Founded in 2001 by filmmaker Michael J. Hein (1970- 2011), the New York City Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF) is the largest and most exciting genre showcase in the northeast! The NYCHFF has grown to be a world recognized event, with industry, filmmakers, and press attention from around the globe. The festival is competitive, screening approximately 50-60 films each year. The festival began on December 1st and continues through the 7th. The Live event portion of the festival is from December 1st – 4th, and the Virtual online showcase is from December 2nd – 7th (virtual screenings will be available one day after the live event) Peep 2022’s schedule and film guide.
LATIN HORROR is excited to partner once again with NYCHFF to showcase some of the most exciting LATINhorrorphiles working in the genre of horror who have been selected to screen their work as part of the 2022 venue. In addition to putting the spotlight on these filmmakers, LATIN HORROR will also host a post festival Q&A panel with select filmmakers whose projects were official selections of the festival:
A LATINhorrorphile Filmmaker Panel with the filmmakers highlighted below on December 28th ~ 7- 8pm (est), featuring an in-depth post festival discussion with these amazing independent filmmakers utilizing their projects showcased during the festival.
"A LATINHORRORphile Filmmaker Panel"
Come meet—virtually—some very talented LATINHORRORphile filmmakers working in the genre of horror. Join us for this in-depth panel discussion and Q&A session as these filmmakers demystify the process of making independent movies via their own first-hand accounts and case studies of their projects showcasing in NYHFF. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2022 – 7pm-8pm (est).
When she isn’t performing, Katisha is working to empower fellow artists through creative and networking opportunities. She runs a highly successful group for script cold-readings, which welcomes professional and amateur actors and writers alike. The group focuses on scripts in development, helping screenwriters of all levels elevate their work.
Country: Canada / Run Time: 12 Mins
Fed up with the limelight, a rock legend hides out at the apartment of an overzealous fan. But he will soon learn that he can’t hide from his struggles with addiction and his enabling wife forever.
Genre: Horror / Language: English / Trailer Link NA
Arturo Nuñez Born in Mexico. He studied filmmaking in New York City, He began to work in different places making television, commercials, music videos and films, where he worked as an assistant director, editor and finally director of several projects.
His short films Tótem Insecto, Se Renta Amueblado and Unrequired Love participated in festivals in Mexico, Chile, and United States.
He lived in Houston, Tx, Washington DC and now resides en Mexico City. Broken Streaks is his first feature film. He has won awards for editing and recently for Best Screenplay at the NYC Horror Film Festival.
Country: México / Run Time: 80:30 Mins
Paco, Pepe and Pedro work at a car wash in the middle of nowhere. One rainy day they fight against boredom without knowing that a couple of visitors will turn their tedium into death and danger.
Born in México City, Fabio studied and earned a degree in Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana, has a Diploma in Cinematography in Art 7 (México), a Diploma in Cinema in NYFA (Los Angeles). At the end of 2015, he took an acting workshop with Luis Mandoki, later a master class with Diego Luna.
In 2016, Fabio takes a script writing course with Alfredo Mendoza. He took 3 Diplomas of Feature Film Script, with director and writer Michael Rowe. Fabio took several workshops with Patricio Saiz, writer of “Nosotros Los Nobles.” He is also a partner and director in the production house Reserva Films. In 2017 he wrote and directed a mini series online, totally recorded with a cell iPhone, called “Snap Payaso”. The pilot of this series has more than 180,000 views and is about a killer clown, who finds his victims through social media. The whole season included 5 episodes, and reached more than 1.5 million of views in Facebook.
His latest film project, “Unheimlich,” is inspired by German Expressionism, about the eternal fight between the conscious and unconscious.
Country: CDMX, México / Run Time: 15 Mins
One rainy night, a girl wakes up after a nightmare. But she discovers that things aren’t entirely normal, because the house has turned into a surreal labyrinth with a sinister creature lurking in the shadows.
Edwin Pagán (moderator)
Edwin “El Miedo” Pagán is a new York-based filmmaker, writer, cinematographer, cultural activist and life-long horror fan. He is the Founder-In-Chief of LATIN HORROR. He created the platform in 2008 as an online niche market website specializing in Latin-influenced horror, its documentation, and promotion as a distinct genre.
Pagán is now widely known and credited with being the principal catalyst and brain-trust behind the development of the term, and its subsequent expansion and recognition in the entertain industry as a proper genre with its own distinct cultural idiosyncrasies and historical timeline. As such, he has been at the forefront of what he calls the Latin “Dark Creative Expressionist” movement, a term he coined as a means of identifying the millions of lost souls who live outside the rim of mainstream society and whose lifestyle and work is grounded in horror, the macabre, and gothic arts. Pagán is currently penning a book entitled ‘MIEDO – The History of Latin Horror.’
TRIVIA He is noted for ending his written correspondence with the offbeat salutation: “There will be SANGRE!“