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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: Maniac (1980) 4K Restoration

horror | NR | 1hr 27min

A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as ...

Opening at GFC:

10/18/2018

  • October 18th
NFF: Horror Comedy Shorts

horror | NR | 1hr 50min

Shorts:      Amigos      Netflix and Chill      Attack of the Potato Clock      Foxwood ...

Opening at GFC:

10/18/2018

  • October 18th
NFF: Skeletons in the Closet

horror | NR | 1hr 22min

The unofficial sequel to “Terror Vision” (1986) Emily, an eight-year-old who never misses her favorited show “The ...

Opening at GFC:

10/18/2018

  • October 18th
NFF: Horror Shorts B

horror | NR

Shorts:      Little      Save      Childer      Conductor      All You Can Carry ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Be My Cat

horror | NR

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Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Midnight Shorts C

horror | NR

Shorts:      Tears of Apollo      Nightmare      The Mare      Mother Rabbit      Lipstick ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Havens End

horror | NR | 1hr 30min

A trauma surgeon and her friends escape an urban terrorist attack by heading to the country, only to find something ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Kill Ben Lyk

horror | NR | 1hr 20min

People named Ben Lyk are being murdered all over London, and now Scotland Yard has gathered the rest of them — like ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Recurring Nightmares A

horror | NR

A new program-within-the-program at NFF: Recurring Nightmares, a showcase section collecting new creations by, and ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Book of Monsters

horror | NR | 1hr 24min

Sophie’s 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Horror Shorts A

horror | NR

Shorts:      Ayuda      Bathroom Troll      Don’t Drink the Water      The After Party ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: The Bad Man

horror | NR | 1hr 46min

Mary and PJ are kidnapped and tortured by a sadistic clown bent on transforming them into a “doll” and a “dog” ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Thriller Shorts A

horror | NR

Shorts:      4EVR      Nocturne      The Noise of the Light      Short Leash      Instinct ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: The FP2: Beats of Rage

horror | NR

Despite hanging up his boots following the events of ‘The FP,’ JTRO must return to the blood sport of ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Clementina

horror | NR | 1hr 29min

After surviving her husband’s brutal assault, Juana’s recovery is interrupted by a strange presence in the ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: Alive

horror | NR | 1hr 32min

After awakening in an abandoned sanitarium, a severely injured man and woman fight to survive a sadistic caretaker who ...

Opening at GFC:

10/19/2018

  • October 19th
NFF: The Night Sitter

horror | NR | 1hr 28min

One thief, two kids, three witches, no ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: The Final Interview

horror | NR | 1hr 25min

A veteran newscaster desperate for ratings secures an interview with a mass murderer on death row the night before the ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Trauma

horror | NR | 1hr 46min

A pleasant weekend in the countryside turns into a nightmare for a group of young women pursued by the horrors of ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Never Hike Alone

horror | NR | 54min

A hiker’s survival skills are put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Stephen Kings Dollar Babies

NR

The Things They Left Behind When World Trade Center worker survives 9/11 but his girlfriend doesn’t, her red glasses ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: The Field Guide to Evil

horror | NR | 1hr 57min

Creepy folktales are brought to life by some of horror’s most exciting directors in this anthology. Featuring ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Horror Shorts C

horror | NR

Shorts:      Ding Dong      Oscar’s Bell      Red Mosquito      Goodnight Gracie ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Thriller Shorts B

horror, thriller | NR

Shorts:      Lady Hunters      Smiley’s      Headless Swans      A Death Story Called Girl ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Horror Shorts D

horror | NR

Shorts:      The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds      The Chains      One Dark Night      Fears ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Midnight Shorts B

horror | NR

Shorts:      Imagine      Fetish      The Jerry Show      Proceeds of Crime      Television ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Midnight Shorts A

horror | NR

Shorts:      CLAW      Mayday      The Hex Dungeon      I Am Not a Monster ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Confessions of A Serial Killer

horror | NR | 1hr 47min

After finally being caught, a serial killer (based on the notorious Henry Lee Lucas) reveals the details of the murders ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: More Blood!

horror | NR | 1hr 26min

A documentary that examines society’s interest in death and gore in movies, from the perspective of people who create ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: The Head

horror | NR | 1hr 12min

The twisted, lonely trek of a medieval bounty hunter who seeks vengeance against the monster that killed his only ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
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  • October 20th
NFF: Livescream

horror | NR | 1hr 06min

When a popular video game streamer plays a haunted game, he faces deadly consequences for himself and his ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Recurring Nightmares B

horror | NR

A new program-within-the-program at NFF: Recurring Nightmares, a showcase section collecting new creations by, and ...

Opening at GFC:

10/20/2018

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  • October 20th
NFF: Camp Death III in 2D

horror | NR | 1hr 22min

A crude, corny and Canadian horror-comedy slasher parody — proudly presented in two ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st
NFF: The LaPlaces Demon

horror | NR | 1hr 45min

Does free will exist? A team of scientists invited to an isolated mansion are about to participate in the ultimate ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st
NFF: Ohio Shorts A

horror | NR

Shorts:      The Borrower      Below the Trees      The Sewing Circle      The Choice ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st
NFF: Dark Iris

horror | NR | 1hr 40 min

FBI agents close in on Iris while bodies stack up around ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st
NFF: Ohio Shorts B

horror | NR

Shorts:      Down the Hatchet      The Green Lady      Not From Around Here      Den      The ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st
NFF: Betsy

horror | NR | 1hr 20 min

Betsy moves to the country to recover from a vicious attack, only to discover something clawing its way into the ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st
NFF: Thriller Shorts C

horror, thriller | NR

Shorts:      The Box      Salvatore      Witch’s Milk      Post Mortem Mary      Spurn ...

Opening at GFC:

10/21/2018

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  • October 21st