This past week I started working with the Screamfest Horror Film Festival (MySpace) in Hollywood, California and today I’ve learned some fantastic news. I was informed this morning that Screamfest will host the WORLD PREMIERE of David Arquette’s directorial debut, The Tripper, which features Jamie King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Jason Mewes, Balthazar Getty, Paul Reubens, Courteney Cox and of course David. You can get more info on the film over at David’s official MySpace page (tell him B-D sent ya) or read on for the official press release. Tickets are going to go fast, so keep your eyes peeled. The film revolves around a group of friends who escape to a modern-day Woodstock concert for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked by a fanatical killer determined to finish what he started years earlier.
David Arquette’s “THE TRIPPER” to Make It’s World Premiere at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in October!!
Beverly Hills, CA (September 15, 2006) – Rachel Belofsky, founder of the annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is pleased to announce the selection of David Arquette’s directorial debut film THE TRIPPER into competition for the 6th annual event, which is to be held October 13-22 at the Mann Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, California.
THE TRIPPER, which is a bloody political satire, revolves around a group of friends who escape to a modern-day Woodstock concert for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked by a fanatical killer determined to finish what he started years earlier. The film stars Jamie King (Sin City), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Lukas Haas (Alpha Dog), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Balthazar Getty (Feast), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) with cameos from David Arquette (Scream), Courteney Cox (Scream) and many more!
“We are extremely excited to present the World Premiere of David Arquette’s directing debut,” says founder Rachel Belofsky, “horror fans are going to have a blood-soaked good time.”
The Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest horror film festival in the United States. Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the “Sundance of Horror.” This year’s Screamfest will be held 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. ScreamFest sponsors this year include Monsters HD cable network, Screenplay.com, IFilm, Hot Topic, Jewel Wine, and Yes Vodka.
For more information please call the Screamfest Horror Film Festival at 310-358-3273 or visit www.screamfestla.com to order tickets.
FILMS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2006 SCREAMFEST FILM FESTIVAL:
Visit the official website for more info (new site goes online this weekend)