Halloween International Film Festival

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 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.


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.


Held in Kill Devil Hills, on North Carolina’s historic Outer Banks, site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight and home of America’s first unsolved mystery, 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.

Founded in 2016, the Halloween International Film Festival is a Gold-ranked festival on the world’s top 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 Honeyspider, The Houses October Built 2, Candy Corn, and the world premieres of 10/31 Part II and Sharp Candy.


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For information on becoming an official 2020 sponsor, please contact [email protected].


CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2019 Halloween International Film Festival!


CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2018 Halloween International Film Festival!


CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival!


CLICK HERE to read our recap and view photos and videos from the 2016 Halloween International Film Festival!


LIKE the Halloween Film Festival official Facebook page HERE!