Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the “Sundance of Horror”.
Screamfest premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers. Many of the filmmakers have garnered distribution and representation as a result of the festival. Screamfest launches careers.
Screamfest was formed in August 2001 by film producers Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution.
Films in This Block:
- I Love Eva Marsh (Directed By Rémy Rondeau) – Summer 1996. A small town nestled in the shadow of a gigantic factory. Ben, a shy eleven year old boy, lives there alone with his mom when she leaves him to strike. The coming of the troubling Eva in his bunch disturbs him a little bit more, especially when she mentions the legend of a mysterious creature hidden under a nearby lake’s pontoon. As a game, Eva challenges Ben : walk through the “pontoon of the death”, and come back. But Ben fails miserably. At night, the Creature appears to him.
- Imposter (Directed By Adam Goldhammer) – After the unexplained disappearance of her father, an isolated teenager investigates an evil presence that has infected her family’s maple syrup farm. What she uncovers makes it impossible to trust anyone –including herself….
- Please Love Me Forever (Directed By Holy Fatma) – In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother CLAUDIE (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. Scared by so much love, Lyesse rejects Lili. Devastated, she decides to take his heart out to understand why he doesn’t love her…
- Post Mortem Mary (Directed By Joshua Long) – A mother and a daughter, Mary, who suffers from a crippling fear of death run a post- mortem photography business. As Mary confronts her phobia she must do all she can to make the dead look alive…
- See You Tomorrow (Directed By Isac Betancourt Valladares) – Mexico City has gone through an epidemic where infected people become terrible beings. In the middle of the chaos, Beatriz gets orphaned and finds interesting to break into abandoned homes because of the virus’ outbreak, no matter how dangerous her actions are.
- The Baby Whisperer (Directed By Sean Gilligan) – Two years after the death of her mother, ten-year-old Ruby still struggles with the loss, long after her father Aaron remarries Grace. With the arrival of newborn step-brother Archie pushing the family into a sleep deprivation limbo, Ruby’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic. Withdrawing further into her world of fairytales, Ruby’s relationship with her beloved doll takes on a sinister dimension when she comes to believe she can be reunited with her dead mother. Out of desperation, Grace employs the assistance of a Baby Whisperer – Nina, a woman with a preternatural ability to soothe the sleepless Archie, and return some sanity to the family. But Nina’s true motives become clearer as Ruby connects with her on a level of understanding deeper than anyone will suspect.