First things first: the 2013 Knoxville Horror Film Fest is now accepting short film submissions! We'll be holiding our fifth annual festival in late October, and though we're still working on specifics we can guarantee this will be our biggest event yet... in the meantime we're asking YOU to help make it the best by brainstorming, getting some friends together and making something great for us to show! As always we will be programming a mix of regional and international films running 30 minutes or less. (Pro tip: the shorter your film is, the easier it is to program.) You can download the 2013 film submission form HERE, and stay tuned for news on our KHFF Screenplay Competition, back from the dead for 2013.
On to event news: On Friday May 10 KHFF presents an IFC Films double feature of Eron Sheean's ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY and Brandon Cronenberg's ANTIVIRAL, both feature debuts arguing for a revival of the body horror pioneered by Cronenberg's father David. We'll be starting ERRORS at 7:30pm and then ANTIVIRAL at 10pm, both at Relix Variety Theatre. $12 gets you in for both movies, or $8 for just one. Check out the trailer for ANTIVIRAL:
So it's a new year, and KHFF is as excited as ever to count down the months to our fifth annual festival (dates to be announced in the coming weeks, with any luck) by presenting a variety of horror-related screenings and events, the first few of which we're happy to announce!
On February 2 we'll be teaming up with Ijams Nature Center to present Tobe Hooper's second horror masterpiece POLTERGEIST along with a handful of themed short films from our collection! The movie part of the event will be free (though Ijams will be accepting donations from those inclined to support this local treasure) but if you're feeling extra spooky they'll also be offering a paid "Ghost Hunting 101" workshop prior to the movie.
Then on Wednesday February 6 we're hopping over to the Pilot Light to welcome Philadelphia filmmakers Tony Trov and Johnny Zito in presenting their satanic sorority horror-comedy ALPHA GIRLS, complete with a post-screening performance by the band Southwork, who recorded the film's score in a haunted prison.
And then on March 23 at Relix Variety Theatre we FINALLY get to share the long-awaited anthology film THE ABCS OF DEATH, which puts 26 of today's hottest genre filmmakers up against the alphabet for a breakneck series of seriously twisted shorts. We've got a feeling it will have been worth the wait.
Check out the trailers for ALPHA GIRLS and THE ABCS OF DEATH below, check out our CALENDAR page for further details on the events, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute news!
Sorry it took so long to get the site updated...it's been a busy holiday season for the folks at KHFF, after wrapping our biggest festival ever and then squeezing in WAKE IN FRIGHT and SILENT NIGHT in November and December. (You can find pictures of KHFF X-mas Party revelers with Slasher Santa over at our Facebook page.)
It goes almost without saying that we had an enormous blast with the 2012 Knoxville Horror Film Fest in October, and owe enormous thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, including every last person who came out to watch films with us. Without further ado, the winning films from KHFF 2012:
You can view old news items from 2012 HERE.