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)
http://www.horrorhostgraveyard.com/2010/03/vampira-tribute.html

- 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/dark sci-fi fans can see new films. Films such as The Hole in the Ground, Hereditary, Summer of 84, Terrifier, Blood Fest, Camp Cold Brook, Tucker and Dale Vs Evil, The Devil's Candy, 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), Tom Atkins (Polybius), Robert Englund (Funhouse Massacre), Ethan Embry (The Devil's Candy), 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, Cinematography, 1st Time Filmmaker, Best Sound, Best Story

HorrorHound LTD. is hereby granted to the right to utilize any excerpt from any film and/or trailer submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Film Festival for promotional and/or advertising purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screenings at the convention, as well as an online virtual screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations upon submission. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless HorrorHound LTD. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screenings, and loss of or damage to the screening projects entered.-

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  • Planet Froth

    This is a wonderful festival. They are really passionate about films and communicative with the filmmakers. Highly recommend!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Planet Froth, thank you for the review! -
    George, Audery- Festival Directors

  • Justin Moriarty

    Despite having to deal with the unusual situation with COVID, the fest went on smoothly and in the best case that could be managed. Everyone was super communicative during the process of prepping the films for being screened and were very interested and attentive to the projects. I hope to be able to screen future films with them.

    September 2020
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Daniel, thank you for the review and participating in the virtual convention. Excited to see your next project!

    George, Audery- Festival Directors

  • Adam Weber

    Wow, I had a wonderful experience for 2020 with George and Audery and the entire team at HorrorHound. I was fortunate enough to have my latest short film "The Body" nominated for three awards and the calibre of films on display were great. Cost effective for those who purchased tickets and the streaming went off without a hitch - highly recommend!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Adam, thank your for taking time to review the festival. The Body was a super cool addition to the fest. We know the time difference can be challenging and we a glad you were able to participate.

    George, Audery- Festival Directors

  • This festival was for me the first international festival. Magnificent and exciting experience and this thanks especially to Audery and George Lane. Thanks for all !
    Luigi Scarpa - Malum Aeterni from Italy

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Luigi, thank you for the kind words. It was great speaking with during the panel and your post screening Q&A. You are a rock star for being able to attend so much of the virtual schedule with such a time difference. We look forward to seeing future projects!

    George, Audery- Festival Directors