As the holiday season continues to commence, a number of people are still wondering what they should do to begin their Halloween celebrations. If you are still deciding on what to do this weekend the answer is the 13th Annual Screamfest.
To see my opening press click here: http://www.examiner.com/article/tomorrow-night-the-13th-annual-screamfes...
Look no further. You may be thinking, what can this Los Angeles beauty, celebrity, and news writer know about scary things, the answer is, practically everything. Seeing as how I have worked in horror for many many years. As a beauty writer, I'm not going to date myself by giving you exact numbers. Doing the math? Great, that means October is my month to play.
If you are in the mood for great horror movie content, and still deciding on what to do this weekend, talking to your friends about what the best scary movie you've ever seen is/was, get yourself to the 13th Annual Screamfest and find yourself a new favorite.
Kicking off their opening night at the new location at Laemmle in North Hollywood, with the opening title, "Beneath." A fun movie that takes place almost entirely underground, with the gorgeous Kelly Noonan who looked stunning on the red carpet, and directed by Ben Ketai, playing to a sold out crowd.
This 13th annual Screamfest kicked off to a roaring start, complete with ample parking, due to the new location in NOHO, and lack of urine-trodden-zombies running a muck, aka we aren't in Downtown Los Angeles anymore Dorothy. Ending the night with the after party at the Red Brick restaurant, which was a short safe walk right up the street from the theater. Party included open beer and cider bar, food on trays, gift bags, a fun Fearnet photo booth, old friends and new friends, and apparently I missed the area with sitting chairs and masseuses offering free massages. 2013 Screamfest continues to delight and thrill.
On the opening night black carpet was the talented actor Josh Stewart making his writing and directorial debut with the movie, "The Hunted." Along side Josh Stewart were producers of, "The Hunted" Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti of Fortress features.
Josh Stewart, Brett and Patrick didn't just show up for the carpet and then bail, they stayed for the opening movie, thus showing support and respect for their fellow film makers and the festival itself. I've seen many successful industry actors, producers, directors etc. show up to festivals opening night to get their press and run. Not with Josh Stewart, Patrick Rizzotti, or Brett Forbes, their lack of pretentious air left a smile on this examiner's mind and a permanent positive mark. More people should take note of popper etiquette. There is nothing uglier than a snob, and with these 3 their down to earth nature shined. You can see photos of them on the carpet in the slideshow. Stewart was aptly sporting a hunting shirt from www.realtree.com, with the words, "When closeness counts," which properly fit the content of his movie, "The Hunted," LA's Premiere on Thursday October 10th.
For more on Josh Stewart's directorial debut click here: http://www.examiner.com/article/josh-stewart-s-directorial-debut-tonight...
Other movies of notable mention to look forward to are this Saturday afternoon screening of "Frost" at 3pm.
"308" at 5:30pm, unless you are into revenge rape-y movies about a girl who was forced into sexual slavery and sold to army men, then you will be more interested in the 5pm screening of, "The Seasoning House."
I am specifically looking forward to Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson’s movie, "Schism," screening Saturday October 12th at 7:30pm. I usually enjoy the movies they make.
I'm especially looking forward to Sunday's October 13th afternoon screening of, “The Demon’s Rook.” A movie about a boy raised in a fantastical demon world, and the dark arts.
Sunday's schedule includes 4 feature movie screenings and then the shorts program.
But don't let just those I've mentioned fool you. Take a look at the Screamfest website http://www.screamfestla.com/ for details on the ongoing content playing to suit your specific horror genre needs.
What better way to celebrate the funnest month of the year, also the best way to maintain your youth aka let go and have a blast, than to get a thrill from that dark air-conditioned theater, while watching someone possibly die or survive? There isn't. Not in the most Haunted month of the year.
Click through the photos to see a portion of the black carpet, and how much fun you can have at the 13th Annual Screamfest LA, which runs through October 17th, 2013.
For more info on Screamfest go here: http://www.screamfestla.com/