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Horror fest scares up kudos

Winston receives career achievement honor

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HOLLYWOOD — Helmer Mikael Hafstrom (“Drowning Ghost”), screenwriter Michael Raymond (“The Domain”) and producer Joakim Hansson’s pic “The Invisible” took top prizes at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival closing night kudofest on Sunday.

An independent horror, science fiction and fantasy film event, the 4th annual ScreamFest featured new indie horror features, shorts, student pics, animated films, docs, special screenings and seminars during its nine-day run at Loews Universal Studios Cinemas at Universal Citywalk.

Special effects wizard Stan Winston received the festival’s career achievement kudos for his creature character contributions to pics including “The Terminator,” “Aliens,” “Jurassic Park” and “Edward Scissorhands.”

Winston, New Line’s Jeff Katz and Michael Grady of Dimension Films were among this year’s fest judges.

Screamfest prexy and founder Rachel Belofsky runs the event.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival winners

Best Director
Mikael Håfström for “Drowning Ghost”

Best Picture
Joakim Hansson, Producer “The Invisible”

Best Screenplay
“The Domain” written by Michael Raymond

Best Short Screenplay
“Lock Up” written by Jennifer Martin

Best Horror Short
“El Ciclo” by Víctor García

Best Student Horror Short
“The Taking” by Matt Eskandari

Best Actress
Tuva Novotny for “The Invisible”

Best Actor
Gustaf Skarsgård for “The Invisible”

Best Cinematography
Joel Bergvall & Simon Sandquist for “The Invisible”

Best Editing
Joel Bergvall & Darek Hodor for “The Invisible”

Best Special Effects
A. Scott Hamilton for “Cube Zero”

Best Make Up
A. Scott Hamilton & Grand Unified Theories “Cube Zero”

Best Musical Score
Anders Ehlin for “Drowning Ghost”

Best Animated Horror Short
“Day Off The Dead” by Lee Lanier & Jeffery Dates

Best Horror Documentary
“H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer” by John Borowski

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