The Event

The 2016 Atlanta Horror Film Festival will be held October 13 – 16, 2016 ​at the Plaza Theatre and Mammal Gallery.

We are the top horror film festival in Atlanta, and we are dedicated to showcasing films from the world’s most talented filmmakers. Our program is packed with award-winning films from every corner of the earth.

We are so proud to have showcased thousands of incredible independent horror features and shorts since 2006! In our 10 seasons, we have consistently programmed films that stick with you long after the festival is over, and films you won’t see anywhere else.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival is a must for established and up-and-coming filmmakers who have created short and feature films that audiences can not forget.

Our selection committee programs every kind of film in the horror genre: from sci-fi to gore, and everything in between.

The 2016 festival will be a celebration of 10 seasons, and a huge party is already being planned.


  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Plaza Theatre:

7:00 pm   –  I Am The Monster Shorts
8:40 pm   –  I Ate Your Guts : Zombie Shorts
10:15 pm – #KillerTechnology Shorts

11:59 pm – After party at Righteous Room

11:59 pm – After party at Righteous Room

11:59 pm – After party at Righteous Room

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Mammal Gallery


4:00 pm  –  Idila 

(83m, Slovenia) dir. by Tomaž Gorkič

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After a night of carousing the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On their way to the location they come across some odd locals, but pay them no attention. On an idyllic meadow that they chose as their location, they are violently attacked by its supposed owners Francl and Vintlr. Thus an ordinary fashion shoot in nature turns into a fierce fight for survival…
Idyll plays with the genre pattern of a horrifying confrontation between rural an urban. Underneath the basic story structure there are some subtly positioned problematic themes that modern-day Slovene as well as general society faces nowadays. It is a dark reflection of the world we live in.



5:30 pm  –  Peelers

(96m, Canada) dir. by Sevé Schelenz

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What starts out as the last hurrah on the closing night of an infamous small-town strip club, quickly turns into a night of bloodshed when a crew of coal miners shows up and with them a deadly contaminant.  Former baseball player and current club owner, Blue Jean Douglas has decided to hand over her bar to a new owner and leave town for good, but her plans are thwarted when she discovers the magnitude of the epidemic that has been unleashed. With victims piling up, Blue Jean must step up to the plate to protect her family, her friends and her bar before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.



7:15 pm  –  Beacon Point

(85m, USA) dir. by Eric Blue

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A group of hikers on the Appalachian Trail become lost and stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival.



8:45 pm  –  Pitchfork

(94m, USA) dir. by Glenn Douglas Packard, Rey Gutierrez

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This disturbing, intense horror film explores the struggle a mind endures as it seeks to learn the concepts of love. The way these concepts are taught from parents can have profound results and spin sanity into an endless maze. The trauma of this maze is confusion and uncertain at its beginning. Lost before the end, it buries the mind and soul into the coldest, darkest shadows of insanity. The story is held together through the trauma and disturbance of the most insane results when love goes awry.

It begins when a student living in NYC brings his friends home to meet his parents. He has a secret to share with his very conservative parents and recruits the support of his best friends. They quickly learn that sometimes older secrets are more deadly. There is a history between his family and the neighbors. That history started when a boy’s last thread to all care from life was snapped. He became captive to his brutal family’s twisted views on family, love, and life. Their view is a dark, disturbing, and terrorizing view that causes a voracious detachment.



10:30pm – La Noche Del Virgen

(117m, Spain)  dir. by Roberto San Sebastián

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At a New Year’s Eve party, Nico, a naïve twenty year old, sets out ready to lose his virginity at all costs that same night. In the middle of the party, his gaze crosses Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman. The feeling is immediate, and Medea ends up taking Nico back to her apartment.

Once at Medea’s house, little by little Nico discovers that his hostess isn’t a current woman. Strange events start to take place… until, finally, what promised to be an epic sexual debut full of lust and lack of restraint ends up turning into his worst nightmare.

A nightmare full of blood, sweat… and varied discharges….extremely graphic and grotesque discharges.

‘Assembled’ by Christos Doukakis