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Nightmares Film Festival

Nightmares Film Festival is a destination horror and genre fest conveniently held in the heart of the Midwest: easily reached, easily navigated and inclusive Columbus, Ohio.

NFF sets itself apart from other genre fests by its deep year-round connection to the horror filmmaking community, which gives it the first line on the rarest, scariest, most daring and most unsettling films being created around the country.

Festival screenings are held at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the 20 best art houses on the continent by Sundance. The film center’s dedicated team of expert projectionists – maybe the last such team in the country – oversees all presentation, to ensure every film looks and sounds its very best.

World-class screening facilities. Top-notch films. Filmmakers and fans being shocked and celebrated together. Nightmares Film Festival is a prestige festival and part of advancing horror filmmaking around the world. 

 

 

MOVIES IN THIS SERIES
NFF Festival Pass

horror

The NFF Festival Pass ($79) allows its holder to get day-of tickets to any screening at Nightmares Film Festival while ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Ruin Me

horror | NR | 1hr 27min

Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Midnight Shorts C

horror | NR | 1hr 37min

Tales of the bizarre. Featuring: Cry Wolf Solved Pizza Face INN Van Hatred Getting Ready for a Lunch Date The Pretender ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Creep 2

horror | NR | 1hr 33min

The follow up to 2014’s Creep, from the Duplass brothers. When a video artist who focuses on lonely men falls in ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Scars of Xavier (North American Premiere)

horror | NR | 1hr 39min

An introverted car wash attendant lives a secret second life prowling Prague’s streets as a serial killer, until ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Hostile

horror | NR | 1hr 34min

Against an apocalyptic background, Juliette fights to survive hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange disturbing ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Unnuyayuk

horror | NR | 1hr

A man documents the strange occurrences that surround his returns to his hometown after 20 ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Melanie Gaydos Shorts

horror | NR | 1hr

Shorts starring Melanie Gaydos (Insidious: The Last Key), a model and actress with a rare disorder whose breakthrough ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: 2 Pigeons

horror | NR | 1hr 30min

A ruthless real estate agent doesn’t realize he’s sharing his own apartment with a silent stranger ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Horror Shorts B

horror | NR | 1hr 39min

Short tales of terror. Featuring: Postal Meat Slapface FISH Hada Nibble Vexed Your Date Is Here Undress Me The ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Rock Paper Dead (World Premiere)

horror | NR | 1hr 31min

World premiere! From legendary horror filmmaker Tom Holland and Friday the 13th screenwriter Victor Miller. Rock Paper ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Thriller Shorts B

horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 34min

Tales of dark suspense. Featuring: Pickup Ex Jax In Love Unfriendlies Here + After The Fainting Room The Son, The ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Found Footage 3D

horror | NR | 1hr 36min

Six filmmakers set out to make the first 3D found-footage horror movie, but find themselves in a found-footage horror ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Horror Shorts C

horror | NR | 1hr 34min

Short tales of terror. Featuring: Night In Haematophilia Pigskin Sorry, We’re Closed Creeper Late Tales ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Flesh of the Void (World Premiere)

horror | NR | 1hr 34min

A grotesque, violent and extreme trip through the deepest fears of human beings. What would it feel like if death truly ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Midnight Shorts A

horror | NR | 1hr 33min

Tales of the bizarre. Featuring: Machine Baby The Sunken Convent I Want Candy Undercover Mistress Balcony Prisma Do Not ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Torment

horror | NR | 1hr 25min

NFF’s Late Night Mind Fuck tradition continues with the world premiere of this gruesome, extreme film inspired by ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Le Accelerator (North American Premiere)

thriller | NR | 1hr 38min

North American premiere! An assassin goes on a spiritual journey. Preceded by Jill Sixx’s newest work, the music ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2017

  • October 21st
NFF: Thriller Shorts C

horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 37min

Tales of dark suspense. Featuring: The Other Side of Morning The Devil’s Gun Love at First Sight The Creep La ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Horror Shorts D

horror | NR | 1hr 37min

Short tales of terror. Featuring: Used Body Parts Night Runners aMorfe Thump Cry It Out House for Sale Nasty Robin ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Ohio Shorts A

horror | NR | 1hr 26min

Dark tales made by Ohio filmmakers. Featuring: Elly Code 207 Silent Ring Bucket Tales from the Blood Fairies ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Primordial

horror | NR | 1hr 50min

An alcoholic woman explores her sadistic tendencies while working for a corrupt locksmith ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Ohio Shorts B

horror | NR | 1hr 28min

Dark tales made by Ohio filmmakers. Featuring: The Childish Thing Dark of the Night Down the Stairs The Priest The ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Blood Ride

horror | NR | 1hr 17min

This world premiere feature stars Pollyanna McIntosh in the story of a turf war between college jocks and biker girls ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd
NFF: Dont Fuck in the Woods

horror | NR | 1hr 28min

A group of friends on a graduation-celebration camping trip is attacked by a mysterious creature. Preceded by the ...

Opening at GFC:

10/22/2017

  • October 22nd