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 The Hole in the Ground, Hereditary, Summer of 84, 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

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Overall Rating
  • Soren Juul Petersen

    Jason & his Horror Hounds are fantastic hosts. The whole convention was a really a jaw-dropping experience. Fantastic to suck in the same air as 30.000+ horrorfans. It was an event I'm glad I did not miss. The only thing I missed was actually to have seen all films in a cinema - but then there's always something to improve...
    But really; I recommend the HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival..!

    April 2019
  • Yolanda Kennedy

    Wow! This film festival was by far the best experience our team has had on the circuit. This festival was a full on production; from the films, panels, vendors, celebrities, events, and ceremonies. Yet, we STILL felt as though we were an important part of the entire weekend. How does this happen? Well, the festival director, Jason Hignite and the assistant director, Dr. Michelle Conty gave us great advice leading up to the festival so that we could spread the word and optimize the Horrorhound Film Festival Weekend. We truly felt as though we were apart of the Horrorhound family & met some amazing filmmakers :) We can't thank Horrorhound and their ROCKSTAR team enough!!!
    -My Soul To Keep

    April 2019
  • Menos es Más Producciones

    It's been such a great experience even though we couldn't assist during the festival. We are glad that our work has been screened there. It was easy to participate and the organization team was so helpful.

    April 2019
  • This was the best weekend of my entire life. The staff worked day and night to make themselves as accessible and accommodating as humanly possible. Justin Ord actually called me to make sure that I had a place to stay when the Ramada canceled several of their guests reservations. Who does that? It was incredible and I was overwhelmed by the lengths they went to ensure we were all taken care of. George and Audery Lane, Sophia Marie, and SO MANY OTHERS went to great lengths just to promote the films for the filmmakers. It was beautiful to witness that level of support. The festival itself was amazing. So many amazing films and so many amazing filmmakers. The networking event was SO MUCH MORE than just a networking event. We were treated like royalty. Thank you to ALL of the staff at HorrorHound who made it possible.

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Your film was fantastic ... but, more than that, your crew brought an amazing energy to the weekend!

  • Everyone was so welcoming. It was an honor to be a part of this festival.

    March 2019