Idaho Horror Film Festival Supports Locals

Dated: 10/10/2015

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It's time for the most heart-pumping, spine-tingling event in the Treasure Valley: The Idaho Horror Film Festival. This non-profit, international event promotes the horror genre, while providing a platform for the Idaho film industry.

The four-day festival runs from Thursday, October 15 to Sunday, October 18. Participants will be able to screen numerous movies, both classic horror films and new additions to the genre, as well as hear from industry professionals.

Make your way over to Amsterdam Lounge in downtown on Thursday, October 15, for a showing of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Want a little lighter fare? Then check out "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on the same day (costumes are encouraged!). If you feel like watching a newer movie, then "Wind Walkers" may be the ticket. This horror film has ties to Boise and tells the tale of a group of friends who go on a hunting trip, only to discover they are the hunted.

And that's only a few of the events on that Thursday! There are numerous opportunities to watch horror films and learn more about the genre throughout the festival. If you're a fan of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," then you'll want to stop by the event on Saturday, October 17 at 7pm, where the actor who played Leatherface will be present. The 2003 film will be shown, along with other horror features.

There are five categories that films can be entered into: Feature Length, Animated, Shorts, Foreign, and Spud and Guts (Idaho locals only).

Want to introduce the family to the magic of film while supporting local artists? Then the "Hocus Pocus" screening on Saturday, October 17, at the Egyptian Theater. This family-friendly event will include performances by the Boise Rock School, face painting, a photo booth, and costume contest. Seats will fill up fast so come early for this 10am event!

hocus pocus at the egyptian theater in boise

The Boise City Department of Arts and History provided the festival with a grant for the 2016 fiscal year because of the contribution that the festival makes to our city's arts and history. Even if you are more of a rom-com movie viewer than horror, everyone can appreciate this festival's work to support the local filmmaking industry and artists.

Check out the full schedule to see the numerous happenings at the Idaho Horror Film Festival. You're sure to find something that interests and horrifies you!

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