Halloween Film Festival 2019 Lineup Unveiled

Posted By on August 30, 2019

The 4th Annual Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, October 3-5, 2019, presented by Halloween Daily News and OBX Entertainment, featuring over 40 horror films from around the world, including many premieres, as well as special guest filmmakers in attendance.

This year’s lineup includes a total of 36 Official Selections from eight different countries, about a third of which were filmed in North Carolina, as well as six invited Showcase Selections that will be real treats for the audience.

In the feature film category, writer/director Christine Parker’s monster movie Blood of the Mummy was filmed entirely in North Carolina and partly on the Outer Banks, and the punk-fueled thriller Straight Edge Kegger, the horror anthology from Peru Cuentos de la Bruja (Witch Tales), and the documentary Epic Home Haunts will each have their North Carolina Premiere during the festival.

In the short film category, there will be two blocks of shorts made in North Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 4, with many of the directors and talent behind the films in attendance for Q&As following their screenings.

Other highlights among the short films include Polybius starring genre icon Tom Atkins (The Fog, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Creepshow, Escape From New York), the World Premiere of She Summoned Him from the U.K., the heavy metal-infused Dead Air, and the World Premiere of Momo, a terrifying short from Italy that takes place on Halloween.

In addition to the Official Selections, we are also excited to present special invitational Showcase Selections, including the documentary short Beyond the Scream, filmed partly on the Outer Banks, the World Premiere of the segment A Samhain Liturgy from the upcoming sequel 10/31 Part II, the World Premiere of the first three episodes of the new Halloween anthology series Sharp Candy with creator/director Dylan R. Nix in attendance, and the new feature film Candy Corn, starring P.J. Soles (Halloween, Carrie) and Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination).

There will also be nightly meet & greets and Orange Carpet photo ops, as well as an official after party event on Friday, Oct. 4 at Paparazzi OBX in Kitty Hawk.

And that’s just a bite size taste of what you can expect at the 2019 Halloween International Film Festival. You can see the full screening schedule here.


Tickets are available at the box office at R/C Theatres in Kill Devils or online, priced are $12 for a single day or $30 for all access to all three days of screenings, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. each day. Please follow the links below to purchase your tickets online.





Held on the historic Outer Banks, site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight and home of America’s first urban legend, the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, this destination event features three days of independent genre films from around the world, as well as networking opportunities and extensive media exposure.

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. 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.

See the full screening schedule here.

Founded in 2016, the Halloween International Film Festival is a Gold-ranked festival on the world’s leading film festival submission platform, FilmFreeway.

Previous Official Selections include the award-winning locally filmed shorts Lost in Buffalo City, Boy!, and Night of the Fluffet.

Official 2019 sponsors include The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Larry Hobbs, and Halloween Daily News.

RSVP on Facebook here!

Keep watching this page for information on the screening schedule, tickets, hotel discounts, and more.

For sponsorship information, please contact OBX Entertainment at [email protected]

You can watch the official trailer for the 4th Annual Halloween International Film Festival below.


Posted by Matt Artz

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