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/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.-

Overall Rating
  • James Cirile

    Gorge and Audery are tops. This was a well-run festival with great communication and great people behind it, true fans, and they bring it. Oh, they trued hard to make a physical event happen in 2020 but COVID conspired to prevent that, so they shifted to a virtual filmfest, where many other festivals simply canceled. Was it as awesome as being there? of course not, but it was great nonetheless, especially the really fun and expansive Q&A after our screening - not the usual 10 minutes with canned questions. This went a good half-hour and was a blast. Horrorhound is top flight all the way. Also: they have an actual print magazine, and it is beautiful and thick and glossy and GREAT! Please consider subscribing. Well done, Horrorhound!

    May 2020
  • Jace Pickard

    The team at Horrorhound are amazing! They really care about the filmmakers and the genre and making sure fans and horror addicts have a great time. Even with what has happened this year, they still managed to pull off a live Virtual Film Festival in a very short amount of time and I applaud them for their hard work and dedication. I definitely will be submitting again! Thanks Horrorhound! Xx

    May 2020
  • The programmers had great communication and even provided feedback on the film. Although not selected, my short film was named a finalist. I look forward to entering HorrorHound in the future as it looks to be a very exciting festival!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words. We are looking forward to seeing your next creation!

  • Amazing communication every step of the way. Although the festival had to be postponed due to quarantine, the staff were very diligent about keeping us informed. I will definitely submit in the future!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ali. We look forward to screening Save Yourself in May and to your future projects.

  • April Phillips

    What an honour to be selected for this top genre festival - fabulous communication and friendly team. I so wish I could have attended in person - next time!

    December 2019