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Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project

November 2

100 min (approx)

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Visiting Program
30 local filmmaking teams create 30 short horror films in only two days! Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget. Filmmakers from all over the Seattle area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. Last year, Seattle won "Best Horror Film of 2015" at Filmapalooza. Check out these screenings and see if we have this year's winner as well!


September 18 - 24, 2015

USA | 2015 | 88 | Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Zombies meet elementary school! In this outrageous zom-com, a substitute teacher (Elijah Wood) takes over a new class just as an insidious virus hits the playground. Co-starring Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and Jack McBrayer.

Final Girls

October 9 - 15, 2015

USA | 2015 | 88 Minutes | Todd Strauss-Schulson

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this blood-soaked comedy a teenager (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends find themselves trapped inside their favorite movie–an 80s slasher film titled “Camp Bloodbath”–and now they must break all the rules of the genre to survive!

Goodnight Mommy

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Austria | 2014 | 99 minutes | Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
The Shining meets Dead Ringers in this terrifying and atmospheric thriller about nine-year-old twin brothers who begin to question their mother's identity after she comes home heavily bandaged after cosmetic surgery, leading to a battle of wills with fatal consequences. Official Academy Awards Submission, Best Foreign Language Film.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

October 2, 2015

USA | 1984 | 101 Minutes | Wes Craven

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline: Tribute to Wes Craven
Director Wes Craven’s terrifying masterpiece - one filled with truly terrifying dream sequences and, yikes!, finger knives - launched one of the most successful horror franchises in history. Visit our Freddy Krueger photo booth on the way into the show, and receive a free popcorn if you come dressed as your favorite character from any of the Elm Street films!

NT Live: Frankenstein

October 30 - November 1, 2015

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

October 30 - November 1, 2015

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 9min | Danny Boyle

SIFF Cinema Uptown
In this alternate version of Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of the classic monster story, the stars swap roles with Jonny Lee Miller taking on the role of the creature, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein.

The People Under the Stairs

October 3, 2015

USA | 1991 | 102 Minutes | Wes Craven

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline: Tribute to Wes Craven
One of Wes Craven most unusual and subversively funny films, this suburban horror story stars Everett McGill and Wendy Robie (aka “Twin Peaks” residents Ed and Nadine Hurley) as a twisted, incestuous couple who keep kidnapped children locked inside their labyrinthine home.