About Heavy Hitting Horrorfest

The Heavy Hitting HorrorFest was hatched in Whistler in 2002 as a one-night, balls-to-the-wall orgy of horrorific, hilarious and very independent short films screening to a group of local filmmakers and their friends. Bigger, bloodier and more badass than ever before Heavy Hitting Horrorfest is back for the 18th resurrection. Over 1100 rabid horror fans and industry insiders will congregate before five giant silver screens for orgy of gore-soaked independent cinema and DIY savagery. With submissions from around the world plus the usual local suspects constantly upping the ante, HorrorFest 2019 will also feature a Red Carpet Pre-Party customized to for ultimate costumed mayhem and general horrorificness. Tell your brain to stock up on diapers, HorrorFest is back.

Over a decade later, The HorrorFest has evolved into the largest and longest-running horror film festival in Western Canada attracting film fans and filmmakers from around the world. In a town known for massive parties and huge events Heavy Hitting HorrorFest is one of the most anticipated events on the Whistler calendar packing 1200 rabid film fans into an evening of movies, costumes and musical mayhem.

With the intensity of a rock concert, this blood-splattered collection of short films showcases the spirit of cinema through DIY exit wounds, unintentionally comedic shower scenes and lots of legitimate moments of real fear. Filmmakers compete for glory, cash, and the coveted Silver Skull Trophy– a handcrafted masterpiece handed on from year to year like the Stanley Cup of Horror.

Since it’s inception, the HorrorFest has been a launching pad for young filmmakers and continues to attract industry pros with its emphasis on making movies for the pure and simple joy of it. At Heavy Hitting HorrorFest your art film might get booed and your bad taste might get cheered, but either way you’re gonna have have the night of your life.