Salem Horror Fest is a celebration of the horror genre in the Halloween-capital of the world: Salem, Massachusetts. Our mission is to explore how scary stories reflect cultural anxieties to better understand the mechanics of fear.
In addition to premieres and repertory film screenings, Salem Horror Fest offers panel discussions, live podcasts, celebrity meet & greets, concerts, art exhibits and more. We are the SXSW of horror!
Events are held at multiple venues throughout the downtown district such as CinemaSalem, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Waterfront Hotel, Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery, and the Salem Maritime National Historic Visitor Center.
October 3-27, 2019