This November, over 100 films will be  screening at AFI FEST 2014 in Los Angeles and more than a few of those flicks will be of the horror variety. Attendees hungry for vampire humor, coming-of-age terror, and frights that hit close to home should be happy to hear that What We Do in the Shadows, It Follows, and Goodnight Mommy are a few of the horror movies screening at the festival.

AFI FEST 2014 runs from November 6th – 13th in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit:

These are a handful of the horror films playing at the festival:

"GOODNIGHT MOMMY (ICH SEH ICH SEH) – Twin boys fear that their mother, whose face is masked with bandages after plastic surgery, has been subsumed by an evil being. Written and directed by aunt-nephew filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lucas Schwarz. Austria.

FROM WHAT IS BEFORE (MULA SA KUNG ANO ANG NOON) – Clocking in at an epic 5 ½ hours, the Filipino arthouse sensation Lav Diaz’s latest epic centers on a coastal village haunted by strange and supernatural occurrences. A sensory experience not to be missed. Written and directed by Lay Diaz. Cast: Perry Dizon, Roeder Camañag, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel, Joel Saracho, Reynan Abcede, Ching Valdes-Aran, Mailes Kanapi, Ian Lomongo, Noel Sto. Domingo, Evelyn Vargas, Bambi Beltran, Teng Mangansakan. Philippines. U.S. Premiere.

IT FOLLOWS – A group of friends is plagued by a nightmarish supernatural threat in this coming-of-age horror film from AFI Fest alum David Robert Mitchell. Written and directed by Mitchell. Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe. USA.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – A hit when it played at Sundance, What We Do In The Shadows follows in the footsteps of An American Werewolf in London, in mixing laughs with terror. In this hilarious mockumentary, the undead lives of five flat-mates are thrown into pandemonium when a recently turned hipster tries to join the party. Written and directed by Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, who pull triple duty since they also star. Cast also includes Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Jackie Van Beek, Ben Fransham. New Zealand."

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