Chicago Horror Film Festival


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2018 Festival Dates

SEPTEMBER 28-30 2018



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Yesterday She Was Here - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

John (Ryan McDaniel), devastated and on the brink of suicide following the death of his beautiful young wife Mary (Angela Sprinkle), encounters the medium Madame Helena (Diana Simonzadeh), who offers to bring back her back to life—but for only one day.

John wrestles with his conscience as he spen…

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Gordon Finn - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

GORDON FINN is the directorial debut of Wolf McKinney starring Willy Adkins (Bacon, Loving Betrayal, Separate Checks), Ann Sheehan (XFL Cheerleader, WWE Smackdown, Mancow’s Morning Madhouse) and Stewart Ogilvie (Sister of the Wolf, Vanity, The Darkening). The story is about serial killer Gordon Finn…

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Drain ***WORLD PREMIER*** - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

Into the Void Films, in association with Two 9 Productions, presents DRAIN. A desperate man sinks to new levels of depravity and recesses of the human psyche in order top keep his life together. When a young woman uncovers the true reason behind his madness, his entire world is in danger of being ri…

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Dr. Liebenstein - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

It was 15 years ago that an unthinkable tragedy struck Dave Liebenstein. He has been haunted with this secret and only knows one way to deal with it. As the years have passed, Liebenstein has successfully become a doctor and lives in a mansion that he inherited. While happiness should come with succ…

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CHFF 2015 Film Submissions NOW OPEN on FilmFreeway for Only $10!

Breaking Fate Entertainments longest running film festival, The Chicago Horror Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2015 festival season on for the first time!  In celebration of the new submission platform we are offering submissions for only $10 for the first week!!  …

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Truth or Dare - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

A group of 6 college kids (Jennifer, Michelle, Ray, John, Tony, and Courtney) are tasked with producing a video of any sort for their college marketing class. The video with the highest number of views will get the highest grade in class. They make a truth or dare video under their group name, “The …

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Dead Girls **WORLD PREMIER** - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

'Dead Girls' is a horror anthology. Three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge.

Alice, a transient runaway who seeks refuge in a dark old house where she meets a most unusual young Girl with dark powers. OVER MY DEAD BODY - Suzy is a sweet young woman …

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Cannibals and Carpet Fitters - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

Mrs Hanning, a sweet elderly lady, lives alone in a large country house in the middle of the English countryside. She has been inviting a range of different people into her large country house for many years now - the strange thing is, when people enter they never leave. One sunny afternoon Dean and…

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Touch - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

Vincent suffers from a rare skin condition, where the slightest touch leaves him blistered and scarred. His mother Anna lives in constant fear of him - afraid of the harm she may cause by holding her own son's hand.

When a ghost from the past tries to make contact, Anna must face her fears and find…

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Balloon Feast - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

From the mind of award winning filmmaker Justin R. Romine and director Willy Adkins comes this short tail of unforeseen circumstance. Tommy’s (Andrew Jacob DeHart) life is forever changed when a mysterious girl (Clarisse Behr) comes into his life. When Tommy reports to the bar for work, he finds an …

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Drudge - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge... A new face of horror is born.

The Last Halloween - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

Four trick-or-treaters venture into the cold, dark October night in search of tasty snacks... but is that really all they seek? When opening your door to a stranger becomes an act of supreme courage, we could all be fast approaching... The Last Halloween.

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Curio - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

Amy, Jordan, Kristal and Matthew have no idea what they will find when they go to check out the house Amy inherited from her recently deceased Aunt. After a long drive out from the city they arrive in the dark of night at a large old mansion, only to be greeted by the old and strange grounds keeper,…

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Locust - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

Gabe has the house to himself for the night and decides to prepare a romantic dinner for him and his girlfriend. During a break from cooking, Gabe steps outside to smoke a cigarette where he encounters a mysterious and silent stranger. After a second, more unnerving encounter with the stranger, Gabe…

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Dirty Sanchez - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

A young loving couple decides to have a nice romantic weekend ,but the local crazy gardener SANCHEZ has bloody plans for these love birds.

Incorporeal - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!

An overzealous movie director and his unappreciative leading actress go on a location scouting mission. What they find will change their lives forever.

Fan Favorite Film "Dark Realm" Returns For Special Screening at CHFF 2014 Along With Special Guest Ron Fitzgerald!

Dark Realm



Dark Realm is the story of a Master Illusionist inspired by the Occult who may actually be in league with evil forces to assure his success. It may also bring destruction for him, and everyone else in his…

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Award Winning Actor North Roberts Selected As 2014 CHFF Official Host!

Having walked the boards since childhood, actor laureate and author North Roberts moved from the stage to the screen in 2005’s La Migra: Murder on the Border.  North is no stranger to the genres of mystery and horror, having featured in films such as Bled White, Love, Death & Blueberry Pancakes, Pla…

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The 2014 Chicago Music of Horror Lineup!!

The 2014 Chicago Music of Horror Festival!

The Official After Hours Party Of The Chicago Horror Film Festival!


Tickets For This After Hours Event Available At The Door Each Night!


MUSIC OF HORROR DAY 1                                        …

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The Murders of Brandywine Theater - 2014 CHFF Official Selection!!

As a boy, Henry Kosta was not allowed to have friends as his mother feared any outside influence might corrupt the poor boy and lead him down a dark road. The boy begged and begged his overprotective mother to allow him to have just one friend until finally, the old woman could take it no longer. Us…

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