With scary movies, as with the mesh suit and black codpiece you're no longer allowed to wear to the office, it's as much about what you don't see as what you do see. Plumb the shadows with this Groupon to the 2012 Screamfest Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14. Choose from the following options:
- For $150, you get a pass to all screenings for two (a $300 value)
- For $150, you get a full festival pass for one (a $300 value)
- For $299, you get full festival passes for two (a $600 value)
Both types of pass grant admission to all screenings throughout the festival, but the full festival pass also includes admission to all parties and special events, including the awards ceremony.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival
Formed in 2001 by producers and ardent horror buffs Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin, Screamfest gives the corn-syrup-drenched cleavers of future visionaries a chance to shine while talking shop with the legends of the genre. On Saturday, October 20, Dread Central's Sean Decker moderates a Q&A with John Carpenter following a screening of his underrated 1989 film Prince of Darkness. Viewers can also take in an early screening of the wintry abduction thriller The Factory, starring John Cusack. Bruce Spaulding Fuller and Kurt Carley, protégés of the late Stan Winston, are also on hand to impart the fine art of sallow skin and faux viscera during a zombie-makeup demo on Saturday, October 13.
Throughout the weeklong festival, dozens of features and short films from future Hitchcocks turn the theater's projected air blood red and shadow black as they compete for the gold-skull trophy. Will Ryan Haysom's neo-giallo short Yellow beat out JessiGotta's Anniversary Dinner, a zombie-apocalyptic commentary on the War on Terror that centers on a marriage gone necrotic? Will the haunting atmosphere and Del Toro–esque mythological flourishes of Aleksander Nordaas's Thale win out over the primal childhood terrors of Steven C. Miller's Under the Bed? The winners will be announced during the closing party and awards ceremony on Saturday, October 20, with all winners receiving an encore screening on Sunday. The runner-up films will be picked off one by one and torn apart in creative ways by an unstoppable, chainsaw-wielding line editor.