[News] Portland Horror Film Festival Returns June 29 - July 3

The Portland Horror Film Festival returns to the big screen June 29th – July 3rd as a fully hybrid event! This year, Horror Fans can see the best international independent horror films in-person at TWO historic movie houses – the Hollywood Theatre and the Clinton Street Theater, and watch the virtual festival anywhere in the US.

Portland Horror Film Festival firmly believes that representation matters! This 5-day lineup is a diverse and inclusive offering of the best independent horror films, with over 60 short and feature films from around the world, including many films made by Black, Asian, Latinx, Queer, and Women filmmakers.

The Creeping, fresh off its Audience Choice win at Panicfest, opens the festival at the Hollywood Theatre on June 29th. Jamie Hooper’s throwback to British-style ghost stories is sure to become an instant classic! Thursday night offers a double feature with What is Buried Must Remain, a found footage frightfest from Lebanon, directed by Elias Matar, and ending on a lighter note with Luke Boyce’s 80s apocalyptic horror comedy Revealer (theatrical exclusive). On Friday, the eerie and terrifying Woodland Grey directed by Adam Reider gives us yet another reason to stay out of the woods!

Audiences at Saturday and Sunday matinees at the Clinton Street Theater will see two Pacific Northwest premieres with directors in attendance: Alexandra Spieth’s girls getaway horror comedy Stag, and K. Pervaiz’s Pakistani folk horror Maya, about a young girl possessed by a jinn. Sunday night (aka ‘Independence Eve of Horror’) closes out the festival with a program of epic proportions! Shorts Gone Wild, a showcase of the weirdest, gooiest, off-kilter short horror films, is sandwiched by a double feature of Stephen King Simmons’s artful psychological horror TheParker Sessions, and Elvar Gunnarson’s unsettling Icelandic horror masterpiece, It Hatched.

Full Festival passes and single day tickets can be purchased on the Hollywood Theatre website https://hollywoodtheatre.org/ (in-person only) or at https://portlandhorror.eventive.org (in-person and streaming)

For the full schedule, film listing, and more info, please visit https://portlandhorrorfilmfestival.com/schedule

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