Telluride Horror Show

The Telluride Horror Show, Colorado’s first and largest horror film festival, returns for its 12th edition October 14-16, 2022. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in the world-famous mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. For three packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride’s unique theaters, with many of the films showing for the first time in the US.

The festival line-up showcases feature films & short films from new and established talent, special programs, guests, and events. If you love horror, then you can’t miss this fest.

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Telluride Filmmaker Testimonials

“Such a wonderfully unique festival” – Joe Bob Briggs

“Telluride Horror Show is one of the most exciting fests operating today. The scenery is unmatched and the passion of the programmers is obvious with the killer lineup each year. I’m totally honored to have been some small part of it for two years. I think people will be kicking themselves when the fest becomes this unstoppable giant and they didn’t get in on it early. I’m mostly excited because it’s a festival that offers so many experiences – it can be a nonstop party or a totally laid back weekend of movies in the mountains –  whatever kind of time a guest wants to have, you guys make happen. That’s why I pledge allegiance to Telluride Horror Show.” – Mickey Keating, Director (Psychopaths, Darling, Carnage Park)

“I had a fantastic time! The films were great, the location was fabulous, and the people were the best.” – Stephen Chiodo, Director, (Killer Klowns from Outer Space)

“Those are people who know what they’re doing running a film festival.” – Phil Tippett

“Great audience and goddamn, Telluride is a slice of heaven!  What an amazing place!”
– Greg McLean, Director (Jungle, The Belko Experiment, Wolf Creek)

“Telluride Horror Show is by far my favorite film festival. The scenery is awe-inspiring, the crowds are bursting with energy and the films are handpicked by some of the most genuine fans of the genre. I couldn’t recommend it enough!” – Damien Leone, Director (Terrifier, All Hallows’ Eve)

“We’ve been to a bunch of these by now, and Telluride was a real peak experience. Of course the beauty of the setting is totally unique, but it was also just such a well-organized, well-curated, and friendly festival … and we couldn’t have been happier with our screening, from the gorgeous Sheridan Opera House to the packed, super-engaged crowd. I think it was the best, most enthusiastic audience reception we’ve yet had, including the great Q&A. Your audiences are the best! ” – David Marmor, Director (1BR)

“Telluride Horror Show was fantastic to my film and a wonderful place to have our world premiere. Great staff, full crowds, and a beautiful town. Couldn’t ask for a better experience.” – Michael Peer, Director (Doll), Telluride Horror Show Short Film Selection

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