Q: What is the Eerie Horror Film Festival?

A: Our event is an internationally recognized competition that takes place each year in Erie, Pa. (USA). We focus on the art of independent film making and screenwriting in the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. Films are selected from the hundreds of submissions we receive each season and are then shown on the big screen over the course of our multi-day event. Prizes are awarded to best movies and scripts. In addition to the film screenings, we also host an Expo during our event featuring celebrity guests and vendors from around the country as well as seminars and workshops.


Q: When did this thing start?

A: The Eerie Horror Film Festival debuted in October, 2004.


Q: Are you accepting film and screenplay submissions for your 2022 season?

A: YES! You can enter your film or screenplay via FILM FREEWAY or WITHOUT A BOX. You may also enter using paper forms via snail mail – contact us to request the entry form.

Q: When will your official film selections and screenplay finalists be announced?

A: The film selections and screenplay finalists will be announced on or around September 15th, 2022.


Q: Is the Festival open to the public?

A: YES we are most certainly open to the public and we hope that all the fans as well as the selected filmmakers and screenwriters make it out to our event in October! Thousands of people attend the Eerie Horror Film Festival each year and we hope to see all of you at our next show!


Q: What are the Festival hours?

A: To be determined


Q: What is the address for the Warner Theatre?

A: 811 State St., Erie, Pa. 16501


Q: What films are being shown and when?

A: To be determined


Q: What hours are guests scheduled?

A: Our guests are under contract to appear on specific days (see front page of website for which days a certain guest will be appearing) but it’s almost impossible in advance to know the exact hours a guest will be signing as they will take breaks for lunch and dinner, etc. That said, the guests are usually available throughout the Expo hours (see below) for signings.


Q: What are the hours for the Expo and guest area?

A: The hours of operation for our Expo and guest areas are:
Friday 4pm-10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am-6pm


Q: Where do I buy passes for the Festival?

A: To be announced soon! Stay tuned.


Q: How much will Passes be at the Festival?

A: To be announced.


Q: Do you have special admission prices for kids?

A: Admission is FREE for children 12 and under.


Q: Are there any age restrictions for admission into the Festival?

A: There are no age restrictions for admission into the Festival Expo areas, although we do have age restrictions for some of our film screenings. Parents of younger children are strongly cautioned to use common sense and remember that the majority of our films would probably rate a PG-13 or R rating. Our midnight screenings are for ages 18+ only.

 Q: What hotels do you recommend?

A: We suggest booking your room at the Avalon Hotel, almost directly across the street from our venue. Call 814.459.2220 to reserve your room ASAP and be SURE you ask for the Eerie Horror Fest discount rate!

Q: Are all of your guests guaranteed to be at the Festival?

A: All of our guests are confirmed and under contract. That said, sometimes, in very rare circumstances, film commitments, illness or travel problems may interfere with a guests scheduled appearance. We will make every effort to alert the public about any changes if they should occur. Check our sites often for updates. No refunds will be issued due to a guest cancellation.


Q: Do special guests charge for autographs?

A: Usually. We strongly encourage all of our attendees to bring extra cash with them if they want an autograph from any of our celebrity guests. Most (not all) will pose for photos with fans for free, some may not charge anything for their signatures, but it’s better to be prepared and assume that you will be charged. Prices usually range between $20.00 – $30.00 per autograph.
Q: Is your event wheelchair accessible?

A: Yes! Both the film festival and expo are wheelchair accessible.


Q: Any words of advice for your visiting attendees?

A: Be sure you arrive to screenings early to get the best seats. Do NOT bring any alcohol, weapons or drugs into the theater or expo! Failure to comply with this request will result in you being immediately banned from the festival and subject to possible legal proceedings. There will be uniformed police officers and security at both the theater and expo, so consider yourself warned.

Bring your cameras but please don’t take any photos during the screenings. Most of our special guests are fine posing for photographs but please be polite and ask them before taking their picture. Be aware while meeting our guests that others are waiting in line to meet them as well. Again, we request that you be polite and move along after getting your autographs and/or photos. We strongly encourage our attendees to bring extra cash with them as many of our guests charge for signing photos and memorabilia.

No outside food or drink is to be brought in to the theater or expo. All sales of passes and tickets are final and no refunds will be issued. Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We want everyone to have a fun, safe and memorable experience with us this year, all we ask is that you follow the rules and respect the other fans around you. Have a great time!


Other Questions will be posted as they come in.