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Shriekfest 2017 participants will get a first look at The Basement, starring Mischa Barton, when the movie premieres at the festival on October 7th, and you can learn more about the film from its first trailer.

You can view the new trailer below, along with the official poster for The Basement, co-starring Mischa Barton. We also have the official press release with full details on the film's world premiere at Shriekfest, and you can check here if you're interested in learning more about getting tickets for the screening. For additional details on The Basement, visit TwitterFacebookInstagram, and the film's official website.

Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPTEMBER 14, 2017) – Pasadena, California-based production company Conley Entertainment Group is proud to announce the World Premiere of their feature independent horror/thriller ‘The Basement,’ to be held at the venerable Shriekfest Film Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 8:15PM at Raleigh Studios (5300 Melrose Avenue), in Hollywood, CA.

Starring Mischa Barton (‘The Sixth Sense’), Jackson Davis (‘Lonelygirl15’), Cayleb Long, Tracie Thoms (‘Death Proof’), Bailey Anne Borders (‘The Fifth Wave’) and Sarah Nicklin, the plot of ‘The Basement,‘ which Sam Santiago of TrulyDisturbing.com likens to a cross between ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Split,’ is about an L.A. serial killer known as The Gemini (Davis), who tortures and ultimately murders his victims in the dungeon-like basement of his San Fernando Valley home. By the time the movie opens, Gemini has already claimed seven victims, all of whom he has horrifyingly maimed and decapitated with a blowtorch, but Craig Owen (Long), the famed musician who Gemini has chosen for his eighth victim, and Craig’s beautiful wife Kelly (Barton) prove every bit the killers equal in the art of psychological warfare, giving rise to one of the more diabolical plot twists in recent memory.

Brian Conley, who co-wrote and co-directed with Nathan Ives, stated of the premiere. “It is truly thrilling to be premiering our film at a festival as revered and respected as Shriekfest.”

Ives, who, along with Conley and Mark Heidelberger, also co-produced, said of the film, “Neither Brian nor I had any interest in making a mindless horror movie. There is a lot going on beneath the surface in this film, and I think audiences will be intrigued.”

Stated Shriekfest Founder Denise Gossett of the film’s selection, “"I am a huge fan and supporter of independent films and ‘The Basement’ is a great example of a well-made, beautifully shot film with some terrific performances!"

Nevertheless, Santiago has a word of warning for potential premiere goers, “There is a fair amount of gore and this film does not shy away from showing the extreme physical and psychological trauma you’d find present under such circumstances. It’s not for everyone.”

Producer Heidelberger seems to concur, adding with a wink. “The performances in this movie are so true to life, it’s frankly disturbing. But the directors keep telling me that’s a good thing.”

Worldwide distribution rights for ‘The Basement’ are currently available."

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).

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