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2016 SHOW DATES:

SATURDAY, July 23rd, 2016:  Halloween in July at Alley Katz Citrus Heights

SATURDAY, July 30th, 2016:  The Cult Classic Double Feature w/ Hocus Pocus & The Lost Boys

SATURDAY, August 27th, 2016:  The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Alley Katz (21+) Citrus Heights.

SATURDAY, September 17th,2016:  Final SHFF & SINCC Fundraiser and Film Festival at Alley Katz Citrus Heights.

FRIDAY, October 7th, 2016 - SUNDAY, October 9th, 2016:  The 10th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

SATURDAY, October 15th, 2016 - SUNDAY, October 16th, 2016:  Sinister Creature Con 2016

SATURDAY, October 29th, 2016 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

DECEMBER TBA, 2016  Throwback Screening with Celebrity Appearances.

  


ADVERTISE WITH US TODAY.

 

 

 

 

The Sacramento Horror Film Festival will soon be doing business as "Love Horror Events".  Currently, The Sacramento Horror Film Festival is comprised of much more than its titular 3 day event in October.  The Sacramento Horror Film Festival produces The Love Horror Short Film Festival, The Cult Classic Double Feature, Sinister Creature Con (an sfx and horror in culture convention), Sinister Summer (a film and performance revue summer series), Amber's Sweets The Rocky Horror Picture Show with LIVE Shadow Cast, Amber's Sweets REPO! The Genetic Opera with LIVE Shadow Cast, the Sacramento Horror Film Festival, and more.  In 2016, we are producing over 13 individual events.

 

If you are looking for guaranteed visibility for your brand, company, or project, consider advertising with the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.  For a small fee, your logo will be visible to all of our patrons throughout the evening.  Not only will your logo be seen slide show format as patrons enter the auditorium, but the image will also be seen before the start of the show as well as during intermission.  For an additional fee, we will play your commercial or trailer before the start of the film.  The Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Love Horror Events produce 10 to 15 film shows per year throughout all of the seasons.  

 

Email Tim@SacHorrorFilmFest.com today for details.

 

 


 

HALLOWEEN IN JULY!!!  

PRESENTED BY ALLEY KATZ CITRUS HEIGHTS & THE SAC HORROR FILM FEST! 

Can't Wait Til October? Join us for HALLOWEEN IN JULY!

Absolutely no cover! Join us Saturday, July 23rd beginning at 8:30PM, at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights for a full evening of Halloween inspired fare!

See! Crazy Costumed Shennanigans!
See! Twisted Stand-up Comedy!
See! Spooktacular Burlesque!
See! Horror Short Films on the Alley Katz Big Screen!

There's absolutely NO COVER!

Sick and Twisted Prizes for BEST Costumes!
Food and drink specials all night!
Insane raffles for great prizes!
Awesome vendors!

All ages until 10PM.
21+ after 10PM.

Alley Katz Citrus Heights
7942 Arcadia drive Citrus heights 95610

RSVP by FACEBOOK!  RSVP & Share with your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/986085288127947

 

 


 

 

THE CULT CLASSIC DOUBLE FEATURE RETURNS!  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!! 

 

The Cult Classic Double Feature returns July 30th, 2016!  This edition will feature Hocus Pocus & The Lost Boys!  Hosted by TL Miller, this event will feature the best in local performance artists putting forth their best tribute performances in honor of both films.  18+ this event will have adult themed performances such as burlesque, performance art, and more!

 

Welcome our guests of honor... Lost Boy's star BILLY WIRTH and G TOM MAC!

 

G Tom Mac wrote and performed 'CRY LITTLE SISTER' for THE LOST BOYS soundtrack and will perform the song once more LIVE on the Colonial Theatre stage!

 

 

 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS are availble now.  General admission receives access at 7:30PM and includes both film screenings.

 

VIP ADMISSION TICKETS includes early access at 6PM, an exclusive 30 minute VIP Q&A with G TOM MAC & BILLY WIRTH, a photo op with G TOM MAC & BILLY WIRTH if your own phone and our event photographer, and signatures from both Billy Wirth and G Tom Mac from items you bring from home (limit one signature from Billy, one signature from G Tom Mac).  VIP perks are only valid before the doors open to general admission.  We cannot honor VIP perks after general admission have been granted entry.

 

 

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Historic Colonial Theatre, Sacramento, CA 95820

Tickets:  On sale NOW!

Ages:  18+ or with parent/guardian

Costumes are encouraged but not required!

 

  

 

 

 


ROCKY HORROR AT ALLEY KATZ CITRUS HEIGHTS... August 27th, 2016.

4711...  4711...  4711...

 

 Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/295069414170768/


 

 

 

10th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival

October 7th - 9th, 2016

Historic Colonial Theatre.  

3522 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA.

 

 

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of horror in the state capitol of California.

Horror inspired performances, horror genre short films, feature films, documentaries, music videos, animated & experimental films, special programs, lectures, and more will grace the stage and screen of the 10th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

Do you love horor? The Sacramento Horror Film Festival is the place to be.

 

PRE-SALE SPECIAL

$35 Silver 3 Day Pass

Includes all events including Crispin Glover (opening night) and a collector's badge. Price increases to $45 soon!

 

$45 Gold 3 Day Pass

Includes all events including Crispin Glover (opening night), a collector's badge, an 11"x17" exclusive "Horror Girl" print by Gianluca Mattia, and a NEW retro design SHFF t-shirt!

Price increases to $55 soon!

 

Purchase your pass and reserve your seats to the show today!

We are celebrating 10 years of horror in Sacramento!

 

 

Program and Schedule TBA

www.SacHorrorFilmFest.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Sinister Creature Con: October 15th & 16th, 2016

Sacramento Horror Film Festival's very own horror and sfx convention has returned for 2016!

Sinister Creature Con takes place October 15th & 16th, 2016 at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento, CA.

General admission and VIP packages are available now! For further information please visit www.SinisterCreatureCon.com

 

 

Purchase your Sinister Creature Con tickets early and save!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING FILMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!


THE 10TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE OCTOBER 7TH - 9TH, 2016 AT THE HISTORIC COLONIAL THEATRE IN SACRAMENTO, CA.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM USING THE FILMFREEWAY OR WITHOUTABOX LINKS BELOW.

 

 

 

 


 

The 4th Annual Love Horror Short Film Festival is now accepting short film entries!

The Love Horror Short Film Festival began as festival to celebrate the best short film selections from past editions of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.  Now a summer staple of the arts, The Love Horror Short Film Festival is accepting new entries into programming!  Part horror inspired revue and variety show, part horror film festival, The Love Horror Short Film Festival is one of the most unique film festivals on the west coast.  Established in 2014 by the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

 

The film entry process for The Love Horror Short Film Festival 2017 is EXCLUSIVE to FilmFreeWay.com.  Click the link below and enter your horror short film today!

 

 


 

 

2015 Official Award Winners 9th Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

In Violet – Entomophobia 4min

Entomophobia is the first music video for the London based band In Violet. It centres around the fear of insects and features tons of creepy crawlies, out to spook unsuspecting humans.

Directed by Robin Rippmann

 

THE "LOVE HORROR" AWARD Exceptional storytelling & creavtity in honor of the genre.

Night of the Slasher 11min

A 'shot-in-one-take' slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.

Directed by Shant Hamassian 

 

BEST HORROR COMEDY

Bad Guy #2 10min

In this practical-effects driven splatter comedy one bad guy discovers that moving up in a crime ring has its downsides. Just as his new career starts, it might already be coming to an end. He'll either have to set an example or become one.

Directed by Chris McInroy

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - ARTISTIC DIRECTION / SET DESIGN

The Pond 15min

The Pond is a poetic horror story, set in the early 1900’s, about a young girl, Kris (8), who tries to unravel the mystery of the dark pond behind her parents’ house…

Directed by Jeroen Dumoulein

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - CINEMATOGRAPHY

Market St. 8min

On a seemingly ordinary commute in San Francisco, a woman finds herself on a journey of terror aboard a mysterious streetcar.

Directed by Carlos Baena

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - ACTING

Landmine Goes Click  110min

Trapped on top of an armed landmine, an American tourist and his girlfriend are terrorized by a hunter and his dog.

 

BEST DIRECTION - SHORT FILM

Lapsus 30min

Terry is a psychologically disturbed predator whose sinister playground is a laundromat. Terry is a victim of an unknown phenomena that literature considers as a Lapsus memoriae -or a slip of memory.

Directed by Karim Ouaret

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - SPECIAL EFFECTS

The Storyteller 96min

Dennis Peterson (Fred Koehler) encounters his evil reflection in an antique mirror. The reflection is stronger, smarter, more powerful than he is. Soon the reflection is telling him what to do, telling him to do bad things.


BEST OF FESTIVAL - FEATURE FILM

The Storyteller 96min

Dennis Peterson (Fred Koehler) encounters his evil reflection in an antique mirror. The reflection is stronger, smarter, more powerful than he is. Soon the reflection is telling him what to do, telling him to do bad things.

 

BEST OF FESTIVAL - SHORT FILM

The Boy 9min

When immigrant parents start to notice disturbing behavior in their only son, they call on a local tribal healer to rid him of the evil demon.

Directed by Cayman Grant

 


SHFF ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO PRODUCE THE OFFICIAL GEORGE A. ROMERO'S NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD THEATRICAL STAGE PRODUCTION!

 

 

For Immediate Release. February 13th, 2015: The Sacramento Horror Film Festival's very own theatrical stage troupe BLOOD SOAKED SUGAR CUBES will debut in October 2016 with a 100% theatrical production of the OFFICIAL STAGE PLAY PRODUCTION of "George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" at the Historic Colonial Theatre, in Sacramento, CA. This is NOT a shadowcast.

 

About the play: Night of the Living Dead Live is a fun and hilarious re-imagining of George A. Romero’s legendary classic. Set in 1968 and presented in all black and white, it literally feels like the film has been brought to life and placed on stage. The play lovingly examines the movie itself, the period in which it was made, and the film’s undying influence on the horror genre. 

Night of the Living Dead was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. The Vietnam war; the civil rights movement; the collapse of the patriarchal, nuclear family; and growing mistrust of the government and media are just some of the themes that influenced both the filmmakers and their audience. The film itself was met with controversy for featuring an African American protagonist and realistic horror images; both ground breaking attributes for the time period. The gritty, black and white cinematography made the action seem more like television news footage than a Saturday matinee horror film. This made the images that much more “real” and frightening to an unsuspecting audience. And yet, possibly the most controversial element to The Night Of The Living Dead was the ending… Everybody dies! Even the hero doesn’t survive. That was unheard of for any movie at that time, and made the movie unpalatable to some and innovative and inspired to others. Even though it featured images of racial violence, cannibalism, and social anarchy, it was the grim, unhappy ending that stuck with people. It is a hallmark that has carried through the genre until today. No guaranteed survivors! Night Of The Living Dead Live is a theatrical tribute to all of the elements that make this cinematic masterpiece so endearing. More than just a recreation of the story, the play celebrates the history and influence of the movie. Done through a series of multiple endings, the characters are all faced with different issues and challenges desperately trying to survive the night. However, their contrasting personalities and agendas always seem to affect the group from working together which leaves us all wondering could anyone survive a Night of the Living Dead? 

 

If you are interested in participating in this production in any facet, please email Tim Meunier at tim@sachorrorfilmfest.com.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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