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The NOLA Horror Film Fest held its most successful event to date last year with standing room only to a sold out audiences. And we expect nothing but an upward growth in 2015.
In our fifth year, our goal is the promotion of horror/sci-fi/fantasy filmmaking in Louisiana, as well as nationally and internationally. The NOHFF is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of genre films.




We are pleased to announce that the 5th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest will be held at Rare Form (437 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans) on September 25th – 27th with an Opening Party at Mag’s 940 (940 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans) on September 24th.


Feature Films
ALL AMERICAN HORROR – directed by John Swider
BLOOD PUNCH – directed by Madellaine Paxson
CHRYSALIS – directed by John Klein
SAVAGELAND – directed by Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert & David Whelan
TALES OF POE – directed by Bart Mastronardi & Alan Rowe Kelly
THE PERFECT HUSBAND – directed by Lucas Pavetto
THE SHOWER – directed by Alex Drummond
THROWBACK – directed by Travis Bain

Short Films
ALEXIA – directed by Andrés Borghi
BLOOD RED SHOES - SPEECH COMA – directed by Brian & Karl
BLOOM – directed by Sam LeGassick
CAROLINA PARAKEET – directed by A.J. Briones
COUNTER PARTS – directed by Patrick Rea
DARK ORIGINS – directed by Evan Randall Green
DETENTION – directed by Will Pascoe
DOGCATCHERS – directed by Francis Stokes
FLESH COMPUTER – directed by Ethan Shaftel
GOOD SAMARITAN – directed by Jeffrey Reddick
GRAVE SHIVERS – directed by Brent Sims
HE'S NOT LOOKING SO GREAT – directed by Gregory Kurczynski
HOW2KILL – directed by Kevin Lee Loader
I AM MONSTER – directed by Lori Bowen & Shannon Lark
INNARDS – directed by Bart Elfrink
INSANE – directed by Adam O'Brien
NOT A SINGLE WORD – directed by Cody Holland
ON/OFF – directed by Thierry Lorenzi
ONE PLEASE – directed by Jesse Burks
PITY – directed by John Pata
PRIMROSE LANE – directed by Nick Phillips
ROADSIDE – directed by Tim Wildgoose
SUNDAY'S CHILD – directed by Virgile Dean
THE BANNISHING – directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen
THE BARISTA – directed by Rebekah McKendry
THE BEST HALLOWEEN EVER – directed by Cullen Thomas
THE BEST THERE EVER WAS – directed by Derek Cole
THE CYCLIST – directed by Christopher Bryan
THE JIGSAW – directed by Al Safar Brothers
THE NIGHT IS OURS – directed by Aubree Bernier-Clarke
THE STOMACH – directed by Ben Steiner
THE WYATT – directed by Mark Bessenger
TIMOTHY – directed by Marc Martinez Jordan
VOMICA – directed by Andy Green
WATERBORNE – directed by Marisa Brown

AT YOUR DISPOSAL – written by Diana Woody
DEATH AND THE WIDOW – written by Gregory Fishwick
HIBERNATION – written by Mike Briock
INCINTA – written by William Schlichter
NIC CAGE VS ZOMBIES – written by Ian Fortey
PLAY VOODOO FOR ME – written by Stuart Wright


Film and Screenplay submissions for the 2014 NOLA Horror Film Festival are now CLOSED.

Please visit our SUBMIT page for more information (click on the image to the left).

We look forward to viewing your films and reading your scripts!


The NOHFF welcomes IATSE LOCAL 478 as proud sponsor of the 2014 NOLA Horror Film Fest.



The 2013 New Orleans Horror Film Festival is extremely honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to actor KEN FOREE.

Ken Foree began his career in off-Broadway theater and worked as an assistant manager at a restaurant in Greenwich Village, in order to keep himself afloat during his salad days. Foree is best known as the protagonist Peter from the horror film “Dawn of the Dead”, and as Roger Rockmore on the Nickelodeon television sitcom Kenan & Kel. Foree began acting in the 1970s, appearing in the 1976 film “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings” and the films “The Wanderers”, “Knightriders” and “From Beyond”. Foree has become a Rob Zombie staple, appearing in “The Devi’s Rejects”, “Halloween”, “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto” and “The Lords of Salem”. Ken Foree has appeared in over 100 films and television shows.




The 2013 NOHFF is extremely proud and honored to invite JONATHAN TIERSTEN to this year's New Orleans Horror Film Festival.

Jonathan Tiersten is best known for his role as Ricky in the 1983 cult classic “Sleepaway Camp”. He returned to the role in the 2008 sequel, “Return to Sleepaway Camp”. In between acting Jonathan took to music, fronting a number of bands, mostly based out of the Boulder Colorado area. Tiersten is currently the lead singer of his own band, Ten Tiers. In 2012 and 2013 Tiersten garnered three best actor awards and was nominated for a fourth for his portrayal of John Doesy in “The Perfect House”. Tiersten also recorded a version of the (Grammy Hall of Fame) Mickey and Sylvia song 'Love is Strange' for the remake of Ed Wood's “Plan 9 From Outer Space” called “Plan 9”, starring Brian Krause (Charmed).



9/29/12 - The NOHFF Tickets & Passes go on sale TODAY!!! The are THREE (3) TICKET OPTIONS:

SINGLE ADMISSION TICKETS (good for 1 individual screening)
FIVE SCREENINGS BUNDLE (good for up to 5 screenings)
WEEKEND PASSES (good for ALL screenings and events)



9/28/12 - IT HAS ARRIVED! The 2012 NOHFF Schedule is now available for your viewing (and attendance planning) pleasure! Click on the link below to check out the dates and time for all of the films screening at the 2012 New Orleans Horror Film Festival.



The New Orleans Horror Film Festival is extremely honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to director WILLIAM LUSTIG.

William Lustig directed such genre classics as “Maniac”, “Vigilante”, “Uncle Sam”, and the “Maniac Cop” series. (He has also worked as an actor, playing small roles in his own films, as well as in films by Sam Raimi - most notably as a fake shemp in “Army of Darkness” and a dockworker in “Darkman”.)

Lustig went on to produce retrospective DVD documentaries for Anchor Bay. He is now currently the President and CEO of the outstanding DVD/Blu-ray label BLUE UNDERGROUND (which restores and re-releases popular and little seen cult movies and other grind house action, drama, and horror films).

For more information about director William Lustig, click on his image.



The NOHFF is extremely proud and honored to invite JEFFREY REDDICK to this year's New Orleans Horror Film Festival. For those who are off their horror knowledge, Jeffrey is the creator of the "Final Destination" film series (having written the first script). He's also the writer behind "Tamara" and "Day of the Dead".

Jeffrey will be on hand all festival long. He'll be presenting the award for Best Screenplay at the NOHFF Awards Ceremony. Plus, he'll be hosting a Panel Discussion on horror screenwriting (so you won't want to miss that)!

For more information about screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, click on his image. You can also check out his IMDb page and follow him on Twitter!!!


9/5/12 - With the submissions now closed for the 2012 season, there are some very exciting announcements on the way! Even though we will be posting all of the updates here, the best way to keep up to date is by following us on FACEBOOK. So follow the below link and click 'LIKE'. You'll be glad you did!


12/30/11 - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!! The New Orleans Horror Film Festival is open for business! We've added a couple of categories this year to the festival. The THREE new categories are:

  • Louisiana Produced Feature
  • Louisiana Produced Short
  • Horror &/or Sci-Fi Music Video or Movie Trailer
The Millennium Bug
The Living Want Me Dead
Andres & Diego Meza-Valdes (for Play Dead)
Tracy Miller (for Murderabilia)
Candice Afia (for Patient Zero)
Mike Flanagan (for Absentia)
Alex Bulpitt (for Hidden Devils)
The Scream Or Die LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to
Lynn Lowry

10/23/11 - NEW NOHFF Teaser Logo Promo! Check out our little promo teaser video below! :-)


10/20/11 - SCREAM OR DIE teaser!!! Our main sponsor, Scream Or Die - a horror channel (VOD horror classics and original content), has produced a teaser trailer. Check it out!!!


9/30/11 - MovieMaker Magazine names the New Orleans Horror Film Festival as one of the 13 Horror Film Festivals to Dir For!!! Click the logo below to read the article...


9/21/11 - The NOHFF Tickets & Passes go on sale TODAY!!! Visit the FILMS page and click on the BROWN PAPER TICKETS logo under the selected film block to purchase separate tickets for individual screenings. OR if you're in for the long haul, you can purchase any number of DAY and WEEKEND PASSES!


9/15/11 - The NOHFF Screenplay Finalists are announced today! Visit our FILMS page to see a list of the scripts that will be competing for this year's prize. CONGRATS to all of the selected Writers!!!


9/14/11 - The NOHFF welcomes three new Sponsors!!! SCREAM OR DIE is a horror channel - VOD horror classics and original content. Visit for more information. Wes Craven's SCREAM 4 hits stores on Oct. 4th. And John Landis' book MONSTERS IN THE MOVIES takes a look at 100 years of, well, monsters in the movies...




9/12/11 - NOHFF Schedule is up!!! Visit our FILMS page to check out the Dates and Times of the movies screening this year (so you can plan your viewing accordingly). Tickets on sale at BROWN PAPER TICKETS soon...


8/26/11 - The NOHFF Officially Selected films (Features and Short) are announced today! Visit our FILMS page to see a list of the movies that will be screening at this year's festival. The 2011 Screenplay finialists will be announced on September 15th. CONGRATS to all of the selected films and filmmakers!!!


8/25/11 - It's been a while since our last news update (on the official website). Some of our more recent news items were announced on our Facebook page. And we'll actually be using that social media outlet for quite a few of our announements.

So... if you haven't already, pop on over to our Facebook page (by clicking the link to the right) and LIKE us. That way you'll get all of the updates as they happen - from up to the minute Festival Information to Party/Event Details to the Film Lineup and everything in between.  
5/13/11 - Happy Friday the 13th! And to celebrate this horror holiday, the NOHFF presents the official New Orleans Horror Film Festival T-SHIRT!!! Printed on Gildan 100% preshrunk cotton shirts. They have a front pocket logo featuring Lil' Hex. And the festival's name on the back. They come in sizes S-XL. Check out the Merchandise page for more information!
3/25/11 - The NOHFF adopts an Official Charity for the 2011 season! “Scares That Care!” is a not-for-profit organization that provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. To date, they have raised $10,000 for both the Johns Hopkins Children’s Cancer Center and The Kennedy-Krieger Institute. For 2011, they are raising money for the kids at the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation. Won’t you join us in supporting this noble charity? Click on the logo to visit their site and learn more about how you can help. Thanks!!!
1/9/11 - The NOHFF activates a festival page on Click on the banner image below to visit the site. is a Pro Film Festivals social network powered by The site includes information and blogs on about 4,000 film festivals worldwide; more than 30,000 articles, images, videos and other content on international cinema and festivals; and much more. So be sure to check it out!
12/27/10 - The New Orleans Horror Film Festival WITHOUTABOX submission page is now active! If you are a filmmaker who would like to submit to the NOHFF through, please click on the button below to be directed to the official NOHFF Withoutabox Submission Form.
12/26/10 - The New Orleans Horror Film Festival facebook page is up and running. You can find us on Facebook @ Or click on the Facebook button below. Be sure to click "LIKE" and show your support for the festival. An "EVENT" has also been added to the FB page so you can let us know if you're planning to attend (so we can keep an eye out for you)... :-)
11/15/10 - The NOHFF website goes live!!! Click on the link images above to visit the various pages for this website. The main pages of interest are the: NOHFF Page (which contains the main information regarding the festival), NEWS Page (which contains the latest news and updates), SUBMIT Page (which contains all the information you need in order to submit your film or screenplay), PAST Page (which WILL contain images and memories from past festivals), & LINK Page (which contains links to friends and sponsors of the NOHFF).