The 4th Annual Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, October 3-5, 2019 to kick off the spookiest season of the year with over 40 independent films from around the world, including many premieres and 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.
The Halloween section includes the retro thriller Lane 9, the heavy metal-infused Dead Air, the animated Halloween Cat, the Italian nightmare Mirror Midnight, the Queen of Screams Malvolia’s Halloween Special, and the World Premiere of Momo (pictured above) from Italy.
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 horror comedy Once Bitten… starring Lauren Ashley Carter (Imitation Girl), the sci-fi action shooter Violet Rain, the twisted morality tale Belladonna, an many more.
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.
All festival film screenings will once again be shown at the R/C Theatres Movies 10 cineplex in Kill Devil Hills, including Q&A sessions, nightly meet and greets, photo ops on the Orange Carpet, and more. The 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.
Tickets are on sale now for $12 per day or $30 for a three-day all access pass, available online at the links below:
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.
Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills, with promo code “HIFF” online or mention the Halloween Film Festival when you call 252-441-7126 to make your reservation.
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 Treaters, 10/31, The Haunt (2017 Best Halloween Film Award Winner), and Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2018 Best Halloween Film Award Winner).
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