2018 Halloween Film Festival Returns to Kill Devil Hills Oct. 25-27
The 3rd Annual Halloween International Film Festival, presented by OBX Entertainment, kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 25, and continues through today, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27 at R/C Theatres in Kill Devil Hills, featuring 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.
Opening night of the festival included an Outer Banks block of four locally made short films, including the World Premieres of Boy!, from the director of Lost in Buffalo City, and the animated short A Full Bowl from local writer/composer A.P. Sessler, as well as the local premieres of love, intergalactic and Night of the Fluffet, each with Q&A sessions with the cast and filmmakers following the screenings.
A total of 10 of the selections screening at this year’s festival were filmed in North Carolina, while the international section has films from six 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), the international documentary For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween will have its U.S. Premiere on Friday, Oct. 25 at 2:30pm and the haunted house industry documentary Haunters: The Art of the Scare has its North Carolina Premiere on Friday night at 8pm.
Following the successful Costuming and Makeup FX Panel on Thursday, with The Lost Colony and A Haunting‘s Lance Culpepper, 501st Legion’s Jason Hill, and local makeup artist Evelyn Gallagher (Boy!), the North Carolina Filmmakers Panel will take place on Friday, Oct. 26, at 3:30pm, and the Female Filmmakers Panel, with directors Christine Parker and Destiny Macon, is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2:30pm, followed the Female Filmmakers Block at 3pm.
Debuting for the first time anywhere, Apollo and Artemis, filmed in North Carolina, will have its World Premiere on Friday night at 6:15pm with director/actor Mark Cornell in attandance for a Q&A, and Order of the Hanged, filmed in Salem, Massachusetts will have its World Premiere on Saturday night at 8pm.
The closing feature film of the festival is the horror anthology 10/31, featuring five different segments from five different directors that are each set on Halloween night.
All Official Selection film screenings are 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.
The Official After Party will be on Friday night, Oct. 26, starting at 10pm at Secret Island Restaurant and Entertainment, featuring a free Halloween fan film showcase beginning at 10:31pm.
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.
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, 98.1 The Score, Dixie 105.3, and Halloween Daily News.