Screamfest LA Awards Wrap-up – The Human Centipede Wins Big!

screamfestaward - Screamfest LA Awards Wrap-up - The Human Centipede Wins Big!On Sunday, October 25th, the ninth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival Awards were held at Level 3 at the Hollywood & Highland Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by Dread Central’s own Sean Decker (who swiftly moved the awards ceremony along to the tune of 17 minutes), the evening celebrated ten days of original horror films that honored everything from the sensational (The Human Centipede) to the revelatory (Before The Fall) to the otherworldly (The Fourth Kind).

Screamfest, which is spearheaded by founder and director Rachel Belofsky, has built quite a reputation over the last several years as the festival to watch in terms of discovering great filmmaking in the horror genre. Recent Screamfest films that have garnered a lot of attention include Let the Right One In, Hatchet, Trick r Treat, Splinter, Martyrs, The Signal, and Paranormal Activity, which is now enjoying a wide release and taking the horror community by storm.

Below is a full list of the evening’s winners as well as some pictures from the evening’s festivities.

Best Student Short: Else, directed by Thibaut Emin

Best Short: Prelude to Hell, Harry Doright

Best Editing: Before the Fall, editor Nacho Ruiz Capillas

Best Special Effects: The Revenant (review), director Kerry Prior

Best Makeup: The Revenant, director Kerry Prior

Best Cinematography: Before the Fall, DP Miguel A. Mora

Best Screenplay: Hate Night, VJ Boyd & Justin Boyd

Best Musical Score: The House of the Devil, Jeff Grace

Best Actor: Before the Fall, Victor Clavijo

Best Actress: House of the Devil, Joceline Donahue

Best Director: Before the Fall, Javier Guiterrez

Best Picture: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (review), director Tom Six

For more visit the official Screamfest LA website!

Check out our photo gallery from the awards by clicking on the image below. Here’s to next year!

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  • millsfx
    October 27, 2009

    The SpFX Make-up for the Revenant were done by Christopher & Amy Mills who own a los Angeles based shop called Silver Shamrock Lab, Inc.

  • The Woman In Black
    October 26, 2009

    So glad to see The Revenant recognized for makeup and effects. They nailed it! Still haven’t had a chance to watch Centipede, darn it — but I think I’m almost afraid to it sounds so out there.

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