Stained Glass and Blood Bath productions presents the sixth annual Happenstance Horror Fest! Searching for the most beautiful of the bloody all around the world.

Short genre films will be accepted with a run time of 20 minutes or less. ALL FORMS OF HORROR ARE WELCOME. we want to see what you got! We shine the light on underground filmmakers regardless of budget.

PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES!
BEST LOCAL (new England)
BEST NATIONAL (usa)
BEST INTERNATIONAL (any where the eff else)
BEST HORROR SHORT SCREENPLAY
BEST HORROR MUSIC VIDEO
BEST HORROR PHOTOGRAPHY
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS in 5 different categories!
All films will be judged by an unbiased motley crew of local horror enthusiasts including award winning authors, bloggers, and filmmakers

HHF will screen only one feature length film
all short films have to be under 20 minutes
all films must be in English or subtitled
all entries must be complete
ALL FILMS CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF BUDGET
Selected films will be featured at the Happenstance Horror Fest as well as other screenings and conventions throughout the year.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Erica Stockwell-Alpert

    Loved this festival. They put together a drive-in screening so that the festival could happen during COVID, and seeing a bunch of horror shorts at a drive-in was just perfect. Honestly, I'd do it this way every year! The hosts were great, the films were awesome. Very fun experience.

    October 2020
  • We were honored to be part of the 2020 Happenstance Horror Fest! We attended the drive-in event and had a blast! Thanks to George and his crew for the excellent communication and professionalism- we will definitely be submitting future works again!

    October 2020
  • Skip Shea

    5 Stars all around! They did a fantastic job in these challenging times of Covid-19 and still put on an amazing and safe show. Always great with communication and addressing the needs of the filmmakers. One of my favorite festivals.

    August 2020
  • Paul Kelly

    In a word--phenomenal. I was absolutely thrilled to have my short film trailer, Fowl Fury, included in your horror fest. You "tickled my catastrophe!" Much appreciation.

    June 2019
  • Rob Lee

    I had so much fun at Happenstance!! There’s music, performances, food and great films. I met some really cool people there too. I highly recommend submitting

    June 2019