Screamfest, America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, awarded the top movies, filmmakers, and actors of the 2016 festival, which ran from October 18-27th at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, California.  Blah blah.

MY FATHER DIE and THE MASTER CLEANSE tied with the most awards at four each.  MY FATHER DIE won Best Picture, Best Director for Sean Brosnan, Best Editing by Jason Eric Perlman and Sean Brosnan, as well as Best Musical Score by Justin Small and Ohad Benchetrit.  THE MASTER CLEANSE won the Best Actor category with Johnny Galecki, Best Make Up by Naomi Bakstad, Best Special FX by Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius and Creature FX Artists as well as Best Visual FX by George A. Loucas.

Complete list of Screamfest 2016 winners:

Best Short –  A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky
Best Student Short -  Pigskin – Jake Hammond
Best Editing – Jason Eric Perlman & Sean Brosnan – My Father Die
Best Actor – Johnny Galecki – The Master Cleanse
Best Musical Score – Justin Small & Ohad Benchetrit – My Father Die
Best Actress – Mimosa Williamo – Lake Bodom
Best Makeup – Naomi Bakstad - The Master Cleanse
Best Cinematography – Joe Dietsch – Happy Hunting
Best Special FX – Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius & Creature FX Artists - The Master Cleanse
Best Visual FX - George A. Loucas - The Master Cleanse
BestUnproduced Screenplay – Plum Island- Matthew Lee Blackburn
Best Director – Sean Brosnan – My Father Die
Best Picture – My Father Die

Culture Crypt's complete coverage of the festival's feature films can be found here.

Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned#Horror) served as ambassador for the festival, which showcased 73 films this year.  Along with the myriad of horror films at the festival, Screamfest hosted free screenings of TV episodes inspired by the popular horror films WOLF CREEK and THE EXORCIST.

Screamfest is sponsored by Pop TV, Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, Crypt TV, Brickwork, and Dapper Cadaver. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Get Social with Us:

Screamfest Official Usernames and Hashtag:

-       Facebook: /Screamfest

-       Twitter: @Screamfest

-       Instagram: @ScreamfestLA

-       Official hashtag: #ScreamfestLA

For more information visit or email