With the 2016 Screamfest L.A. kicking off next week on the 18th, we wanted to take this opportunity to bring to your attention several fright flicks screening there that have been flying under the radar.
– Happy Hunting, directed by Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson, stars Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Conner Williams, and Gary Sturm.
Premiere Date: Friday, October 21, 2016, at 9:30 pm.
Warren is a degenerate drifter, scraping by, suffering from debilitating alcohol withdrawals on a daily basis. On his way down to Mexico, he finds himself stranded in Bedford Flats, a one-horse town nestled deep in the American desert. It was a once-prosperous hunting community that has been reduced to an impoverished dust bowl. Unfortunately for Warren, it turns out that the town’s pastime is rounding up drifters and hunting them as part of an elaborate sporting event. To make matters worse, he’ll go into alcoholic withdrawal unless he finds a way to stay intoxicated. It all builds to a blood-soaked, live-or-die showdown deep in the desert.
– Ron Oscar Sierra’s short film The Perfect Family stars Kaycee Duale, Lauren Cody, Hunter Phoenix, and Greg Beck.
Premiere Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 12:00pm.
Two sisters looking to create the perfect family for themselves decide to do so by way of taxidermy. The family dog has just been completed, and as luck would have it, Mom has just arrived. Now all seems just about perfect until a void comes over them. The idea of getting a brother comes to mind, but not without Dad’s permission.
– Feeding Time, a new short horror film written and directed by Matt Mercer, stars Graham Skipper (The Mind’s Eye, Almost Human, Beyond the Gates) and Najarra Townsend (Contracted, The Stylist).
Premiere Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 4:00pm.
Upon getting a text from her friend Melanie, Sasha (Stacy Snyder) agrees to fill in for her on a babysitting job. After meeting the eccentric parents of the infant (Graham Skipper and Najarra Townsen), Sasha settles in for the night in the enormous, old craftsman house. At first distracted by her millennial infatuation with her phone (and boyfriend), Sasha is soon drawn into an ever-escalating series of clues that something might not be right with this babysitting situation. When she decides to explore the old dark house and check on the baby, it’s worse than she imagined – she’s in mortal danger.