We are living in a new world, reflected in our new 2021 poster.  The Idaho Horror is working diligently to bring a new digital experience that will provide festival goers with a user-friendly platform. We hope to welcome the new year with a full slate of films that will be judged by you, our audience. Please stay tuned for details. 


The Idaho Horror Film Festival, Idaho's first and longest-running horror film festival, returns for its 8th edition October 7-10, 2021. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in beautiful Downtown Boise, Idaho. Experience four packed days, with an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi, and dark comedy in Boise's historic (and haunted) Egyptian Theatre.

The festival line-up offers more than 60 short films, special programs, guests, panels, and events. If you love genre films, then you can't miss this fest. The 2021 Idaho Horror Film Festival will honor Trailblazer Award goes to Director Chelsea Stardust.  She will be honored after the screening of her feature film, SATANIC PANIC.


In addition to the films, the Idaho Horror Film Fest puts on fun events including the Downtown Bar Walk, Horror Poetry Slam, Flash Fiction Competition, and a Horror Trivia Night. We even have our own beer, Draculager, made with love by friends at

Woodland Empire Ale Craft.










The Idaho Horror Film Festival is pleased to announce that we have been awarded The Department of Arts & History grant for Fiscal Year 2020. Grants are reviewed by a panel and awarded based on quality, management, community accessibility, and budget—supporting projects that ultimately contribute toward making Boise a lasting, innovative, and vibrant city through arts and history.  We are honored to be in this group of esteemed colleagues and we are excited to be a part of Boise's thriving arts culture.