2022 film selections

Nightmares Film Festival sets itself apart from other genre fests by its deep year-round connection to the horror filmmaking community, which gives it the first line on the rarest, scariest, most daring and most unsettling films being created around the country.

The Barn Part II
End Zone 2
#Float
Sinphony
Walking Against the Rain

Follow Her
FP:4EVZ
Influencer
Johnny Z
Something in the Dirt

All Jacked Up and Full of Worms
Brain Death
Razzennest
The Timekeepers of Eternity

Moon Garden
Thrust!

The Once and Future Smash
Scare Package 2
Super Z
WNUF2

Giving Up The Ghost
Crimson Ties
Hellion
Twist
Who Goes There
Leopard Heels
Get Out of There
Man Cow: Demon of the Cream
The Ruins of a Serpent King
Check the Locks
Creator
The Evil is Inside
The Microscope
Prom Car ’91
Kickstart My Heart
Ringworms
Bait
Eat

Familial
Cupcake
Consumer
The End of the Squirrel
Take 5!
Free Range
In the Dark
Hellspork

Baby Boom
The Housesitters
Cinefilia
Old Time Radio
The Last Christmas
Wendy and Vee
5 Weeks to Transform Your Life
Cruise

Pumpkin Boy
Fame Fatale
Ta-Da! – PART 1
Hobby Night
The Silent Boy
Ta-Da! – PART 2
They Are Not Human
Penny
Moonlight Sonata, with Scissors
A Siren’s Song

Sleep
Mairzy Doats
Ditched
It Got Bloody
Dreamster
Dog Eyes
Viral
Wellness Check
Caregiver
Siren
Means to an End

The Door in the Mirror: Geoff Murillo
Reflection: Lisa Ovies
Mermaid: Jerry Ochoa
The Whisper Tree: Dan Kiely
Avenging Angel: Christopher Ellis
This Modern Love: Nate Southard
Everyone: Phillip Dishon
Surprise Baby Shower: Tim Troemner
Still: Rakefet Abergel
Three Baths: Rafael De Leon Jr.

The Rake: Allison Hanna
Hitchhikers: Dan Ast
Influencer: Michael Thai & George Ding
Suagothel: Duncan Putney
The Invisible Time: Jennier Trudung
Air-B-N-Blood: Aaron Barrocas
Bump in the Night: Dale Zawada
Able Bodies: Benjamin Roberts
Dean’s List: Brian Smith
Shelley: Sean Price
Wicked Grin: Arran Crawley
First Girl: Kevin Sluder
Never See the Sun Again: Mason McDonald

Love at First Bite
Metamorphosis
Beggars Night
The Amber Thief
With This Ring
Yes, Mother
Hunt

OST
The Masterpiece
Unreel

The Understudy
Digital Video Editing

Meat Friend
Mayo Choco Nightmare
Domestic Bliss
Velma
The Barn
Nasty

Repression
Larvae
7 Minutes in Hell
We Wanted Children
Seaborne
Unbidden

Keep the Light On
Marked
Death in a Box
Black Dragon
Fishwife
The Trunk
Otherkin

Gnomes
Kid Free Weekend
Nite Flirt
Part Forever
In the Shadow of God
Nest
Han

Expectancy
Midnight Screams
Itch
Annie, We’re Here for You
Bowlhead
The Christening
Sucker
Love You, Mama

Sad Sally
Seeing Diane Arbus
Stilleto
The Island of the Dolls
Fishbowl
Drifter

10-33
They See You
Black Creek Trail
Last Orders
Driving Lesson
Don’t Vanish
Angel City Horror
Return to Sender

The Overkill
Moonstruck
Alternate Games
Sanzu
Victim No. 6
The Tunnel

Art House
Self-Actualization of the Werewolf Woman
Kerplunky!
The Forest King
In the Big Yard Inside the Pocket
Kamathipura
Reel Trouble
Pox

Unagi
City of Angels: The Mayor
I, Adonis
What a Harvest
Teratoma
Ball Lightning
In the Flesh

Widow
The Blood of the Dinosaurs
Pest
Buddymovie
Tistlebu
Pretty Pickle
Bad Acid
When She Was Good

Bury Your Fish
Leave the Baby Outside
O
Qu’est-ce Que Tu Fais Dans Mon Rêve
Love is a Fire
Ursus
Lighter
Loveseat

schedule

Nightmares Film Festival 2022 presents a world-class assembly of the scariest, tensest, and most bizarre films from across the globe. Discover your new favorite genre film among our four-day lineup.

Thursday

october

20

6:00pm
Midwest Premiere
Sinphony – A Clubhouse Anthology
w/ short films: Giving Up the Ghost and Crimson Ties

Horror Comedy Shorts A

8:00pm
Northern US Premiere
Scare Package 2
w/short film: Hellion

Horror Shorts A

10:00pm
World Premiere
#Float

Midnight Shorts A

 

FRIDAY

october

21

12:00pm
“Lose Your Lunch” presentation – Ohio Premiere
Super Z
w/short film: Twist

2:00pm
World Premiere
Follow Her
w/ short film: Who Goes There

Recurring Nightmares A

4:00pm
Horrors of Filmmaking A

Animated Nightmares

5:00pm
Filmmaker and screenwriter meet up

6:00pm
North American Premiere
Walking Against the Rain
w/ short film: Leopard Heels

Horror Shorts B

8:00pm
Midwest Premiere
The Barn II
w/ short film: Get Out of There

Midnight Shorts B

10:00pm
World and Homecoming Premiere
Obstacle Corpse
w/ short film: Man Cow: Demon of the Cream

Thriller Shorts A

Midnight
Midwest Premiere
Brain Death
w/ short film: Ruins of a Serpent Kingdom – presented on 35mm film

Horror Shorts C

SATURDAY

october

22

Noon
Midwest Premiere
The Timekeepers of Eternity
w/ short film: Check the Locks and Creator

Panel Discussion: Social Progress Through Horror
moderated by NFF co-founder Jason Tostevin

1:00pm
Panel Discussion: The New Distribution
moderated by NFF co-founder Chris Hamel

2:00pm
World Premiere
Influencer
w/ short film: The Evil is Inside

Recurring Nightmares B

4:00pm
Horrors of Filmmaking B
Never Play With Your Food

5:15pm
NFF 2022 Award Ceremony
Hosted by co-founders Jason Tostevin and Chris Hamel

6:00pm
World Premiere
Razzennest
w/ short film: The Microscope

Horror Comedy Shorts B

8:00pm
World Premiere
WNUF 2 Nightmares Cut
w/ short film: Prom Car ’91

Midnight Shorts C

10:00pm
World Premiere
FP 4:EVZ
w/ short film: Kickstart My Heart

Horror Shorts D

Midnight
Midwest Premiere
All Jacked Up and Full of Worms
w/ short film: Ringworms

Thriller Shorts B

Sunday

october

23

Noon
Midwest Premiere
Johnny Z
w/ short film: Eat

Thriller Shorts C

2:00pm
She Just Hasn’t Been Herself

Ohio Shorts 2022

3:00pm
Double Feature
The Once and Future Smash & End Zone
presented with a 15 minute intermission

4:00pm
World Premiere
Moon Garden
w/ short film: Bait

6:00pm
Midwest Premiere
Something in the Dirt

World Festival Premiere
Thrust! 

parking and directions

Nightmares Film Festival is a destination horror and genre fest conveniently held in the heart of the Midwest: easily reached, easily navigated, and inclusive Columbus, Ohio. Festival screenings are held at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the 20 best art houses on the continent by Sundance. The film center’s dedicated team of expert projectionists – maybe the last such team in the country – oversees all presentation, to ensure every film looks and sounds its very best.

Gateway Film Center
1550 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
614.247.4433

Directions

From the North
Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 South. Exit Lane Avenue and turn left (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (east) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

From the East
Take any major highway to I-70 West. Take I-70 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn right (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (East) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

From the South
Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn right (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (east) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

From the West
Take any major highway to I-70 East. Take I-70 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn right (east) to High Street. Turn right (south) onto High Street and proceed to 11th Avenue. Turn left (east) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (south).

Convenient garage Parking

Convenient parking is available in the garage located right next door to the cinema on both the 9th and 11th avenues. To validate your parking, purchase a single exit voucher at the film center box office. The $2 validation is good until 4:00 am in the garage.

FREE Street Parking

Free street parking is available on 9th Avenue, 11th Avenue and Indianola Avenue with the exception of street sweeping days.

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