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The Complete Nightmares Film Festival 2017 Lineup

The moment has arrived! Nightmares Film Festival has announced its full 2017 lineup! Ohio’s premier horror festival will run from Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd. Columbus’ world-renowned Gateway Film Center will once again be home to “Better Horror” next month and this year’s selection offers an even wider variety of genre selections and talent.

The festival will begin on that Thursday with one of the country’s select few screenings of Victor Crowley, the latest film in the fan favorite Hatchet franchise. Writer/director Adam Green (Frozen, Digging Up the Marrow) himself will be in attendance. The slasher extravaganza will continue that night with another rare North American screening: Leatherface. This latest film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise was directed by none other than Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the fiendish cinematic minds behind such films as Inside, Livid, and Among the Living!

The festival will screen a whopping 25 features across its four days, including numerous world premieres. Among these are film such as Child’s Play and Fright Night director Tom Holland‘s Rock Paper Dead, James Quinn’s mind-bending Flesh of the Void, horror comedy Bong of the Living Dead, animal attack lunacy via House Shark, and She Was So Pretty: Be Good For Goodness Sake, the sequel to one of last year’s award-winning entries. It will also play host to Found Footage 3D and Room 237 director Rodney Ascher’s Terror of Frankenstein.

Nightmares Film Festival will screen over 125 short films in the horror, horror comedy, thriller, midnight, and Ohio categories. These will play in feature-sized blocks throughout the festival and should not be missed. Among them are three shorts starring Melanie Gaydos (Insidious: The Last Key), a model and actress with a rare disorder, whose breakthrough into film and print is challenging the norms of both industries.

Passes are available while they last at VIP passes are $149 and provide guaranteed private balcony screening during every round, access to the VIP lounge with dedicated bar and residential seating, and all-fest in/out privileges through private theater access. Festival passes are $79 and allow holders to get day-of tickets to any show that isn’t sold out.

Below you will find the full list of feature-films that are screening, with all of the short film and screenplay entries listed on further pages. It’s an exhaustive lineup, but one that has me excited to arrive at the festival in a little under a month’s time.

Horror Features:

  • Victor Crowley (with writer/direct Adam Green in attendance)
  • Leatherface
  • Found Footage 3D (presented in 3D)
  • Bong of the Living Dead (world premiere)
  • House Shark (world premiere)
  • Unnuyayuk (world premiere)
  • 3 Dead Trick or Treaters
  • Capture, Kill, Release
  • Don’t Fuck in the Woods
  • Ruin Me

Thriller Features:

  • Rock Paper Dead (world premiere)
  • She Was So Pretty 2: Be Good For Goodness Sake (world premiere)
  • Scars of Xavier (North American premiere)
  • Hostile
  • Midnighters
  • Primordial
  • Two Pigeons

Midnight Features:

  • Blood Ride (world premiere)
  • Flesh of the Void (world premiere)
  • Torment (world premiere)
  • White Doomsday (world premiere)
  • Le Accelerator (North American premiere)
  • Samurai Rauni (North American premiere)
  • Romeo’s Distress
  • Terror of Frankenstein

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