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/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

HorrorHound LTD. is hereby granted to the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Film Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. 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, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening projects entered.

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  • 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
  • Justin Staggs

    Excellent Horror fest. These guys love the genre and consistently create a well curated and organized celebration for the filmmakers and fans.

    September 2018
  • Kyle Kuchta

    As a film festival that takes place at the biggest horror convention in the country, the festival could’ve been an unadvertised screening room with films playing all weekend. Instead, the staff and volunteers worked all weekend to promote the festival, including hosting a panel and making sure people knew where the screening room was. It was a helluva time, and we were honored to have the world premiere of our documentary there. Much love, H2F2.

    September 2018
  • Mikko Löppönen

    Great festival! I failed in getting my self to Indianapolis as a sudden trip come out of nowhere. But still, would recommend, great communication and seemed like a nice fest!

    September 2018