The Soska sisters give Screamfest the American Mary makeover!


Screamfest Los Angeles came to a close last night with quite the slam bang ending. What did  you miss? Quite a bit, I must say. There was something for every kind of horror fan.  Check out the winners and other happenings below…

SCREAMFEST HANDS OUT SKULLY AWARDS
AT CLOSING NIGHT OF 12th ANNUAL
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
American Mary Takes Top Prize as Best Picture With
Jen & Sylvia Soska Taking Best Director Honors
Los Angeles, CA., October 22, 2012 – The 12th Annual Screamfest® Horror Film Festival ended its ten-day run with the winners of the famed “Skully” Award announced at the closing night party held at Trader Vic’s in the Downtown LA Live complex. The 10-pound prize, created in 2004 by Academy Award® -winning Special Effects wizard Stan Winston went to American Mary for Best Picture and twin sister team Jen & Sylvia Soska taking the Best Director honors. All Skully-winning films will be shown Sunday at the LA Live Regal theater.
                                                                                                                             
Below is a complete list of winners:
2012 Screamfest Film Awards
BEST PICTURE: American Mary
BEST DIRECTOR: Jen & Sylvia Soska – American Mary
BEST ACTRESS: Katharine Isabelle – American Mary
BEST ACTOR: Pierre-Francois Legendre – Fear of Water
BEST HORROR – COMEDY: Killer Kart
BEST MUSICAL SCORE: Jamie Blanks – Crawlspace
BEST STUDENT SHORT: Eaglewalk
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Post Human
BEST SHORT: Incident on Highway 73
BEST MAKEUP: MastersFX – American Mary
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Brian Pearson– American Mary
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: Justin Dix – Crawlspace
BEST SCREENPLAY: The Gaslamp Horror/ Jeremy D. Christensen

BEST EDITING:  Marc Steinicke – On Air

Yes American Mary OWNED the night with 5 wins including top honors! Read my in-depth but spoiler free review here: The Twisted Twins’ American Mary – The Sinful Celluloid Review!

I will have a wrap later this week.  All the films show this week were winners, keep a look out for them and you won’t be disappointed.

Other Horrific Musings:

Screamfest: The Collection (2012) The Sinful Celluloid Review

Screamfest to honor Horror Master John Carpenter

Screamfest: The Other Side (2012)

Into 60’s hotrod cool, 70’s horror and 80’s punk. comics, video games.
Favorite Movies:Return of the Living Dead, Re-Animator, Evil Dead, Texas Chain-saw Massacre, Murder Mansion, etc.

Favorite Music:The Misfits (Danzig era), White/Rob Zombie, X, Marilyn Manson