The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced the first three films of its 2017 feature film lineup running October 5 – 8, 2017. An opening night party will take place at Bar Sinister in Hollywood; the rest of the festival will be at the iconic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Blvd.
The Basement (World Premiere) written & directed by Brian Conley and Nathan Ives. A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to switch roles with him so that he can enact his own capture, torture, and murder. Starring Mischa Barton (The OC, The Sixth Sense). Tracie Thoms (Death Proof, Looper) and Bailey Anne Borders (The 5th Wave).
Cannibals & Carpet Fitters (World Premiere) Directed by James Bushe, written by Richard Lee O’Donnell. A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However, they soon discover it’s a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evenings dinner. Unfortunately, they are not quite your typical heroes! Starring Darren Sean Enright (Cockneys Vs. Zombies), Richard Lee O’Donnell (Zombie Hood).
The Glass Coffin (California Premiere) Directed by Haritz Zubillaga, written by Aitor Eneriz & Haritz Zubillaga. Dressed for the occasion with an elegant evening dress, Amanda enters a luxurious limousine waiting in front of her house, the windows are tinted black, Amanda’s cell phone is disabled and she can’t open any of the doors. Starring Paola Bontempi
The festival will also showcase 35 outstanding and diverse international short films, covering just about every aspect of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.