Embrace the spine-tingling allure of horror this Valentine’s Day as Haunted House FearFest Film Festival (HHFF) unveils two weeks of chilling romance with an all-new virtual film screening, “Valentine’s Nightmares: Date, Mate, Dine in Fear.” Launched in 2018, HHFF is a global independent horror film and video game festival showcasing the work of innovative independent filmmakers and game developers from around the world – with a special focus on promoting the talents of women and underrepresented groups in the horror genre.
Building on the success of its in-person edition in October 2023, Haunted House FearFest Film Festival is now accepting film and game submissions through their website and audiences can vote for their favorite projects.
October 2023’s edition of HHFF left audiences spellbound with the Manhattan Premiere of eVil Sublet, starring TV icon Sally Struthers in her first horror feature, as well as Jennifer Leigh Houston and Charley Tucker. Also at the festival was The Unquiet Dead, directed by John Gray, the mastermind behind the long-running CBS series Ghost Whisperer, which clinched the festival’s highest honor, the Grim Reaper Award. Notably the event celebrated the exceptional achievements of six female horror filmmakers with Julie Sharbutt (SCAM), Sarah Smick (In Sickness & In Health), Mahee Merica (Ariane’s Baby), Julie Campoverde (The Chuzalongo), Cherelle Higgins (Insect) and Samantha Aldana (Angels), all receiving awards. Finally, Broken Spectre, a cosmic horror narrative game for hand-tracking VR produced by Mike Monello (The Blair Witch Project) was named Best Video Game of the Year.
Renee Huff, Festival Owner, and Executive Director expressed her passion for horror and the festival’s evolution, stating, “I believe I was put on this Earth to entertain people with horror, and I enjoy every second of it. And in the realm of horror, instead of roses and buttercups this Valentine’s Day- make way for blood, fatal attraction and dark delicacies.”
WHO: HAUNTED HOUSE FEARFEST FILM FESTIVAL
WHAT: 14 Day Virtual Indie Horror Festival
WHEN: Thursday, 1st February 2024 – Wednesday, 14th February 2024
WHERE: Virtual Screening via Festival Website
Film & Game Submissions Now Open. Click here to visit our website page.
About Haunted House FearFest Film Festival
Launched in 2018, Haunted House FearFest is a global independent horror film and video game festival and is renowned for celebrating spine-tingling terror. Haunted House FearFest showcases the work of innovative independent filmmakers and game developers from around the world, with a special focus on promoting the talents of women and underrepresented groups in the horror genre. Its mission is to showcase its deep love for horror and its diverse sub-genres, including paranormal, monsters, slashers, zombies, gore, gothic, dark fantasy, psychological thrillers, and much more! Visit the official website at hauntedhousefearfest.com. HHFF is a Looks Creepy Cool Studios production.