Festival designed to expose and promote films and screenplays that work outside the system and break the boundaries in the horror genre. To bring a voice to the talented independent filmmakers & writers living in a world saturated with commercial entertainment.

Submit your HORROR films and screenplays today to the festival.

Our mission is to promote screenplays, films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content, and challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations using the audience FEEDBACK festival format that the flagship festivals uses.

Film festival occurs 6 times a year in Montreal and Los Angeles. Each accepted film received 2 festival screenings. Cinema screening where they will receive their audience feedback video. And the virtual screening (4-6 weeks after) that is an industry showcase of the best HORROR films from around the world today.

Screenplay Festivals occur once a month. We perform the winners in a studio using professional Canadian actors and post them online for the entire world to see.

NOTE: Accepted works also get the opportunity to do two interviews: A blog interview and an ITunes Film Festival podcast interview.

All submissions receive full feedback from the industry (even short films).

Accepted short films get their movie showcased at the 6 times a year at the feedback film festival.

Winning screenplays get their screenplay performed at the festival and turned into a YouTube promotional video.

NEW Showcase: Submit your FEATURE FILM and receive an audience feedback promotional/testimonial video of your film. Great video to use to get into more festivals and/or promote your film. All submissions receive feedback on their film no matter what.

Overall Rating
  • Joseph Sernio

    Great festival to be involved with. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.

    April 2023
  • Fantastic process and feedback. Opens up lots of other opportunities. Highly recommend submitting your work here.

    April 2023
  • Deeply honored for the award for my film HEARING VOICES. Horror Underground is an extremely professional festival. Thank you

    April 2023
  • Lance Murphy

    What a great opportunity to screen a film and get recorded feedback! The only thing missing was a festival to attend but they promote in other ways that accommodate this digital/remote world.

    March 2023
  • It is an honor having "Enter the Room" win an award for Best Direction at this festival. Overall, I have been very impressed with my experience here as I feel that I have received much more here than I have with many other festivals. This includes the audience feedback video, the Film Festival TV App, the free written and in person interview with Wildsound Podcast and the concise and detailed information provided throughout.

    I had a fantastic experience with this festival overall, and will definitely consider submitting future projects to HORROR Underground Film & Screenplay Festival.

    February 2023