Each year the Eerie Horror Film Festival attracts thousands of fans, filmmakers and screenwriters to the cities of Erie and (sometimes) Edinboro Pennsylvania, for a three day celebration of independent cinema, featuring special celebrity  guests, screenings and workshops.

The competition based event  opens its call for entries each season on Halloween day and accepts film  and screenplay submissions from all around the world, with a special discount for students 10 – 17 years of age.

 Nearly 500 films have been shown at the festival since its inception,  including several world premieres and movies that eventually secured  distribution deals with major companies.

With their current and  ever expanding contacts, the Eerie Horror Film Festival hopes to play  an active role in connecting their filmmakers and screenwriters directly  with those within the industry.

Since 2004 the Eerie Horror  Film Festival has featured appearances by Norman Reedus (The Boondock  Saints/The Walking Dead), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints),  Jason Mewes (Clerks), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Adrienne Barbeau  (The Fog), Dee Wallace Stone (Cujo), Sid Haig (Devil’s Rejects), Tony  Todd (Candyman), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Ken Foree (Dawn of the  Dead), Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn), Fred "The Hammer" Williamson  (Black Caesar), David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints), PJ Soles  (Halloween), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre '74), Ed Neal (Texas  Chainsaw Massacre ‘74), Lew Temple (Devil’s Rejects),Brian O'Halloran  (Clerks), Jerry Only (The Misfits), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma), Eugene Clark  (Land of the Dead), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead),Gary Klar (Day of the  Dead), A Michael Baldwin (Phantasm), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), Reggie  Bannister (Phantasm), Tom Atkins (Halloween III), Charles Cyphers  (Halloween), Nancy Loomis (Halloween), Kenny Miller (I Was A Teenage  Werewolf), Alex Vincent (Child's Play), Tony Moran (Halloween), Ken  Sagoes (Nightmare on Elm St: Dream Warriors), Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick  (The Omen '06), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Bill Vail (Texas  Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Teri McMinn (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74),  Allen Danziger (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), Brooke McCarter (The Lost  Boys), Brian Andrews (Halloween), Rodrigo Gudino (Rue Morgue magazine),  Bill Thornbury (Phantasm), Mark Borchardt (American Movie), Joe Shelby  (Dawn of the Dead), John Dugan (Texas Chainsaw Massacre ’74), John  Hancock (Let's Scare Jessica to Death), Dorothy Tristan (screenwriter),  Mark Steensland (The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick), Jimmy O &  April Burril (Chainsaw Sally), J.D. Feigelson (screenwriter), G Tom Mac  (The Lost Boys), Sean David Morton (Joe Killionaire), Len Kabasinski  (Swamp Zombies), Greg Lamberson (Slime City), Debbie Rochon (Hellblock  13), Michael Stanley (Attack of the Beast Creatures), Leonard Lies (Dawn  of the Dead), Jim Krut (Dawn of the Dead), and many, many more!

 Over the years the Eerie Horror Film Festival has also hosted and/or  promoted appearances by rock legends Alice Cooper, Heaven & Hell  (with Ronnie James Dio - RIP), Nine Inch Nails, The Misfits, Judas  Priest, Motorhead, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Adam Lambert, G Tom Mac and  others. The Eerie Horror Fest hopes to actively bring in more rock and  roll to the region each season!

Fans can meet their favorite  stars, buy horror related merchandise and converse with film company  representatives at the Carnival of Carnage Expo, held in conjunction  with our film screenings during the weekend of the Fest.

The  Eerie Horror Film Festival has donated a percentage of their ticket and  merchandise sales to Make-A-Wish  and has made a sizable donation to The  Second Harvest Food Bank in past years.

The Festival hopes  that their efforts continue to attract attention, tourism and economic  impact to the Erie County area and that they can provide an even bigger  and better event for attendees each and every year.

The next  Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo takes place October, 2018 (times, dates and locations to be announced soon) in NW PA.