Wednesday October 05

5:30 - 7:30PM

Ticketed Event

Opening Night Party

Warner Theatre Lounge

sold out

Nosferatu is preceded by the Eerie Horror Fest Opening Night party in the Warner Theatre Lounge from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Party entry includes one drink ticket.

The party will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a presentation of the festival awards.

8:00PM

Opening night special event

Nosferatu

F.W. Murnau

1922 | 1h 34m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Sponsored by WQLN

Join the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Erie Philharmonic as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Nosferatu, the groundbreaking work of German expressionist horror directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck as the terrifying vampire, Count Orlok.

Organist Ron Rhode will perform the unmistakable Nosferatu score on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, recreating the experience of seeing this macabre film as it was originally presented.

Thursday October 06

3:00 - 4:30PM

Celebrity Guests

The Adams Family Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet Toby Poser and John Adams of the Adams Family.

4:00PM

Industry Panel

Pitch competition

Warner Theatre Main Stage

Sponsored by BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations

Finalists for our Pitch Competition will present their ideas to our board of industry leaders including members of Blood Oath. A winner will be chosen and given a film development consulting package.

5:00PM

Celebrity Guests

The Adams Family - John Adams & Toby Poser deliver keynote

Keynote Speakers

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Toby Poser and John Adams join us Thursday October 6th at 5:00PM to introduce their 2022 film, Hellbender.

5:30PM

Short

Canines

Abel Danan

2020 | 11m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

In Paris, Anna and her mother Elena are two vampires isolated from the rest of the world.

6:00 - 8:00PM

Celebrity Guests

Children of the Corn Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actors Courtney Gains, John Franklin, John Philbin, and director Fritz Kiersch.

6:00PM

Short

Self-Actualization of the Werewolf Woman

Conall Pendergast

2021 | 4m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A werewolf thinks she has her life figured out until a late night chance encounter changes her mind.

6:15PM

feature

piggy

Carlota Pereda

2022 | 1hr 30m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life.

6:30 - 8:00PM

Celebrity Guests

The Adams Family Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet Toby Poser and John Adams of the Adams Family.

8:00PM

Feature

Hellbender

John Adams | Toby Poser | Zelda Adams

2022 | 1h 26m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A mother and her daughter live a life almost in seclusion in a mountainous area of the United States. The adolescent Izzy only has as a friend, her mother, a woman full of secrets with whom she shares a primitive rock band. The mother does not want people to come near daughter , but Izzy manages to escape to the city several times. There she will discover that her family has a past related to witchcraft.

Q&A hosted by Miss Mabel.

8:00 - 11:00PM

Food Truck

Underdog BBQ

Warner Theatre

Underdog BBQ was founded by a billionaire and a group of local underdog entrepreneurs who wanted to do more than offer delicious BBQ and locally-crafted beer. They wanted to build a brand and tell the story about the Underdogs of Erie, Pa.

9:45PM

Celebrity Guests

Live Q&A with Toby Poser and John Adams

Live Q&A

Warner Theatre Auditorium

John Adams and Toby Poser do a live Q&A.

10:00PM

Party

After Party at Cloud 9

Cloud 9 Wine Bar & Restaurant

Friday
October 07

12:00 - 3:00PM

Celebrity Guests

Children of the Corn Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actors Courtney Gains, John Franklin, John Philbin, and director Fritz Kiersch.

12:00 - 3:00PM

Celebrity Guest

Carter Smith Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet director and writer Carter Smith.

12:00 - 3:00PM

Celebrity Guest

Mark Patton Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actor Mark Patton.

12:00PM

Short

All You Can Eat

Kieran Reed

2022 | 13m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A young waitress at a fast food diner has a bad feeling about things going on behind the chrome and neon facade of the diner. She finally believes she has the proof she needs to bring this secret to light, but unseen evil forces are unleashed in a blood thirsty attempt to stop her.

12:30PM

Feature

Super Z

Julien De Volte | Arnaud Tabarly

2021 | 1h 20m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A zombie family, genetically modified by a mad scientist, gets out from a clandestine laboratory. In spite of mercenaries going after them, they’re about to spread chaos. Film prohibited for children under 12 with warning: some scenes are likely to disturb an uninformed audience.

2:00PM

Workshop

red camera demonstration

Presented by Tommy Hartung & Students

Warner Theatre Conference Room

Sponsored by BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations

Penn State Behrend students will demonstrate basic RED Camera Operations to the audience and solicit non-commercial proposals from the Erie filmmaking community for services from BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations.

3:00PM

Feature

X

Ti West

2022 | 1h 45m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

3:00 - 6:00PM

Food Truck

Sundae

Warner Theatre

Sundae is a vegan gourmet dessert & ice cream bakery for people & dogs! All homemade! Eco chic. Our mission is to help aid in the rescue and to end species-ism. 15% of all our proceeds benefit local shelters, farm sanctuaries & oceanic conservation!

5:00PM

Workshop

Facing Your Darkness: Developing your Brand

Presented by Carter Smith

60m

Warner Theatre Conference Room

Sponsored by BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations

Hosted by Andre Jones.

Artists find inspiration from a varity of sources both perceived and imagined. While many find beauty in the darker corners, it is rare to find those, like Carter Smith, who manage to define their own unique “look” and establish a career and brand full of feautiful images and stories that transfix, haunt and arouse. Climb inside his mind and learn what drives All the Dead Boys and you may just uncover your own dark inspiration.

6:00 - 8:00PM

Celebrity Guest

Mark Patton Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actor Mark Patton.

6:00PM

feature

pearl

Ti West

2022 | 1hr 42min

Warner Theatre Auditorium

The story of how Pearl became the vicious killer seen in "X".

8:00PM

feature with live commentary

Children of the corn

1984 | 1h 32m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to Gatlin, Nebraska and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple on a road trip stop in Gatlin to report a murder and seek help, but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.

8:00 - 11:00PM

Food Truck

Underdog BBQ

Warner Theatre

Underdog BBQ was founded by a billionaire and a group of local underdog entrepreneurs who wanted to do more than offer delicious BBQ and locally-crafted beer. They wanted to build a brand and tell the story about the Underdogs of Erie, Pa.

9:45PM

celebrity guests

Live Q&A with Courtney Gains, John Franklin, John Philbin, Fritz Kiersch

Live Q&A

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Stars of Children of the Corn (1984) will provide live commentary during the screening, followed by an audience Q&A.

Courtney Gains (THE ‘BURBS, BACK TO THE FUTURE, CAN’T BUY ME LOVE)

John Franklin (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, CHILDREN OF THE CORN 666: ISAAC’S RETURN)

John Philbin (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, POINT BREAK)

Director Fritz Kiersch (TUFF TURF, INTO THE SUN)

10:00 - 12:00AM

Celebrity Guests

Children of the Corn Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actors Courtney Gains, John Franklin, John Philbin, and director Fritz Kiersch.

10:30PM

Short

The Night Mare

Cole Daniel Hills

2022 | 4m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A young woman's night of sleep is terrorized by a folkloric creature known as The Mare.

Introduction by the filmmaker.

10:45PM

Short

CHIMERA

Dayan D. Oualid

2021 | 20m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Michael lives with his dog Réno in the parisian suburbs. One morning, Michael is struck by sudden deafness. This trauma will push him to plunge back into past experiments to its darkest entrenchments.

11:15PM

Short

Black Dragon (Rồng đen)

Alexander Thompson

2022 | 14m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Vietnam, 1968. A feared American colonel nicknamed “the Black Dragon” by Vietnamese locals must face his inner shadow when his platoon presents him with a captured Vietcong girl who harbors some very unusual powers. A Jungian psychological thriller/parable examining the capacity for monstrous evil lurking within us all, the film is loosely inspired by the My Lai Massacre, one of America’s most pernicious wartime atrocities.

Introduction by filmmaker.

Hailing from the producer of “Cabin Fever”, the film stars Matthew Del Negro (Scandal, The Sopranos, West Wing, City on a Hill, Wind River) and Celia Au (Lodge 49, Nora From Queens, Wu Assassins).

11:30PM

Short

Unheimlich

Fabio Colonna

2021 | 15m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

During a rainy night, a girl wakes up after a nightmare. She will discover that things are not as normal as the house has become a surreal maze, with a sinister creature waiting in the shadows.

11:45PM

Short

Golem

Ryan Cauchi

2020 | 5m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Nazi-occupied Prague, 1939. A group of German soldiers search for a fugitive Rabbi in the basement of an abandoned synagogue - unaware of the horror awaiting them.

12:00AM

Feature

scare package ii: rad chad's revenge

Aaron B. Koontz | Alexandra Barreto | Anthony Cousins | Jed Shepherd | Rachele Wiggins

2022 | 1hr 38m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

During a rainy night, a girl wakes up after a nightmare. She will discover that things are not as normal as the house has become a surreal maze, with a sinister creature waiting in the shadows.

Introduction by Aaron B. Koontz.

Saturday October 08

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Food Truck

Sundae

Warner Theatre

Sundae is a vegan gourmet dessert & ice cream bakery for people & dogs! All homemade! Eco chic. Our mission is to help aid in the rescue and to end species-ism. 15% of all our proceeds benefit local shelters, farm sanctuaries & oceanic conservation!

12:00 - 2:00PM

Celebrity Guest

Carter Smith Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet director and writer Carter Smith.

12:00 - 2:00PM

Celebrity Guest

Mark Patton Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actor Mark Patton.

12:00PM

Short

Pox

Simon Young

2022 | 4m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

In a burned out shack in the great American dust bowl, a pox rages through a pioneer family.

12:10PM

Short

The Waterworks Incident - Project Algerine

Brian Dailey

2022 | 11m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

In 1966 Betty and Doug quickly become involved in a U.F.O sighting on a beach known as Waterworks. Located on Presque isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. This sets off a top-secret investigation at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. This case was part of the infamous Project Blue Book files of research into unidentified objects during the 50s and 60s.

Introduction by filmmaker.

12:30PM

Feature

Night Shift

Greg Swinson | Ryan Thiessen

2022 | 1h 35m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A desperate young mother, Karen, takes a job as the night shift janitor at a large furniture factory. She is told that she is the only one working at this time. But, after seeing a strange vehicle idling in the parking lot and finding a door to the factory ajar, she gets the feeling she might not be alone after all.

Introduction by filmmaker.

2:00PM

Industry Panel

Script to Screen: How to Get Your Film Produced

60m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Sponsored by BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations

Learn from industry experts on how to get a film made!

2:00 - 5:00PM

Celebrity Guests

Children of the Corn Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actors Courtney Gains, John Franklin, John Philbin, and director Fritz Kiersch.

3:00PM

Short

665

Juan De Dios Garduño

2022 | 10m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Two antagonistic forces fight over a woman's unborn child. On the result depends our salvation.

3:15PM

Feature

history of the occult

Cristian Ponce

2020 | 1h 22m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

It’s ‘60 minutes to Midnight’s’ last broadcast, the most famous late night news show on TV. Tonight’s host just might expose a conspiracy that links the Government to a coven.

5:00PM

Workshop

Starting a monster: mask making basics

Presented by Mark Kosobucki

60m

Warner Theatre Conference Room

Sponsored by BOLD-C: The Behrend Open Lab for Digital Creations

Mark takes you through an abbreviated explanation of how a creature sculpture and mask is created. The topics covered are as follows:  working from reference and drawing, basic sculpting techniques, various types of clay, and tools. Mark explains the process of molding a head, including various types of materials that can be used. He will also briefly discuss the process of creating the mask.

6:00PM

Feature

hellraiser - 35th anniversary

Clive Barker

1987 | 1hr 34m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A woman discovers the newly resurrected, partially formed, body of her brother-in-law. She starts killing for him to revitalize his body so he can escape the demonic beings that are pursuing him after he escaped their sadistic underworld.

Preceded by Keynote by Dr. Rhonda Matthews.

8:00PM

Short

BugCrush

Carter Smith

2006 | 36m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

A small-town loner's fascination with the new kid in town leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined.

8:00 - 11:00PM

Food Truck

Underdog BBQ

Warner Theatre

Underdog BBQ was founded by a billionaire and a group of local underdog entrepreneurs who wanted to do more than offer delicious BBQ and locally-crafted beer. They wanted to build a brand and tell the story about the Underdogs of Erie, Pa.

8:45PM

Feature

Swallowed

Carter Smith

2022 | 1h 32m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Follows two best friends on their final night together, with a nightmare of drugs, bugs, and horrific intimacy.

Swallowed will be followed by a Q&A with director Carter Smith and actor Mark Patton, hosted by Davona Pacley and Shea D'heaux.

10:15PM

Celebrity Guest

Live q&a with Carter Smith

Live Q&A

Carter Smith will introduce Bugcrush and his newest film, Swallowed, followed by a live Q&A with Mark Patton.

Q&A hosted by Davona Pacley and Shea D'heaux.

Carter Smith's other films include THE RUINS, MIDNIGHT KISS, and THE PASSENGER.

10:15PM

Celebrity Guest

Live Q&A with Mark Patton

Live Q&A

Mark Patton joins Carter Smith as they talk about their newest film, Swallowed, followed by a live Q&A

11:00 - 12:00AM

Celebrity Guest

Carter Smith Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet director and writer Carter Smith.

11:00 - 12:00AM

Celebrity Guest

Mark Patton Meet & Greet

Signatures | Photo Ops

Warner Theatre Second Floor Balcony

Meet actor Mark Patton.

11:30PM

Short

Incubus

Tito Fernandes

2022 | 17m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Trapped on a boat, a woman is haunted by fear itself.

11:45PM

Short

What Killed Timmy Benson

Nick Cremers

2022 | 14m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

In a sleepy snow-covered village, a young playful Timmy Benson is being watched by a dark presence from the past.

12:00AM

feature

all jacked up and full of worms

Alex Phillips

2022 | 1hr 12m

Warner Theatre Auditorium

Follows Roscoe, a seedy motel maintenance man, after discovering some powerful hallucinogenic worms he meets Benny, They fall in love making worms together before embarking on an odyssey of sex and violence.

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