The Killer Valley Horror Film Festival was founded in 2007 by filmmaker Randy Granstrom. For 15 years we've been showcasing the best in indie horror and sci-fi.

KVHFF is a two-night event (along with the Killer Valley Comedy Festival) featuring a collection of horror and sci-fi shorts and sometimes a pre-selected feature, to an 18+ crowd, with drinks available, live entertainment, and an awards ceremony immediately after the last film. A few years ago we opened it up beyond our Southern Oregon roots, to filmmakers worldwide and had our best festival yet! We featured horror-themed vendors and have had special guests, like Adrienne King star of the original Friday the 13th appear in the past.

With limited time slots available, we're looking for shorter shorts, ideally 5 -10 minutes, 15 at the most. The films must have a serious horror or sci-fi vibe to them, if not, no matter how good it is, we won't show it!

If you're a Jefferson State filmmaker or shot your film in or around Southern Oregon/Northern California, send us a message and we can get you a free entry.

Best Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Special Effects

No money, but you get a trophy and lifelong acclaim!

We're pretty free-wheeling at Killer Valley Horror Film Fest, we're just looking to have one awesome night of horror-themed entertainment and to have some drinks with cool folks that enjoy scary flicks. We're mostly looking for audience-pleasing films. Films that make people gasp, or laugh, or even better both!

If you live in the area or want to make the trek to the festival, let us know, and we're that much more likely to admit your film into our fest. Is that fair, maybe not? But we want filmmakers to be able to see their film with an audience. We're all filmmakers ourselves, and this fest started as a way to get our goofy, gory films in front of people. As we continue to open it up to more filmmakers, we want the opportunity to meet you and for you to meet fans of horror directly. Of course, if we think your film kicks ass and you can't make it, we'd still love to show it. Thanks!

Overall Rating
  • Super cool festival with a good community of horror fans! Very thankful they shared my work!

    November 2021
  • Maxwell Miller

    I didn't go to the festival but I'm happy that they accepted my film

    November 2021
  • Kevin McGuiness

    The organizers of the "Killer Valley Horror Film Festival" were extremely friendly and communicated frequently with me about the proceedings. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in this event.

    November 2021
  • Mariel Sharp

    Amazing festival with an enthusiastic community of genre fans!

    November 2020
  • Jared Tipton

    A truly first rate festival run by a team with a driving passion for what they do — and it shows! From communication, to the content, to the presentation — a great festival and overall experience. Can't wait to submit again!

    November 2020