KNOXVILLE

HORROR

FILM FEST

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KHFF RETURNS OCTOBER 21-24

We're in deep preparation for our thirteenth annual festival, and we can assure you it'll be a doozy! We plan to announce more details and the first round of features sometime in July, but in the meantime we can tell you it involves a mini-retrospective of a horror all-star, an obligatory movie related to the number thirteen, and a return to a popular venue from 2020. Stay tuned!

PAST FESTIVALS

Click through the posters for Letterboxd lists detailing each year's lineup!

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2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

ALL ABOUT KHFF 

Launched in 2009 with a single evening program of local & touring short films, the Knoxville Horror Film Fest has grown into a four-night extravaganza of exciting features and unmissable short films, including special events like live podcasts, trivia sessions and  our annual Grindhouse Grind-out filmmaking competition. We’re proud to be not only East Tennessee’s longest-running film festival but also one of the Southeast’s premier annual genre film events.

 

After a decade of screening at local venues like the Pilot Light, Relix Variety Theatre, Scruffy City Hall and Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8, the KHFF crew in 2018 opened single-screen moviehouse Central Cinema, which now serves as the festival’s home base. Between our theater’s intimate 88-seat setting and high-profile festival screenings at larger venues like Downtown West and Maryville’s Parkway Drive-In, hundreds of horror fans from around the region enjoy KHFF’s offerings every October.

 

Despite its ever-growing scale, KHFF remains a DIY labor of love for the small crew that puts it on each year, and we like to think the result is a film festival clearly run by fans, for fans.