The Overlook Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday and after a two year hiatus it lived up to all of the hype it has received over the years. The live event programming continues to stand out as the most compelling reason to check out the festival. A city like New Orleans leans into the macabre and the festival hosts use the unique talent of the area to present a haunting and amusing set of experiences. From the unique sounds of Quintron at the opening party to a wild live score of Haxan at the finale I was blown away. Perhaps my favorite live event was The Pumpkin Pie Show. Author Clay McLeod Chapman presented the audience with a full ghost story complete with characterization, a horrifying tone, and a story that felt ripped from history. He is a festival regular and favorite and I can see why. You can find the book of stories it is from right here. Below find all of the awards. You can also click on the link for all of our coverage of this years festival.
The 2022 Overlook Film Festival has come to an end after bringing four days of horror films, immersive entertainment, and special events to New Orleans with a total of 23 feature films and 25 short films from 16 countries, including 3 World Premieres and 1 North American premiere, alongside 10 live & interactive events all taking place at the Prytania Theatres At Canal Place. Thank for all your support as we welcomed filmmakers, performers, artists, industry, press, volunteers, and fans back in person to our summer camp for genre fans for the first time since 2019. This community means everything. And congratulations to the team behind festival premiere THE SUMMONED on its acquisition and upcoming release by XYZ Films. The festival may be over, but we leave you with our special video intro of Jessie and Leonard Maltin for our 70th Anniversary Screening of the truly terrible BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA presented by Nightmare on Film Street
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR FEATURE FILM
SISSY Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes | 2021 | Australia | 102 min
DEADSTREAM Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter | 2022 | USA | 87 min
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.