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Creepshow 2, Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil, and More Horror Titles Coming to Shudder in the Us This July

From Yuletide horrors to anthology scares to one of the best high school-set horror comedies of all time (in this writer's humble opinion), the streaming service Shudder has a bunch of new additions coming to their eerie arsenal this July in the Us, including A Christmas Horror Story, Creepshow 2, and Todd & The Book of Pure Evil (which you should really watch if you love practical effects monsters and the storytelling style of Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

"New Additions in July

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The Ninth Gate Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) specializes in tracking down rare and exotic volumes for collectors. Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) has recently acquired a seventeenth-century satanic text called The Nine Gates- a legendary book written by Satan himself.
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New York City Horror Film Festival 2017: Official Selection

The list of official selections for the annual New York City Horror Film Festival to be held in late October is out! It presents a long list of awesome features which will be spiced with a long list of great short films. Focusing on the features, the list looks like: "3", Dir. Lou Simon "Close Calls", Dir. Richard Stringham "The Night Watchmen", Dir. Mitchell Altieri "Habit", Dir. Simeon Halligan "Vampyrvidar", Dir. Thomas Aske Berg & Fredrik Waldeland "Mal Nosso", Dir. Samuel Galli "Diane", Dir. Michael Mongillo "Ruin Me", Dir. Preston DeFrancis "Hostile", Dir. Matthieu Turi "Replace", Dir. Norbert Keil "The Night Sitter", Dir. John Rocco "Art Of Obsession", Dir. Ryan Andrews "Dismissed", Dir. Ben Arfmann If you wish to know more, look up: http://nychorrorfest.com/...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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First wave of films for 'Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017' announced

Seth Metoyer,

MoreHorror.com

The first wave of the 2017 Screamfest Horror Film Festival lineup and the festival ambassador have been announcement.

The festival will run from October 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Film festival badges are currently on sale to the general public at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets will be available soon. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan will serve as ambassador for the festival.

Some really intriguing offerings in this list. Find official line up details below.

From the Press Release

America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences.
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Screamfest Announced First Wave of 2017 Line Up

Halloween scares are nearly here.

With Hollywood studios and SoCal theme parks shifting towards horror and scares for Halloween, America’s largest horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, just announced its first wave of films to be showcased from October 10-19 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood.

Additionally, Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) was named as this year’s festival ambassador.

“I am extremely honored to serve as this year’s Screamfest ambassador,” said Monaghan in a press release. “I applaud Screamfest and its founder and festival director Rachel Belofsky for embracing the work of filmmakers and actors in the horror genre. I’m a big fan of this space, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of a fest that truly acknowledges unique and creative work.”

The festival has made showcased multiple known horror films and launched the careers for many actors.
See full article at LRM Online »

Screamfest Film Festival 2017 First Wave Line-up and Festival Ambassador Announce!

America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, TV’s “Lost”) will serve as this year’s festival ambassador.

“I am extremely honored to serve as this year’s Screamfest ambassador,” said Monaghan. “I applaud Screamfest and its Founder and Festival Director Rachel Belofsky for embracing the work of filmmakers and actors in the horror genre. I’m a big fan of this space, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of a fest that truly acknowledges unique and creative work.
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Screamfest 2017’s First Wave of Films Include Tragedy Girls, Leatherface, Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil: The End Of The End

Every October, horror fans in Los Angeles celebrate the Halloween season with diverse scares on the big screen at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The first wave of films for the 17th annual event have been announced, and this year's lineup is already looking to be one to watch, with the buzzed-about Tragedy Girls, the origin story Leatherface, and the animated farewell Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End all slotted to screen at Screamfest:

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – August 29, 2017 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences.
See full article at DailyDead »

Frightfest 2017: ‘Ruin Me’ Review

Stars: Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Eva Hamilton, John Odom, Chris Hill, Sam Ashdown, Cameron Gordon, Rocky Rector, Tom Harryman, Alex Galick | Written by Trysta A. Bissett, Preston DeFrancis | Directed by Preston DeFrancis

It’s been over a twenty years since Scream reinvented the slasher genre, heralding a new age of post-modern, self-referential horror. In the two decades since, the genre has found its way back to its more horrific, and in a lot of cases cliched, ways – with modern filmmakers, many of whom grew up in the 80s at the height of the slashers popularity, rediscovering what made the much-maligned genre so great. However, given that film, like life, is cyclical, it means its probably about time for yet another “reinvention.”

And to that end comes Ruin Me….

Every Halloween, more extreme haunted attractions open for business, each promising even more thrills. Some have taken this to a whole new level.
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Frightfest 2017 Interview: ‘Ruin Me’ director Preston DeFrancis & writer Trysta Bissett

Time for another Frightfest 2017 interview as our host Stuart Wright talks Ruin Me with director Preston DeFrancis and writer Trysta Bissett – the film has it’s World Premiere at the festival on Saturday August 26th.

Every Halloween, more extreme haunted attractions open for business, each promising even more thrills. Some have taken this to a whole new level. Welcome to Slasher Sleepout: The Ultimate Horror Movie Experience combining camping, haunted house, and an escape room into one extreme 36-hour event. Six strangers are hooded, dropped in the middle of the woods, and must survive a simulated horror movie. Alexandra, the only participant who has never even seen a horror film, reluctantly tags along with her boyfriend. But when the other campers start to die before their eyes, Alex becomes the star of her worst nightmares.

The Horror Channel Frightfest takes place August 24th – 28th 2017 at both the Empire Cinema and
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Full Schedule Revealed for the Women in Horror Film Festival in Atlanta, Featuring Jen & Sylvia Soska, Heather Langenkamp & More

Kicking off this September in Atlanta, Georgia, the inaugural Women in Horror Film Festival's full schedule has been announced, including an impressive slate of diverse films and special guests such as Jen and Sylvia Soska, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Greg Nicotero.

We have the full Women in Horror Film Festival schedule below, and to learn more, be sure to visit the fest's official website.

"Thursday Sept 21, 2017

5:30pm-7:30pm - Casual cocktail hour in the hotel bar to meet/mingle with guests

7:30pm - 8:00pm - Photos on the Dead Carpet

8:00pm-12:00am - VIP Party at the Crowne Plaza

Friday Sept 22, 2017

8am-10am - Casual breakfast for hotel guests

11am - 11:45am Stunt Demo with John Nittolo and Julienne Joyner

12pm - 1:45pm - Short Block - Thriller

Suffer (Canada) - Filip Terlecki (Writer/Director)

Caravan (Australia) - Nathan Lacey (Director
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Frightfest announce guests and new addition to line-up

With only four weeks till the start of the festival, Frightfest organisers have announced not only some of the guests set to appear over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but also the addition of another film to the line-up! The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented… New to the film line-up is Jackals, Kevin Greutert’s potent blend of horror thriller, home invasion terror and murder cult chiller, which stars Stephen Dorff and Deborah Kara Unger. The film is scheduled for Saturday 25th August, 4pm and 4.30pm in the main screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square.

Check out the new festival trailer and guest details below:

From the press release:

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with Curse Of Chucky and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly
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Frightfest Guest Line-up and Surprise Film Announced

Frightfest edges ever closer, in fact this time next month it’ll almost be over, but they’ll be much fun before then. The festival is renowned for hosting the best in genre cinema across a bum-numbing five days, but it’s not just films that make the event so special, the organisers also manage to secure a lot of the actual filmmakers. The talent then introduce the film, complete post screening Q and A’s and party the nights away with attendees. So just whose going this year? Check out the Frightfest announcement below and find out.

The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals its full line-up

Horror Channel FrightFest has today announced the full line-up for the 18th year of the world-renowned horror and fantasy film festival, which will run between August 24th and August 28th at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema, and features 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres.

The festivities will get underway with the global premiere of Universal’s Cult of Chucky [watch the trailer here], with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: to celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of Hatchet never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, the stunning prequel to the terror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
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Frightfest 2017 line-up announced – includes 64(!) films!

Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the genre.

The opening night attraction is the global premiere of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s criminally entertaining Cult of Chucky (pictured above), with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself. Mancini said today:

It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of Cult Of Chucky at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling Curse Of Chucky there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the
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