The first round of films that will be screened at the 11th annual Knoxville Horror Film Fest has been revealed! Continue reading for the list of films as well as news on the short film competition. Also: we have preview pages from Ghosted in LA #2 from BOOM! Studios and a trailer for the short film Remedy.

Knoxville Film Festival's First Wave of Films Revealed: "The Knoxville Horror Film Fest returns October 17-20, 2019 for its eleventh annual weekend of movie madness at Knoxville’s Central Cinema and beyond! This year’s festival will build on 2018’s newly expanded format, offering KHFF’s signature mix of premiere indie horror features, underseen treasures, and top-notch short films from across the region and around the world.

The first wave of feature announcements for this year’s festival includes the “hallucinatory hellscape” of Bliss, the latest adrenaline rush from low-budget auteur Joe Begos; razor-sharp haunter The Girl On The Third Floor, the writing/directing debut of notable genre film producer Travis Stevens; Keola Racela’s uproarious satanic sex-ed gorefest Porno; and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s imaginary-friend-gone-wrong thriller Daniel Isn’t Real, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger. (A second wave of features, including this year’s repertory picks, will be announced in September.)

As always the festival’s feature screenings will be complemented by an extensive short film competition, featuring local productions alongside a selection of the year’s best touring horror shorts. (Submissions for both categories remain open through a late deadline of September 20.) The weekend will also feature a number of parties and other special events, including the cursed fruits of the ninth annual Grindhouse Grind-out filmmaking contest, which gives teams of local filmmakers six days and sixty-six minutes to produce a trailer or short in an ultra-specific genre chosen draft-style at the competition kickoff. (Competition dates will be announced in early September.)

This year’s festival will once again run Thursday through Sunday, using Central Cinema (1205 North Central St) as its home base while expanding to other area venues (TBA) for special screenings and events. Full festival and VIP passes will be available in early September, with daily and individual screening passes to follow.

The Knoxville Horror Film Fest is the city’s longest-running film festival, which has grown from a single-block short film program to become one of the southeast’s most notable genre-oriented film fests, offering low-key premieres, one-of-a-kind-events and a celebrated curator’s eye for unexpected fun. In August of 2018 the festival’s creators opened Central Cinema, a community moviehouse in North Knoxville’s Happy Holler neighborhood offering a year-round selection of new and classic films; among the venue’s regular series is a monthly KHFF Presents spotlight screening."

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Ghosted in LA #2 First Details: "BOOM! Studios revealed the first look at GHOSTED IN LA #2, the latest issue in a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace (Jughead’s Time Police) and artist Siobhan Keenan (Jem and the Holograms), about figuring out your love life - and your afterlife - in Hollywood, and available in stores August 14, 2019.

Having ghosts as roommates comes with its perks, as well as its downsides, but for Daphne Walters—new LA transplant, college freshman, and freshly dumped by her high school boyfriend, Ronnie—living at Rycroft Manor and getting acquainted with the ghostly tenants does a great job of distracting her from her recent breakup. That is until she sees Ronnie at school making friends and thriving without her, and Daphne needs a bigger, shinier distraction—which is how she ends up agreeing to a date with a pushy bro who’s all up in her space. What is Daphne thinking?! And will this date end in true love or a complete disaster?

GHOSTED IN LA #2 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

GHOSTED IN LA is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

Print copies of GHOSTED IN LA #2 will be available for sale August 14, 2019, exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For more on GHOSTED IN LA and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter."

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Watch the Trailer for Short Horror Film Remedy: "A desperate mother hides her dying son in a secluded cabin to heal him using unnerving natural remedies.

Directed by: Jordan Nicks
Story by: Jordan Nicks
Screenplay by: Noah Ouellette
Produced by: Charlotte Newsom, Donnie Mathias, Jake Deverian, and Brandon Kurtz."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).