For over a decade now, the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix has been a showcase for ambitious genre projects, and as a special complement to their April screenings, IHSFF is teaming up with Shudder this Halloween season for a Fall Fest celluloid celebration of three films that are perfect for October viewing.

Presented by Shudder, the IHSFF Fall Fest will take over three nights from Tuesday, October 24th to Thursday, October 26th, giving horror film fans the chance to watch the haunted attraction documentary Spookers, the German thriller Cold Hell, and the social media serial killer comedy Tragedy Girls.

Individual screening tickets can be purchased for $10 apiece or you can pick up a $20 horror pass for admittance to all three evenings. Attendees can look forward to giveaways as well as hosted discussions after each screening. We have additional details below, and visit IHSFF's website to learn more.

From IHSFF: "There’s a chill in the air thanks to The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival! We are proud to announce our 2017 IHSFF Fall Fest presented by Shudder. Audiences will have an opportunity to see some of the most anticipated horror films of the year before they’re released!

For 3 nights in October, the Harkins Scottsdale 101 will be the place to be for a frighteningly good time with fellow horror film enthusiasts.

Tickets are only $10 each, or you can purchase the $20 horror pass for all three nights and get a super cool Horror Pass to wear. Plus each night there will be a special giveaway for all attendees. This showcase is going to be down right KILLER!"
Spookers: "Director Florian Habicht's (Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets) new documentary goes behind the scenes at New Zealand's largest and most heavily attended scare park. As night falls at Spookers, dozens of seemingly ordinary people become freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns. Every weekend come rain, hail or shine, this diverse group of amateur performers unite to terrify punters at the southern hemisphere's largest scream park, situated in a former psychiatric hospital. Director Florian Habicht reveals the transformative and paradoxically lifesaving power of belonging to a community that celebrates fear.

A hosted discussion will follow the film."

Cold Hell: "Cold Hell is a relentless, brutal and violent journey into the heart of dark Vienna. Özge is a cab driver - a second generation Turkish woman distant from all life & its parts. One day she witnesses the latest crime of a brutal serial killer from her apartment and finds herself the target of his insanity. But theres a catch: Özge is no easy prey. She is tough and determined and oh, did we mention a brilliant kickboxer? Deftly mixing visually arresting sequences and smart character work, Cold Hell is the serial killer thriller of 2017 , guaranteed to leave your heart beating fast and your eyes wide open.

A hosted discussion will follow the film."

Tragedy Girls: "Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?

A hosted discussion will follow the film."

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.