Halloween International Film Festival

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The 2nd Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina October 26-28, 2017 during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, presented by Halloween Daily News and OBX Entertainment, featuring independent films submitted from around the world, followed by the 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 29, where all attending filmmakers are invited as guests of honor.


Film submissions were accepted through Film Freeway, from January 20 through July 20.

Films were submitted in the Short Film category if 50 minutes or less, or the Feature Film category for those with a run time of more than 50 minutes. 

All Festival film screenings will once again be shown at RC Theatres Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, followed by nightly after parties, as well as costume contests, Scaryoke, special guest Q&A panels, meet and greets, photo ops, and more Halloween events to be announced. (See our 2016 Film Festival photo gallery and videos here!)

The 2017 Halloween International Film Festival will be followed by the 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes and pre-parade party on Sunday, October 29, 2017 on the outside lawn at Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head. The costume contest awards ceremony will follow the Parade. Admission to this event is free. (See our 2016 Halloween Parade photo gallery here!)

See the 2017 Schedule of Film Screenings Here!


Film Festival tickets are priced at $12 for a single day or $30 for a three-day pass for admission to all screenings and Q&A panels, now on sale at the box office at R/C Theatres and online at MovieTickets.com

To PURCHASE a THREE-DAY TICKET please click HERE and then select the “3 Day Ticket” option on the left side of the following page when selecting the quantity of tickets.

Purchase tickets for Thursday, Oct. 26 here!

Purchase tickets for Friday, Oct 27 here!

Purchase tickets for Saturday, Oct. 28 here!


The Sea Ranch Resort is the official hotel of the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival and Outer Banks Halloween Parade. Attendees to both events should use the discount code “OBFF” when making reservations online or mention the group “Halloween Film Fest” when booking a room over the phone to take advantage of our special discount rates.

The historic Sea Ranch is located in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, on the oceanfront with beach access right outside the door and just minutes away from the Film Festival screening theater. Amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and the Beashside Bistro restaurant.

The room block rates are good from Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Available Room Types and Rates:

Oceanside, Main Inn Room – $99.00 weekend, $85.00 weekday

Oceanfront (with ocean view) Room – $129.00 weekend, $115.00 weekday

Two-Bedroom Suite (sleeps up to six) – $159.00 per night

** Rates above are based on double occupancy, other than the Suite; additional adult guests will incur a $10.00+ per person, per night charge. 

** Rates do not include Occupancy Tax, currently at 12.75%.

** Check-in is at 4pm, Check-out is at 10am for Suites, 11am for all other rooms.  Early check-in cannot be guaranteed.

** Condo Suites require a minimum 3-night stay. 

** Weekends may not be split; guests who want one night may call to check for cancellations.

** Rates based on availability.

CLICK HERE to book your hotel room at the Sea Ranch Resort using discount code “OBFF”!

See a live streaming webcam video feed from the beach at the Sea Ranch here!


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CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2016 Halloween International Film Festival!

LIKE the Halloween Film Festival official Facebook page HERE!

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