The Overlook Film Festival

616 Saint Peter Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of all things horror held in America's most haunted city, New Orleans. From May 30th – June 2nd, 2019, genre fans and cinephiles from the world over will convene in the heart of the French Quarter, home to countless apparition sightings, voodoo legends, and vampire curses.

Presenting superior film programming with an expanded focus on experiential events, the festival showcases exciting work in new and classic independent horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend. As a summer camp for genre fans, The Overlook is a community event bringing the best of horror in all its forms to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience within an intimate and inspirational environment.

Advisors for the festival include filmmakers Elijah Wood, Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, Karyn Kusama, Mick Garris, Larry Fessenden, Leigh Whannell along with industry luminaries from organizations such as Blumhouse, Shudder and Neon among others. Past guests include Roger Corman, Jason Blum, Darren Lyn Bousman and Ari Aster.

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