More reports from Shirekfest. CreepyLA has an account of the screening of ATOM NINE, a low-budget, comci-book type superhero action-fantasy made for $20,000. It's not horror, obviously, but it seems to have been the best thing screened at the fest:
As the lights came up in the Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios, the small audience thronged around him, beaming with admiration. Strangers wanted to shake the hand of the young man who had just taken them on a wild adventure that left them gasping with excitement. Humble and grateful, he received their kudos like the shy guy he seems to be in such a setting.