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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. 

 

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NFF VIP Pass

horror | NR

Nightmares Film Festival is held in the country’s secret heart of horror: the inclusive, fun and centrally located ...

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  • October 24th
NFF Festival Passes

horror | NR | 2hr

Nightmares Film Festival  is held in the country’s secret heart of horror: the inclusive, fun and centrally located ...

special event

  • October 24th
NFF: Swallow

horror | NR | 1hr 34min

Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband ...

Opening at GFC:

10/24/2019

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  • October 24th
NFF: Eat, Brains, Love

comedy, horror, romance | NR | 1hr 27min

When Jake and his dream girl Amanda contract a mysterious zombie virus and eat the brains of half their senior class, ...

Opening at GFC:

10/24/2019

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  • October 24th
NFF: Horror Comedy Shorts A

comedy, horror | NR

Killer Date | An awkward aspiring serial killer looks to turn a date into murder, but someone may have beaten him to ...

Opening at GFC:

10/24/2019

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  • October 24th
NFF: Daniel Isnt Real

horror | NR | 1hr 39min

A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: The Girl on the Third Floor

horror | NR | 1hr 33min

Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary

comedy, horror | NR | 1hr 43min

Prepare for total mayhem. Four Youtubers engage in insane supernatural battles as they try to solve the case of the ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: 1BR

drama, horror, thriller | NR | 1hr 30min

After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Recurring Nightmares A

horror | NR

ONE LAST MEAL | 11 minutes | On the day the Missouri madman will finally be executed, a warden and a guard are faced ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Reckoning

horror | NR | 1hr 26min

After the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community discovers she is a ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th

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10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: VFW

action, horror | NR | 1hr 31min

A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Horror Shorts B

horror | NR

STEVE AND THE DEAD GIRL | 12 minutes | A necrophiliac looks for love amongst the living.  CREAKER | 4 minutes | A girl ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: A Nuns Curse

horror | NR | 1hr 15min

On a weekend trip, a group of friends shelter in the abandoned prison where killer nun Sister Monday was rumored to ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Thriller Shorts A

thriller | NR

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10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Nekromantik (1987)

horror | NR | 1hr 15min

A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: Midnight Shorts A

horror | NR

VR FOOD | 13 minutes | Inventors stalk a filmmaker when they mistake a short film, “VR Food,” as ...

Opening at GFC:

10/25/2019

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  • October 25th
NFF: To Your Last Death

animation, horror | NR | 1hr 32min

After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father, a woman gets a second chance to save ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Making Monsters

horror | NR | 1hr 30min

When a celebrity couple famed for their YouTube scare-prank channel are invited to a friend’s converted church in ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Beyond Horror: The History of Red Films

horror | NR | 1hr 20min

A documentary exploration of the history of extreme horror. Preceded by short film PORTRAITS OF FRIGHT | A portrait of ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: She Never Died

horror | NR | 1hr 30min

Cursed with immortality and forced to feed on human flesh, Lacey must face her worst demons while finding her next ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Horror Comedy Shorts B

comedy, horror | NR

INFLATIO | 10 minutes | After waking up to find himself kidnapped, bound and gagged, a man must face his captor’s ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Blood Machines

horror, sci-fi | NR | 45min

An artificial intelligence escapes her spaceship and challenges two blade runners to a galactic ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Ohio Shorts A

horror | NR

FORGIVE ME | 7 minutes | A woman follows her boyfriend into the woods for a romantic surprise, only to find something ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: The Lodge

horror | NR | 1hr 40min

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Horror Shorts C

horror | NR

ROOM 106 | 7 minutes | A tragedy brings friends closer together in the most gruesome ways possible.  THE VICIOUS | 13 ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Scare Package

horror | NR | 1hr 47min

Horror movie tropes and cliches are sliced, diced and dissected in this horror comedy ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Thriller Shorts B

thriller | NR

PREFIGURED | 10.5 minutes | A woman experiencing a strange phenomenon seeks out an esoteric support group.  IT CAME ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Antrum: The Deadliest Movie Ever Made

horror | NR | 1hr 35min

Lost 1970s feature Antrum is cursed. Audiences die. Programmers are killed. A single copy has been discovered. Now, ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Midnight Shorts B

horror | NR

TOGETHER | 19 minutes | A biohazard remediation cleaner finds the integrity of her business threatened after hiring a ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: The Obsessed

horror | NR | 1hr 26min

A disturbed man obsessed with Bjork descends rapidly into a grotesque madness. Preceded by short film LIMBO | A small ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Horror Shorts D

horror | NR

ASIAN SHE – COMPETITIVE MOURNING | 4 minutes | A man stalks his prey on the streets of Los Angeles, but his ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: 29 Needles

horror | NR

When the pain he inflicts on himself can no longer hold back the horrors in his head, a man gives in to his most ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Midnight Shorts C

horror | NR

THE OUTSIDER | 11.5 minutes | An isolated lifelong finally prisoner makes his escape, only to discover a terrifying ...

Opening at GFC:

10/26/2019

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  • October 26th
NFF: Lake Michigan Monster

adventure, comedy, horror | NR | 1hr 18min

In this Lovecraftian adventure, eccentric Captain Seafield hires a crew of specialists to help him plot revenge against ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th
NFF: Ohio Shorts B

horror | NR

WAKE UP MARK | 15 minutes | A narcoleptic serial killer with a vendetta against annoying people must decide whether to ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th
NFF: Slaughterhouse Slumber Party

horror | NR | 1hr 24min

When one of their friends dies in a tragic naked pillow fight accident during their annual slumber party, a group of ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th
NFF: Thriller Shorts C

thriller | NR

COMMUNICATION IS KEY | 10 minutes | When a masked woman refuses to speak to her tone-deaf husband, his words only make ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th
NFF: Puppet Killer

horror | NR | 1hr 33min

While celebrating Christmas at a cabin in the woods, a group of high school students are stalked by a psychotic killer ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th
NFF: Recurring Nightmares B

horror | NR

NOCTURNE | 12 minutes | After her date night goes bust, Erin must contend with an unexpected visitor at the door. ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th
NFF: Z

horror | NR | 1hr 24min

A family find themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend. Preceded by short film THE ...

Opening at GFC:

10/27/2019

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  • October 27th