Congratulations to the 2017 IHSFF Short Screenplay Search Winners!

Thank you to all who submitted their screenplays to the 2017 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. We are very excited to announce this year's winners!

 

First Place:

Medicine Show Blues by Jeffrey Howe of Ladue, Missourri

 

Second Place:

Bantam Bloom by Cory Zerbe & Michael Garza

 

Third Place:

Night of the Witch by Mike Meade of Forest Grove, Oregon

Three 7th grade boys decide to investigate a local urban legend on Halloween night, but wind up getting more than they bargained for.

 

Finalist:

Terraquarrium by Bruce Joseph of Mt. Pleasant, SC

A kid's toy holds the key to a family whose fun beach outing turns tragic; an astronaut embarking on intergalactic space travel to save mankind and a college student grappling with his existential existence.

Fields of Blood by Mike Meade of Forest Grove, OR

A criminal on the run finds himself in an isolated rural community that holds a deadly secret.

Sorcerer by Mike Meade of Forest Grove, OR

A young woman who may have murdered her parents takes a job as a live-in nanny, not suspecting the sinister plans her new employer has for her.

Enemy Unseen by Humayun Mirza

A soldier struggles to accept the shocking truth about a vicious war he has been fighting in.

Morton Heads Home by Philip Tarrant Gilbert, AZ

A malfunctioning robot braves alien conditions to get back to base.

Message through the Stars by Vijay Varman

While travelling at the speed of light to a distant planet, a young mother must deal with the fallout this journey has on her only child.

The Falconry Of Ghosts by Kenny Wright of Carson, CA

While driving home at night, a sociopath accidentally kills a young woman and flees the scene; denying any connection to the crime. He gets away with the murder, until the girls shaman grandfather calls upon the spirit of a fierce native american warrior to avenge her death.

The 2nd Annual IHSFF Horror Showcase

It’s that wonderful time of year again horror fans. The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival is excited to announce the films for the 2nd Annual Horror Showcase.

The Horror Showcase takes place over three nights from October 18th -20th at Harkins Scottsdale 101. Each movie starts at 7pm.

Tickets are $10 each or you can purchase a showcase pass to all 3 films for $20.

Tuesday October 18th:
The Monster

Starring Zoe Kazan
Directed by Bryan Bertino

Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) directs this suspenseful and scary new film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter (Ella Ballentine) must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father.  As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt.  Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone on these desolate backroads—a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave…

A chilling and tension-filled experience, The Monster pits two ferociously strong women against one of the scariest and most shocking monsters you’ll ever see. It will be a battle no one will forget.


Wednesday October 19th: 
Let Her Out

Directed by: Cody Calahan (Antisocial)
Cast: Alanna LeVierge, Nina Kiri, Adam Christie

After suffering a traumatic head injury, bike courier Helen (Alanna LeVierge) awakens in the hospital. Experiencing blackouts, hallucinations, strange voices and night terrors, she learns that she has a benign growth in her brain. As the symptoms worsen, the dark visions manifest as a twisted female stranger who haunts Helen during her recovery. Finally buckling under the stress, Helen breaks into manic psychotic episodes that threaten her relationships. She struggles to understand what is happening to her, ultimately discovering a horrifying truth that has followed her throughout her life. 


Thursday October 20th: 
Sadako vs. Kayako

Directed by Kōji Shiraishi

Two of J-horror’s most iconic franchises meet in a battle royale that pits the house-haunting ghost Kayako from the Ju-On (The Grudge) franchise against the VHS-haunting demon Sadako from the RINGU (The Ring) franchise.

Two university students named Yuri (Mizuki Yamamoto) and Natsumi (Aimi Satsukawa) unwittingly buy a VCR to transfer home videos to DVD, however inside they find a VHS tape inside the VCR. When the two play the VHS tape, Natsumi encounters a curse thought to be an urban legend.

Meanwhile, a high school student named Suzuka (Tina Tamashiro) begins to have dreams about a forbidden house cursed by a family tragedy. The girls eventually realize that they can help one another by pitting the two evil entities against each other.

“Sadako vs. Kayako” is completely aware of itself and the team understands exactly what the audience wants. The mash-up is a fun, clever, fright-filled time that will have audiences picking sides and cheering by the end of the film.

Congratulations to the 2016 IHSFF Short Screenplay Search Winners!

Thank you to all who submitted their screenplays to the 2016 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. We are very excited to announce this year's winners!

 

First Place:
The Reaper's Time by Terrance Mitchell Thibodeaux from San Francisco, California.

A Coast Guard rescue team encounters a fearsome menace aboard a floundering vessel.

  • $250 from the Phoenix Film Foundation
  • One InkTip.com Script Listing and one InkTip Magazine Script Listing from InkTip.comInkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • Script review and consultation from the Director of Development at Script Pipeline
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • One free entry to any Script Pipeline writing or idea competition
  • An International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Second Place:
Red Bud by Kay Poiro from Great Mills, Maryland.

A guilty grandmother appeases the demon in her barn by feeding it the souls of neighborhood children.

  • One InkTip.com Script Listing and one InkTip Magazine Script Listing from InkTip.comInkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • An International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Third Place:
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary by Kenny Wright Jr. from Inglewood, CA.

After the love of his life dies in a bloody gun battle, outlaw Eddie Allen is forced to seek refuge in an abandoned apartment building. But what originally seems like the best place to hide turns into a four-walled house of madness for this antihero, who is haunted by memories of his lost love, close encounters with police and a mysterious Raven that seems intent on driving him mad. (Adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Raven.)

  • One InkTip.com Script Listing and one InkTip Magazine Script Listing from InkTip.comInkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Top Ten Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Sam & Doug by Brendan Cleaves from London, England.

Sam and Doug meet six months after the outbreak of a virus that turns people into rage infected rabid monsters. Sam had to leave her husband and baby behind when an infected breaks in her house and traps them in a room. She runs for help only to find Doug hiding inside his house. Doug is waiting for his partner, Paul, to return. Paul is a doctor and went into the hospital when the outbreak started. Doug is running out of supplies and the only friend he has is his cat, Howard. Sam soon realizes that Doug is living in denial, Paul is not going to come home. She persuades him to return with her to save her family and then she will help him find Paul. They both leave Doug's house to save Sam's family only to find something darker lurking in her past.

Adrift by Stuart Creque from Moraga, CA.

An Inuit hunter places his disabled wife on an ice floe with the things she needs for a comfortable death. She insists that he share a last meal with her.

Cold Strange Road by Regan Lee Henson from Salina,  OK.

Four friends leave a high school reunion to investigate a local legend only to discover that it's all too real.

The Retreat by Samantha Kolesnik from Cockeysville, MD.

A young writer visits a country retreat hosted by two sisters who are hungry for more than a little inspiration.

Walter's Days by Nathan Ludwig from Midlothian, VA.

A young man wakes in a field every morning only to repeat the same day over and over again as he's brutally murdered in increasingly elaborate and ridiculous ways.

Interruption by Richard Moon from Pasadena, CA.

When masked men terrorize a wealthy family during dinner, they find that the family isn’t what they seem.

Dead Sprint by Jason Tostevin from New Albany, OH.

The last surviving members of a rescue team must outrace a horrifying plague of monsters -- and outlast treachery in their own ranks -- to give humanity one last chance at a cure.

Contact information for winning screenplays is available for producers by emailing submissions@phxfilm.com.

 

 

See the most bone-chilling films you’ll see all year at the 2015 IHSFF Fall Horror Showcase!

There’s a chill in the air thanks to The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival! We are proud to announce our Fall Horror Showcase. Audiences will have an opportunity to preview some of the most anticipated horror films of the year before they’re released!

For 3 nights in October, the Harkins Scottsdale 101 will be the place to be for a frighteningly good time with fellow horror film enthusiasts.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ALL 3 NIGHTS NOW!

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015

THE FINAL GIRLS

 

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.

When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” the infamous ’80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they are trapped inside the cult classic movie and must team up with the fictional and ill-fated camp counselors, including Max’s mom as the scream queen, to battle the film’s machete-wielding killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be the final girls left standing and live to escape this film?

A hosted discussion with Brent Hankins, Kyle Wilson and Matt Surley of NerdRepository will follow the film.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE FINAL GIRLS

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015

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BITE

Starring: Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Jordan Gray

“I leave the BITE premiere for all of 10 minutes and the following text lights up my phone: ‘2 people fainted. One girl is puking and another hit his head on the stairs’.”
-Mitch Davis, Festival Director of the Fantasia International Film Festival

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

A hosted discussion will follow the film.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR BITE

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015

BONE TOMOHAWK

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, Richard Jenkins, David Arquette and Sid Haig

Far beyond the settled frontier of the old west, two brigands (David Arquette & Sid Haig) cut throats, steal, and defile an ancient, sacred land.  The one named Purvis flees when things get ugly and heads for the nearest town, Bright Hope.
Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and an oldster known as Chicory (Richard Jenkins) are the law for this small settlement, a place where a cowboy foreman, Arthur O’Dwyer (Patrick Wilson) lives with his doctor wife, Samantha (Lili Simmons), alongside saloon habitués such as the cultured, but private gunslinger, John Brooder (Matthew Fox).
Purvis reaches Bright Hope alive, but is followed there by the ancient menace that he and his partner awakened.  A night of violence ensues.  People are slaughtered, and Mrs. O’Dwyer is abducted.
This event forces Sheriff Hunt, Arthur O’Dwyer, Chicory, and John Brooder to band together and ride beyond the edge of civilization, where they will face a godless enemy who views them as meat.

A hosted discussion with Jeff Mitchell will follow the film.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR BONE TOMAHAWK

 

3 Chilling Films.

3 Chilling Nights.

Following the screenings there will be a hosted discussion about the film.

Tickets are $10 each and a pass for all 3 films is just $20. Don’t wait to buy tickets. Seating is limited to only 250 seats per screening.

BUY A PASS NOW!

Join us on July 2 for Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi

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Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi celebrates the best and brightest sci-fi, fantasy and animated films that have been produced or screened in Phoenix throughout the last year. The one-night event highlights a variety of official selections from community partners including the Phoenix Film Festival, Filmstock Film Festival, International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Independent Feature Project Phoenix.

Most of these Arizona projects feature local casts and crews, and highlight a community of talented filmmakers whose unique voices have found a broader audience outside the desert.

The Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi program also includes eye-popping, award-winning, live-action and animated films from around the world, all utilizing diverse styles and exploring fantastic characters, worlds and themes.

The program features Arizona live-action, sci-fi shorts, such as “Alone,” directed by Tony Severe; “Focus,” directed by Matt Chesin; “Hoyt’s Awakening,” written and directed by Boise Esquerra; “Ouroboros,” directed by Alexander Broderick; “Reprogrammed,” directed by Daniel Jones; “The Rogue Animal,” directed by Adolpho Navarro; and “Vault of Souls: The Pact,” directed by Kevin R. Phipps.

For genre filmmakers whose journeys are vast and varied, taking a story from concept to script to screen, Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi is a celebration of those efforts and a proud call to “geek on.”

DATE: Thursday, July 2, 2015 TIME: 6:00PM - 9:30 PM LOCATION: Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus 555 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tickets are $5, and proceeds benefit the Phoenix Film Foundation’s youth education program.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 IHSFF Short Screenplay Competition!

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Thank you to all who submitted their screenplays to the 2015 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. We are very excited to announce this year's winners!

 

First Place: Bleeding Edge by Marjory Kaptanoglu from Belmont, California.

The grieving sister of a murdered woman finds her own life threatened when she uncovers clues the killer may have acted under the control of a mysterious entity.

  • $300 from the Phoenix Film Foundation
  • One InkTip.com Script Listing on InkTip.com. InkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • Script review and consultation from the Director of Development at Script Pipeline
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • One free entry to any Script Pipeline writing or idea competition
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on IHSFF website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

 

Second Place: Away From the Slough (aka Silk) by Danielle Barcena from Concord, California.

An abused woman struggles to free herself from her brother's web of control when a grocery store clerk offers her the chance to escape.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on IHSFF website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

 

Third Place: Ciao by R. Wayne Gray from Welles River, Vermont.

John gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into an old country house.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • Listing on IHSFF website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

 

Top Ten Finalists:

 

Bad Road by Dave Bundtzen from CA.

Two unsuccessful burglars take a wrong turn while escaping from the police, which leads them down an evil section of road that ultimately takes their lives.

H is For Hell! by Patterson Keller Jr. from Peoria, AZ.

Mathew, like Prometheus, suffers the same punishment day after day. Mathew must discover the terrible reality that he is in hell only to have it erased from his mind to be relearned.

Invaders From Reality by John Kestner from Peoria, AZ.

A father and son encounter the forces of reality on their way to a Comic Con.

Personal Mythology by Tracey Maye from Tempe, AZ.

Saul, a psychologist and sin eater, kills his patients by sucking their souls dry when triggered by dysfunctional relationships.

PROJECT: Columbus by Kirill Kripak from Dubai, UAE.

The COLUMBUS ships are launched from Earth and act as scout ships for a much larger generational ship to follow. Their mission is simple but essential: setup operations and light a beacon to allow the generational ship to refuel on its 250 year journey. One such station, ThreeThreeBee, goes dark and a repair crew arrives to find out why happened.

The Hallowed Bean by Robin Bird from Boise, ID.

A Halloween prank gone awry or a calculated crime? You decide.

Unrelenting by Daniel Chomistek from Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada.

Just when you thought zombies couldn't get any more annoying... They start a cult.

Contact information for winning screenplays is available for producers by emailing submissions@phxfilm.com.

 

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Geek Day is back at the 2015 IHSFF!

Geek Day BannerLet's face it, being a geek is cool! What better way to celebrate than with hundreds of your like-minded friends at the 2015 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Geek Day! You shall not pass (up this event).

The Event

Geek Day at the 2015 IHSFF

Where: The PFF Party Pavilion

When: Sunday, March 29, 2015

Time: 1pm – 6pm

Cost: FREE

Do you have a geeky business and would like to be a part of our Geek Day? It is FREE for our vendors, All you have to do is fill out this form and you're all set!

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As a vendor, you'll be in some great company!

Vendors this year include:

WOD Media

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

National Comedy Theatre

Samurai Comics

For more information about Geek Day, please email Events Director Leigh Ann Dolan at leighann@phxfilm.com.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

 

Submissions are now closed for the 2015 IHSFF!

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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL

 

The 10th Annual International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival returns March 26 - April 2, 2015 .

For 2015, we'll be celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. The event will be taking place at the Phoenix Film Festival. You’ll be able to catch the best in horror and sci-fi independent films alongside over a hundred other independent films at the biggest film party of the year. Screenings will take place over six days at the festival and conveniently all takes place in one convenient place.

 

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this great genre festival!  SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW!

The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF) is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation.

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 IHSFF Screenplay Competition!

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The votes are in and all of us at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 IHSFF Screenplay Competition!

 

First Place: Terra Alpha One by Neil Chase from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

After surviving an attempt on his life, a seemingly ordinary man discovers the Earth is really an alien prison, and he's a notorious convict with a universal bounty on his head.

  • $300 cash from the Phoenix Film Foundation
  • Script review and consultation from the Director of Development at Script Pipeline
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • One free entry to any Script Pipeline writing or idea competition
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Second Place: Deers! by John Furby from Bourbonnais, IL

A quaint Midwestern hunting village is overrun by rampaging deer bent on controlling the human population.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Third Place: Santa Muerte by Ben Soper & Tyler Soper from Los Angeles, CA

A Border Patrol agent struggles to unify and lead illegal immigrants, drug smugglers, a radical anti-government militiaman, and a sociopathic Coyote when a zombie outbreak traps them in a remote border town's Port of Entry.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Top Ten Finalists: Aurora, Texas by Larry Leahy from Santa Monica, CA

During the greatest pandemic of modern times a broken family unites to save an extraordinary visitor from ignorance, prejudice and thoughtless hate.

Drowning Pool by P.W. Gavan from Los Angeles, CA

The new kid in town suspects his backyard swimming pool is haunted. When a spring break party at his house gets out of control and his pool acquires a body count, he must find a way to prove he's not the killer.

Genesis Prime by Joe Crouch from Los Angeles, CA

Stranded on prehistoric Earth, a scientist and his teenage children must seek the help of a brilliant but savage reptilian to survive and find a way back to the year 2133. 

Grimwood by Murat Izmirli from Los Angeles, CA

A medieval city is dying; prisoner to otherworldly beings known only as The Brood that lurk in the surrounding woods and it's up to a mistreated orphan girl to discover the mystery of her origin, the limits of her superpowers, and ultimately to train to fight the beings and win the heart of the prince she loves.

Obie by Thierry Vilar from Merignac, France

Hollywood, October 1933. While working on The Son of Kong, Willis O'Brien tells his sons about a new fantastic adventure he expects Merian C. Cooper to produce. The elder is blind. At nights, the kid dreams that he's no longer blind and lives in a lost valley full of prehistoric monsters. With the help of the Si-Papu, a monster bear with a lizard skin, he tries to save a group of explorers.

Porphyria by Shannon Fontana from Brooklyn, NY

Rebecca's family just moved into a old house, in a old town, with old secrets. She'll soon learn the things that go bump in the night also bite.

Sardis the Merciful by Christian Thomas from California

When a king wakes up to the sound of assassins creeping into his bedchamber, he knows his past has caught up with him. He must escape and make his way through mysterious caves, erotic brothels, and savage battlefields...to get one last chance at redemption, and bloody revenge.

 Contact information for winning screenplays is available for producers by emailing submissions@phxfilm.com.

 

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Film star Dee Wallace joins the IHSFF in Phoenix for a special screening of Cujo!

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Dee WallaceJoin us Friday, April 4 at 7:30 pm for a special screening of the horror classic Cujo with actress Dee Wallace!

Dee Wallace has worked as an author, teacher, dancer and actress in film, television and the stage for over 30 years. With over 100 credits to her name, Ms. Wallace is a true tour de force in this industry, working with countless directors, producers and some of Hollywood's biggest names including Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Stephen King and Blake Edwards. Her many feature film credits include such classics as The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, Cujo, Secret Admirer, The Frighteners, 10, and most notably, her starring role in one of America's most celebrated films, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Academy Award-winning director and film icon Steven Spielberg.

Ms. Wallace will be in attendance for the screening of the horror classic Cujo. A friendly St. Bernard named Cujo contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

For tickets, click HERE.

Oculus screens at the 2014 IHSFF with Director Mike Flanagan

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It's one of the most anticipated horror features of 2014 and it's screening at the IHSFF Tuesday, April 8 at 7:20pm! Join Oculus director  Mike Flanagan and Producers Jason Blum and Trevor Macy for a screening of the new horror film Oculus starring Karen Gillan, Rory Cochrane, James Lafferty, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff and Annalise Basso.

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents.

Now in his twenties, Tim is released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.  Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century.  With the mysterious entity back in their hands, the siblings soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations and realize, too late, that their nightmare is beginning again…

Don't wait! Get your tickets for Oculus HERE.

Join Ti West for a screening of his new film The Sacrament

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The SacramentFrom acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil) and master of horror Eli Roth (The Last Exorcism, Hostel, Cabin Fever), The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives. Join Ti after the screening of The Sacrament on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:20pm for a Q&A. Purchase your tickets HERE.

 

Queen of Blood makes its WORLD PREMIERE at IHSFF with Director Chris Alexander!

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Tickets for this will be going fast! Chris Alexander is making the trek to Phoenix for the world premiere of his new horror flick Queen of Blood. The Fangoria Editor-in-Chief will be on hand for a post-mortem Q&A.

A thematic and stylistic follow-up to Alexander’s first film, the award-winning experimental psychodrama Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood sees vampire Irina reborn as a “vampiric” plague, a force of nature whose destiny is to lay waste to a fever dream vision of the Wild West. Drawing her victims to her like insects to bright lights, Irina drains their blood through her fingertips while setting her sights on a pregnant widow, a woman who might hold the key to Irina’s fate.

Nivek Ogre stars as a mad preacher, dangerously obsessed with Irina whom he sees as an act of God.  An epic, psychological, surrealist opera with touches of science fiction.

Get your tickets for Queen of Blood with Director Chris Alexander HERE.

 

 

 

2014 Films Announced!

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1907289_10152698807564008_2099485580_nThe films at this year's International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival are SCARY GOOD!

We have our best lineup of films we've ever had on our 10th Anniversary of the IHSFF.

Not only do we have some awesome shorts, we've got 17 feature films and some great guests like Ti West (The Sacrament), Dee Wallace (Cujo), Mike Flanagan (Oculus), and Chris Alexander (Queen of Blood).

Check out our entire list of films and get tickets HERE.

 

Dates set for 2014. Submissions are now closed.

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  The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival returns to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The event will be held April 3 to April 10, 2014 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.

Our submission period is now closed. Notifications will be made late January. Check back to see our selections. Good luck and we'll see you in April!