Florida's Original Horror Film Festival! Started in 2003 The Halloween Horror Picture Show has screened 100's of Short and Feature Films giving Independent Filmmakers and opportunity to screen their films to the fans and also to introduce their work, have Q&A's and even sell their merch!

Many genre stars have been Celebrity Guests at previous events and vendors from all over come to sell Horror related items. It's a great place to network and get your film seen by the people who want to see it most!

The overall 'Best of the Fest' Short and the 'Best of the Fest' Feature will receive an HHPS Trophy and MORE!

Celebrity Judges to be announced soon!

The event will be held at MegaCon in Orlando, Florida! Make sure to visit our Official site for more gory details as they become available!

The overall "Best of the Fest" Short and Feature will receive a unique Halloween Horror Picture Show Trophy!

Winners will also receive an Official Selection to the upcoming Saints & Sinners Film Festival!

Each 'Official Selection' will receive feedback on their film from the Celebrity Judges

All entries must be submitted via Private Link for review purposes and then if accepted, will need to submit a DVD or Blu-ray.

1. As author/ director/ producer/ cinematographer of the short film (material), I/ we have submitted to HHPS, I/ we warrant as sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal right and title thereto have absolute authority to submit the enclosed material to HHPS.

2. I/ we will indemnify and hold harmless HHPS, its sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on the material submitted to HHPS.

3. HHPS entrants will permit HHPS to use the title of the work submitted and the logline, their name, contact information and/ or likeness & publicity stills in pre & post publicity & promotional efforts.

4. HHPS Submissions must be English language or English subtitled.

5. Include title and name of contact on all media, materials, and containers.

6. Do not send originals. HHPS is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.

7. HHPS Submissions must be available for screening during the HHPS Event.

8. HHPS reserves the right to change submission categories.

9. HHPS Eligibility and category determinations, along with prize awards, are the sole discretion of the Festival.

10. I/ we have read, understand and agree to, and will abide by, all of the rules & regulations posted.

Overall Rating
  • Garry Medeiros

    Great response and communication. Would love to submit to this festival again.

    June 2022
  • Although I couldn't attend, it was great to be part of this festival.

    May 2022
  • There is definitely a major cool-factor for screening at Megacon and I'm happy to have been invited, but the reality of the festival itself is lackluster. Not all fault is on the festival (some was, for example: my film is anamorphic but was cropped on either side of the frame ruining some shots) it screened in a conference room with half the lights on, so dark scenes were almost impossible to see (guess how many dark scenes there are in a horror movie festival) and attendance is kind of a revolving door of people peeking in but not really wanting to commit to watching something for an unknown runtime when there's an entire comic convention going on. I think being clear about the schedule and runtimes (like most festivals are) would be a great idea. More signage in general would have been a step in the right direction. As it was, there was a letter-sized paper sign with just the logo on a small table immediately outside the theater which you had to have gone down a corridor in the first place and were just as likely to aimlessly walk to the door as notice the sign. The festival advertised having a table for the filmmakers to network and activities like trivia and cosplay and tarot card reading. At least on Saturday, they had exactly none of that. This festival has a ton of potential and I hope it grows, the audience that did stick around seemed to enjoy themselves. But as excited as I was to say I was screening at Megacon, there was a bit of a reality check when I got to the screening itself and it seemed pretty crude. I'd love to see it with more of a presence, with a table and Q/A's and just overall more intention behind it.

    May 2022
  • While the umbrella event, Megacon, was well done and a lot of fun, the same cannot be said for the Halloween Horror Picture Show. It wasn't just a lack of communication, there was NO communication. The organizer was apparently too special to answer any emails sent thru filmfreeway or directly, and unlike the Geek Fest film festival also taking place in Megacon which had a table and actually separated the film blocks on the official Megacon schedule, Mr. Halloween guy couldn't be bothered and simply had one listing per day "10am to 7pm." That's it. He couldn't even be bothered to give individual Facebook posts for the films. Lazy. The only value was its connection to Megacon. Avoid.

    May 2022
  • Such a shame that I couldn't go to Florida to see my film "Euthimmersia" screened, but it was great to be part of this festival - top communication at all times!

    May 2022