The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its 2014 lineup and is slated to screen the supernatural horror film Alice D. on Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. The film will open the festivalís first night of features. The film, written and directed by Jessica Sonneborn, follows Joe, who after inheriting and fixing up an old mansion that used to be home to his great-grandfatherís brothel, decides to throw a wild party, despite the fact that the mansion is rumored to be haunted by a young prostitute who killed herself there in the 1890s. The cast includes Kane Hodder, who is known for playing Jason Voorhees in four films from the Friday the 13th series, in addition to Victor Crowley in Hatchet and the stunt man for Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.
A trailer for the film and tickets for its showing at Shriekfest, are available at http://www.shriekfest.com/entries/2014/alice-d/. In addition to Alice D., Shriekfest will screen nine other features, including the World Premiere of Nightmare Code, starring Andrew J. West, who plays Gareth in The Walking Dead; the U.S Premiere of Hungerford; the L.A.Premiere of the apocalyptic Chrysalis; the World Premiere of House of Purgatory; the L.A. Premiere of sci-fi feature Time Lapse; the World Premiere of the slasher-influenced Kill Game; the L.A. Premiere of Bag Boy Lover Boy; the U.S Premiere of the tense Zugzwang; and the World Premiere of the terrifying Berkshire County. Many of the films will be followed by Q&As with the cast or filmmakers.
In addition to the 10 features, 32 outstanding and diverse international short films, covering just about every aspect of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.
The Shriekfest Film Festival runs October 2 - 5, 2014. An opening night party will take place at Boardners/Club Sinister in Hollywood; the rest of the festival will be at the iconic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Blvd.
Shriekfest, now in its 14th 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. Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers. For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit www.shriekfest.com or contact festival founder and director Denise Gossett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shriekfest is also on Twitter and Facebook.