The 2016 Shriekfest Film Festival, considered one of the premier international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competitions, has revealed some of the films that will screen at this year’s festival.
The 16th edition of Shriekfest Film Festival runs October 6-9, 2016, at the iconic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Blvd, Hollywood, California.
Capture Kill Release (Los Angeles Premiere)
Directed by Nick McAnulty and Brian Allan Stewart, written by Nick McAnulty.
A couple plots to murder a random stranger just for the thrill of it, but things turn ugly when one of them decides not to go through with it. Starring Christina Schimmel (Hannibal), Rich Piatkowski (Dead Rush), and Farhang Ghajar.
Occupants (Los Angeles Premiere)
Directed by Russ Emanuel, written by Julia Camara.
A documentarian named Annie has roped her husband into a project that involved setting up cameras throughout their house. Complications arise when the cameras start showing that same couple in an alternate universe. Starring Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager, Gremlins 2, Total Recall), Briana White, and Michael Pugliese.
Gehenna – Where Death Lives (Los Angeles Premiere)
Directed by Hiroshi Katagiri.
A group visits Saipan to search for locations for their company’s newest resort. Just when they think they found the perfect spot, they discover a hidden bunker with secrets of its own. Starring Doug Jones (Hocus Pocus, Hellboy, Absentia, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Strain, Ouija: Origin of Evil) and Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens, Near Dark, Alien vs. Predator).
Paramedics (WORLD PREMIERE)
Written & directed by Rodney Wilson.
Two brothers posing as paramedics kidnap their victims & harvest their organs. That is until they kidnap a very special woman. Starring Joe Bocian (Vampire Sheriff, The Lake), Brian Landis Folkins (Hoax), & Jenice Marshall (C.S.I Miami, Rock Paper Dead).
Peelers (L.A PREMIERE)
Directed by Seve Schelenzl, written by Lisa DeVita.
A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers, and her life when violent infected patrons show up on her closing night. Starring Wren Walker (Man from Nowhere, Chord), Caz Odin Darko (Killer Bash, Wind Chill, Evil Exhumed), & Madison J. Loos (Home for the Holidays, The Tooth Fairy).
I Had a Bloody Good Time at House Harker (N. AMERICA PREMIERE)
Directed by Clayton Cogswell, written by Neol Carroll.
It’s been generations since the Harker’s great-great grandfather killed Count Dracula. Now the Harker brothers and their best friend Ned are a town joke-until a real vampire turns up. Starring Derek Haugen (Zombiewood Pines, Redemption), Whitney Moore (Birdemic: Shock and Terror), Jacob Givens (Zombiewood Pines, Good Cops), Noel Carroll (Good Cops, Tumbleweed), & Arlan Godthaab (Operation Terror, Hamlet’s Ghost).