One of the west coast's premiere genre festivals Screamfest LA is gearing up for another year. The festival will run from October 18-27, 2016 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood and has just dropped the first wave of titles for 2016. A couple of current festival faves The Master Cleanse and Trash Fire made the cut this year. There is also the new flick from Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), The Divide and Hitman) Cricifixion.
We will keep you posted on more titles as they are announced. Badges can be purchased at ScreamfestLA.com.
THE MASTER CLEANSE (USA) 2016Directed by Bobby MillerWritten by Bobby MillerCast: Anna Friel, Johnny Galecki, Anjelica Huston, Oliver PlattLA PremiereDown, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins...a lot more. The feature debut from Bobby Miller (TUB), THE MASTER CLEANSE is a trippy and fantastic journey that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life, ultimately asking the all-important question: given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you do?TRASH FIRE (USA) 2016Directed by Richard Bates, Jr.Written by Richard Bates, Jr.Cast: Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord, Matthew Gray Gubler, Sally Kirkland, Ezra Buzzington, Ray Santiago, Molly McCookLA PremiereWhen Owen is forced to confront the past he's been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be scarred for life.THE CRUCIFIXION (USA) 2016Directed by Xavier GensWritten by Carey Hayes, Chad HayesProduced by Leon Clarance, Ara Keshishian, Peter SafranCast: TBDLA PremiereTHE CRUCIFIXION is a supernatural thriller based on true events that touches on the universal themes of life vs. death and good vs. evil. The project stars Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), is written by the Hayes Brothers (The Conjuring) and produced by Peter Safran with Xavier Gens (Hitman) directing.MY FATHER DIE (USA) 2016Directed by Sean BrosnanWritten by Sean BrosnanProduced by Sanja Banic, Orian Williams, Sean Brosnan, Pierce BrosnanCast: Joe Anderson, Gary Stretch, Candace SmithLA PremiereDeaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher’s target also happens to be his father.FEAR, INC. (USA) 2016Directed by Vincent MascialeWritten by Luke BarnettCast: Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses, Abigail BreslinLA PremiereFear, Inc. follows a company of degenerates who can be hired for a premium to bring your greatest fears to life. But when horror junkie Joe Foster’s customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them, or make them pawns in their own sick game.BEDEVILED (USA) 2016Directed by The Vang Brothers (Berlee and Abel Vang)Written by Berlee Vang, Abel VangCast: Saxon Sharbino, Mitchell Edwards, Brandon Soo Hoo, Victory Van Tuyl, Carson Boatman, Alexis G. Zall, and Jordan EssoeLA PremiereFive teenagers receive an invite to download a Siri-like app. Once they accept this app which calls itself Mister Bedevil, it begins to torment each of them by tapping into their worst fears. To stop this malevolent force, the teens must learn to trust and depend on each other's wits and courage.INICUO: THE BROTHERHOOD (MEXICO) 2016Directed by Alejandro G. AlegreWritten by Alejandro G. AlegreCast: Isaac Pérez Calzada, Marcos Duarte, Verónica de Alba, Guillermo Jair, Rodrigo OstapLA PremiereAfter a voyage of discovery FEDERICO creates a new religious cult. He kidnaps FERNANDO, a former collaborator, which will try to leave as heir of worship in the midst of a slaughter justified by their own past tragedies.