A Night of Horror International Film Festival Announces Virtual Events and Program

A Night of Horror is making its festival a virtual event, with films streaming on- demand over two weeks, 18 – 31 October 2021, and it promises a spectacular program.

Australia’s original and longest-running horror film festival – voted as one of the world’s best by leading horror website Dread Central – will now take place online  in the lead-up to Halloween, the most terror-ific time of the year.

For its thirteenth edition the festival is partnering up with exciting new streaming platform Xerb, to delight fans nationwide with a thrilling program of dark genre cinema from down under and around the world.

“I’m not superstitious,” says Festival Director Bryn Tilly, “This year is our lucky 13th! It’s vital to maintain such an important cultural event, and with Xerb we are able to expand our reach, our program, and duration. No mutant virus will stop A Night of Horror! Be afraid, be very afraid!”

The features program has thirteen international and Australian premieres, includ- ing Addison Heath & Jasmine Jakupi’s wild and blackly comic slasher MY CHERRY PIE as the festival’s “Opening Night”, the sinister supernatural spookery of SUNOD from festival alumni, Carlo Ledesma (THE TUNNEL), the Schuyler family’s eerie lockdown nightmare, RED RIVER ROAD, Keene McRae’s brutal noir-esque debut, SHOT IN THE DARK, the hypnotic, escalating paranoia of Johannes Grenzfurthner’s MASKING THRESHOLD, and the immensely entertaining documentary THE BRIL- LIANT TERROR, focusing on grassroots horror filmmakers and fans in the US.

Thirty-seven sensational short films are spread across two International Shorts Showcases and an epic Australian Shorts Showcase, and, last, but not least, an exclusive live talk with Q&A from the local legend that is Kiah Roache-Turner (WYRMWOOD), on the hard fun of DIY horror!

Panavision Australia are returning as sponsors of the Australian Short Film Audi- ence Award, as are Chicken & Chips Casting, sponsoring the Best Performance in an Australian Short Film Award. Festival Partner is Peter Humble.

The jury for the 13th edition features an array of Australian luminaries with a cou- ple of American wild cards thrown in for good measure; Alexandra Heller-Nicholas,

Josh Reed, Ashley C. Williams, Adrian Martin, Jill Gevargizian, Richard Kuipers, Vicki Madden, Shayne Armstrong, and Faith Guoga.

The complete virtual program, ticketing and festival pass information will be launched on Monday, 20 September. Keep your eyes peeled for merchandise, scaring soon!

More details about A Night of Horror International Film Festival can be found on- line at www.anightofhorror.com

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