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Salem Horror Fest returns
October 1-11,
& Virtually October 22-31, 2021!

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Welcome to the Halloween capital of the world – Salem!

This year’s program features more than twenty five premieres in addition to ROMERO LIVES, a celebration and retrospective of the life and legacy of the Master of Horror featuring a curated series of screenings and special programs in partnership with The George A. Romero Foundation.

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Featured Programs

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Salem Horror Fest 2021 - Featured Films

Salem Horror Fest returns with a brand new slate of:
– Premiers
– Parties
– Programs

in partnership with the George A. Romero Foundation

Salem Horror Fest was founded as a direct response to the 2016 election. As political hate and fear became increasingly weaponized against minority groups, we set out to create a safe and welcoming space for people to find truth and catharsis in the shadows of the horror genre.

Salem, Massachusetts is known around the world as a Halloween mecca, but it is important to remember how religion and greed were used to scapegoat vulnerable members of this community, mostly women, and sentenced them to death. It is a deeply horrific and shameful moment in our history – one that must not be forgotten.

Join us online and live in person to experience all that Salem has to offer. Our history is more than witches. We are one of the oldest port cities in America with a rich history of cultural intrigue and diversity. Explore our cobblestone streets with ocean views of the Atlantic and you will discover that Salem is a Queer-friendly community bustling with artists, entrepreneurs, and weirdos alike.

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Learn more and purchase tickets at salemhorror.com

Salem Horror Fest 2021 - Submit your Film

Premiere Your Film in Salem MA

Millions of people come from all over the globe to learn the lessons of Salem’s past and to revel in the perpetual spirit of Halloween. There is no better place to premiere your film.

We are seeking unique, wild, thought provoking, and socially conscious feature films and shorts to present live in Salem and through our virtual screening room. We are committed to working with our filmmakers to achieve their distribution goals and help advance their career.

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