8th Annual NOLA Horror Film Fest

In its eighth year, NOLA Horror Film Fest (NOLAHFF) is pleased to announce that this year’s festival will be held at the historic Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania Street) in New Orleans on September 20th-23rd, 2018. This year’s official selections include sixty films and twenty screenplay finalists, chosen from 590 national and international submissions through FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, and Festhome.

Tickets are available now at: https://filmfreeway.com/NOLAHorrorFilmFest/tickets

About the Film Fest

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 NOLAHFF is committed to celebrating the craft and advancing the art form of genre films.

On the opening night of festival, audience members will enjoy the Louisiana produced feature film, The God Inside My Ear, which is produced, written, and directed by Joe Badon. The film will be followed by an Opening Night Party (location to be announced).

Our closing night feature film presentation is Framed, a selection from Spain. The film will be followed by an award ceremony, which includes selections for: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, and Best Unproduced Screenplay.

Through four days of the best horror and sci-fi programming (features and short film screenings, a panel discussion featuring women in horror, our annual Filmmaker Lunch, and special guests) to the Sunday night awards ceremony, the NOLA Horror Film Fest is going to be a weekend to remember.

Weekend passes, day passes, single screening tickets and a limited number of VIP Fest 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.

About The Movies

Opening, Closing and Notable Feature Films and Shorts

Opening Night Feature Film:

The God Inside My Ear

Louisiana Produced Feature Film (United States)

After experiencing a peculiar and sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Elizia discovers a world of conspiracies, strange voices, and horrifying visions.

Closing Night Feature Film:


Feature Film (Spain)

On Alex’s farewell party with his friends, three strange invaders will kidnap them, with only the goal of playing twisted mortal games while they stream it, turning all of this insane torture into a viral show.

Other Notable Features and Shorts:

A Doll Distorted

Short Film (United Kingdom)

Jane suffers from haphephobia (the pathological fear of touch). Tormented by years of loneliness and isolation, she orders a synthetic love doll online to nightmarish consequences.

Buckout Road

Feature Film (Canada)

A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realize the many evil urban legends surrounding New York State’s famed Buckout Road may, in fact, be real.

Lunch Ladies

Short Film (United States)

Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.

The Quiet Room

Student Film (United States)

When Michael’s attempt at suicide awakens a psych ward demon, he must stop her before she kills everyone in the hospital with whom he connects.

We Got a Monkey’s Paw

Short Film (United States)

Jakki just wants to study for the night, but her best friend Zack has other, more occult-y, ideas. What could go wrong?