The NEPA Horror Fest is an all-day festival celebrating horror films, alternative visual art, local music, and more.
Event Details
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Opens to Public at 12:00 p.m.
Grounds of the Circle Drive-In
1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, Scranton, PA 18508
What You Can Expect
Horror Films on the Big Screen
Celebrity Meet & Greets
Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market
Live Local & Regional Music
Food Trucks & Concessions
Official Event Merch
Free Parking
Free Re-Entry
Free for Kids 12 & Under
Our History
We're excited to announce the NEPA Horror Fest's special annual June event, Spooky Summer III! The event that started it all, 13 Short Films, began in 2015 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania screening thirteen independent horror films. We screened horror films from all around the world, including three locally-made films; it was a successful event with over 100 attendees.
​Since then, the festival has done a handful of screenings at Ale Mary's at the Bittenbender in Scranton, Pennsylvania, specializing in screening shot-on-video low-budget cult classics from the 1980s and 1990s. Some of the feature-length films we have screened include Theodore Gershuny's Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972), John Wintergate's Boardinghouse (1982), Kevin Tenney's Night of the Demons (1988), Todd Sheets' Zombie Bloodbath series (1993, 1995, 2000), Todd Jason Cook's Death Metal Zombies (1995), John and Mark Polonia's Feeder's 2: Slay Bells (1998), Austin Bosley's Dismembering Christmas (2015), and Ryan Logsdon's Agoni (2015), Anna Biller's The Love Witch (2016).​
In 2016, we hosted "13 Short Films 2," with a more expanded event schedule comprised of film screenings, vendor tables, stand-up comedy, Q&A panels, and even celebrity guests. Today, our event has joined forces with the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and has expanded to the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, Pennsylvania to bring about a greater appreciation of independent filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians. The NEPA Horror Fest celebrates twice a year – in October for "13 Short Films" and in June for "Spooky Summer."

Short films- Under 13 minutes please.

Overall Rating
  • Incredible and very interesting festival in a wonderful and fascinating setting. Magnificent experience and excellent staff very attentive courteous and helpful festival absolutely recommended

    October 2021
  • Andrew Juhl

    NEPA was a great experience. We were so thrilled to be a part of the festival, and it was one of the most memorable events of the year. Definitely hope to go back in future years.

    November 2020
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank you! Nepa Horror for the Official Selection of Abscessed. Thank you for supporting Indie Films. Cynthia Bergen, No Sleep Films

    November 2020
  • Jayden Creighton

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend this festival, but from what I've seen and heard through their various social media outlets it was one for the books. I feel honoured to have our work shown among such high quality productions. Thank you Nepa!

    November 2019
  • It really looks like an awesome event! Really happy that Tlaloc Sacrificium screened at the drive-in. It was a shame not being there. Hopefully next time! :)

    October 2019