IFS Best Horror Film Winner “ALICE D” Brings Scares, Screams and a Killer Story to Shriekfest


LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2014) – Award-winning indie horror film, ALICE D, earns coveted opening night screening slot at Los Angeles’ renowned Shriekfest Horror Film Festival on October 3, 2014. The haunting tale has also been named ‘official selection’ at the Chicago Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).

ALICE D begins in the late 1890’s, when the Davenport House was a successful brothel, until a young girl sold into prostitution kills herself there. After inheriting and renovating the old mansion more than a century later, a Davenport descendant decides to throw a wild party in the house despite rumors it’s haunted by the vengeful Alice.

The 85-minute chiller comes from writer/director Jessica Sonneborn (“Lure,” “House Across the Street”), who also stars and co-produces along with Kristina Page (“Money Shot,” “The Penny Dreadful Picture Show”), under their Two Chick Pix banner. The team also included producers Christopher Maltauro (“Bloody Bloody Bible Camp”) and Josh Hammond (“Jeepers Creepers II”), who appears in the film as well. To create the eerie world, the film delivers spectacular cinematography by Eric Latek (“Tiger”), an original, haunting score by Carlos Vivas (“Never Open The Door”) and practical SFX make-up by George Troester (“Ender's Game,” “Face Off”).

The cast is like a who’s who of indie film, including the legendary Kane Hodder (“Friday the 13th” franchise, “Se7en”), Al Snow (“Piranha Sharks,” WWE Wrestler) Juan Riedinger (“Jennifer’s Body”), Chanel Ryan (“Bad Kids Go to Hell”), Eliza Swenson (“Dorothy and the Witches of Oz”), Sarah Nicklin (“Exhumed”) and Michael Reed (“The Disco Exorcist”).

The frightening flick is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the festival circuit, earning ‘Best Horror Film’ at the 2014 IFS Film Festival and several nominations at the 2014 Innovative Film Festival in Florida. The film is also receiving rave reviews from genre experts, with Horribly Hooched declaring it: “absolutely one of THE horror films to look forward to this year”; and RIIFF stating: “ALICE D, is an exemplary entry into the canons of horror filmmaking, and a film very much in keeping with the type of explorative cinema we look for.”

Sonneborn is thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive reception of the film, adding "I'm so excited to share the talents of all my cast and crew that have culminated in this incredibly beautiful and terrifying picture."

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