Screamfest Announces Full 2018 Lineup, Tix On Sale Now!


The complete movie lineup for the 18th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival has been announced and tickets are available here. Running Oct. 9 – Oct. 18 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Los Angeles, the event will see the premiere of a variety of features and shorts from around the world.

Horror icon and Insidious star Lin Shaye, whose supernatural thriller The Final Wish will have its world premiere at this year’s event, serves as Screamfest ambassador. Gale Ann Hurd, prolific producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and multiple genre classics, including Aliens and Terminator — both screening at Screamfest, will be honored as this year’s recipient of the Career Achievement Award.


Opening night kicks off with the world premiere of Amityville Murders, a new entry in the ever popular Amityville Horror canon based on the true 1974 murders of the DeFeo family by eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr., who claimed voices in the house made him kill. The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with cast and writer/director Daniel Farrands.

Additional world premieres include Discarnate, about a mind expanding drug that inadvertently exposes users to malicious entities, Swedish evil-in-the-woods period thriller Draug, and Haunted, a British haunted house frightener about a young homecare provider on her first night with an elderly patient suffering from dementia.

North American premieres include Israeli folklore-inspired, creature-feature The Golem, frat frightener The Pledge, and Tumbbad, an acclaimed indie from India about a greedy boy out to steal a cursed artifact from the devil.


West Coast premieres include Open 24 Hours, a frantic nightshift nightmare, Welcome to Mercy, about a single mom suffering stigmata and seeking help at a convent (creepy nuns yay!), and closing night film The Unthinkable, about a Swedish man trying to survive a mysterious attack and make amends with his past.

Screamfest will also be hosting a 20th anniversary screening of Bride of Chucky with writer Don Mancini (get your Child’s Play reboot questions ready!) and a 30th anniversary screening of  The Serpent and the Rainbow with producers David Ladd and Bob Engleman.

Screamfest is the biggest and longest running horror film festival in the U.S. The show is  a star-studded event where filmmakers, actors, and fans meet to celebrate and discuss  horror and genre. For complete rundown of festival programming and scheduling and to purchase badges, visit Screamfest here.

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