Indie Filmmakers Attending OBX Halloween Film Festival

Posted By on September 27, 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 and a number of special guest filmmakers who will be 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. It will be screening on Thursday, Oct. 3rd, with actors Albert Guzman and Carrie Jones and assistant director Catherine Mattson in attendance for a Q&A following the film.

Thursday’s block of shorts filmed in North Carolina includes Mara, which was made with an all-female cast and crew in Greensboro, with writer/director Tiffany Albright in attendance; Suppertime II: The Feeding, filmed in Chocowinity, with director Jonathan Clayborne and cinematographer Justin Casey in attendance; Countdown to Midnight from Greensboro; and Bid Day from Cullowhee.

Friday’s block of shorts filmed in North Carolina includes Escaping Demons from Winston-Salem, with director Richard Clabaugh in attendance; Sand Man from High Point, with actress Dana McBride in attendance; Maere from Charlotte; and Belladonna from Greensboro, with director Brett Mullen in attendance.

In addition to the Official Selections, we are also excited to present special invitational Showcase Selections, including the World Premiere of the first three episodes of the new Halloween anthology series Sharp Candy, filmed in Florida, with creator/director Dylan R. Nix and producer/actor Chloe Walker in attendance for a Q&A on Friday night, Oct. 4th.

A feature-length horror anthology from Peru, Cuentos de la Bruja (Witch Tales) will have its North Carolina Premiere at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5th, with writer/director Mike Lyddon in attendance.

Also on Saturday, the short Doll Baby, filmed in Newport News, VA, will have its North Carolina Premiere at 6:00 p.m., with writer/director Grayson Wolfe in attendance, and Finley, which was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, will screen in that same horror block, with writer/director J. Zachery Thurman in attendance.

In addition to the Q&As, there will be meet and greets and Orange Carpet photo ops each night of the festival.

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.

 Additional Showcase Selections include 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 on Thursday night, Oct. 3r, and the new feature film Candy Corn, starring P.J. Soles (Halloween, Carrie) and Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) closing the festival on Saturday night, Oct. 5th.

There will be 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.





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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