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NIGHTSTREAM Is Back: The Collective Genre Film Festival Returns October 7-13th, 2021



NIGHTSTREAM Is Back: The Collective Genre Film Festival Returns October 7-13th, 2021


NIGHTSTREAM, a collective genre film festival, returns October 7-13th, 2021.

The online festival features the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and underground films. It includes a monster-head collective of the following: Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, and the Overlook Film Festival.

The NIGHTSTREAM festival screenings are geo-restricted to the United States, but the panels and events are open without restriction. There are several types of badges available, including:

  • $55 ($65 after October 1st) badge includes five features or short programs
  • $89 ($99 after October 1st) badge includes ten features or short programs
  • $25 panel badge includes unlimited panels and events

Certain films will have limited space, so prepare to secure your place and purchase a ticket before they sell out. Individual tickets will go on sale for features and shorts on October 1st at noon, EST. For more information on buying a badge, check out:

Some panel and event highlights of the festival include:

  • Shudder’s upcoming HORROR NOIRE anthology with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes.
  • A Conversation with David Lowery (THE GREEN KNIGHT).
  • A Conversation with Akela Cooper, writer of the most talked about horror film of the year, MALIGNANT.
  • A Conversation with CREEPSHOW Showrunner Greg Nicotero Presented By Shudder.
  • The premiere of THIS IS GWAR, a documentary by Scott Barber.
  • The premiere of the super-rad indie HELLBENDER, from Toby Poser, Zelda Adams, and John Adams.
  • The premiere of the wonderfully bizarre AGNES, directed by Mickey Reece.
  • A Celebration of Chucky with creator Don Mancini and drag superstar Peaches Christ.
  • The Future of Film Is Female Presented by Daily Dead, a panel discussion about the future of horror films with women and non-binary filmmakers.
  • The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents “An Exploration Of The Creepypastas Phenomenon.”
  • The documentary WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR by the director, writer, and wunderkind Kier-La Janisse.
  • A panel on indie filmmaking hosted by Divide/Conquer (FREAKY).
  • A Gwar Workshop Tour: a behind-the-scenes look at the ‘makings’ of Gwar.
  • Anniversary Party Presented By FANGORIA!

Malignant Writer Akela Cooper

Creepshow TV Series Shudder Banner

Don Mancini and Peaches Christ

The Future of Film Is Female Presented

For more information on the feature and short program, check out this exciting line-up here: The short programs are in the following blocks:

  • Shorts Program I: How We Survive
  • Shorts Program II: Your Mind is a Shackle
  • Shorts Program III: Last Resorts

For more information about the festival, or if you want to examine the line-up, check out their site NIGHTSTREAM and give them a follow on their socials:

I love how film festivals organize their shorts and the creative names they give the blocks. I think it’s so cool. It looks like poetry to me, horror poetry. I’m pretty excited about the festival, and I’m going to be at every event I can attend (looking at you CREEPYPASTA) because I’m still homebound and very much in need of horror entertainment.





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