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Passes and individual tickets are available now!

Nightmares Film Festival returns to Gateway Film Center

October 20 – 23, 2022

“One of the Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World” —MovieMaker Magazine

A true destination horror and genre fest, Nightmares Film Festival (NFF) has been named one of the world’s top horror film festivals by every major genre outlet. Christened the “Cannes of horror” by iHorror, NFF and Gateway Film Center are dedicated to elevating horror, fostering an inclusive and supportive community of creators, and connecting those artists with audiences.

See the 2022 Official Selections

The ultimate way to experience our celebration of genre cinema, NFF VIP passes offer the holder a guaranteed seat in every round of films, access to the VIP bar and lounge, and in-and-out privileges throughout the fest.

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“A wonderful, welcoming home for fans of independent horror and genre cinema” —Dread Central

Individual screening tickets are available now! Browse the schedule by day or the full program here.


See every film with a VIP Pass

Join us this October

Nightmares Film Festival 2022 Schedule.

Click the images below to learn more or see the full list of NFF22 Official selections here.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Friday, October 21, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Nightmares Film Festival 2021

Look back at last year’s festival

Premiere screenings from exceptional new voices, including The Scary of Sixty-First, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, the World Premiere of The FP 3 – Escape from Bako, and a live orchestral score of James Quinn’s Ivory Wave presented on 35mm film.


See the 2021 lineup

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