Horror Film Thursdays started out as a monthly event that showcases Horror Films from around the world in Portland, Oregon. We are wrapping up the 2018 Horror Film Thursdays line-up on October 25, 2018. We were using a previous venue that is no longer available. Four hours of horror films will screen at the Avalon Theatre in Portland, Oregon. All types of horror films, dark suspenseful stories, dark comedy films, horror comedy cross-overs, dark music videos, dark animated films, micro short films, short films, feature films. This event is intended for a mature audience. There are no limits to gore, blood, nudity, violence or language. Every film selected will receive 2 free tickets at no charge to attend. (Retail price is $14) This event will be heavily promoted on Social Media and Groupon and will likely be a sellout. The final official selections will be announced on September 30, 2018. The final screening date for 2018 is on Thursday October 25.

All films are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films eligible, regardless of when and where they were produced. This festival does not accept screenplays at this time. For exhibition purposes. all films are expected to provide a download link, so that we can compile and project them on HD 1080p Blu-Ray DVD. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted and will be converted to 23.976 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

Overall Rating
  • Mike Piccirillo

    Mikel Fair and the folks at HFT were AWESOME. I will always look forward to submitting my work to any festivals they organize in the future! They are very filmmaker-friendly.


    November 2018
  • Gary Winstead

    These guys are fantastic. We run, great event. He was constantly in contact with me as to how and why to show my film. They will go the extra mile for you. highly recommend

    November 2018