I love horror movies – I watch them all year round with a preference for 1960s and 1970s horror flicks and, of course, anything with Vincent Price. Why just last night I watched Danza macabra, aka Castle of Blood, that has subsequently began my fascination with Barbara Steele.
Anyway, one of the fortunate things about being in Los Angeles during the Halloween season is that movie theaters and festivals present horror movie festivals that include some old, some new, and even shorts. And this year’s Screamfest LA looks like it’s going to fill any scary movie void: they have movies about Satan, possession, zombies and other spooky things that go bump in the night. Movies include The Dark (see image), The Thing, Halloween, Hellbent, Husk, and Blessed. They are even hosting a Lon Chaney tribute on Saturday, October 16 and a director’s cut screening of the new Dawn of the Dead (best opening sequence ever!).
Screamfest LA opens tomorrow, October 15 and continues all the way until October 24 at Loews Universal Studios Cinema (Universal City Walk in Studio City). Their site has a comprehensive listing of all movies and it includes trailers; you can even watch some of the shorts in their entirety. So go get the crap scared out of you!