The 22nd Annual Screamfest® Horror Film Festival, kicked off on October 11, 2022, and runs through 20, 2022 at the TCL Chinese Theater, in Hollywood. The largest and longest-running horror film festival in the United States welcomes audiences back to the big screen for a collective experience. See below for ticket info
Run Sweetheart Run from Prime Video and Blumhouse will close Screamfest® LA on October 20, 2022. After what begins as dinner with a client, a single mom (Ella Balinska) finds herself hunted by a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable assailant (Pilou Asbæk). Co-written and directed by Shana Feste (Dirty Diana, Boundaries), the film is a must-see watch for the Halloween season and helmed by an extraordinary team of women both in front and behind the camera. A Q&A will follow the screening featuring the cast and crew.
Highlights from this year’s shorts program include Legs starring Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), plus student film Crimson Ties by Francesca Scorcese, daughter of Martin Scorcese. Additional shorts to look out for include Old Time Radio with voiceover by Paul Giamatti, plus The Rotting of Casey Culpepper directed by Daniel Slottje, which was accepted into this year’s Sundance Institute Producers Lab.
It wouldn’t be a proper Halloween without everyone’s favorite killer doll: making its West Coast Premiere is the documentary Living with Chucky (written and directed by Kyra Gardner, who grew up alongside the Child’s Play franchise). This doc seeks out other families surrounding the film series as they recount their experiences working on the ongoing franchise and what it means to be a part of the “Chucky” family. Interviews include Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Don Mancini, John Waters and Marlon Wayans.
World Premieres at this year’s festival include Slayers, the latest from director K. Asher Levin about a vampire slayer (Thomas Jane) teaming up with social media superstars also starring Abigail Breslin and Malin Akerman; Deer Camp, about a 1980s Michigan deer-hunting trip gone terribly wrong directed by L. Van Dyke Siboutszen; and KillHer directed by Robyn August.
For a full list of films with dates and times, and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website:
What: Screamfest® Horror Film Festival
Where: TCL Chinese Theaters, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
When: October 11 – 20, 2022, see times on website