Last month, it was announced that Screamfest 2017 will be coming to the TCL Chinese Theater from October 10-19 with the first wave of titles announced. Now, the second wave of horror films have been announced to be screened at the festival.
The Lodgers (U.S. Premiere)
Directed by Brian O’Malley
A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland – but they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.
Alone (U.S. Premiere)
Directed by David Moreau
Leïla is 16. She wakes up late, like any other morning. Except that today, no one is here to tell her to get moving. Where are her parents? She gets on her bike and rides through the neighborhood: it’s all empty. Everybody has disappeared. Thinking she’s the sole survivor of an unexplained disaster, she eventually crosses ways with four other teenagers: Dodji, Yvan, Camille and Terry. Together they will try to understand what has happened and to learn to survive in a world that has become hostile… But are they really alone?
Double Date (U.S. Premiere)
Directed by Benjamin Barfoot
Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30. He and his cocky friend Alex think they’ve hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night. But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity – Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.
Laplace’s Demon (U.S. Premiere)
Directed by Giordano Giulivi
Eight people are imprisoned in a secluded mansion on an uninhabited island. After waiting in vain for the host, they find a model with eight self-propelled pawns that reproduces the movements of each group member in real time…
Vidar the Vampire (L.A. Premiere)
Directed by Thomas Aske Berg and Fredrik Waldeland
Vidar Haarr is a 33 year old, sexually frustrated bachelor farmer who leads a Christian, monotonous and strenuous working life on his mother’s farmstead in the Western outskirts of Norway. In a desperate attempt to break free from routine, Vidar prays to a higher power to grant him a life without boundaries. Unfortunately, his prayers are heard and Vidar wakes up one evening as the Prince of Darkness in sin city, Stavanger.
1922 (L.A. Premiere)
Directed by Zak Hilditch
After murdering his wife with the help of his teenage son, Wilfred James’ life unravels, and he is haunted by visions of what he has done.
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (L.A. Premiere)
Directed by Derek Dennis Herbert
Featuring interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story peels off the mask of Kane Hodder, cinema’s most prolific killer, in a gut-wrenching, but inspiring, documentary. To Hell and Back is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.
Like.Share.Follow (World Premiere)
Directed by Glenn Gers
Garrett is a rising YouTube star. Shell is a deeply emotional fan. When they begin a romantic relationship, he’s forced to question whether opening your life to strangers online is an invitation community and rescue…or stalking, obsession and madness.
There are also two special screenings that will happen.
On October 13, to honor the recently departed Tobe Hooper, Screamfest 2017 will host a special screening of the 1981 film The Funhouse, a film adaptation of a Dean Koontz novel about four teens who spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.
On October 14, Screamfest 2017 will host a screening of Child’s Play to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Tom Holland, which will be moderated by Sean Decker and Jack Ulrich.
Screamfest 2017 will be at the TCL theater from October 10-19 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are available now, which can be ordered at the Screamfest official homepage.