The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced the first three films of its 2018 feature film lineup.
“We are super excited to show you our wonderfully diverse selection of amazing films from all over the world,” says film festival director Denise Gossett.
The feature films selected thus far are listed below:
Echoes of Fear (WORLD PREMIERE) – After inheriting her grandfather’s house, Alysa must confront the mystery of his sudden death and the evil that hides inside. Directed by Shriekfest Winners, husband and wife team Brian and Laurence Avenet-Bradley (Dark Remains, Ghost of the Needle), and written by Brian Avenet-Bradley. Starring Trista Robinson (The Human Race, Purgatory Road) and Paul Chirico (Grimm, Godzilla).
Sick For Toys (SHRIEKFEST PREMIERE) – Roy is the nice guy who finishes last. Sick of his current situation, he accepts an invitation to have Christmas dinner with the beautiful and strangely alluring Emilia. Once at dinner, Roy realizes that Emilia and her oddball brother Edward are not what they seem. Directed by David Del Rio, written by James Andrew Oster and Justin Xavier. Starring Camille Montgomery (The Dead and The Damned), David Gunning (N.C.I.S), and Jon Paul Burkhart (American Horror Story, Fright Flick).
Never Hike Alone (CALIFORNIA PREMIERE) – A Friday the 13th Fan Film! A hiker’s survival skills are put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets. Written and directed by Vincente Disanti. Starring Drew Leighty and Vincente Disanti as Jason Voorhees.
Sound Wave (WORLD PREMIERE) – A teenage inventor’s life spirals into chaos when a nefarious group discovers he has invented a device that can hear into the past. Written and directed by Shriekfest Alum Dylan K. Narang (All I Need). Starring Hunter Doohan (Westworld), Katie Owsley (All I Need), and Paul Tassone (N.C.I.S, The Code).
Killer Kate! (WEST COAST PREMIERE) – Kate attends her estranged sister’s bachelorette party at the request of their dying father. The weekend, held at a remote cabin booked on a home sharing app, turns into a savage life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past against present. Directed by Elliot Feld, written by Daniel Moya and Elliot Feld. Starring Alexandra Feld (Slate Your Name), Danielle Burgess (The Sinner, The Deuce), Amaris Davidson (Insidious : Ch 3), and Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2, Victor Crowley).
Camp Cold Brook (WEST COAST PREMIERE) – A paranormal team sets to check out an abandoned summer camp where a mass murder had taken place decades previous. Directed by Andy Palmer, written by Alex Carl. Starring Chad Michael Murray (Scream Queens, Dawson’s Creek), Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet II, Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales), and Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, Back to the Future).
Soul to Keep (WORLD PREMIERE) – Siblings invite their friends to their inherited yet abandoned farmhouse only to become victims of a demonic ritual. Directed by David Allensworth and Moniere, written by David Allensworth and Eric Bram. Starring Sandra Mae Frank (The Sound of Fear), Aurora Heimbach (Murder Castle), & Conor McKenna (The Savage Eye).
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 4 – 7, 2018. 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 Ave.