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Arts and Entertainment

Special Event Alert: Screamfest!

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As Halloween draws ever close, what better way to spend an evening than having the shit scared out of you in a movie theater? Screamfest, in my opinion the best horror film festival out there, begins tomorrow in Hollywood. Screenings on tap include George Romero's brand new Diary of the Dead, Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D, the director's cut of Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, 30 Days of Night and the terrifically spooky The Signal. Screenings will be held at the Grauman's Chinese Mann 6 and tickets ($10) are currently on sale here.

Aside from the films listed above, there's also an assortment of independent features, shorts and special screenings. The 30 Days of Night screening will be attended by Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, director David Slade, and Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, authors of the graphic novel on which the film is based. There will also be a Q&A following the Saturday screening of Friday the 13th with Tracie Savage, Paul Kratka, Richard Brooker, Larry Zerner, David Katims and Harry Manfredini.

The full schedule is after the jump!

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Screamfest Schedule

Friday, October 12th
7:30 pm - Diary of the Dead

Saturday, October 13th
12 pm - Student shorts
3 pm - Short film program 1
5 pm - Short film program 2
7:30 pm - Dead in 3 Days
9:30 pm - 25th Anniversary screening and reunion: Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D (followed by a Q&A)
11:30 pm - 25th Anniversary screening and reunion: Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D (with introduction by select cast members)

Sunday, October 14th

12 pm - Room 205
1:45 pm - Alone
3:30 pm - Dood Eind (Dead End)
5:30 pm - Paranormal Activity
7:30 pm - Days of Darkness
9:30 pm - Hell's Ground

Monday, October 15th
7 pm - Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror (Director's Cut)
9:15 pm - Return to House on Haunted Hill preceded by 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails

Tuesday, October 16th

7:30 pm - Grauman's Chinese Theatre: 30 Days of Night
7:30 pm - Mann Chinese 6: Tooth and Nail
9:30 pm - Mann Chinese 6: Wasting Away

Wednesday, October 17th
7:30 pm - Suck (short will screen before the feature)
7:30 pm - Inside (À l'intérieur) followed by a party at Mood

Thursday, October 18th
5 pm - Sympathy
7 pm - Frayed
9:30 pm - The Tripper followed by a party at Garden of Eden
11 pm - Shrooms

Friday, October 19th
7:30 pm - Hallowed Ground
9:30 pm - Storm Warning
11 pm - The Rage

Saturday, October 20th
12 pm - Buried Alive
2 pm - Boogeyman 2
4:30 pm - Headless Horseman
7 pm - The Signal
9 pm - Timber Falls

Photos courtesy of Columbia Picturesand Magnolia Pictures