Zed Fest 2016 Now Under Way in North Hollywood

If you live in or near Los Angeles, we want to bring to your attention the 7th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2016, which kicked off yesterday and still has quite a few interesting films in its lineup to share.

Of special interest to Dread Central readers is the Ms. Vampy’s Love Bites screening tonight at 9:00 pm PT.

From the Press Release:
The Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent filmmakers who work in the horror, suspense, science-fiction, drama, action, adventure, and arthouse genres.

The event is held at the Laemmle Noho 7 in the Noho Arts District, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. It runs through Thursday, November 3, bringing together many independent and up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world.

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Things kick off at 7:00pm PT each night, and you’ll find some of the remaining highlights below.  For tickets and more info, visit zedfest.org.

November 2, 2016 – 7:00pm
Johann Karlo’s Gun Driver (Feature)
Starring: Curtis Wayne Johnson II, Megan Hanks, Andres Perez
Director: Johann Karlo
Jesse 01776 and Sonja 01984 team up in rebellion against the self-proclaimed Boss of America and his soulless goons and thugs, embarking on a bloodthirsty adventure of romance and revenge.

November 2, 2016 – 9:00pm
Ms. Vampy’s Love Bites (Web Series)
Starring: Brooke Lewis
Director: Staci Layne Wilson
Who better to give the world love and dating advice than a 110-year-old vampire who has seen it all and has a heart of gold?

November 2, 2016 – 10:50pm
The Raking (Feature)
Starring: Bryan Brewer, Allie Rivera, Cree Kelly, Thatcher Robinson, Marshal Hilton, Marisa Davila, Alan Maxson
Director: Bryan Brewer
Four college students set out to debunk an urban legend in Joshua Tree for a final project, only to find that they have become part of the legend themselves.

November 3, 2016 – 7:00pm
The Broadcast (Feature)
Starring: Anja Akstin, Larry Bukovey, Morgan Middlebrook, Jayden Leto, Thomas M. Taylor, Stephanie Coatney
Director: Karl Huber
A young agoraphobic woman and her neighbors have their lives impacted dramatically while listening to the live airing of the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, which aired October 30, 1938, the Orson Welles radio hoax that made thousands of Americans believe Martians were attacking earth.

November 3, 2016 – 8:40pm
The Unforgiven (Short)
Starring: Niko Nicotera, Philippe Brenninkmeyer, Kathy Christopherson, Rich Paul
Director: Jason Piccioni
Stuck in purgatory, a cynical angel is assigned to save the soul of a low level criminal. But when the devil turns up, he is forced to confront his own skepticism.

November 3, 2016 – 10:40pm
No Touching (Short)
Starring: Jake Busey, Doug Jones, Zoë Bell, Heidi Moneymaker
Directors: Adam Davis, Will Corona Pilgrim
In a shady haunted house attraction where the performers are assaulting female patrons in order to make a name for themselves, the tables are turned when the performers attempt to take on the wrong two women.

Creatures of Whitechapel (Short)
Starring: Carlee Baker, Rick Macy, Barrett Ogden, Victoria Halloran
Director: Jonathan Martin
A twisted new take on the Frankenstein legend – and the madness that surrounds it.

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