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 Hereditary, Summer of 84, Blood Fest, Camp Cold Brook, 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, Millennium After the Millennium),Joe Dante (Camp Cold Brook), Robert Englund (Funhouse Massacre), Robert Kurtzman (Lake Eerie, Funhouse Massacre), Kane Hodder (Old 37, To Hell and Back), 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
  • Vincente DiSanti

    Our festival experience can be summed by saying that our team throughly enjoyed our time at Horrorhound Film Fest and the other events happening throughout the Horrorhound Weekend and Maskfest.

    The atmosphere of H2F2 is perfect for indie horror directors looking to reach a passionate and dedicated fanbase that truly embraces horror films, culture, and art.

    Like our film, our biggest complaint is that we just wish it could have been a little bit longer. Other than that, we did experience some projector issues while attending screenings at the imax theater presentations of Jason Goes to Hell and Secret Santa. Not sure what the cause, but it is probably worth looking into.

    Films screened within the JW Marriott theater, including our own, were done with great quality and care. Announcements were made with preceding start times to a room packed with horror fans. We were also very impressed with care the festival took in their anti-piracy efforts.

    The indie filmmaker panel was a very enlightening experience, tackling some pretty hot cultural topics in film with Dr. Michelle Conty and a great group of film directors. No good panel is without a great audience and ours was full of great questions from difference perspectives and insights.

    Speaking of great people, we'd like to thank Jason Hignite, Audrey and George Lane, Jason Osborne, Sophia & Kelci, and many others for being so welcoming and helping us navigate the busy weekend. Looking forward to bringing more films to you in the future.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the feedback. This was our first time working with the IMAX. We will get those issues buttoned up. Looking forward to more films from you!

  • Tim Altonen

    Awesome film festival and very engaging for filmmakers! Pro crew running the show, they treated us great and made the whole experience go very smooth. Thanks and will submit again!

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Tim ... loved your anthology ... can't wait to see more.

  • Clarissa Jacobson

    I was not able to attend, but the communication by Jason and his team was fantastic. Further the festival itself gets a lot of love from horror fans so being in it lends a lot of prestige to the project and I got many tweets and comments from folks heading to the fest how excited the film was playing there.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    We LOVED screening Lunch Ladies! Congrats on the Best Short win!

  • Dan Dillard

    Horrorhound Filmfest Indy 2018 was a roaring good time. The staff treats the independent filmmakers like family and goes well above and beyond to ensure everything runs smoothly. There were a couple technical issues, but they were quickly resolved--new location jitters. The indie filmmaker panel and other interviews were wicked fun platforms for discussion, learning and networking, and the meet and greets gave a relaxing area to chat without all of the other convention distractions. The film selection this year was stellar. Great show!

    September 2018
  • Tim Driscoll

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it out to the festival, but every aspect from submission to acceptance letters, to the prep before the event was excellent! All communication was clear not only in what was going on, but what was expected and needed from me. It was such smooth process. And the program they had for the event! I desperately tried to get out of a family event in order to attend the fest. But as a filmmaker I can only win so many battles with my wife. :-)

    September 2018