HorrorHound Weekend/Film Fest (H2F2) is the largest horror convention in the U.S. We have been the recipient of multiple Rondo Awards (voted on annually by fans) for best horror convention as well as NUVO Magazine’s 2016 Cultural Vision Trailblazer Award for our support of independent filmmakers. H2F2 (an IMDb recognized event) was also named in Cinema Runner's "Indie Horror's Secret Seven", where HorrorHound was named the most influential brand in indie horror. Further, Lloyd Kaufman (President and founder of Troma Entertainment) officially recognized H2F2 for supporting independent film. Beginning humbly in 2007, our shows have grown to over 30,000 guests. Our venues include Indianapolis, Indiana in September and Cincinnati, Ohio in March. We have also done one-off shows in other locations such as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio.

Over the years, HorrorHound has played host to significant events such as:
- Clive Barker’s personal screening of an in-process version of Nightbreed: Uncut http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/15566/see-nightbreed-uncut-for-the-first-time-ever/

- Jamie Lee Curtis’ only horror convention appearance, raising money for the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital (promoted on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”) http://www.horrorhoundweekend.com/shows/201211/faq.html

- Nightmare on Elm Street Original Cast Tribute to Wes Craven https://twitter.com/robertbenglund/status/641991741369794560

- Horror Host’s Tribute to Vampira hosted by Daniel Roebuck as Dr. Shocker (largest assembly of horror hosts ever … at the time)

- The Monster Channel launched at our event in 2011 as part of “100 Years of Horror”

HorrorHound Weekend has been featured on multiple Travel Channel shows such as “Toy Hunter”, “Making Monsters”, and “Paranormal Paparazzi”. HorrorHound Weekend was also featured in the documentaries Fantasm: A Convention Documentary and The Night She Came Home (about Jamie Lee Curtis’ appearance) for the 35th Anniversary Edition release of Halloween.

HorrorHound Weekend includes the HorrorHound Film Festival, which is becoming infamous for being among the first places horror/sci fi fans can see new films. Films such as Tucker and Dale Vs Evil, Maniac (remake), Let the Right One In, Turbo Kid, It’s in the Blood, Lake Eerie, Martyrs (original), Tales of Halloween, Murder Party, Old 37, Funhouse Massacre, Found, and the aforementioned Nightbreed: Uncut made their early, or premiere, screening at HorrorHound.

Filmmakers and cast members are often in attendance to support the screening … Lance Henriksen (Lake Eerie, It’s in the Blood), Robert Englund (Funhouse Massacre), Robert Kurtzman (Lake Eerie, Funhouse Massacre), Kane Hodder (Old 37), Danielle Harris (Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn), Michael Ironside (Turbo Kid), Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Michael Biehn (The Victim), Anne Bobby (Hanover House), Harry Manfredini (The Days God Slept), etc.

In 2012, HorrorHound Film Fest teamed with Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) for Elvira’s Horror Hunt, a film festival competition that resulted in the winning feature and short having a gala screening at the historic Vista Theater in Hollywood. The films selected for the competition were screened first at HorrorHound Weekend.

Our celebrity guests have often commented on how much they enjoy their experience at HorrorHound Weekend. It was this reputation that led Jamie Lee Curtis to choose HorrorHound for her one and only convention appearance as well as Clive Barker for choosing us for his first screening of Nightbreed: Uncut.

"Best" Awards: Feature, Short, Director, SFX, Actor, Actress

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Overall Rating
  • Alexander Nishino

    Such an awesome experience! Amazing hospitality, great Horror community!

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Axelander!

  • Brian Sepanzyk

    Had such a great time at the festival and the crew were amazing to deal with. Great event overall!

    May 2018
  • Antonio Alonso

    I Want To Thank Jason for The great communication as well as the Horror Hound Weekend Team, for Playing Our ShortFilm "FlyAway". As Sad as we were not to make it because our Van broke down, we have had a few Fans of the film reach out to our FaceBook fan page Fly Away the Shortfilm... The overwhelming love we got for my Short was amazing.. If Your a Horror Fan Geek like me and a filmmaker, you have to submit to this festival... Thank You again for showing our film in Cincinnati.

    April 2018
  • It was a really pleasure to be part of this festival. Thanks a lot to the director of the festival Jason Hignite, for his great attention and kindness.

    This official selection for my short film HAY ALGO EN LA OSCURIDAD was an amazing present ¡GREAT FESTIVAL!

    I hope to have the opportunity again to be in the festival in the future.

    April 2018
  • Max Groah

    We were made to feel very welcome by Jason, Michelle, and Audery at Horrorhound, and we had a great time there. Their filmmakers' gathering on Saturday was fun, well stocked with food and alcohol. This is obviously a convention AND film festival combined, so it's not 100% focused on the films or filmmakers, but because it was also a convention, it presents a great opportunity to network with film and horror fans, which can help filmmakers build an audience. We do think it would have been nice for all of the film screenings to be in one building. Our guess is that a lot of people who might otherwise have been interested in screenings at the Ramada probably didn't make it over there due to the inconvenience of having to cross the street in the cold/snow. But this is a great place to celebrate the horror community with like-minded people.

    March 2018