Halloween International Film Festival

The 3rd Annual HALLOWEEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL returns to Kill Devil Hills October 25-27, 2018!

All Festival film screenings will once again be shown at R/C Theatres Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, including special guest Q&A sessions, nightly meet and greets, photo ops on our Orange Carpet, and more. Our state-of-the-art host venue features a massive 36-foot tall movie screen, stadium seating, full digital projection capabilities, and a complete lineup of refreshments and snacks available.


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Tickets are on sale now at $12 per day or $30 for a three-day pass to all 2018 screenings, available online here.

BUY 3-DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE (Select “3 Day Ticket”).




Film screenings will begin at 1pm each day, in addition to Q&As and panel discussions with many of the filmmakers and cast members, as well as nightly meet and greets, Orange Carpet photo ops, and more to be announced.


The Official After Party for the 2018 Halloween International Film Festival will take place on Friday night, Oct. 26th, starting at 10pm at Secret Island Restaurant & Entertainment in Kill Devil Hills, featuring a free Halloween Fan Film Showcase starting at 10:30pm, celebrating this year’s 40th anniversary of the Halloween movie franchise and Michael Myers. Admission to the After Party is free to the public.


The Sea Ranch Resort is the official hotel of the 2018 Halloween International Film Festival and Outer Banks Halloween Parade. Attendees to both events should use the discount code “HIFF” when making reservations online or mention the “Halloween Parade and Film Festival Group” when booking a room over the phone to take advantage of our special discount rates.

We are pleased to offer discounted rooms at the Sea Ranch Resort at a rate of $83.00 for weekday and $99.00 for weekend (Friday/Saturday) for oceanside (non-ocean view) rooms, or $115.00 for weekday and $133.00 for weekend (Friday/Saturday) for oceanfront (with view of the beach) rooms. Two-bedroom oceanfront suites are available for $195 daily with a three-night minimum.

PLEASE NOTE that Friday and Saturday may not be split. These special group rates for our event may be extended two days prior and two days post-event (Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Tuesday, Oct. 30).

Individual guests will confirm their reservations with the Front Desk by calling 1-800-334-4737 and indentifying themselves as being with the HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FILM FESTIVAL GROUP, or use the discount code “HIFF” when making reservations online at the Sea Ranch website here.

An Outer Banks landmark, the historic Sea Ranch is conveniently located on the oceanfront with direct beach access right out the door, within walking distance and less than a minute’s ride from our host theater in Kill Devil Hills. Amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and the Beachside Bistro restaurant.


A number of delicious dining discounts will be offered to Halloween Film Festival attendees when you present your ticket stub or special guest badge!

JOLLY ROGER RESTAURANT (1836 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills)

Get 10% off breakfast on breakfast and 25% off on dinner items from the menu.

MAKO’S BEACH GRILLE & BAR (1630 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills)

Choice of one of the following meals for $12:

  • Mako’s 8oz. Angus Burger
  • Fish Tacos
  • French Dip
  • Grilled Reuben
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
  • Broiled Flounder
  • Chef’s Dinner Salad Du Jour

*All meals come with coffee, tea, or soda.

*Or order from the menu and receive 20% off.


Presented by OBX Entertainment and Halloween Daily News, the mission of the Halloween International Film Festival is to promote the artistry of independent films made in the spirit of creativity, support the future of cinema by providing exposure for talented visionary filmmakers, and celebrate a collective passion for Halloween.

Taking place at the end of the traditional festival season, the last weekend of October, this event is a kind of victory lap for many selections concluding their festival runs, as well as a powerful launching pad for Halloween-friendly genre films going into the following year’s festival season.

It is our goal to build the film industry on the Outer Banks, inspiring the attending filmmakers to bring future productions to the area while giving locally-based talents exposure to a wider, like-minded audience. It is a networking event for industry professionals, and a fan experience unlike any other in the region.

Known as the “land of beginnings”, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the site of America’s first urban legend, The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, the true story of the first English colonists to land in the new world only to mysteriously vanish without explanation in 1587.

The Outer Banks is also where the infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed and reportedly still haunts the small, isolated island of Ocracoke; and it is where the Wright Brothers launched mankind toward the stars with the first powered flight in 1903, in what is now the town of Kill Devil Hills.


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CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival!


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


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