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

We will be spreading the blood over two screens this year!

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. Story and passion carry more than a price tag around these parts

PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES!

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

Again we don't know if the world will exist come festival time
all short films have to be under 20 minutes
all films must be in English or subtitled
The weirder the better.
HORROR IS AN OPEN ENDED LETTER TO WHAT LIVES IN YOUR NIGHTMARES. THERE ARE NO RULES.
all entries must be complete.
Is the world still on fire?
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 with the filmmakers permission.

Overall Rating
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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