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Shriekfest Announces its Screenplay Finalists for the 2018 Festival!

The Shriekfest Film Festival, an international horror/sci-fi film and screenplay competition announces the 40 Finalists selected for its International Screenplay Competition. The Finalists were selected from submissions from across the globe in the horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy genres!  Festival Founder/Director Denise Gossett says "This was a tough year to narrow down all of the scripts, there is just so much talent out there!"


Here are the Short Screenplay Finalists



"Magic" written by Kenny J. Wright

"The Creaky Door" written by Evan Baughfman

"A Perfect Circle" written by Evan Baughfman

"Split Up" written by Tom Radovich

"Live From Toledo, Erin Darling Reporting" written by Michael Gibrall

"Miscreant" written by Rocky Ramsey

"Best Friends" written by Edward Martin III

"My Dead Sister" written by Janet L. Loftis

"The Legacy" written by Renfield Rasputin & Jeffrey Stackhouse

"H.P Lovecraft's The Terrible Old Man" written by Samuel Fisch

"Hiking Buddies" written by Megan Morrison

"Finding Haven" written by Jeffrey Stackhouse & Wendy Lashbrook

"Past Partum" written by Jeffrey Howe

"In the Woods" written by Rachel Greenhoe

"Duet" written by Lisanne Sartor

"Mourning Meal" written by Jamal Hodge

"Prey" written by Sergio Hira

"The Sacrifice" written by Judson Vaughan & Josh Torok

"The Origin of Fear" written by Mark Renshaw

"Comedy Killer" written by Stephen Kayfish & Daniel Nielsen



Feature Screenplay Finalists


"No Child Left Behind" written by Daniel Shea

"A Quiet War" written by Carroll Brown

"Pervert" written by Rona Mark

"Where the Devil Resides" written by Travis Heermann

"Blackwood Falls" written by Jennifer Nicole Stang

"The Motherless" written by Ron David Ray

"From Natural Causes" written by Martin Blinder    

"Stay the Night" written by Christopher Courtner & Sara Polton

"An Idiot's Tale" written by Michael Mortimer

"Hallow's Point" written by Brian W. Smith

"Shaky Shivers" written by Andrew McAllister & Aaron Strongoni

"Tenant Zero" written by Kirk Anderson

"Horror Fest" written by Rolfe Kanefsky

"Requiem" written by Daniel Abatan & Thomas R. Burke

"The Dark Spiral" written by Morgan R. Tegtow

"American Backwoods: Verhaunt" written by Flood Reed

"I, Phiend" written by Jeff Bassetti

"Area 54" written by Aaron Barrocas

"The Coldest Horizon" written by Jeffrey Howe

"Black Goose" written by Janet Hetherington



The festival will also showcase 35 outstanding and diverse international short films and 10 Feature Film premieres, covering just about every aspect of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. 

The Shriekfest Film Festival runs October 4 - 7, 2018   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 Ave.

Shriekfest, now in its 18th 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 second year that Shriekfest will be bi-coastal with Shriekfest Orlando on November 3rd.  Since its inception, Shriekfest has offered young and upcoming writers, actors, directors, and producers a chance to have their work screened and rated by peers.


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