We have been sent over two updates on 2006 Screamfest Los Angeles with news of two additions -- Hatchet and Automaton Transfusion.
2006 Screamfest LA Updates
Update on Automaton Transfusion:
Rachel Belofsky, founder of the annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is pleased to announce the selection of Steven C. Miller’s Automaton Transfusion into the 6th annual event, which is to be held October 13-22 at the Mann Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, California. Visit the official website for festival details: www.screamfesla.com
In Automaton Transfusion three teens find themselves in a town over run with zombies. Deciding to fight back, they go on a punch you in the throat, action packed, non stop ride through the city, woods, and schools.
Automaton Transfusion, which was shot for a mere $30,000, has become a one of the most talked about independent horror films since The Blair Witch Project. Critics have been raving about the film, “Automaton Transfusion is going to be this years Hottest film. With a brilliant Director, an amazing cast and talented crew. The movie will fulfill your taste for gore and blood, but also entertain you with young beauty and talent,” writes Horror-Movies.ca, “In the recent rash of zombie films in Hollywood, I've been dying for something fresh, Steven C. Miller's Automaton Transfusion is that breathe of fresh air… Miller delivers one of the best zombie films in decades!” – Bloody-Disgusting.com
Automaton Transfusion joins Adam Green’s Hatchet, which stars Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) and Tony Todd. Screamfest Horror Film Festival has been called “The Sundance of Horror” by many journalists.
Update on Hatchet:
Rachel Belofsky, founder of the annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is pleased to announce the selection of Adam Green’s Hatchet into the 6th annual event, which is to be held October 13-22 at the Mann Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, California. Visit the official website for festival details: www.screamfesla.com
In Hatchet a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
Hatchet displays an extremely solid cast which includes Kane Hodder (best know as Jason Voorhees in many of the Friday the 13th films), Tony Todd (Candyman) and the infamous Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Up and coming actor Joel Moore (Dodgeball, Art Scool Confidential) also stars next to Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Mercedes McNab, Parry Shen, Joleigh Fioreavanti, Joshua Leonard and Patrika Darbo.
Critics have been raving about the film, “Hatchet is one of the best horror films this year, and probably the best slasher flick in decades,” writes Bloody-Disgusting.com; “[The film is] a brutal slasher that manages to balance over-the-top jaw dropping gore and humor, tailor-made for its core audience,” writes Icons of Fright; “Hatchet is completely fantastical in its portrayals of murder. And I loved it. Crowley literally rips his victims limb from limb.” - Aint it Cool News.
The Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the #1 horror film festival in the United States. Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the "Sundance of Horror." Normally held at Loews Universal Studios Cinemas, Universal CityWalk, the festival is now held annually at the prestigious Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. Screamfest premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers. Film entries are accepted in the categories of Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Special Effects and Musical Score. In addition, there are special categories for Best Animation, Best Short, Best Documentary and Best Student Film.
The festival has hosted many famous filmmakers as guests, including Sam Raimi, Wes Craven, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, Stan Winston, Sean Cunningham, Tim Sullivan and even John Landis. Screamfest has also introduced some major horror films onto the world, including Wolf Creek, Boo!, Curandero, Feast, Three... Extremes, Sigaw, 2001 Maniacs, Cube: Zero, Dead Meat, 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers, Wrong Turn and many more.
While the horror boom continues to show no signs of slowing down, Screamfest continues to grow at an alarming rate. Annually Screamfest holds a private party at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT and has many exclusive engagements in Los Angeles throughout the year. The festival has been featured in Variety, Time Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter' and other major publications.
Stay tuned for updates.