Shriekfest Announces its Screenplay Finalists for the 2019 Festival!

Shriekfest Film Festival reveals the screenplay finalists.
The annual Los Angeles competition will kick off with an opening night gala September 26

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!”

Short Screenplay Finalists
“And They Shall Handle Serpents” written by Jason Tostevin
“The Earth Answers” written by Tracy Charlton
“Along A Dark Road” written by Jeffrey Stackhouse
“Confession” written by Carroll Brown
“Shock Troops” written by Edward Martin III
“Finding You” written by Jamal Hodge
“Ganglers” written by Mark Renshaw
“Who Wants Dessert?” written by Venita Ozols-Graham
“He Sees You!” written by Brian W. Smith
“Slaughter Hearse” written by Evan Baughfman
“How to Like Your Babysitter” written by Billy “Rex” McAfee
“Pipe Wrench” written by Montgomery Haines
“Children of Adam” written by Daniel Arora
“Finger” written by Joe Lueben, Riley Rose Critchlow, & Travis Dowling
“Horror Stories” written by Curtis Threadgold
“We Are the Last” written by Zeus Kontoyannis
“Blinder” written by Luke Campen
“Hush Little Baby” written by Ricardo Bravo
“The Demon Inside Me” written by Brandon Rutherford
“Gender Reveal Party” written by Alison Parker

Feature Screenplay Finalists

“Agriturismo” written by Nick Rufca
“Sunshine State: Duende” written by Kai Thorup
“Dark Noise” written by Christopher Allan Poe & Jen Badasci
“Third Date” written by Avishai Weinberger
“The Blood-Red Night of the Hatchet Valley” written by Edward Martin III
“Ghost Work” written by Mark Steensland & Glen Krisch
“The Hail Mary” written by Gavin John
“Raven Dock” written by Sara Caldwell
“The Suburban Kaleidoscope” written by Samuel Peirce
“The Retreat” written by Michaela Zannou
“Time And Again” written by Stuart Creque
“The Kind Ones” written by Jamal Hodge
“Bleu” written by David McKendry & Rebekah McKendry
“Tethered” written by Michael Raymond
“Cyborn” written by Mark Renshaw
“The Craving” written by Stephen Kayfish
“Where the Devil Resides” written by Travis Heermann
“The Last Adventure of Shay Blaze” written by Howard Fridkin
“-None Greater Than-” written by Jeffrey Stackhouse
“Underground” written by Matt Mosley

The festival will also showcase 38 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 September 26-29, 2019 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 19th 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 third year that Shriekfest will be bi-coastal with Shriekfest Orlando on November 2nd. 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.

For more information on the Shriekfest Film Festival, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, and more, visit Shriekfest is also on Twitter and Facebook.

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