2017 horror film "Framed" will be screened at NOHFF this year.

8th Annual Horror Film Festival prepares to Fright ahead of Halloween

As one of America’s most haunted cities, it’s no wonder New Orleans honors the paranormal, psychotic and creepy with a marathon screening of the year’s best horror films. One month ahead of Halloween, the 8th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest will be held on September 20-23 at Prytania Theatre. Over 60 films will be shown including a variety of feature-length films and shorts screened in six blocks throughout the weekend, many of which were filmed in Louisiana.  

NOLAHFF was created in 2010 by filmmakers who wanted to celebrate the genre with fellow horror fans. Some of the most legendary directors got their start working in “low budget horror.” So this festival is not only a celebration of the year’s best horror films, but also the horror genre as a whole, which has given us some of the most iconic filmmakers.  

The festival kicks off on Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. with a screening of The God Inside My Ear, which was shot in New Orleans. There will be an opening night party to follow. There will be several screenings at 11:59 p.m. for the late-night crowd. Sunday night’s closing ceremony will be preceded by a screening of the Spanish horror film, Framed.

In addition to film screenings, there will be panel discussions such as “Women in Horror”, filmmaker events and awards ceremonies.

The 2018 NOLAHFF Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 9:45 p.m. The full schedule of events can be found here.

Weekend passes are available for $85-150, day passes for $14-$35 and single screening passes for $8. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.