Shriekfest

  • The Shriekfest Film Festival, held yearly here in Los Angeles since the year 2000 (the year twooo-thousaaaaaaaand) has a special place in my heart. It was the first festival I ever covered and one of the first times I realized that saying “Press” meant I didn’t have to pay for...

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  • Hey folks. Well. Shriekfest is over. They’ve been long days with my ass glued to a seat. Overall, it was enjoyable. There are a lot of friendly folk over at Shriekfest making sure it happens and happens right. The audiences are generally very supportive, so if you make genre films,...

  • Another short, another feature, another day. Word. Faceless (http://www.igenfilms.com/) Official Synopsis: Cynthia Navarro is an artist obsessed with the beauty of the human body. When she finds a homeless man lying in the street, she discovers more than just a man. So there’s an artist. Her stuff is ok. She...

  • A short and a feature, served piping hot. The Boarder (http://www.seebunny.com/ ) Official Synopsis: Charlie suspects the stranger renting a room in his house has a sinister secret, and he soon learns it could be much more than he bargained for. This was a pretty decent little effort. The acting...

  • Hey hey, sorry for the delay. Also sorry for the rhyme. Here is film program 17 from Shriekfest, a couple of shorts. Richter’s Agenda In this seven minute short, a female college student is at first bothered, and then terrorized, by a mysterious stranger on Instant Messenger. Even after signing...

  • Film Program 11, in your face, world. This was the last film program of the day in the 8:00pm time slot. I had high hopes for this slot. I was hoping they saved the best for last. Unfortunately for me, this was not so. Fear Tomorrow In this super short,...

  • Hello again. Film Program 9, comin at ya. Cruel Logic (www.godawa.com) This short was probably the best produced piece of the entire weekend. The only other one that came close was The Showdown, which I loved. This piece simply looked great. It was very Hostel esque and revolved around an...

  • Hey folks, sorry about the delay. Here is a sum up for Film Program 8 featuring one short and one feature length movie. My Ambition In this super short we meet a kid who loves vampires. Seriously. He’s kicked out of class for reading his essay, entitled appropriately enough “My...

  • Shriekfest, now in it’s 6th year, is a small horror-themed film festival that takes place over two weekends. The first weekend was September 22-24 and the festival wraps up September 30 til October 2nd. Each day is filled with several film “programs,” generally either about 90 minutes of shorts or...