11 terrifying days of original works in theater, dance, music, and film. Presented right here at The Southern Theater.

SEE BELOW FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS

Showtimes:
Thursday, October 22 - Sunday, November 1
Exact dates/times vary by show, see below for more details.

Ticketing:
Tickets are available online 24 hours/day, or at The Southern Theater 3o mins before showtime.
Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Single Ticket: $15
The Four Horsemen (4 Show Pass): $56
666 Pass of the Beast (6 Show Pass): $80
Demonic Dozen (12 Show Pass): $150

The Lineup

12 different groups present their original take on the horror genre. Each performance is one hour long with 30 minutes in between each show. 10 groups have 5 performances each, and a couple have 1-2 shows each.


 

BUNNY CLOGS COSTUME DANCE PARTY

BY ADAM LEVY

A kid friendly concert for the whole family with original music by Adam Levy of the
Honeydogs, and his daughters Esther and Ava Bella. Free, healthy snacks provide by Eastside
Coop.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 11am

GENRES
Live Music, Band, Dance

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 0
Violence: 0
Blood: 0
Suggested Age: All Ages


 

THE UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE

BY THE COLDHARTS

A mortician falls in love with a man as she prepares his corpse for burial. She has three days until the funeral… but three days just isn't enough. The Coldharts return to the Twin Cities Horror Festival with a gothic romance inspired by the notorious 1978 interview with necrophile Karen Greenlee.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Fri, Oct. 23 @ 7pm
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 1pm
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 2:30pm
Wed, Oct. 28 @ 7pm
Fri, Oct. 30 @ 10pm

GENRES
Theater, Psychological, Sexual, Gore

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 4
Violence: 4
Blood: 4
Suggested Age: 16+


 

BIRD OF SEVEN COLORS

BY ERIN SHEPPARD PRESENTS

Under threat of death, a girl strikes out alone. Searching for the all-knowing Bird of Seven Colors, her way is fraught with danger. But nothing compares to the terror that awaits her at the end of her journey. Dance and storytelling combine for this fearsome retelling of a Puerto Rican folktale.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Thu, Oct. 22 @ 8:30pm
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 1pm
Tue, Oct. 27 @ 7pm
Thu, Oct. 29 @ 8:30pm
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 5:30pm

GENRES
Dance, Storytelling, Thriller

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 0
Violence: 4
Blood: 0
Suggested Age: 13+


 

BIG SPOOKY RADIO SPOOKYTIME

BY FEARLESS COMEDY PRODUCTIONS

Two classic-style radio shows performed in front of a live studio audience! Featuring short horror and comedy works by Joseph Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, Tim Wick, Tansy Undercrypt, Molly & Nick Glover, Brian Keene and Jeff Strand. The show will also feature original music and more! Striking a balance between the truly horrifying and horrifyingly funny, these scripts will be presented by a talented group of voice actors and a live sound effects technician. It's a little bit like A Prairie Home Companion. With Zombies.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 7pm
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 7pm

GENRES
Theater, Storytelling, Comedy

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 1
Violence: 1
Blood: 1
Suggested Age: 13+


 

MORTEM CAPIENDUM

BY FOUR HUMORS

Written by Jason Ballweber, Brant Miller, Nick Ryan, and Matt Spring
Starring: Jason Ballweber, Brant Miller, and Matt Spring

A tonic with seemingly miraculous properties;
Three con-men beginning to believe their own pitch;
And a perfectly ordinary trunk containing...?
A traveling medicine show from Four Humors.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Thu., Oct. 22 @ 7pm
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 2:30pm
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 10pm
Thu, Oct. 29 @ 7pm
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 8:30pm

GENRES
Theater, Comedy

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 1
Violence: 4
Blood: 2
Suggested Age: 13+


 

THE THERMOS® BOTTLE

BY GHOULISH DELIGHTS

Through rivers of time and space, it reaches out invisibly, killing with a series of violent seizures. Dream and it steals your breath, hope and it stops your heart. The question is…how does it choose its victims? This story by Pat Harrigan weaves many lives together to tell one story of finding our place both in history and in the future.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Fri, Oct. 23 @ 8:30pm
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 10pm
Tue, Oct. 27 @ 11:30pm
Thu, Oct. 29 @ 10pm
Sun, Nov. 1 @ 4pm

GENRES
Theater, Sci-Fi/Horror

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 3
Violence: 3
Blood: 3
Suggested Age: 13+


 

KAIDAN: STORIES AND STUDIES OF THE STRANGE

BY GREEN T PRODUCTIONS

Tormented wraiths haunt an eerie landscape best avoided by helpless mortals. Inspired by Lufcadio Hearn’s 19th century collection of Japanese ghost stories, Green T Productions uses a movement based performance style and live music to lend an unsettling creepiness to the tales in Kaidan: Stories and Studies of the Strange.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Thu, Oct. 22 @ 10:pm
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 5:30pm
Mon, Oct. 26 @ 8:30pm
Wed, Oct. 28 @ 8:30pm
Sun, Nov. 1 @ 5:30pm

GENRES
Theater, Movement, Storytelling

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 0
Violence: 2
Blood: 2
Suggested Age: 13+


 

THE HSHD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

BY HORRORSHOW HOTDOG

We review a short horror film every week on the HSHD Podcast. Now we’ve curated the best shorts we’ve discovered into five nights of programming, with a different lineup for each session. From the rib-tickling to the spine-tingling, across every imaginable subgenre of horror, these shorts are amazing examples of this underappreciated art form.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Fri, Oct. 23 @ 11:30pm
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 5:30pm
Tue, Oct. 27 @ 8:30pm
Wed, Oct. 28 @ 11:30pm
Fri, Oct. 30 @ 8:30pm

GENRES
Film, Comedy, Gore Monster, Intense

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 3
Violence: 4
Blood: 4
Suggested Age: 16+


 

THE TRAIL

BY THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FOTIS

In the fall of 1982, four backpackers set out to hike and camp on the Appalachian Trail. Four days later their disfigured bodies were found by state police. The producers of Farmhouse return to the Twin Cities Horror Festival with a chilling account of getting lost in the woods and coming face to face with the terror that lies within.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 7pm
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 4pm
Mon, Oct. 26 @ 10pm
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 2:30pm
Sun, Nov. 1 @ 7pm

GENRES
Theater, Psychological, Suspense

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 3
Violence: 2
Blood: 1
Suggested Age: 16+


 

THE DEEP DARK

BY ONCOMING PRODUCTIONS

When a boat like The High Hope sinks into the ocean, you don't expect to see it again. Maybe that is for the best. Told through movement, sound, and light, The Deep Dark is an account of two sisters' strange, harrowing return to the wreck that killed their father, and their encounter with what has been waiting for them in the depths.
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Fri, Oct. 23 @ 10pm
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 4pm
Sun, Oct. 25 @ 8:30pm
Tue, Oct. 27 @ 10pm
Fri, Oct. 30 @ 7pm

GENRES
Theater, Psychological

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 3
Violence: 3
Blood: 2
Suggested Age: 13+


 

EPIDEMIC

BY DANGEROUS PRODUCTIONS

Eleven people are locked in with a killer disease that eats you alive. Terrifying, bloody, and visceral, the newest horror offering from Dangerous Productions explores crowd violence and psychology, and asks the question: “How would you like to die?”
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Thu, Oct. 22 @ 11:30pm
Sat, Oct. 24 @ 8:30pm
Mon, Oct. 26 @ 11:30pm
Thu, Oct. 29 @ 11:30pm
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 10pm

GENRES
Theater, Gore, Psychological

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 3
Violence: 5
Blood: 5
Suggested Age: 16+


 

MARTINA'S BROADWAY HORROR CABARET

BY SILVER SLIPPER PRODUCTIONS

"Here at Martina's Broadway Cabaret we take the magic of Broadway and the camp of Drag and mush them together. Camp and Halloween have never looked so Fabulous! Our show is like if every sketch from the Halloween episode of SNL was a musical number!"-Martina Marraccino
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SHOWDATES/TIMES
Mon, Oct. 26 @ 7pm
Wed, Oct. 28 @ 10pm
Fri, Oct. 30 @ 11:30pm
Sat, Oct. 31 @ 4pm
Sun, Nov. 1 @ 2:30pm

GENRES
Theater, Music, Drag, Comedy, Campy, Queer

RATINGS (0=NONE, 5=LOTS)
Language: 1
Violence: 3
Blood: 3
Suggested Age: 13+