Do you LOVE Horror Movies? If you answered YES, then you’ve come to the right place! The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the State of Florida. We feature and showcase some of the BEST independent horror films from the US, Florida, and around the World. What do we mean when we say “independent”? Independent means that the films featured at the festival were made outside of the Hollywood Studio system and filmmakers have total control over the way their films are made. Believe us when we say this is a good thing!

Now a little bit about our history. The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival started way back in 2006 by filmmaker Robert J. Massetti and was part of the Spooky Empire Horror Convention in Orlando, Florida. At that time, the festival was very small side event of Spooky Empire but as years past the Festival began to grow by leaps and bounds until it became one of the Premiere Horror Genre Film Festivals in the US. So in 2015 we decided to leave Spooky Empire and move the festival to an actual Movie Theater! The Festival found it’s NEW home at the Premiere Cinemas 14 at the Fashion Square Mall and now we can showcase movies on a BIG movie screen with stadium seating, surround sound, and Popcorn! The way movies were meant to be seen!

JURY AWARD

BEST FEATURE

BEST SHORT

BEST FLORIDA FEATURE

BEST STUDENT SHORT

BEST FLORIDA SHORT

BEST ACTOR

BEST ACTRESS

BEST SPECIAL FX MAKEUP

BEST ANIMATED FILM

The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival features the “FREAKY AWARD”. The Prestiges Award represents the highest filmmaking ¬†achievement in ten different categories listed above. The awards are given out at the FREAKY AWARD GALA after the festival.

All films that screen at the festival are eligible to win awards in all categories. Feature films that screen at the festival get a first look from TERROR FILMS for possible distribution.

Our festival judges and award committee members are fair, impartial, and thorough. As working professionals in the industry, they understand exactly how hard it is to make a film as well as the art of film-making. They want to showcase the very best that the independent horror film community has to offer, helping them to garner the recognition they truly deserve.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

ROBERT MASSETTI

FOUNDER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GRAVEN RAVENWOLF

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR | MARKETING

MATT REYNOLDS

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

SENIOR TEAM

SHANA LINKOUS

PRODUCTION MANAGER

GINA ROONEY

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

JASON DALY

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

SPONSORS