Shock-A-Go-Go is a premiere festival that showcases: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Cult, Dark Comedy, Experimental, Animation and Independent films.

Held bi-annually in LA and NY since 2001, Shock-A-Go-Go has moved this year's festival to Lumiere Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA. Our past festival has included guests such as: Fred Dekker (Monster Squad), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), Tommy McLoughlin (Jason Lives), Roger Corman (Bucket of Blood, The Raven, Death Race 2000, The Little Shop of Horrors), Ted V. Mikels (Astro Zombies, The Doll Squad), David F. Friedman (Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs) , Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, Dagon), Jack Hill (Spider Baby, Foxy Brown), Mary Woronov (Rock and Roll High School, Eating Raoul), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead), Brinke Stevens (Slumber Party Massacre), Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall), Jackie Kong (Blood Diner), The Cast of The Greasy Strangler, and Michael Berryman (The Devil's Rejects, The Hills Have Eyes). It's featured films such as Nightbreed, The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, The Doll Squad, Rock and Roll High School, Dagon, Re-Animator, Spider Baby, Death Race 2000, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill, The Greasy Strangler, Slumber Party Massacre, Blood Diner, Thrust, Blacula, Chopping Mall, and many more.

Our festival runs all day and into the night and features brand new horror and genre films and animations as well as classic cult films, and contains a segment for shorts that spotlight many up and coming genre-filmmakers.


This year, we will open our festival with a marathon of screenings at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY with special honorary guest Frank Hennenlotter speaking and signing autographs. You can expect guest speakers with Q&A panels, a shorts segment, and a feature films segment. Each of these will have categories that spotlight animations, women, and BIPOC filmmakers.

We encourage filmmakers of all levels to submit to our festival, and we welcome as many submissions as you’d like. Please keep in mind, that if your film is selected and it was submitted to different categories, it will only play in one.

Best Film
Best Women Directed Film
Best BIPOC Directed Film
Best Animation
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Shock-A-Go-Go Award (most on point for our festival)
Best Male Actor in a supporting role
Best Male Actor in a lead Role
Best Female Actor in a supporting role
Best Female Actor in a lead role
Best Special FX
Best Scream
Best Screenplay
Honorable Mention

We accept the right to refuse any film based on content we deem hateful or sexist/homophobic, racist, etc. We accept films of any length.

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold Shock-A-Go-Go harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold Shock-A-Go-Go, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for Shock-A-Go-Go to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for Shock-A-Go-Go to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • mary devault

    We had our world premiere at the very cool Lumiere Cinema at the Shock-A-Go- Go Film Festival in Beverly Hills and it was amazing! Met so many people, lots and lots of industry, and our audience was a full, fun crowd that applauded and laughed at our horror comedy throughout the screening. We are so happy and honored. Eric and Ben put together an incredible weekend and we couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommend.

    May 2024
  • Addison Heath

    Got to be a part of a great line up and very fun weekend. Honoured. Run by passionate filmmakers. Highly recommend.

    May 2024
  • jacob shelton

    The excitement was palpable during the new visions section of shock-a-go-go, something that’s rare at many film festivals. We had a great audience, truly insane films, and we screened in a wonderful theater.

    May 2024
  • I am still stunned and honored to have had my short film , A Galaxy Closer, selected for the 2023 NY edition of the festival. Such an awesome lineup. Thanks again truly!

    December 2023
  • The venue (The Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn) was so unique and so perfect for our film. Eric and the organizers couldn't have been more welcoming and wonderful. A fabulous niche festival that really sparkles!

    November 2023