A Horror Film Festival Created by Horror Filmmakers for Horror Fans
In its ninth year, NOLA Horror Film Fest is pleased to announce that this year’s festival will be held at the historic Prytania Theatre in New Orleans on September 26th-29th, 2019. This year’s official selections include 64 films and 20 screenplay finalists, chosen from 727 national and international submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway.
The NOLA Horror Film Fest is a festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. It’s no small wonder – and no great surprise – that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination and imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has encouraged and inspired a new generation of filmmakers. Our goal is the promotion of Genre 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.
On the opening night of festival, we will be screening The Black String featuring Frankie Muniz. Golden Globe nominee Frankie Muniz (2002, TV’s “Malcom in the Middle,” Best Television Actor Musical/Comedy Series) gives a chilling performance in the thrilling horror film The Black String.
Our closing night feature film presentation will be Every Time I Die, released by Gravitas Ventures. We’ve listed some of our other notable features and shorts below, including: To Your Last Death (featuring William Shatner, Ray Wise and Bill Moseley), the world premiere of Cold Feet and a Louisiana produced short Samantha.
Through four days of the best horror & sci-fi programs (Features & Shorts Screenings, Panel Discussion, Special Guests and Midnight Blocks: WTF Shorts & Horror Comedy Shorts) the NOLA Horror Film Fest is going to be a weekend to remember. We have also introduced live music this year, with New Orleans based horror rock Deadsled Funeral Company performing opening night and Dead Music Capital Band from Austin, TX closing out the fest on Sunday. We encourage filmmakers, casts & crews, friends & family, and horror fans alike to experience New Orleans… from the food, to the music, to the history.
Weekend Passes and Day Passes are now available for purchase online at: https://filmfreeway.com/NOLAHorrorFilmFest/tickets.
Single Screening Tickets will also be available at the door for $10.
Opening, Closing and Notable Feature Films and Shorts
Opening Night Feature Film:
The Black String (featuring Frankie Muniz)
When a suburban slacker has a reckless encounter with a mysterious woman, his life begins to unravel in horrific fashion. His friends and family believe he’s losing his mind, but he’s convinced something far more sinister is taking place.
Closing Night Feature Film:
Every Time I Die
Sam is murdered in a lake. However, his consciousness does not die. Instead, he finds himself inhabiting his friend’s body. Before he can get a grip on this surreal situation, he will need to stop his killer from murdering him again.
To Your Last Death (featuring William Shatner, Ray Wise and Bill Moseley)
After barely surviving a murderous night that killed her siblings, Miriam DeKalb is sent back in time by a mysterious entity known only as the Gamemaster to do it all over again — but this time with foreknowledge to give her a fighting chance to save her family.
Feature Film – World Premiere
At a rented house, Eddie and his best friends unite for his bachelor party. The next day, though, a fight for sanity and survival begins when they discover there are snipers outside the house and a ghost inside, none of whom want the guys to leave.
Swing Low (featuring Bruce Dern)
When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she’s telling the truth, it’s too late.
Film Short – Louisiana Produced
Blogger Henry Mathis interviews Jodi Brooks about her transcendental experiences involving her husband, his dreams, and their deceased daughter.
Asking For A Friend
Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well – soulmates. However, Q has unexpectedly managed to kill someone in their apartment. Through a series of heavily graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and decide to handle the body themselves.
A young boy who loves to draw and build ferris wheels encounters strange creatures that turn his life upside down.
Pipe (featuring Zoë Bell) Film Short
When Pup, a young girl living on the fringe of a bombed out town, finds a dead body washed up on the beach she brings it home to give it a proper burial. But a band of thugs have different plan.
“Finley” is a cheerfully energetic horror short following the shenanigans of a wooden puppet as he tries to kill a group of college kids who have moved into his house.