Halloween Film Festival 2018 Official Selections Revealed!
The 3rd Annual Halloween International Film Festival, presented by OBX Entertainment, returns to Kill Devil Hills during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, October 25-27, and the 2018 lineup of Official Selections features more than 40 independent films, with many premiere screenings, special guest Q&As, and nightly meet-and-greets and photo ops on the Orange Carpet.
Ten of the selections screening at this year’s festival were filmed in North Carolina and four were filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, including the World Premiere of the locally produced horror short Boy!, from the director of Lost in Buffalo City, and the animated short A Full Bowl from local writer/composer A.P. Sessler, on Thursday, Oct. 25, and a Q&A session with the cast and filmmakers following the screening. The international section has films from eight different countries.
Among the 38 short films selected, Kiss the Devil in the Dark stars legendary creature actor Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Hellboy, Hocus Pocus), A Beautiful Place stars Tony Moran (Halloween), and the international documentary For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween will have its U.S. Premiere.
This year’s feature films will be the North Carolina Premieres of the family friendly Baby Frankenstein starring Andre Gower of The Monster Squad, an epic zombie thriller from China called Lost in Apocalypse, the haunt industry documentary Haunters: The Art of the Scare, and the horror anthology 10/31.
Debuting for the first time anywhere, Apollo and Artemis, filmed in North Carolina, and Order of the Hanged, filmed in Salem, Massachusetts will have their World Premieres at the film festival, both with the filmmakers in attendance for Q&As following the screenings.
New for 2018, a panel discussion will be held on each day during the festival, focusing on costuming/makeup effects on Thursday, Oct. 25, North Carolina filmmakers on Friday, Oct. 26, and female filmmakers on Saturday, Oct. 27.
All Festival film screenings will once again be shown at R/C Theatres Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, including Q&A sessions, nightly meet and greets, photo ops on our Orange Carpet, and more events to be announced. 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.
Discounted oceanfront rooms are available at the official host hotel, the Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills, when you mention the Halloween Film Festival or use the code “HIFF” online when making reservations. (Click here for details.)
The Halloween Film Festival will be followed by our 5th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade, the largest Halloween celebration in Dare County, on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills.
The goal of the festival is 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, all while celebrating a collective passion for Halloween. It is a networking event for industry professionals, and a fan experience unlike any other in the region.
Sponsors of the 2018 Halloween International Film Festival include the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Gallop Funeral Services, Larry Hobbs, the Outer Banks Sentinel, WOBR Pirate 95.3., and Halloween Daily News.