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Thursday, October 5


Special Effects Explained: Stop Motion Animation
Join the Idaho Horror Film Festival at the Boise Public Library for a fascinating look at the secrets of stop-motion animation and claymation! Families will learn about stop-motion basics from local filmmaker Will Tebo and then create their own animated clip with Lego actors and props.

Will Tebo is a self-trained stop-motion animator, and loves nothing more than sharing his passion for the medium of animation with others. He wants to bring an awareness of animation's historical and cultural significance to the community, as he pursues his degree in Media Production and Visual Art at Boise State.

His stop-motion short film Lolly won Best Idaho Film at the 2015 Idaho Horror Film Festival. He is currently writing the script for a stop-motion feature film.


Will Tebo

Will Tebo grew up between the Puget Sound area and Boise, Idaho. Influenced by animated films, puppet shows, and children's theatre from a young age, his goal is to create and inspire imaginative entertainment within Boise's burgeoning film/arts community. He first became interested... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Boise Public Library 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
Thursday, October 12


Pass Pick-up
If you don't want to pay at the door, please pick-up your pass!  Our staff will be available to get you checked in for the festival from 4pm-6pm outside The Egyptian Theatre Lobby.

Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


First Annual Pinewood Coffin Derby

Prefunk will host the first annual Proof-Rogue Pinewood Coffin Derby! We are putting a Halloween twist on the standard pinewood derby races and we want you there!

Kits provided- pickup from either Proof Eyewear or Prefunk. No fee to register. Creativity is encouraged. Registration begins at 5:30pm and races start at 6pm. Prizes will be available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Come out for a fun event to kick off the Idaho Horror Film Festival!

Thursday October 12, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
PreFunk Beer Bar 1100 W. Front St.


Micro Fiction Competition with the Boise Public Library
We're teaming up with the Boise Public Library for an evening of frightening fiction. Writers of all experience levels will get a special prompt from our judges at 5:45 p.m., and then they'll have 20 minutes to write the creepiest story they can create!

Please BYOWD (Bring Your Own Writing Device). We will have a few extra laptops available for writing as well.

Christian Winn, Idaho Writer in Residence
Lorie Broumand, Boise Public Library Librarian
Tye Lombardi, Writer for Z Nation


Longdrop Cider

Founded in the Fall of 2014 by a small group of partners, production commenced in the Spring of 2015 when Longdrop debuted two ciders at Boise's annual Treefort festival. Founders Chris Blanchard, Carol Crosswhite, Preston Crosswhite (and Panache) have produced over two-dozen ciders... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Longdrop Cider pin Show Map LongDrop Cider Co. 603 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83702


$5.00 at the door, Free for IHFF Passholders.

IHFF is paying homage to the work of Tobe Hooper! Join us for a throwback screening of the original, Poltergeist and some delicious beers by our host Boise Brewing!

Screens with: Invaders

Synopsis: Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings -- Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke) -- when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.


Boise Brewing

A Community-Supported Brewery in Downtown Boise, Idaho. Where you get to own a share of the brews and your taste buds never get bored.

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Boise Brewing 521 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702


An American Werewolf in London
IHFF and Barbarian Brewing Downtown Taproom are throwing a party, so gather your wolf pack and join us for a special screening of An American Werewolf in London!

Screens with: Crow Hand
                       Night of the Slasher

This is 21+ event
FREE for IHFF Passholders
$5.00 cash at the door

Synopsis: David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.



Barbarian Brewing

Barbarian Downtown Taproom opened August 2017 and has more than 20 Barbarian beers on draft, including sours, IPA's, Belgian styles and various other barrel aged beers. 21 and over. The brewery and original Taproom is located in Garden City, ID.

Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Barbarian Brewing Highlights info row image 1022 W. Main St. Boise, Idaho, ID 83702


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Humpin' Hannah's  and Idaho Horror Film Festival present the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Virgin Kits will be available for $6:  Props such as rice, toilet paper, water pistols, toast, noisemakers, cards, confetti & more will be included.

Huge Costume Contest with prizes for:

Dr. Frank N. Furter, a scientist
Janet Weiss, a heroine
Brad Majors, a hero
Riff Raff, a handyman
Magenta, a domestic
Columbia, a groupie
Dr. Everett V. Scott, a rival scientist
Rocky Horror, a creation
Meat Loaf as Eddie, an ex-delivery boy
The Criminologist, an expert

Rocky Horror is a true audience participation movie. People yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props various times during the film. It is a rock-musical send-up of old science-fiction and horror films.
Dress as one of the characters, or just in bustiers, fishnet and burlesque-type costume


Screens with: Four Brothers or Three. Wait...Three and Directors on Directing



Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Humpin Hannah's 621 W. Main St


The Lost Boys
The Balcony Club and IHFF present The Lost Boys — a weird, slightly uncomfortable classic tale about creepy teenage vampires. So come along and join us on a journey into the land of the awkward dead.

21+ event
FREE for IHFF Passholders
$5.00 at the door

Screens with: Buzzcut

Synopsis: Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) -- who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.


The Balcony Club

Voted Boise Weekly’s Best Local Dance Club for over 10 years running.We have the hottest staff, DJ’s spinning the latest music & videos, amazing lights, open dance floor, and the most amazing customers in the world!EVERYONE OVER 21 IS WELCOME!

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00pm - 11:30pm
The Balcony Club 150 N 8th St, Ste 226 Boise, Idaho 83702
Friday, October 13


Filmmaker Mixer
This invitation only bash welcomes filmmakers, sponsors, celebrity guests and VIP Passholders to a networking party that only IHFF can throw!

A big thank you to our sponsor, The Paramount Group for hosting this event!  Mad Swede will be pouring brews, Tin Roof Tacos will host a taco bar and Amsterdam Lounge is providing us with their beautiful space.

Friday October 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Amsterdam Lounge 609 W. Main St Boise, Idaho 82702


Screening Block 1
IHFF kicks off our 4th Annual Festival with a block of our favorite short films - some you may recognize from the past three years!  You'll laugh, cringe and ultimately leave thinking how rad this horror is!

Short Film Line-Up:

Couples Night
The Heebie-Jeebies
The Operator 2
Lucy (Spud and Guts)
Spring Garden

Friday October 13, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Friday the 13th: with special Celebrity Guest, Adrienne King
Limited Capacity seats available

The Idaho Horror Film Festival is excited to announce the attendance of Scream Queen, Adrienne King! IHFF will honor Ms. King with the first ever, IHFF Trailblazer Award for her advocacy of women in film and especially in the genre of horror. She has been supportive in her endeavors for women’s rights, victim’s rights and being the First Final Girl, she’s become a touchstone and inspiration to so many ultimate survivors.

Please join us for a special screening of Friday the 13th at the Egyptian Theater on Friday, October 13th at 8pm. Award presentation and Q&A session to follow.

This event is 21+

​Screens with:
What Metal Girls Are Into (World Premiere) (Spud and Guts)

Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Screening Block 3
Black and White (Spud and Guts)
Daddy Makes Nine (Spud and Guts)
Rites of Vengeance
Catching Up

Q&A session to follow

Friday October 13, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Screening Block 4: WTF?
This is by far one of our favorite blocks. If you love pushing the limits, seeing the absurd or bizarre, then this is the block for you!

How to Summon a Demon
Laser Pope
Fucking Bunnies
The Dark Hunger

Saturday October 14, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.
Saturday, October 14



Parkside School presents a free family-friendly screening of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie! Make sure the kids dress-up! There are some cool prizes for best costume.


Young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher (Martin Landau) gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

This film is rated PG

All Ages welcome!


Screens with: Filling In

Saturday October 14, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Screening Block 6
Born Again
The Cleansing Hour (Spud and Guts)
As They Continue to Fall
The Catch (Spud and Guts)
Remember (Spud and Guts)
Neck and Neck (Animated)
Ding Dong

Saturday October 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Women in Film
Limited Capacity seats available

The Idaho Horror Film Festival is the only all women run horror film festival in the world and we decided to celebrate it this year. From our posters, to our guests and our programming have all been carefully planned to give added exposure to women.  I sincerely hope you join me next weekend.  This next Saturday, October 14th we are hosting a free “Women in Film" panel at Amsterdam Lounge at 2pm.  This panel will explore the unique challenges gender plays in the medium of film.  Bloody Marys and Mimosas will be available for purchase.  This event is 21+

This intimate discussion will feature:

Adrienne King- star of Friday the 13th,  and a huge advocate for women in film & especially in her genre. She’s always been supportive in her endeavors for women’s rights, victim’s rights and being the First Final Girl she’s become a touchstone & inspiration to so many ultimate survivors.

Deborah Voorhees- Before directing and writing screenplays, Voorhees worked in Hollywood as an actress for Paramount Pictures horror franchise Friday the 13th, Part V, CBS's nighttime drama Dallas, NBC's detective drama Riptide, the day-time soap Days of Our Lives and many others. Voorhees has also taught Acting for Film at Eastern New Mexico University as well as British Literature and journalism in Texas and New Mexico.

Izzy Lee-  is a writer, filmmaker, film festival programmer, and journalist for Birth. Movies. Death., Rue Morgue, Diabolique, Dread Central, and an editor at ScreenAnarchy.  When she’s not writing, she’s making scary little films, often from an outsider perspective with a socio-political bent. Her shorts have screened with American Psycho, Prevenge, Baskin, Antibirth, Tales of Halloween, They Look Like People, The Love Witch, The Lords of Salem, and The Sacrament.

Tye Lombardi- A Boise native, Tye moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and began her career in the film industry.   Her body of work includes assistant directing on over 20 feature films and television shows including “The Shield,” “7th Heaven,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Sharknado 2” and season 3 of “Z Nation.”  Her costuming credits include the television show “Sons of Anarchy,” the films “Cowboys & Engines,” “The Co-Ed and the Zombie Stoner” “Hansel Vs. Gretel,” “Sharknado 3,” and most recently “Sharknado 5.”  
​Currently she is in Idaho working on her next adventure, a cookbook based on the practical effects she learned while in Hollywood and another screenplay (or two).

Ellen Smith- Graduated from University of Idaho with a  degree in Theatre Arts and then went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from UI. Ellen’s legal practice focuses on Entertainment Law and routinely works with local indie filmmakers as well as out of state producers. In 2012 Ellen began pursuing a career in acting and is an accomplished film, episodic series and commercial actress.

Angela DeRisio- Angela has been a stage actor since she was an itty bitty girl and made the move to film in her early 20’s. A recent graduate from Boise State, with a BA in Communication with an emphasis in Media Production and a certificate in Digital Cinema. Having produced a few local films, as well as directing her fair share of stage productions, Angela has recently delved into directing film. She directed a commercial for The Paramount Group for IHFF 2017, and is slated for an upcoming short psychological horror film. Angela believes that there is nothing more powerful than powerful women empowering powerful women, and is equally proud of and grateful for the women in the Idaho film community.

The Women in Film Panel will be moderated by:

Sabina Dana Plasse- originally from Baltimore, Maryland, has been living in Sun Valley for more than 10 years and enjoys, above all, to connect people to one another. Besides writing, she launches start-up events and assists festivals, businesses, and entrepreneurs with publicity and marketing with her boutique firms Lift Talk PR and The Human Experience Arts & Management. She graduated from Bucknell University and has a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University and from American University in film and video—her passion.

The panel will be hosted at:

Amsterdam Lounge
609 W. Main St
Boise, Idaho 82702



Adrienne King

Adrienne King will sit on this dynamic panel. Adrienne has been supportive in her endeavors for women’s rights, victim’s rights and being the First Final Girl, she’s become a touchstone and inspiration to so many ultimate survivors.

Izzy Lee

Adrienne King Idaho Horror is excited to welcome Adrienne King. She is an actress, winemaker and painter. Adrienne made her acting debut in 1965 by starring as Melinda in the television film Inside the Wind (1965) before appearing in the films Between the Lines (1977), Saturday Night... Read More →

Saturday October 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Amsterdam Lounge 609 W. Main St Boise, Idaho 82702


Interactive Q&A: Horror Set Design & FX with Mick Strawn
IHFF 2017 is excited to have Mick Strawn (art director, set designer, FX creator) coming to talk about his experiences working on the sets of some of the most iconic horror and fantasy movies from the 80' and 90's. 

Join us for an interactive Q&A discussion with Mick about the process of creating art and effects heavy films. We will view clips and hear some hilarious stories about what went on behind-the-scenes during the productions of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Mortal Kombat, The Adventures of Hercules, Roger Corman's Fantastic Four, Blade, and much more! 


Mick Strawn

Special Guest, Mick Strawn, designed effects on the sets of some of your favorite 80s and 90s horror and fantasy films.

Saturday October 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Screening block 7: h48
h48 is the horror version of i48. Just like i48, but without the PG requirement. h48 is held each year in October as part of the Idaho Horror Film Festival, with a limited number of teams that can participate. Teams are given a horror genre, line, and prop that they must use in the 4-6 minute film.

Saturday October 14, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Screening Block 8
The Binding
Dead Bed (Spud and Guts)
Field of Screams
For a Good Time Call
Creatures of Whitechapel
Your Date is Here
2 AM

Q&A session to follow

Saturday October 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.


Awards Bash
Join us as we announce our award winning films in style and help us close down IHFF 2017 with live music by Five Alarm Funk!

Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and every body moving. Grooves for days. Monster horns, crushing percussion and shredding psych-rock guitars. These are among the elements that make up the Five Alarm Funk experience.

Doors @ 9:00
Music @ 10:00

$5.00 at the door
FREE for IHFF Passholders

2017 Awards for:

Best Short Film
Best Spud and Guts
Best Foriegn Short
Best of the Fest
Best Animated Short


Saturday October 14, 2017 9:00pm - 11:30pm
The Reef 105 S 6th St, Boise, ID 83702


The Shining
Limited Capacity seats available

For those of you who have lived under a rock...

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Screens with:


Saturday October 14, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday October 15, 2017 12:00am
The Egyptian Theater 700 W. Main St.
Sunday, October 15


Sunday Bloody Sunday Brunch
This how the organizers of IHFF send off all of the wonderful guests and relax after another successful fest! Plan on joining us for $4 Bloody Marys and brunch at the Piper Pub!


Sunday October 15, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Piper Pub 150 N 8th St
Friday, October 27


Come experience an evening of chilling tales and ghostly tunes! Local authors will be sharing original horror stories, followed by the bone-tingling music of Boise's own Sun Blood Stories. Snap some pics in Idaho Horror Film Festival's spooky photo booth, and visit the Owyhee Tavern's lobby bar for all your libation desires. Costumes encouraged!

Heidi Kraay
Christian Atley
Malia Collins

Doors at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.
Tickets by donation at the door or at: http://bit.ly/scaryfort

Friday October 27, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Owyhee 1109 Main Street, Boise, ID 83702