Happy Birthday Shriek 16!

Denise Gossett with John N. Collins aka Weird of the Weird ReviewDenise Gossett with John N. Collins aka Weird of the Weird Review
The red carpet at Shriekfest

The red carpet at Shriekfest under the shadow of horror giantess, Denise Gossett – ©2011 John N. Collins

Last night in the Club Sinister at Boardners in Hollywood, California, Shriekfest kicked off Shriekfest’s sweet 16th film festival.  The festival’s founder and director, Denise Gossett was on hand to welcome the guests and join them for pictures in front of the Shriekfest backdrop.

Denise Gossett with John N. Collins aka Weird of the Weird Review

Denise Gossett with John N. Collins aka Weird of the Weird Review

On hand were producers, directors, and actors from some of the indie films that will be playing over the weekend including Romain Lafargue from Paris, France.  His short, “The Scared One” will run in the second shorts block on Saturday afternoon.

Neil Weakley with Denise Gossett at Shriekfest 2016

Neil Weakley with Denise Gossett at Shriekfest 2016

Neil Weakley, writer for the Comedy Film Nerds. joined Ms. Gossett on the red carpet.  Neil will be representing the Comedy Film Nerds and presenting one of the award awards during the closing ceremonies on Sunday as well as reviewing some of the films for the website.

Shriekfest is one of the world’s top horror film festivals and is held in the beautiful and historic Charlie Chaplin Theater in the Raleigh Studios Hollywood campus.  This years lineup of shorts and feature films is sure to fulfill your need for an early Halloween scare.  While last night was the official kickoff for shriekfest, tonight is the first night of films.

The irst film of the evening is the LA premiere of the thriller “Parasites” followed two Science Fiction feature films “Occupants” an “Teleios.”

The films continue through Sunday night so if you are in the L.A. area be sure to check out the Sci fi, thrillers and horror at Shriekfests shriek 16!