Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Horror Film Fest Season

Dead Harvey Global Headquarters is in the process of being moved to a new location... which, simply, means that I'm moving. Why do you care? Because my internet connection will be down later tonight and Lord knows when I'll get it back up again. That means that this will, most likely, be my last post of the week. I'm hoping to have everything back in place and operational by Monday, so... we should be back at it then. I have to mention Shriekfest this week, as it's this weekend, so I'll do that and talk about another festival that was brought to our attention.

Like I said, Shriekfest is this weekend, September 30 - October 3, and it takes place at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. It's one of the big ones of the year, recently voted LA's best horror film festival by LA Weekly magazine, and it's an international festival and screenplay competition that gets submissions from all over the world. That and they sort of kick-off the horror festival season. They're in their 10th year and they've always been dedicated to getting horror, thriller, sci-fi and fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve. They're screening a pile of shorts and features and, if you're in the area, you should really check them out. You can check out the schedule here. If you're interested in knowing more about how the festival works, you can read the interview that we did with Shriekfest founder and festival director, Denise Gossett by clicking here. By the way, I can't believe that was two years ago... I'm going to have to get her to do another interview with us soon. Either way, support indie horror - support the festivals!

I'm a little late on this one, but I also wanted to mention Splatterfest, which was last weekend. Now, they do something a little different. It's more like a film competition... you enter a filmmaking team and you must provide your own equipment, cast and crew and, of course, creativity. Then, you meet up, get your mission, then off you go. All films get screened, with press and all that. It started last weekend, but hopefully they do it next year and maybe we can get a peak and some of the films that get made this year. I'll be reaching out to them soon.

Have a great week!

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