Event Report: Screamfest LA 2011: – Exclusive Opening Night Photo Gallery

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With the 11th annual Screamfest LA Film Festival having kicked off October 14th (it runs through the 22nd at Manns Chinese 6 in Hollywood, CA at Hollywood and Highland), Dread Central hit the carpet that night to bring you some eye candy and to catch a screening of director Kim J-hoon’s Korean monster flick Sector 7 in 3D.

Check out our overflowing gallery below, and then get your tickets to the venerated event by clicking here.

Those walking the black carpet and in attendance for the packed opening included (take a breath) the following: Gravedancers director Mike Mendez, Abominable director Ryan Schifrin, actresses Chelsea Rendon and Jessica Cameron, Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, Madison County director Eric England and actors Ace Marrero and Matt Mercer, The Tunnel director Carlo Ledesma with producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey and actors Steve Davis and Bel Delia, actor-producer Tom Malloy (The Alphabet Killer), filmmaker Dean Reynolds (The Graves), director James Wan (Insidious), Y Volvere director Edgar Nito, actress Danielle Vasinova, Crawl director Paul China and producer Benjamin China, actress Mary Carey, the principal cast and crew of Vamperifica, John Michael Elfers (Hail Satan!), actor Houston Rhines, An Evening With My Comatose Mother director Jonathan Martin, composer Kevin G. Lee and actresses Wendy Macy and Michele Wilson, filmmaker Shian Storm (Singularity), Night of the Little Dead filmmakers Ezekiel Zabrowski and Frank Ippolito, Bad Moon Rising director Scott Hamilton, Julia X director P.J. Pettiette and producer Claude Viguerie, Night of the Living Dead: Origins’ director Zebediah De Soto, and more.

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Chatting with Paranormal Activity filmmaker Oren Peli on the carpet, he remained tight-lipped as always regarding his current and future projects, although he did comment on the positive buzz surrounding next week’s release of Paranormal Activity 3, on which he co-produces.

“I am excited,” said Peli as the paparazzi snapped away. “We’ve been getting really terrific reviews, and the fans that have seen the movie at screenings are really responding well to it so we are all very excited, and we think that anyone that liked the first or the second one will really love the third one.”

Following the screening the party moved over to Twist at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, where drinks flowed (courtesy of sponsors Stella Artois, Sino Tequila, Shock Top, and FEARnet), attendees gathered up gift bags, and festival head Rachel Belofsky stated of this year’s Screamfest LA line-up, “We have films from all around the globe playing this year, and the state of independent horror is apparently alive and well!”

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