Portland Horror Film Festival 2022

Portland Horror Film Festival 2022


The 7th Annual Portland Horror Film Festival™ is June 29-July 3, screening in-person at the The Clinton Street Theater and the Hollywood Theatre! Featuring all horror genres from monster movies to haunted houses, folk horror to masked killers, and everything in between, Portland Horror Film Festival believes in diversity and representation in the world of horror, including films by BIPOC, women, and queer filmmakers. With over 60 short and feature films from around the world, this is a diverse and inclusive lineup of the best independent horror films.

Films are different each night. Be sure to get a full festival pass if you want to see everything!

For the Full Festival pass including Sat/Sun matinees at the Clinton Street Theater, Weds-Fri/Sun evenings at the Hollywood Theatre, list of films, and complete schedule visit the festival website at https://portlandhorrorfilmfestival.com/tickets.

*This is a horror film festival. While the films are unrated, some are the equivalent of an R rating and may include violence, sexuality, nudity, and gore. Minors should be accompanied by an adult.*

Saturday, July 2; 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Short Films

Short Films pack a lot of terror into a tight space, and it’s a great way to see what some of the most inventive filmmakers today are doing! You’ll see a variety of horror subgenres from monsters to hauntings to horror comedy. Q&A with attending filmmakers follows.

Feature: Stag (US)

Stag is a horror-comedy about an urban loner who must fight for a second chance at redemption when she attends her estranged BFF’s bachelorette party. Writer/director Alexandra Spieth deftly combines comedic moments with more profound explorations of the complex relationships between women.

Feature: Maya (Pakistan)

After a childhood incident leaves her without any memories, Maya is adopted by an elderly couple, along with another orphan, Kalika, who she forms a sisterly bond with. Through feverish nightmares and unsettling events, Maya rediscovers her traumatic childhood through the grips of Jinn possession.

Writer/Director K Pervaiz filmed Maya entirely on location in Pakistan. “Despite the conservative nature of the country and the dangers of being a female filmmaker, I ran around markets, climbed up rooftops, and pulled other crazy stunts to get ‘Maya’ made, without a crew for most of the time. Any crew I did have were young women in the community who wanted to help with lighting on set, or help assist with equipment. I was lucky to find a cast who had not previously acted before, but were truly exceptional in portraying the emotions of the story, after all, for me the core story of ’Maya’ was about love despite the horror.”

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Sunday, July 3; 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Short Films

This mega-block of afternoon shorts is a super-sized smorgasbord of cinematic terrors! Some of the best horror short films of the year are on offer in this morbid matinee! Q&A with attending filmmakers follows.

Feature: Nati Morti (Italy)

Luna is a young embalmer with a strange passion for everything concerning death.

One day, during a trip in the woods, she finds two bodies. The first one is a dead woman, the other one is a man who is still barely breathing. From this moment, Luna’s life will change forever. Writer/Director Alex Visani weaves a horrifying tale of love, lust, and obsession, mixing giallo with body horror. CW: violence, sexuality, gore.

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Special Admission

Tickets range from $20-$160 and are available in advance online.