Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2022

Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2022

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KHFF 2022The Knoxville Horror Film Fest will present its 14th annual weekend of cinematic scares Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23, with events split between Maryville, Tennessee’s Parkway Drive-In and the festival’s home base at Central Cinema.

As it has for the past two years, the Parkway Drive-In (2909 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy) will host KHFF’s highest-profile screenings across two evenings of triple-stacked fun. Friday kicks off with a program of fake film trailers produced locally for the annual
KHFF Grindhouse Grind-out Filmmaking Competition, followed by a 40th anniversary screening of Stephen King & George Romero’s Creepshow (1982) and director Tom Holland’s fan-favorite horror comedy Fright Night (1985). Saturday is an even bigger deal, starting with a 30th anniversary presentation of Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness (1992) before spotlighting director Stuart Gordon with a double feature of Re-Animator (1985) and From Beyond (1986). (Both evenings at the Parkway will also include a host of horror-adjacent vendors; table signups are now open.)

These drive-in programs are just a fraction of the fun for full KHFF passholders, who’ll spend the rest of the four-day festival at Central Cinema (1205 N Central) gorging on the finest that independent horror has to offer. In addition to KHFF’s usual slate of hand-picked short films, this year’s feature competition includes KHFF 2017 Best Feature winners Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead’s Something In The Dirt; KHFF 2018 Audience Award winner Eric Pennycoff’s sophomore feature The Leech; Clay Tatum’s comedic The Civil Dead; and Michelle Garza Cervera’s Tribeca sensation Huesera. Out-of-competition screenings include the freshly announced Fulci Lives! opening night triple bill featuring Italian scuzz-horror maestro Luci Fulci’s City of the Living Dead, The Devil’s Honey and a third surprise feature, plus Aristotelis Maragkos’s Langoliers remix The Timekeepers of Eternity, Brian Yuzna’s transgressive festival closer Society (1989) and Brian Lonano’s Lonanothon, which collects the work of the Atlanta-based filmmaker and KHFF mainstay. (The full KHFF 2022 lineup & schedule will be made available in early October.)

KHFF Festival Passes ($120), Two Night Drive-In Passes ($50) and Single Night Drive-In Tickets ($25) are available now at the link below. The 2022 Knoxville Horror Film Fest is sponsored by Grindhouse Video, Xül Beer Co, WUTK 90.3FM, HagCult, Riot Printing, the Oak Room by Abridged, the Dungeon at Southland Books, Cherokee Distributing, DogFish Head Beer, Nirvana Comics, Merchants Vapor and Raven Records & Rarities.


Thursday 10/20
7:00 pm