Festival Dates are August 29th - 31st, 2024

Camp Horror is The Roxy Theater’s love letter to the Montana horror community. After starting a very successful monthly b-horror movie series, it was obvious there was a hunger for the grimy, over the top films that usually never see the light of day, let alone in a historic art house theater. This festival is completely driven by the passion of the people in Missoula, Montana who show up to celebrate horror every chance they get.

Camp Horror specifically focuses on the campy horror movies of the past, while highlighting where the genre is going with newer submitted films. All packaged as a summer camp experience, the festival is filled with more than just theater screenings. On top of sold out films, the festival has had comedy shows, s’mores parties, exclusive beer, live podcasts and river floats that show off the beauty of Montana.

While the festival line up is still a work in progress, the overall theme and vision will be surrounded by the theme of international horror. We'll be screening the Japanese classic "House" (1977) in 35mm and the Mexican film "Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man" (1973) digitally. But don't fear, this doesn't mean we will exclusively be accepting international films.

Camp Horror shorts blocks have always been extremely successful, so this year we will be adding additional shorts blocks, which we're excited to say means accepting more short films!

Camp Horror is committed to making this festival accessible to all and will make accommodations when need be. Because of this, films submitted ARE REQUIRED to have an open-captioned version of their film for the festival.

This is a strictly in-person festival due to the community aspect. The theater’s covid protocols have kept past festival goers safe, and worse case scenario the festival would be canceled if it felt unsafe.

Come visit a beautiful city and network with the up and coming film scene! Be apart of the only horror film festival in the whole state, and keep an eye out for the Sack Lunch Slasher.

Camp Horror Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

All entries should have English subtitles/open captions.
The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Camp Horror Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Please preview your entries before submitting. Programs with time code, broken links or other defects may be disqualified

Overall Rating
  • What an honor to have our film Violet Butterfield screen at Camp Horror!! Wish we could have experienced this festival in person. Communication was awesome and promotion was as well. Thank you so much to the entire team for having us!!

    December 2023
  • Fantastic Communication from this small team! Although we are disappointed we weren't able to attend, CAMP Horror Film Festival is clearly curated by people with a passion for the genre! Thanks for having us as part of the 2023 fest!

    September 2023
  • Taylor Martin

    Thank you so much for the honor of being screened. Happy to have shown “Billy Must Live” among some of the greats! Hope to be back next year :)

    September 2023
  • Great festival! Solveig Gasner really knows how to promote and take care of her filmmakers. Very Hospitable, Accommodating, and Professional. Would recommend to any upcoming (or veteran) Horror filmmaker.

    September 2022
  • Jared Tipton

    I wish SO MUCH that I could have attended live!! I have heard from other attendees that this was a great live event. The communication leading up to it was fantastic and I was thrilled to have TIMBER a part of the program!

    November 2021