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Horror Highlights: Ghosthouse Remake, Bus Party To Hell Q&A, Shriekfest 2018, The Rake, New 1inMM Productions Movie, Amityville Toybox

A Ghosthouse remake is in the works! Umberto Lenzi's 1988 film is being revived by Dustin Ferguson (Sleepaway Camp IV) and will begin shooting soon in La. Also: a Q&A with Party Bus to Hell's Richard Hochman, Shriekfest 2018's call for submissions, The Rake's DVD debut, an untitled movie from 1inMM Productions, and a new Amityville installment, titled Amityville Toybox.

Ghosthouse Remake Details: Press Release: "Dustin Ferguson, Director of "Nemesis 5" and Editor of "Sleepaway Camp IV" recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise initial funds for production on "Ghosthouse". Ferguson's company SoCal Cinema Studios is Producing, based on a script by Mike Reeb ("Nemesis 5") and Jason Harlow ("Another Evil Night").

The film is a remake of the 1988 Italian cult classic by Director Umberto Lenzi and will begin filming this Autumn in Los Angeles. It's set to star Paul Taylor ("Pinhead" from "Hellraiser: Judgment") with Special F/X by Joe Castro
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Musician Goes Missing in First Trailer for The Basement

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Shriekfest 2017 participants will get a first look at The Basement, starring Mischa Barton, when the movie premieres at the festival on October 7th, and you can learn more about the film from its first trailer.

You can view the new trailer below, along with the official poster for The Basement, co-starring Mischa Barton. We also have the official press release with full details on the film's world premiere at Shriekfest, and you can check here if you're interested in learning more about getting tickets for the screening. For additional details on The Basement, visit Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the film's official website.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2017) – Pasadena, California-based production company Conley Entertainment Group is proud to announce the World Premiere of their feature independent horror/thriller ‘The Basement,’ to be held at the venerable Shriekfest Film Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 8:15Pm at Raleigh Studios (5300 Melrose Avenue), in Hollywood,
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Exclusive Images from The Basement, Premiering at Shriekfest Film Festival This October

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He's methodical, sinister, and calculating, but the killer in The Basement may have met his match with his eighth would-be victim, and you can watch the blood-smeared chess match between the two characters when the new horror film from Brian Conley and Nathan Ives makes its world premiere at Hollywood's Shriekfest Film Festival this October. To help hold you over until then, we've been provided with two exclusive stills to share with Daily Dead readers.

You can view our two exclusive stills below, along with the official poster for The Basement, co-starring Mischa Barton. We also have the official press release with full details on the film's world premiere at Shriekfest, and you can check here if you're interested in learning more about getting tickets for the screening. To learn more about The Basement, visit Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the film's official website.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2017) – Pasadena,
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Horror Highlights: Free Fire, Comet Network March Contest, Shriekfest Orlando

In today's Horror Highlights, we take a look at Free Fire events at SXSW, a Comet network March contest, and the announcement of Shriekfest Orlando.

Free Fire at SXSW: "Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and writer/director Ben Wheatley joined SXSW press and attendees yesterday for paintball, explosions, BBQ lessons, and other ill-advised activities at Austin's Stunt Ranch to celebrate A24's Free Fire. The out-of-control film received an appropriately outrageous event ahead of the sold-out Us premiere at the Paramount, where the audience went wild for Wheatley's action-comedy."

Synopsis: "Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, Free Fire is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody -- and biting critique -- of the insanity of gun violence.
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October Dates Announced for 17th Annual Shriekfest Film Festival

For the better part of two decades, the Shriekfest Film Festival has celebrated scares on the big screen in Hollywood, and this year will be no exception, as the festival has officially announced its October dates for its 17th annual event.

Press Release: Los Angeles – The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced its annual event will take place October 5 – 8, 2017. The festival begins with an opening night party on Thursday, which the public is welcome to attend. This is a red carpet event to kick off the party. Then, it will continue its tradition of screening feature length and short films Friday through Sunday at the iconic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, and culminate with an awards presentation on Sunday night.

Shriekfest was created in July 2001 by festival director Denise Gossett and has grown into the longest-running and one of the largest horror and sci-fi film festivals in the country.
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Horror Highlights: Xx, Twenty Twenty-four, Shriekfest 2017, Tyler Perry’S Boo! A Madea Halloween, Diane, Child Eater

Folks in the Brooklyn area are in for a treat. Nitehawk Cinema is hosting a screening of the highly anticipated horror anthology, Xx. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: the Twenty Twenty-Four screening details, Shriekfest 2017 call for submissions, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween home media info, a new trailer for Diane, and Child Eater release details.

Nitehawk Cinema’s Brooklyn Xx Screening Details: “Nitehawk presents a preview and midnite screenings of the new all female-helmed horror anthology, Xx. We also ask the Xx directors to select a couple of their influential films for midnite screenings and they chose: Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary.”

To learn more, visit Nitehawk Cinema’s official website.

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Twenty Twenty-Four North American Premiere Details: “We have two screenings in San Francisco, hosted by San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Twenty Twenty-Four is making its North American premiere at
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Filmmaker's Book of the Dead (Second Edition) Book Signing at Dark Delicacies

By Jonathan Weichsel

MoreHorror.com

The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is written by Danny Draven with a forward by Charles Band, owner of Full Moon Pictures.

The book features interviews with Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand,) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects,) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists,) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet,) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake,) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days,) Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil,) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science,) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider,) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader,) Chris Alexander (Former Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine, Filmmaker,) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare,) Denise Gossett (Founder
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Round-Up: Deadpool Figure, Shriekfest 2016 Open Submissions, You’LL Like My Mother Blu-ray, Vicious, Satanic Panic Video Show

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have created a new figure based solely on the mercenary's depiction in Twentieth Century Fox's Deadpool. Also: Shriekfest 2016's call for submissions, details on Scream Factory's upcoming Blu-ray release of You'll Like My Mother, a trailer for Vicious, and Satanic Panic video show event details.

Deadpool Figure: From Sideshow Collectibles: "Marvel’s most unconventional superhero, Deadpool, will finally hit the silver screen in full glory with his over-the-top personality, dark twisted sense of humor, and tendency to break the fourth wall which fans have always loved!

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very excited to officially introduce the one and only Deadpool sixth scale collectible figure based on the upcoming Deadpool movie!

In this new film, the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson will be unfolded, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers,
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Round-Up: Shriekfest 2015 2nd Wave of Films, Terror at Terminus Party, Shark Lake Trailer, Girl In Woods Stills

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Clinger, the first to be announced in the second wave of films in Shriekfest 2015's lineup, takes the concept of "the clingy ex" to a whole new level. Also: details on the Halloween party happening on the Terminus set from The Walking Dead, a new Shark Lake trailer, and three images from Girl in Woods.

Shriekfest 2015: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA) - Shriekfest International Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce its second surge of films for the Fifteenth annual festival! Shriekfest brings you the Best in independent horror and sci-fi! "We are so excited for our 15th year and this slate of films!" says festival director Denise Gossett. Shriekfest is Oct 1-4. www.shriekfest.com

Clinger: Directed by Michael Steves. When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen’s life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when
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Round-Up: Shriekfest 2015 Lineup, The Cleansing Hour Kickstarter, Ballet Of Blood World Premiere

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The first wave of films to be shown at this year's Shriekfest International Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival all look like they are going to be a bloody good time! Also: The Cleansing Hour's Kickstarter campaign and Ballet of Blood premiere details.

Shriekfest 2015: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Shriekfest International Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce its first surge of films for the Fifteenth annual festival! Shriekfest brings you the Best in independent horror and sci-fi! "We are so excited for our 15th year and this slate of films!" says festival director Denise Gossett. Shriekfest is Oct 1-4. www.shriekfest.com

Granny Of The Dead: Directed by Tudley James. In a small town unknowing and free from betrayal, an evil is looming to rewrite their tale. From deep within hell a curse rises up, to strike down the old and never give up. The elderly dead
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Indie Spotlight: The Dark Below, Pilgrimage, Hell Town

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes casting news for Pilgrimage, details on the 15th Annual Shriekfest Call for Entries, release details for 3 Easy Steps to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, new posters from The Events Surrounding a Peeping Tom & the Horror That Followed, and much more:

Exclusive Stills from The Dark Below: An update to our coverage from earlier this week, we now have new exclusive stills from The Dark Below. You can the view new stills and release details below, along with the recently released stills:

"Dead Wait Productions announce the completion of principle photography for their new genre film the Dark Below. Award winning genre director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) and Executive Producer Seth Willenson bring us a survival thriller that explores the fear of entrapment beneath a frozen lake.

The film
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Shriekfest Reveals 2014 Line-Up

Shriekfest International Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival has announced the full, expanded schedule for the 14th annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theaters in Los Angeles October 2nd - 5th.

Festival Director Denise Gossett says, "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years! That says a lot about a location's quality and a festival's continuity, filmmakers walk out of their screening saying their film has never looked so good!"

The post Shriekfest Reveals 2014 Line-Up appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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L.A. Shriekfest Announces Full Lineup

It's that time of year again, kids. Can you smell it? Something wicked this way comes as Halloween season has officially begun! One of Los Angeles' finest horror film festivals, Shriekfest, has announced its full schedule; and we have everything you Need to know!

From the Press Release

Shriekfest International Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the Fourteenth annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios' Charlie Chaplin Theater October 2-5, 2014.

Festival Director Denise Gossett says, "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years! That says a lot about a location's quality and a festival's continuity; filmmakers walk out of their screening saying their film has never looked so good"!

Festival goers will once again enjoy the finest in independent cinema from around the globe, selected from submissions that came in
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Winners Announced for 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival

Another Shriekfest has come to a close, this year's 13th annual event wrapping up in Los Angeles over the weekend. As always, we've got the full list of winners for ya. Check 'em out below!

From the Press Release

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competiton, was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, once again hosted Shriekfest Oct 3-6th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened almost 45 films and had 30 screenplay finalists and 10 original song finalists. "An American Terror" directed by Haylar Garcia took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film, "Abducted" directed by Glen Scantlebury and Lucy Phillips took the Best SciFi Feature Film award, and "The Last Light" directed by Andrew Hyatt took the Best Thriller Feature Film award.

"Desolate Road" directed by Marwan Abderrazzaq took the Best Horror Short Film prize, "Incident on Highway 73" directed by Brian Thompson won the Best SciFi Short Film Award,
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Shriekfest 2012: Winners and Exclusive Interview with Founder and Festival Director Denise Gossett

by MoreHorror in Hollywood

Denise Gossett is the Founder / Festival Director of the highly successful movie festival Shriekfest.

The festival just completed its 2012 season and has released its winner lineup. Check out the winners below, as well as an exclusive video interview with Gossett, by our Hollywood correspondent Dawna Lee Heising.

Shriekfest screened almost 40 films and had 30 screenplay finalists & 10 original song finalists. "Nailbiter" directed by Patrick Rea took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film, "Found In Time" directed by Arthur Vincie took the Best SciFi Feature Film award, and "It's In the Blood" directed by Scooter Downey took the Best Thriller Feature Film award.

"Blackout" directed by James Bushe took the Best Horror Short Film prize, "A Light in the Darkness" directed by Fed Wetherbee won the Best SciFi Short Film Award and "The Sleepover" directed by Chris Cullari took the best Super Short Film Award.

The
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Winners Announced for 12th Annual Shriekfest in Los Angeles

Shriekfest 2012 was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, hosted Shriekfest October 4th-7th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened almost 40 films and had 30 screenplay finalists and 10 original song finalists. Read on for the winners.

From the Press Release:

Nailbiter directed by Patrick Rea took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film, Found in Time directed by Arthur Vincie took the Best SciFi Feature Film award, and It's in the Blood directed by Scooter Downey took the Best Thriller Feature Film award.

Blackout directed by James Bushe took the Best Horror Short Film prize, A Light in the Darkness directed by Fed Wetherbee won the Best SciFi Short Film Award, and The Sleepover directed by Chris Cullari took the Best Super Short Film Award.

The winner of the Best Horror Feature Screenplay was Nevermore written by David Beran, and the winner of the Best SciFi Feature Screenplay
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Dread Central Hits the Opening Night of Shriekfest 2012

The 12th Annual Shriekfest Horror/SciFi Film Festival and Screenplay Competition kicked off with a raucous Opening Party last night, and of course we were there to photograph the talent on the carpet and get the lowdown on this year’s event. Read on!

Running October 4th-7th at Raleigh Studios (5300 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, CA), Shriekfest commenced with a heavily attended soiree at the B-52 Club at Boarders, just off Hollywood Boulevard. In attendance on the carpet and at the festivities were Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), producer Brian Ronalds, actress Michelle Tomlinson, filmmaker Kenneth Hall, literary legend John Skipp, Dread Central’s Andrew Kasch and better half Annette Slomka, Isle of Dogs director Tammi Sutton, Fangoria’s Rebekeh McKendry and Lianne Spiderbaby, and more.

Speaking with Shriekfest festival head Denise Gossett at the event, she said of this year’s lineup, “We have a little bit of everything,
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[Events] - Shriekfest Film Festival, LiveParanormal.com Announce Shriekfest Radio

The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition, has announced that it has teamed up with LiveParanormal.com, an online horror and paranormal community, to present Shriekfest Radio. The bi-weekly show's March 1 premier will feature Shriekfest founder and director Denise Gossett. Shriekfest was created in July 2001 by Ms. 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. Shriekfest Radio, which airs on www.liveparanormal.com on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Est, 7 p.m. Pst beginning in March, will spotlight Shriekfest Film Festival...
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Interview with Shriekfest Founder Denise Gossett

by Michael Pickle, MoreHorror.com

I talked to founder Denise Gossett who was beaming after another successful year of Shriekfest. Here's what she had to say in this Exclusive MoreHorror Interview:

MoreHorror: Why Horror?

Denise Gossett: I'm a big fan. I starred in a horror film 12 years ago and wanted it in festivals. When I discovered there weren't any horror film festivals I started Shriekfest.

Mh: What do you think sets Shriekfest apart from other Horror festivals?

Dg: Shriekfest focuses on indie films. Most other fests show studio films, but it's not the studio films that need the recognition.

Mh: Are there any particular films that you are especially proud to have screened in past years?

Dg: I am proud of all the winners and even some that didn't win! I'm proud of our Shriekfest family!

Mh: What are the main criteria for a film to be screened at Shriekfest?
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