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The Screamfest Horror Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled the first wave of titles for its upcoming 18th edition, including world premieres for Daniel Farrands’ Amityville Murders and The Final Wish, starring Lin Shaye.
America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, with the Insidious star Shaye as its ambassador, will run Oct. 9-18 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood.
Screamfest will give a first look to Amityville Murders, starring John Robinson and Chelsea Ricketts, as it goes beyond the story of the Lutz family and the house depicted in the Amityville Horror films.
There are also debuts for Timothy Woodward Jr.’s The Final Wish, from the creator of the Final Destination franchise; Mario Sorrenti’s Discarnate, which stars Thomas Kretschmann and Nadine Velazquez; and David Holroyd’s The Haunted, in which a caregiver’s first shift looking after an elderly dementia patient turns into a nightmare.
Screamfest also booked a world bow for the Swedish horror pic Draug, directed by Klas Persson and Karin Engman, and a North American premiere for the Israeli mystery The Golem, directed by Doron and Yoav Paz.
Besides discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007, past editions of Screamfest have also given premieres to Tragedy Girls, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Trick ‘r Treat, 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, The Grudge, The Collection, The Human Centipede and Diary of the Dead.
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