Jul 9, 2016


The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival is excited to announce its first wave of official selections for our Fall program: September 30 - October 1st

Following on the heels of a hugely successful Winter edition, the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (Hamilton, Ontario's horror, cult, and exploitation genre film fest) returns this Fall with a new slate of killer film premieres guaranteed to push the boundaries of spectacle and imagination (not to mention good taste).

|| Canadian Premiere! ||
*Gross-Out Body Horror Comedy*

The FNTFF is very proud to present the Canadian Premiere of Jonathan Straiton's award-winning and fan-acclaimed teenage sex comedy / zombie gore fest: NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE
Five teenage friends set out for the beach on their Spring Break vacation. Good times are cut short when one of the group contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a bathroom stop. But this is no ordinary STD! When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the STD virus starts running rampant, turning those infected into sex-crazed and oozing living dead mutants. 

Hot off its award wins for Best SFX, Best Actor, and the Jury Award for Best Film at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, NIGHT OF THE SOMETHING STRANGE is an uncomfortably hilarious and gleefuly disgusting tour de force of comedy, action, and gross-out gore that takes the meaning of bad taste to a whole new level.

|| Hamilton Premiere! ||
*Animated Action/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Adventure*

From the gross to the gorgeous, the FNTFF is honoured to also announce the Hamilton Premiere of NOVA SEED from Hamilton-born animator Nick DiLiberto.
Enter a fantasy world of pure imagination and exhilarating action. Deep below the surface of a desolated world, the Mad Doctor Mindskull has discovered a way to use the planet’s power of creation as a weapon. With humanity unable to fight back, they enlist the aid of an outlaw bio-engineered N.A.C (Neo Animal Combatant). But will the N.A.C turn against the humans who shun him, and what is the mystery of the Nova Seed's power?

Years in the making, NOVA SEED was produced in 2D, hand-drawn frame by glorious frame. NOVA SEED is a Heavy Metal meets Ralph Bakshi experience that embodies the true spirit of DIY independent film-making. Destined to be a cult classic, NOVA SEED has already reaped acclaim at Toronto's WTFilm Fest and the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International.

7 feature films and 20 shorts will screen this fall as part of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival. Submissions officially close August 13 and the full lineup will be revealed in early September.

To submit your feature or short, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FrightNightTheatre

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Jul 6, 2016

First Films and New Merch to Debut at Dark Carnival

This weekend, the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival will be debuting some chillin' new merch and thrilling news at the Rue Morgue Dark Carnival Horror Culture & Entertainment Expo (July 9-10) in Hamilton, ON!


Stop by the FNTFF table (booth #606) for an exclusive sneak peek at our first two feature film premiere screenings coming to our Fall festival (September 30 - October 1)


Our first ever t-shirt is here! Show your Hamilton horror pride with our exclusive, limited edition Fright Night Theatre Film Festival t-shirt. Available in S, M, L, XL while supplies last. Once they're gone, they're gone: never to be re-printed! $20.00 (cash-only)


Visit our table for a chance to win copies of Delirium Magazine

Full Moon presents DELIRIUM magazine, a bloody, bold,beautiful and critically acclaimed print and digital magazine published by Charles Band, produced by the Full Moon Features team and edited by filmmaker, writer and www.ShockTillYouDrop.com managing editor Chris Alexander. DELIRIUM features exclusive interviews, bizarre stories, garish photos, posters, retrospectives, special FX make-up secrets, laughs, shocks, thrills and chills. It's the best cult film magazine on the market!

Make your own buttons with our button machine of the damned! Show off your creepy creativity and celebrate the horror genre.

Sample Buttons


Be the first to secure your seats for the Fall edition of FNTFF. Get your discount VIP Festival pass for just $45 (regular $60). Supply is limited!

Jun 17, 2016

Fright Night Theatre to Attend Rue Morgue Dark Carnival (July 9-10)

The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival is thrilled to be attending the Rue Morgue Dark Carnival Horror Culture & Entertainment Expo (July 9-10) in Hamilton, ON!

To celebrate Rue Morgue's first Dark Carnival, the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival will have a booth on-site to promote our upcoming Fall festival: September 30-October 01. Come visit us at booth #606 for thrills, chills, and kills...not to mention some exclusive news and merch:

  • SNEAK PEEKS: be the first to know our first wave of officially selected feature films!
  • EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT: pick up our very first official t-shirt (limited edition) while supplies last!

  • DISCOUNT PASSESbe the first to purchase a VIP festival pass at a huge discount.
  • MAKE-A-BUTTON: make your own monster buttons with our button machine! Show off your creepy creativity.

Jun 16, 2016

Early-Bird Submissions End JUNE 18


In just a few day, the first round of submissions for the Fall edition of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival will close, marking the end of our first wave of submissions. Don't miss out on our special early-bird pricing and perks.

SHORTS - $5.00 (USD) / FEATURES - $10.00 (USD)
Student Pricing: SHORTS - FREE (USD) / FEATURES - FREE (USD)*

*Student film entries must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc. and should be emailed at time of entry to submissions@frightnighttheatre.com with entry title in subject line of the email).

In addition, the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival will be announcing two of its feature film official selections at the Rue Morgue Dark Carnival Horror Culture & Entertainment Expo: July 9-10.  Early-bird submissions have the best chance of making the cut.

So get those horror, cult, and exploitation shorts and features in today!

May 24, 2016


In anticipation of Scream Factory's upcoming release of THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE, the FNTFF is proud to present a very special screening of this hilarious and horrifying new film to be followed by a live Skype Q&A with director Andy Palmer!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9:30pm


Directed by Andy Palmer
(USA) 2015, 90 mins

Starring: Jere Burns, Robert Englund, Scottie Thompson, Clint Howard, Courtney Gains, Renee Dorian, Ben Begley

*Director Andy Palmer live via Skype for Q&A


Six of the worlds scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror. The only people left to stop the killers are a rag-tag group of college kids, a clueless deputy (Ben Begley, The Hungover Games) and the local sheriff (Scottie Thompson, Skyline, Before I Wake), who seems to have a strange attachment to the leader of the maniacs, the silver-tongued devil "Mental Manny" (Jere Burns, Justified, Angie Tribeca).

This chilling thriller features supporting turns by horror icons Clint Howard (Evilspeak, The Lords of Salem), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The 'Burbs) and A Nightmare on Elm Street's Robert Englund as the warden.


(HorrorHound Weekend Convention Film Festival)


Apr 27, 2016


International badass and afro'd monster fighter Bloodsucka Jones is getting ready to kick zombie ass in BLOODSUCKA JONES VS. THE CREEPING DEATH. 

Bloodsucka Jones and super gorgeous but deadly Filipino sidekick Vanessa help a couple of idiots fight an army of zombies created by the evil douche vampire Stewart. This sequel to the award-winning cult horror-comedy BLOODSUCKA JONES promises blood, gore, synth, bad language, muscle cars, kick ass girls, lasers, Kung Fu, bikinis, roller derby, beautiful sidekicks, wristbands, and maybe even a violent puppet death.
Check out the first footage from the sequel and help support this upcoming horror-comedy by donating to the BSJ vs. TCD Indiegogo Campaign and get lots of awesome perks.

Bloodsucka Jones (2013), directed by Justin Armao, had its World Premiere at Fright Night Theatre.

Mar 30, 2016

PHOTOS: FNTFF Mar 11-12, 2016

From March 11-12, 2016, the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival transformed the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton, ON into the SCAREcase Theatre for two nights of thrills, chills, and cinematic kills. We kicked off the first of our twice-a-year horror, cult, and exploitation film festival with 20 official selections: 5 fiendish feature films (Harvest Lake, The Barn, Bunny the Killer Thing, She Who Must Burn, and Idyll) and 15 terrifying shorts. 

With the help of Locked in the Cellar Creations, who decGOREated the Staircase Theatre with horror decor, the first Fright Night Theatre Film Fest of 2016 was a decidedly sinful success and we'll return with an all new festival lineup September 30 - October 01!