Although Screamfest takes place in October, the creative team behind the festival celebrates horror all year long with their "Fears & Beers" screenings and Q&As. This week, Screamfest will kick off a new year of horror celebrations with a "Fears & Beers" screening of the new rock and roll creature feature Dead Ant, followed by a Q&A with co-stars Jake Busey, Sean Astin, Tom Arnold, and more! 

The Dead Ant Fears & Beers screening will take place at Hollywood's TCL Chinese 6 Theaters on Tuesday, January 22nd (ahead of the movie's theatrical release on January 25th).

Read on for additional details, and visit Eventbrite and Screamfest's official website to learn more about purchasing tickets for the screening and Q&A, which will be moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death.

From Screamfest: "Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

Are You Ready To Rock?!! Join us for the red carpet theatrical premiere of the rock & roll creature feature DEAD ANT! Share this amazing event with friends - other horror fans and check out this heavy metal monster flick!

TCL Chinese 6 Theaters 6801 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Q&A with Jake Busey (Starship Troopers), Sean Astin (The Goonies) Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Leisha Hailey (The L Word), Sydney Sweeney (The Handmaid's Tale), Tom Arnold (True Lies, Roseanne), Michael Horse (Twin Peaks) and Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies. Death follows the screening. *Availability subject to change. Tickets are $16.00 and include a complimentary beer for guests 21+.

Synopsis: When the 1989 "one-hit-wonder" glam-metal band "Sonic Grave" embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an "unworldly" viscous attack, and they must "rock" themselves out of harms way.

Director: Ron Carlson

Writers: Hank Braxtan (story), Ron Carlson (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Arnold, Sean Astin, Leisha Hailey, Jake Busey, Rhys Coiro, Michael Horse, Danny Woodburn, Sydney Sweeney

Important: Please bring your Eventbrite email confirmation with ticket pdf via your phone or printed to the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters located on the 3rd floor of Hollywood & Highland. Check in at the Screamfest Will Call table located in the lobby where you will show us your email confirmation ticket or printed ticket and receive a movie & wine ticket. If you cannot find your email confirmation just enter your email address at Don't forget to get your parking ticket validated at the Box Office.


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