror. her back to the hospital, but soon discover In the most unique Zombie story in years,
that they were followed by a savage band the Zombies embark on a bumbling quest
Cast: Marina Shtelen, Steven Pritchard of cannibals known as Rovers. The Rovers to find the “Truth”, completely unaware of
and Aaron Boucher begin to kill the Foragers one by one, and their Rotting Undeadness.
the trapped survivors must find a way to
Directed by: Andrew Moorman After all, Zombies are people too.
outwit their stalkers.
Written by: Arik Martin Cast: Matthew Davis, Julianna Robinson,
(After Party At Tropicana: You Must
Michael Grant Terry, Betsy Beutler, Colby
Show Your Tooth And Nail Ticket Stub For
Produced by: Andrew Moorman and French, Joel McCrary, Jack Orend, with
Arik Martin Richard Riehle as Colonel South and
Cast: Rachel Miner, Nicole Duport, Rider Tracey Walter as Mr. Whicks
Strong, Michael Kelly, Alexandra Barreto,
Directed by: Matthew Kohnen
Robert Carradine, and Michael Madsen
Written by: Matthew and Sean Kohnen
Directed and Written by: Mark Young
Produced by: Sean Kohnen
Produced by: Patrick Durham and
Jonathan Sachar

Executive Producers: Michael Madsen,

Kelley Wolfington, Dennis Spilker, Herb
Hunter, Jeff Erb, Joe Nicolo, Jason Pires,
Jordan Yale Levine, Franco Sama, and
Corey Large

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Some of the uninitiated among us may think that Short Films are quick
and easy to make. They couldn’t be more wrong. Rarely quick and easy,
and even rarer to make well, Short Films in the horror genre can be the
best way to deliver the scares. Screamfest would like to present to you the
cream of the crop.

Enjoy our Short Film Screenings on October 13th. Shorts Program I is at

3:00pm and Shorts Program II is at 5:00pm.

Short Films

The Blaxorcist The Cabinet Crawl Space

October 13th / 5:00 pm October 13th / 3:00 pm October 13th / 3:00 pm

From the makers of “Dead Meat” comes In this suspenseful retelling of the CRAWL SPACE is an unpredictable, nail-
“The Blaxorcist.” Bluebeard fairytale, Lizzie visits her biting thriller, testing the true natures of
long-distance lover Michael for the first love and betrayal. A young woman trapped
Only this time, Edward King is in the time. When Michael is called away on an inside a crawl space desperately searches
director’s chair and Conor McMahon overnight business trip, he leaves Lizzie through the darkness when she hears a
produces. alone in the house. She begins to explore noise, which leads to a horrifying truth,
Michael’s possessions and his house, pushing her to the edge of humanity.
A black priest without soul has been called allowing curiosity to get the better of
upon to perform an exorcism on a young her. Lizzie unlocks the forbidden door Directed by: Michael Tiddes
teenage white girl who’s soul has been to Michael’s office – only to discover his
possessed by “soul.” macabre secret. Produced by: Kelly Dymon and Howard
Directed by: Ed King Directed by: Karen Lam US / 12 mins
Produced by: Conor McMahon Produced by: Karen Wong
Executive Producer: Brendan McCarthy Canada / 12 mins

Ireland / 4mins

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Dara The Election

October 13th / 5:00 pm October 13th / 5:00 pm

Dara is everything that almost any men On the eve of the most important election
could wish for. Never mind her charm or in their career - a horrible event puts
her superbly fine cooked meals, because John and Abby on the dark side of choice.
unbeknownst to her many swooned suitors With the pressure of remaining in the
lies a secret so gruesome that no one ever race pushing hard, the solutions become
lived to tell the tale. This is a sweet tale clear. Ray Wise and Lin Shaye give the best
about the daily life Dara, being a woman performances in short format. Newcomer
whose passion includes cooking fine Padraig Reynolds (Sean Cunningham’s The
cuisine, romantic dinner, torture and mass Utah Murders, The Drowned) shows his
bloodletting. ability to create horror with backbone.

Directed and Produced by: The Mo Directed by: Padraig Reynolds

Brothers - Kimo Stamboel and Timothy
Tjahjanto Produced by: John Norris and Steve Daf
Indonesia / 27 mins US / 12 mins

Eli Halfway In The Wall

October 13th / 5:00 pm October 13th / 3:00 pm October 13th / 5:00 pm

A man awakens on an operating table with A man awakes captive in an unknown It’s New Year’s Eve and what should be a
no idea where or even who he is. Armed location. How did he get there? How will snowy winter’s day has turned into a blistering
with only one memory of a girl on a beach he get out? heatwave. Temperatures are off the charts, and
and a tattoo on his hand that reads ‘ELI,” so are tempers. Newscasts report of violence
he must elude his captors and unravel the Directed and Produced by: Karl Holt throughout the city in unprecedented numbers.
sinister truth behind his missing identity. UK / 6 min
Jonelle, nine months pregnant, takes refuge
Directed by: Josh Lee Kwai from the heat in her tiny apartment. But with a
secretive husband hiding a private life from her,
Produced by: Josh Lee Kwai, Tyler home may be even more dangerous than the city
Erskine and Ron Beyers streets. When Jonelle discovers her husband has
US / 16 mins been cheating on her, their argument erupts into
an act of cold blooded murder.

Directed by: Mike Williamson

Produced by: Greg Booth

US / 25 mins

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Looking Glass Night of the Hamsters One More Time

October 13th / 3:00 pm October 13th / 3:00 pm October 13th / 3:00 pm

A dark stormy night. A little girl is home It’s a dark and stormy night… Julie, a young Ethan is ripped from sleep to find his
alone, but is she really? student, persuades her boyfriend Karl to fiance chained to a chair and only five
dabble with a ouija board. One made-up minutes to save her.
Directed and Produced by: Erik spirit name later and lightning crashes
Rosenlund outside the door.Sparks fly, and somehow Directed by: Jesse Grce
Sweden / 5 mins the poor family hamsters are fried to a crisp.
But when Karl checks on the hamsters, one Produced by: Andrew Duncan, Steve
of them viciously attacks him – and it’s the Gute, and Jesse Grce
beginning of the end for Julie and Karl… US / 6 mins

Directed by: Paul Campion

Produced by: Elisabeth Pinto

Australia / 16 mins

Suck Shut-Eye Hotel Take Out

October 17th / before A’L’INTERIEUR October 13th / 3:00 pm October 13th / 3:00 pm

Josh and Jessica’s relationship has become “Shuteye Hotel” is a film noir murder The story of a woman on a journey into
less than ideal. He’s grown tired of her mystery that takes place in a sleazy hotel. a dark unknown cavern she considers
party habits. She’s grown bored with his As cops investigate the gruesome murders familiar...the parking garage. Relying on her
apathy. But one evening, when Jessica they become victims of this evil force. inner strength, this working mother must
returns home from the bar after being What “Jaws” did to swimming, “Shuteye trust her instincts to carry her, unharmed,
bitten by a vampire, Josh is faced with Hotel” will do for sleeping. back to her family one more time. Heart-
difficult decisions about life, love, and pounding moments and minute by minute
removing his girlfriend’s head. Directed by: Bill Plympton suspense may make this the most tension
filled car retrieval ever. This short shocker
Directed by: Ben Ketai Produced by: Biljana Labovic of a film illustrates how unsafe it is to
US / 7 mins be alone in a parking garage these days..
Produced by: Tara Billik, Natalie Sakai Regardless of why it is that you’re there!
and Ryan Lewis
US / 12 mins Directed by: Bill Hall

Produced by: Jonathan Budine

US / 5 mins

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Student Films are where it all begins!

Screamfest is proud to promote the
best of the best when it comes to
burgeoning scholars of the Horror
Genre. See these films to get a peek
at the next generation of filmmakers
that will send the scares to the silver

Enjoy the Student Short Film

Screening on October 13th at Angel
12:00pm. October 13th / 12:00 pm
l’Institut des Arts de Diffusion

One evening, Octave, a doll repairman of

about 30, is at a country fair and discovers
ANGE (Angel), a girl with a broken
spine condemned to spend her life in a
steel scaffolding. This chance meeting is
destined to upset the young man’s life and
force him to confront the voices that haunt
him day and night...

Directed by: Nikolas List

Student Shorts
Produced by: Benedicte Lescalier for
Mediadiffusion (IAD)

Craw Lake Coming To Town Eater

October 13th / 12:00 pm October 13th / 12:00 pm October 13th / 12:00 pm
Loyola Marymount University Chapman University Chapman University

While camping, Dale wakes to find his JoBeth Smalls is an eleven-year-old girl To make ends meet, rookie cop Bannerman
daughter missing and like any father he who gets bullied at school. With her mother works the grueling night shift for the
races through the woods searching for in a coma and no one else to go to for help, NYPD. On this particular night, the senior
her. Coming upon a shack at the edge of a she writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for officers are abuzz with rumors about a
lake, he quickly finds himself pitted against revenge. Her wishes come true when Klaus, a new prisoner held in the upper floor jail
nightmarish creatures responsible for the deranged version of Santa Claus with a taste for cell: Mellor, a notorious serial killer with
disappearance of his little girl. blood and automatic weapons, pays her foes a a habit of eating his victims. Following
visit. He is acompanied by two foul-mouthed, a series of bizarre incidents, Bannerman
Directed by: Jordan Downey psychotic elves. One of them, Baldfred, has begins to suspect that Mellor has, in fact,
a drinking problem and loves his women big escaped. Based on the short story by Peter
Produced by: Dane Lillegard and Andy and trashy. The other one, Alpinolo, is a mute Crowther.
Kelly goblin whose hobbies include porn and teddy-
bear humping. Directed by: Matt and Ross Duffer

Directed by: Carles Torrens Produced by: Sam Winkler

Produced by: Emily Henke and Devi Brule

Discovering The New Blood of Horror And Honoring The Masters

Entity-Nine Hideous Kirksdale

October 13th / 12:00 pm October 13th / 12:00 pm October 13th / 12:00 pm
University of Southern California University of California - LA Florida State University

Brilliant robotics engineer Alex Wayland In the dead of night, a homeless man, In the deep south of 1960s Florida, amongst
has perfected android technology. When known only as John Doe, is beaten blooming live oaks, rests a quiet hospital.
he refuses to continue working under his and left for dead. Soon after, a team of Kirksdale Hospital, a plantation turned
corrupt superior, Wayland discovers that surgeons makes a hideous discovery – a mental asylum, provides patients with a calm
he is now marked for replacement. Stalked parasite growing deep inside John Doe’s environment to ease their inner turmoil. At
by an android bearing his exact likeness, body. They remove the creature, but their least on the surface, but things are not as
Wayland must stop the corporation at all nightmare is only just beginning, as they they appear to be. when a tormented mental
costs. are soon murdered one by one. Who will patient escapes the facility, Molly Walker,
survive? Only one thing is certain… a misunderstood teenage girl, and Darryl
Directed by: Bread Kean Pearl, a young Sheriff’s deputy, must face
…You can’t escape the evil within. their inner demons in a fight for their sanity
Produced by: Jennie Chamberlain, and their lives.
Gabriel Lichstein, and Eric Wostenberg Directed by: Ben Sztajnkrycer
Directed by: Ryan Spindell
Produced by: Josh Feldman
Produced by: T. Justin Ross

Para-Normal Prombies Recently Deceased

October 13th / 12:00 pm October 13th / 12:00 pm October 13th / 12:00 pm
Columbia University Florida State University University of Texas

Ben Rutter has one shot at the Strange things are happening at the Senior Jim doesn’t know how he died or why he’s
investigation of a lifetime. But in the world Prom. The boys have gone crazy and the girls back from the dead. He does know that
of paranormal research, things don’t have gone wild. Amy and Darryl flee from he needs to water the plants, take out the
always go as planned. the horror, but will they also become victims trash, and figure out what the missing
of the supernatural forces from below? Can piece of his to-do-list says before he rots
Directed by: Lauren Timmons Darryl save Amy from the madness? Can away or his killer kills him again.
Amy save Darryl from himself? Amy and
Produced by: Sean Cassity Darryl must face sex and zombies in this Directed by: Chris McInroy
thrilling journey of fear and discovery in a
heartwarming tale of coming together. Produced by: Rebecca “Susie” McInroy,
Geoff Moskowitz
Directed by: Frederick Snyder

Produced by: Andrew Bartels

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2007

Boost Mobile Best of the Next in Horror

This series of short
films sponsored by
Boost Mobile explores
the conception of the
Next Great Horror
Villain through the
wicked minds of some
of the genre’s up and
coming directors.

Enjoy the Boost

Screening as part of
the Shorts Program
on October 13th at
Becoming The Huntsman
5:00pm. Three survivors are trapped with a In a cottage, in a wood, a red cloaked
terrifying creature that grows stronger with predator is spinning fairy tales of death.
every victim it claims. Once it has your Whether gutted, stuffed in an oven, or
scent, you can not run from it. simply drowned, The Huntsman ensures
that no one lives happily ever after...
And if you kill it... you become it.
Directed by: Adam Penn
Directed by: Viko Nikci
Produced by: Seyi Peter-Thomas
Produced by: Viko Nikci and Lindsay

Ol’ Stan Levid Onionhead Stem

A young drifter by the name of Cal finds Sixty years ago a giant grotesquely After a miraculous but questionable
himself in unfamiliar territory: a small, disfigured man roamed the woods of a discovery, stem cell researcher Dr. William
incongruous tavern just off the dusty rural Louisiana community. The locals Chen suffers a massive stroke leaving
interstate. Suddenly opposite a well- cruelly nickname him Onionhead. When him paralyzed. Slowly the life he knew
dressed stranger calling himself Stanley a young girl was found murdered, he disappears. His wife leaves him. He’s left
Levid, the two begin to casually converse. was wrongfully blamed. An angry mob to waste away in a hospital bed. Dr. Chen
As the situation turns increasingly sinister, came for him, killed him then buried his can’t take it anymore. He’s forced to kill his
however, the unsuspecting young man dismembered remains in an unmarked way out of the hospital, attempting to get
quickly finds himself locked in a desperate grave. Many years later a young teenage his old life back.
struggle, fighting for his very life. couple meets the resurrected monster,
when four children unwittingly release Directed by: Iqbal Ahmed
Directed by: Gus Krieger him from the grave that trapped him for
decades. Produced by: Wes Shive
Produced by: Arik Ruchim and Logan
Hufford Directed by: Catero Alain Colbert

Produced by: Catero Alain Colbert, Tray

Anthony Garriga, and Maia Tarin
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