Shriekfest 2017 Announces First Films – The Basement, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters, and The Glass Coffin
LA’s Shriekfest Film Festival, which will be celebrating its 17th edition this year, has just sent over the skinny on the first batch of films to be shown at one of California’s spookiest events!
From the Press Release:
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. Film festival director Denise Gossett says “We have a wonderfully diverse selection of amazing films from all over the world.”
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 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.
Shriekfest, now in its 17th year, was created in July 2001 by Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country. This is also the first year that Shriekfest will be bi-coastal with Shriekfest Orlando on October 21st. Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers.
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 and 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 a savage, cannibalistic family, the Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evening’s dinner. Unfortunately, they are not quite your typical heroes! Starring Darren Sean Enright (Cockneys vs. Zombies) and 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.