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"FEARnyc is the must-attend horror event of October. It's so impressive that I'm pretty sure it's the best thing happening in the entire country this October" -- Dread Central

"A huge, authoritative horror film festival" 

-- Time Out NY

​FEARnyc is

NYC’s Biggest Horror Film Festival 

Featuring more than 60 films and events

October 24-31, 2019

Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Celebrate the 8 days leading up to Halloween at the event Wicked Horror calls "Your ideal Halloween warm-up event" and Truly Disturbing says is "A must for horror fans"

Producer Debra Hill (Halloween, Escape from New York, Clue, The Fog) to Posthumously Receive The FEARnyc Legacy Honor​

Creative team from Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror to Receive The FEARnyc Trailblazer Award

Damien Leone (Terrifier) and Sydney Clara Brafman (The Only Thing I Love More Than You Is Ranch Dressing) to Receive The FEARnyc Next Generation Awards


Buzzing seats! 

Fainting audience members! 

People being taken out on stretchers!


Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Vincent Price’s The Tingler on Halloween Night with a screening of The Tingler accompanied by a live in-theater experience recreating producer William Castle’s legendary 1950s movie theater gimmicks -- buzzers, fainting audience members, and a few surprises of our own -- unfolding around you just as it happened 60 years ago!

Lineup also features the premiere of the new 4K restoration of George A. Romero and Dario Argento’s TWO EVIL EYES introduced by Maniac Cop director William Lustig

The 35th Anniversary Screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street

A discussion with TERRIFIER writer/director Damien Leone featuring Art The Clown live in person

A salute to the early surreal short films of David Lynch

A screening of Carl Dreyer’s 1932 silent classic VAMPYR featuring a live performance of an original score by The Flushing Remonstrance

A discussion and Q&A with the writers and producers of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

Panel discussions on horror filmmaking, queer horror, and fan films

The late night live event "Serious Actors Reading Questionable Horror Screenplays" featuring very serious readings of the campiest and cringiest scenes from your favorite 70s psychodramas, 80s slashers, 90s schlock, and beyond

Plus the premieres of dozens of new horror films followed by Q&As with the filmmakers

And much more!

“Our theme this year is Real/Surreal,” said John Capo, founder and festival director of FEARnyc. “From the morning commute to the evening news, New Yorkers are barraged by moments that are relentlessly real and surreal, often simultaneously.​ Our selections this year, which deal with everything from the dark underbelly of social media to conversion therapy to mass shootings, demonstrate that horror filmmakers are moving away from traditional let’s-kill-some-pretty-women tropes and focusing instead on the real life horrors that affect so many of us. I’m also excited to be spotlighting underrepresented groups in horror like the Native American, Latinx, and Queer communities and to be presenting our annual Legacy Honor to Debra Hill, trailblazing producer and advocate for women in film and the environment."

FEARnyc is proud to partner with AdaptLab, a video production company helping to pioneer career paths in the film industry for neurodiverse filmmakers.

FEARnyc will also partner with film students from NYC public high school Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, providing opportunities for their students and AdaptLab's employees to be part of the festival team.

The FEARnyc Opening Night Event will be presented by Kinetic Film Group, a startup independent movie studio and intellectual property rights company. Kinetic Film Group just wrapped principal photography of their psychological horror movie Home, which stars Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek, 12 Monkeys).

Film Noir Cinema is a genre-lover’s dream located at 122 Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Individual tickets: $15

Special events: $20

All-access festival passes: $150

View the Schedule and Film Guide above to purchase individual tickets or click Buy Passes to get the full festival experience.

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