Wild Eye Dials Up Death With Serial Kaller

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Scream Queen Slasher Comes to DVD and VOD January 26

New York, NY – Wild Eye Releasing’s latest slasher flick, Serial Kaller, cuts to the bone of modern technology, where everyone broadcasts themselves through hashtags and filters. The lovely ladies of Babealicious TV flaunt what they have for all the world to see, but one deranged fan wants more than pixels. When he calls, the game changes forever. Serial Kaller comes to DVD and VOD January 26th, featuring legendary Scream Queen Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Phobia, The Theater Bizarre) and horror favorite Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of the Crows, Won Ton Baby).
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Shriekfest Opens its 2016 Call for Entries!

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Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival continues its tradition as Los Angeles’ Premier horror film event, presenting an exciting program of films each fall with beautiful Los Angeles as its backdrop. Now, in it’s Sweet 16th year, Shriekfest takes place at the legendary Raleigh Studios, which is the largest independent studio operator in the country. We offer filmmakers and film fans alike an ideal setting in a world-famous city. Both established and emerging filmmakers gain media exposure, connect with the region’s diverse audiences, and participate in an acclaimed event attended by industry professionals as well as horror and scifi fans. Over the past Fifteen years, Shriekfest has welcomed numerous indie icons into its family.

 We are looking for original films and screenplays. We are accepting films/screenplays in five categories: narrative feature, narrative short, narrative super short, feature screenplay, and short screenplay.

 Shriekfest has a NEW category and we are very excited about it.  “We wanted to come up with a category that would allow more people to be involved and receive exposure in the festival.” said Denise Gossett, Festival Founder and Director.  “Most filmmakers don’t have a project to submit every year and this will allow everyone to be involved in the festival.”  This new category will cover demo reels from anyone in the industry:  directors, producers, editors, actors, writers, sound design, visual fx, makeup, etc.  Most industry people have a demo reel and many have trouble getting people to watch it.  This  new category  allows industry people to judge it and then the top demo reels will screen at the festival!

 Demo reels can be any genre and must be 2 min or less.

 We will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker in each category.

 Last year’s festival was a great success. We had our biggest audience yet, with a 20% increase over the previous year and more than 35 filmmakers in attendance.

HOW TO ENTER Entry form and information: www.shriekfest.com

 

We look forward to seeing your film!

Shriekfest Film Festival Staff

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New Paranormal, Urban Exploration and Horror Meetup Created

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Golden State Haunts and Events has created a new Meetup group called Golden State Haunts, Events and Investigations.  This will allow the public to become involved with more of everything from going on paranormal investigations and urban exploring to going to Halloween events and horror film festivals.  It will also allow more transparency.  Founder Erik Vanlier has appeared on shows such as Haunted History, Haunted Encounters, My Ghost Story and Ghost Adventures.  Recent places investigated include The Yost Theater, The California Hotel and an abandoned power house.

For more information visit:  http://meetu.ps/2QFgG6

Zachary Beckler’s Interior Wins Grand Jury Prize for Best Horror Film at Shriekfest

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We’re happy to hear that Interior won the Grand Prize Jury Award for the Best Horror Film at Shriekfest.  We were impressed with the movie which was filmed with a budget of only around $12,000.  The audience reaction was great and they actually said in the Q&A that it was one of the scariest movies they have seen in a long time.

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competiton was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, once again hosted Shriekfest Oct 1-4th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened 45 films and had 30 screenplay finalists.

“Interior” directed by Zachary Beckler took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film, “Clinger” directed by Michael Steves took the Best Horror Comedy Feature Film Award, “The Answer” directed by Iqbal Ahmed took the Best SciFi Feature Film Award, and “Landmine Goes Click” directed by Levan Bakhia took the Best Thriller Feature Film Award.

“The Peripheral” directed by J.T Seaton took the Best Horror Short Film Award, “The Stowaway” directed by Rpin Suwannath won the Best SciFi Short Film Award and “The Smiling Man”  directed by A.J Briones took the best Super Short Film Award.

The winner of the Best Horror/Thriller Feature Screenplay went to “Jakob’s Wife”  written by Mark Steensland and the winner of the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature Screenplay goes to “Knights of the Valiant Heart”  written by Edward Santiago. For a complete list of all of the winners please go to http://www.shriekfest.com (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=338d126f8d&e=2bd524adc1) .

Shriekfest Film Festival to Screen World Premiere of Granny of the Dead

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Shriekfest Film Festival to Screen World Premiere of Granny of the Dead
The annual Los Angeles competition will kick off with an opening night gala October 1

LOS ANGELES (Sept 25, 2015) –  The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its 2015 lineup and is slated to screen the action-packed gore fest Granny of the Dead on Sunday, October 4 at 6:15 p.m., running between two other feature films that day and following two blocks of short films that begin at noon.

The movie, written and directed by Tudley James and executive produced by Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante, follows Ed (played by Marcus Carroll), who wakes up one morning to find his sweet grandmother has become one of the walking dead.

Tickets for the film can be found on the Shriekfest website. (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=7bc07c7647&e=2bd524adc1)
In addition to Granny of the Dead, Shriekfest will screen nine other features throughout the weekend, including the POV zombie horror 6:15 (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=07551a170a&e=2bd524adc1) , the thrilling The Answer (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=26ab0f07b6&e=2bd524adc1) , the technological terror of Chatter (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=f912153f87&e=2bd524adc1) , the world premiere of Hunting (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=6847586b4b&e=2bd524adc1) , the West Coast premiere of the high school-themed horror film Clinger (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=4ec3f367ba&e=2bd524adc1) , the supernatural-based Interior (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=cb0cf18e51&e=2bd524adc1) , the sinister story of The Divine Tragedies (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=95be7fd8d5&e=2bd524adc1) , the L.A. premiere of the tense thriller Landmine Goes Click (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=11fa41b542&e=2bd524adc1) , and the terrifying All I Need (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=a92c5426ec&e=2bd524adc1) . Many of the films
will be followed by Q&As with the cast or filmmakers.

The festival will also showcase 35 outstanding and diverse international short films, covering just about every aspect of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.

The Shriekfest Film Festival runs October 1 – 4, 2015. An opening night party will take place at Boardners/Club Sinister in Hollywood; the rest of the festival will be at the iconic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Ave.

Shriekfest, now in its 15th year, was created in July 2001 by Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers.

Shriekfest Announces its 2015 Opening Film 6:15!

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Shriekfest Film Festival to Screen World Premiere of 6:15

The annual Los Angeles competition will kick off with an opening night gala October 1

The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its 2015 lineup and is slated to screen the POV zombie horror film 6:15 on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m., starting the festival’s first night of feature films.

The film, written and directed by Ben Samuels, follows an emotionally damaged couple as they try to survive a viral outbreak on an isolated farm. The movie is notable for its immersive one-shot, real-time, point-of-view cinematographic style.

Tickets and a trailer for the film can be found on the Shriekfest website. (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=67470ca78b&e=2bd524adc1)

In addition to 6:15, Shriekfest will screen nine other features throughout the weekend, including the thrilling The Answer (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=b062e8f5cd&e=2bd524adc1) ; the technologically haunting Chatter (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=9bcd44dfc2&e=2bd524adc1) ; the West Coast premiere of The Divine Tragedies (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=5dfbd37a61&e=2bd524adc1) , the story of two psychotic brothers; the world premiere of Hunting (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=aea65aa2b8&e=2bd524adc1) ; the West Coast premiere of the high school-themed horror film Clinger (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=214413ab8f&e=2bd524adc1) ; the supernatural-based Interior (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=6f44dfa640&e=2bd524adc1) ; the L.A. premiere of the tension-filled Land Mine Goes Click (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=d73c1733cc&e=2bd524adc1) ; the world premiere of the Granny of the Dead (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=0d36e86d85&e=2bd524adc1) , executive produced by Sharknado director
Anthony C. Ferrante; and the terrifying All I Need (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=2f2a782f32&e=2bd524adc1) . Many of the films will be followed by Q&As with the cast or filmmakers.

The festival will also showcase 35 outstanding and diverse international short films, covering just about every aspect of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.

The Shriekfest Film Festival runs October 1 – 4, 2015. An opening night party will take place at Boardners/Club Sinister in Hollywood; the rest of the festival will be at the iconic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Blvd.

Shriekfest, now in its 15th year, was created in July 2001 by Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers.

For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit http://www.shriekfest.com or contact festival founder and director Denise Gossett at email@shriekfest.com (mailto:email@shriekfest.com) . Shriekfest is also on Twitter (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=6f28d3e54b&e=2bd524adc1) and Facebook (http://shriekfest.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=130b717886&id=9350bf6be9&e=2bd524adc1) .

Short Films Lineup Announced for 2015 Shriekfest

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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.