2020 OBX Halloween Film Festival Lineup Announced, Tickets on Sale

Posted By on September 17, 2020

The 5th Annual Halloween International Film Festival goes virtual, streaming online on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2020, featuring more than 30 Official Selections from around the world, presented by Halloween Daily News.

The festival screenings will stream digitally with a limited watch availability window according to a schedule, just like the in-person version, geo-blocked for viewers only in the U.S. and hosted on the Eventive online platform, which offers enhanced security, including the same studio-grade DRM technology used by Netflix and Disney+. This format will function on various internet browsers, mobile devices, native TV apps, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and more, ensuring compatibility and comfort for an ideal at-home viewing experience.

Showcasing horror and Halloween-themed independent feature-length and short films, you can see the full 2020 lineup of films, trailers, and the screening schedule here.

Feature film Official Selections include the North Carolina anthology Fever Dreams and the dark comedy The Day After Halloween on opening night, the World Premiere of the Canadian thriller Cult of Nightmares and the hilariously bloody Salem witch hunt Mass Hysteria on Friday night, followed by the throwback slasher The Bloody Man starring Tuesday Knight and the timely and twisted Ten Minutes to Midnight starring Caroline Williams on Saturday, culminating with the closing night World Premiere of the haunted Halloween tale They Live Inside Us.

In addition to the feature films, there will be a total of 26 short film Official Selections screened over the three days, including a block of North Carolina-filmed shorts, an international block, a comedy block, two horror blocks, and a Halloween block.

Of particular note to local audiences, the opening film of the entire festival is Backward Creep, a short that was shot in North Carolina and will soon be adapted into a feature-length production that will be filmed here on the Outer Banks.

A synopsis for each film and its screening time can be found here.

You can “attend” the 2020 virtual festival by purchasing your festival pass through Eventive at the following links.

VIP ALL ACCESS 3-DAY PASS – $50 – Includes all films on all three days.

SINGLE DAY PASS for Thursday – $20 – Includes all films on Thursday, Oct. 1st.

SINGLE DAY PASS for Friday – $20 – Includes all films on Friday, Oct. 2nd.

SINGLE DAY PASS for Saturday – $20 – Includes all films on Saturday, Oct. 3rd. 

SINGLE TICKETS are available individually for $10.31 for each feature film plus one shorts block.

To stay updated on the latest festival news, be sure to RSVP on Facebook here.

The 2020 Halloween International Film Festival Virtual Edition is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Larry Hobbs, OBX EntertainmentFright-RagsThe Slasher App, and R/C Theatres, and is presented by Halloween Daily News.

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 Barn (2016 Best Halloween Film and Best Feature Film Award Winner), 3 Dead Trick or Treaters10/31The Haunt (2017 Best Halloween Film Award Winner), Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2018 Best Halloween Film Award Winner), and Epic Home Haunts (2019 Breakthrough Filmmaker Award Winner).

Special invitational Showcase Selections from previous years include HoneyspiderThe Houses October Built 2Candy Corn, and the world premieres of 10/31 Part II and Sharp Candy.


Posted by Matt Artz

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