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OCTOBER 18TH-21ST, 2023

2023 SCHEDULE

IN ST. GEORGE, UTAH @ THE ELECTRIC THEATER

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ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

MORE DETAILS TO THESE EVENTS COMING SOON

PREVIEW NIGHT
SCREENING

(One Night Only)
Tues,
  October 17th
Mystery Screening

Free to Badge Holders

AUTOGRAPH
SIGNINGS

(One Day Only)
Special Guests Meet & Greet & Signings

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SCRIPTS
GONE WILD

(One Night Only)
Wed, October 19th
Opening Night Afterparty held at the Station II Bar

HORROR ART GALLERY
(Open All 4 Days)
Downstairs in the Art Gallery

INDUSTRY PANEL
Fri & Sat
Held in the Ele
ctric Theater and
Downstairs Room
Free to the public

SECRET CINEMA
SCREENINGS

*Limited Seating
First-Come-First-Served
Downstairs in the Art Gallery

DAY 1

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

2 PM - 9 PM-- Horror Art Gallery
2 PM-- Secret Cinema
9 PM - 11 PM-- Scripts Gone Wild

*Badge and ticket pick up 2 PM - 4 PM

2PM - 4 PM-- OPENING FESTIVAL RECEPTION--

Open to Badge Holders and located downstairs in the Arrowhead Art Gallery next to the Electric Theater. Come meet and greet with fellow horror film enthusiasts.  Light refreshments supplied.

4 PM-- SHORTS BLOCK #1--

Lake Sunshine 1989” (14 mins)

Directed By Filip Koren


Trespasser” (17 mins)

Directed By Christopher Reith

Spellbound” (11 mins)

Directed By Robin Rippmann


Smashing Pumpkins” (17 mins)

Directed By Mason Mecartea, Hunter Romanillos


Signal” (6 mins)

Directed By Jérôme Pierrat

La Nueva” (15 min)

Directed By Ivan Villamel


Virga” (20 mins)

Directed By Jean-François Leblanc

6:30 PM-- OPENING NIGHT FEATURE BLOCK--

Onyx the Fortuitous & the Talisman of Souls” (1 hr 48 mins)

Directed By Andrew Bowser
 

Preceded by

The Creature Under the Bed” (5 mins)

Directed By Wyatt Hansen

9 PM-- OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY--
Sponsored by Station II BarJimmy Johns

Festivities continue up the street at the Station II Bar  (21+ Only)
Special "Scripts Gone Wild" Event with Host Frank Dietz

Badge Holders will be treated to Free Food and first drink is on us!

HFI Day 1

DAY 2

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

10 AM - 10 PM-- Horror Art Gallery
6 PM - Secret Cinema
(Upstairs at the Arrowhead Gallery)

7 PM - 8 PM-- Jamison Newlander &
Frank Dietz Autograph Signings

10 AM-- SHORTS BLOCK #2--

Kiddo” (15 mins)

Directed By Brett Chapman

Breathe” (3 mins)

Directed By Tommy Harvey

Seraphim” (14 mins)

Directed By Oscar Ramos

Shut” (15 mins)

Directed By Daniel Merlot

Scare Tag” (16 mins)

Directed By Christian Ruvalcaba

Reprecussies” (11 mins)

Directed By Ivan Groenheijde

Dissociation” (21 mins)

Directed By Dayan D. Oualid

1 PM-- "NIGHTMARE FUEL" FEATURE BLOCK--

Psychosis” (1 hr 38 mins) 

Directed By Pirie Martin

Preceded by
Septichexen” (14 mins)

Directed By Anders Elsrud Hultgreen

Sore Throat” (6 mins)

Directed By Quinn O'Connor, Lily Castle, & Ava Bunn

4 PM-- "NOT FROM AROUND HERE" FEATURE BLOCK--

The Becomers” (1 hr 30 mins)

Directed By Zach Clark

Preceded by

Waka Chicka Waka” (4 mins)

Directed By Ryan Clausen

7 PM-- AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS & PHOTO OPS--

Come and meet Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys, Bone Tomahawk, Waking Nightmare) and Frank Dietz (Black Roses, I Hate Kids, Creepshow)

*Photo and Autograph ops at the discretion of Jamison Newlander & Frank Dietz

8 PM-- MYSTERY SCREENING OF YESTERYEAR--

MYSTERY SCREENING 
 

Followed by a live Cinemast Podcast discussion with Special Guest Jamison Newlander and Cinemast Podcast host, Brandon Treadway.

HFI Day 2

DAY 3

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

10 AM - 10 PM-- Horror Art Gallery
4 PM-- Secret 16mm Cinema Screening 
(Upstairs at the Arrowhead Gallery)

10 AM-- "SOMEONE'S GOT A SCREW LOOSE" FEATURE BLOCK--

The Coffee Table” (1 hr 30 mins)

Directed By Caye Casas

Preceded by

Family Night” (17 mins)

Directed By Alan Dunne

INDUSTRY PANEL

1 PM-- HORROR LOCATIONS WITH MARSHALL MOORE, MODERATED BY RYAN LITTLE--

Learn about where the horror takes place

2 PM-- SHORTS BLOCK #3--

A.S.M.ortal” (12 mins)

Directed By Maxime S. Girard


He Watches” (14 mins)

Directed By Joshua Conkel


Toad Boy” (13 mins)

Directed By Phillip J. McLaughlin


Enter By Fire” (14 mins)

Directed By Luke Wildwood


A Heavy Metal Bedtime Story” (17 mins)

Directed By Casper Balslev


Nosepicker” (16 mins)

Directed By Ian Mantgani


The Cave” (10 mins) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Eric Wood

4 PM-- CATERED MEAL--
Sponsored by Thomas Judd's Store Co.

SOUP + BREADSTICK 

(Badge Holders Only)

6 PM-- "ESTRANGED & DERANGED" FEATURE BLOCK-

Glue Trap” (1 hr 29 mins) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Justin Geldzahler

Preceded by

"Red Lake" (14 mins)

Directed by Shaun Dunne

INDUSTRY PANEL

8 PM-- "WHAT IS HORROR?" INDUSTRY PANEL--

Who in their right mind doesn’t love a well-executed horror film? That said, some might pose the question, what exactly is horror? Particularly in this day and age when there are so many different shades of this particular genre. Panelist Justin Geldzahler knows a thing or two about thinking outside the box as he’s the writer/director of “Glue Trap,” a left-of-center slice of horror that dares to not be your garden-variety horror film. Other panelists are TBA. The panel will be moderated by filmmaker and Wildworks PR founder John Wildman.

9 PM-- "URBAN LEGENDS" FEATURE BLOCK--

Lore” (1 hr 27 mins)

Directed By James Bushe, Patrick Ryder, & Greig Johnson

Preceded by

Charlie the Cancelled Skeleton” (9 mins) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Joe Reilly

HFI Day 3
HFI Day 4

DAY 4

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

10AM - 6PM-- Horror Art Gallery
12PM - 1PM-- Workshop

10 AM-- "NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS" FEATURE BLOCK--

The Weird Kidz” (1 hr 20 mins)

Directed By Zach Passero

​PRECEDED BY

Underbelly” (8 mins) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Frank Dietz
 

Deadline” (13 mins)
Directed By Idan Gilboa

12 PM-- CATERED LUNCH--
Sponsored by Riggatti's Wood Fired Pizza

Wood Fired Pizza + Salad
(Badge Holder Only)

2 PM-- SHORTS BLOCK #4

Brush + Beast” (6 mins) *Q&A (W/Filmmaker)

Directed By Hans Glasmann
 

The Queue” (11 mins) *Q&A (W/Filmmakers)

Directed By Michael Rich
 

Transylvanie” (16 mins)

Directed By Rodrigue Huart

Giallo” (8 mins)

Directed By Yogesh Chandekar

 

Bookworm” (14 mins)

Directed By Javier Yañez Sanz

 

My Scary Indian Wedding” (12 mins)

Directed By Ramone Menon

 

Soul Proprietor” (12 mins)

Directed By Scott Riopelle

 

Juggernaut” (20 mins)

Directed By Daniele Ricci, Emanuele Ricci

5 PM-- CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE BLOCK--

Where the Devil Roams” (1 hr 33 mins)

Directed By John Adams, Toby Poser, and Zelda Adams

​PRECEDED BY

Oddities” (15 mins)

Directed By Tyler Savage

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY--

Directly following the Closing Night Feature Film Block.

Downstairs in the Electric Theater.

Food + Good Company (Badge Holders only)

9 PM-- AWARDS CEREMONY

Be sure to stick around following our closing night feature as we celebrate the very best that the 2023 HorrorFest International Film Festival had to offer. Cheer on your favorite filmmakers during our epic epic Awards Ceremony.

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