Short Films Lineup Announced for 2015 Shriekfest


Shriekfest International Horror/SciFi Film Festival has announced its 2015 short films lineup and some of them sound really interesting such as Iris (about a  man who uses his smart phone to assist in burying a dead body) and Knock (about a young girl who is chased from an abandoned mine and runs for her life on Halloween night.

20 Hz:  L.A Premiere!  Directed by Chris Keller
A young woman notices a strange sound only audible through her headphones.

Alien Communications: Directed by Kris & Kurtis Theorin
Alien Communications- Sometimes communicating with the opposite sex can be as alien as communicating with well… an alien.

And They Watched: Directed by Vivian Lin
A horror morality tale about a custodian of an electric chair who faces the specter of the chair’s last casualty.

Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse: West Coast Premiere!  Directed by Jonathan Rej.
Four friends stuck in a cheesy haunted house rely on their wits and the help of costumed employees to survive the night.

Bad Guy #2: Directed by Chris McInroy.
In this practical-effects driven splatter comedy one bad guy discovers that promotions suck.

Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir:  U.S Premiere!  Directed by David E. Munz-Maire
A gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son’s disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother.

Choice Cuts: Directed by Jeff Meyers & Keith Jefferies
A pair of sadistic sibling serial killers. A beautiful young woman handcuffed and gagged. We know how this is going to turn out. Or do we?

Fairy Knowledge: L.A Premiere!  Directed by Chris “Doc” Wyatt
After being rejected at a fairy-themed children’s party, one girl bones up on her knowledge of fairies.

Grow:  West Coast Premiere! Directed by Micah Levin.
Set in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, where even the air we breathe has a price, oxygen dealer Winston Willis faces off with a mysterious buyer who seems to know Winston’s darkest secret.

He Waits:  World Premiere!  Directed by Sam Ghazi.
A solitary man is rewarded for his patience and diligence.

In the Night:  U.S Premiere!  Directed by Joshua Erkman
On his first night working for a mortuary, A.P. encounters mysterious sounds and odd physical manifestations that make him question his ability to discern imagination from reality.

Iris: L.A Premiere!  Directed by Richard Karpala
A man uses his smart phone to assist in burying a dead body.

Knock: L.A Premiere!  Directed by Joseph I. Martinez.
Chased from an abandoned mine a young girl runs for her life on Halloween night.

Mantoson Biotechnology: West Coast Premiere!  Directed by Julien Verge
In the scientific reserve of the company MANTOSON BIOTECHNOLOGY,  a service man and scientist try to escape from their abusers.  They take refuge in the area of the 14th  generation GMO.

No Service:  World Premiere!  Directed by Kholi Hicks.
After finally getting service on her phone while out in the wilderness, a writer discovers a sinister event has transpired.

Peek-A-Boo: World Premiere!  Directed by Mark Lawson
A dark fairytale about a frazzled stay-at-home Dad, his frolicsome daughter, and the game he refuses to play.

Prey: World Premiere!  Directed by Jason Fong & Luis Garcia.
Two expert thieves break into a house looking for an easy score, unbeknownst the patron of the house isn’t  their average “Prey”.

Sweet Hollow: World Premiere!  Directed by Sean Lee.
Emily is driving down a deserted road in the middle of the night to visit her sister, but when her car breaks down and a handsome stranger offers to give her a ride, Emily begins to realize there is more to her new friend and Sweet Hollow Road than she ever could have imagined.

Swiped: Directed by Claudia Fucigna.
In the brave new world of the near future, people live for well over 100 years but to prevent mass insanity resulting from memory overload, scientists develop the Swipe.

Starving: L.A Premiere!  Directed by Mike De Caro.
Having possession of an antidote to cure men from devolving into rapacious flesh eaters, Joseph, a former Wall Street trader, executes a bank heist before the world’s crisis is finally resolved.

The Art of Human Salvage:  World Premiere!  Directed by Dempsey Tillman
In a dystopian Corporate-ruled America, a government officer risks his life to save an innocent savant child from the clutches of a psychopathic Corporate hitman.

The Ashes of Isadora Ivan:  West Coast Premiere!  Directed by Ryan Paturzo-Polson
When Erica spills the Ashes of Isadora Ivan, her spirit returns to reclaim the one thing she lost when she died.

The Blood of Love:  Directed by Jeff Meyers.
Devastated by the death of her husband, a young woman finds solace in technological magic when she is given a secret machine that can bring him back to life for short periods of time. The sacrifices this device requires are severe. The durations of his return are short. And they’re growing shorter.

The Carnival:  L.A. Premiere! Directed by Van Maximilian Carlson
A troubled young man does the bidding of his deranged psychiatrist, detailing his last chance meeting with a young woman at a local carnival.

The Herd:  Directed by  Melanie Light
A number of kidnapped and trafficked women find themselves imprisoned in a squalid medical facility. For Paula her continued survival relies on her basic human function.

The Man Who Loved Flowers: L.A Premiere!  Directed by Justin Zimmerman
Stephen King’s romantic and visceral short story brought to colorful and horrific life.

The Outer Darkness:  L.A Premiere!  Directed by Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton
“On Friday evenings in Lynnsmouth Community Centre, meets a group led by Father Jonathan Crowe. Together they share their stories – tales of strange occurrences, horrific events and bizarre encounters that have scarred their lives. Tonight, a young tormented woman called Jenny will share a story of her experience with a game of chance that sealed the fate of her family…”

The Peripheral:  Directed by J.T Seaton
When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding attempts to help him overcome his “irrational” phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision.

The Smiling Man:  Directed by A.J. Briones
A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil.
The Stowaway:  Directed by Rpin Suwannath
A stowaway is discovered on an emergency dispatch ship and must come to terms with the consequence of her action.

The Wrong Profile: West Coast Premiere!  Directed by Michael Coulombe
Agents Vincent Ute Gant and John Parker are on a stakeout outside of serial killer Zachary Scott’s house; but when Vincent leaves to use the restroom and never returns, John Parker – the hunter – becomes the hunted.

Traveler:  Directed by Simon Brown.
A group of friends build a jet-powered craft to teleport across the universe. It’s only when they succeed that their problems begin.

What Doesn’t Kill You: L.A Premiere!  Directed by Rob Grant
As their car burns on a remote road in the aftermath of a horrific accident, three bullied high school boys discover that they possess unique abilities…

Zero:  Directed by Chris & Robert Smellin
A young mother must come to terms with letting go the thing she loves the most, her only son. She must do the deed herself for he is subject zero…the undead.


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