Dear HorrorFest Fans and Filmmakers,

It is with great pain in the anus, intestines, and heart that we announce the cancellation of HorrorFest 2020. Due to ongoing uncertainty around hosting events over 50 people, as well as the health and safety surrounding COVID-19, we have decided it will not be possible to produce an event as kick-ass and balls-out as our filmmakers, fans, and partners deserve.

Since opening film submissions in April, we’ve received over 400 submissions from around the globe, and were excited to bring the best local and international horror films to the screen. With this cancellation announcement, all filmmakers who submitted will be contacted over the next few months to discuss the status of their film. We are happy to save your work for next year.

Everyone else, start working on your flicks right now, because you know we’ll be coming in hot, heavy, and harder than ever in 2021. Having said that, shit seems to be happening fast this year and if the world magically straightens itself out before Halloween we will revisit plans made and see if we can pull a kick-ass fest together. Most likely it will be 2021, but start making your movies now and watch this space for updates.

This was a difficult decision to make and we thank you for all your support.

Stay safe, stay creative, and take care of each other.

The HorrorFest Team.