The Overlook Film Festival has announced their 2019 festival dates! The fest returns to one of the most haunted cities in the world – New Orléans, Louisiana, from May 30th-June 2nd, 2019. Overlook’s tagline – “A four-day celebration of all things horror in America’s most haunted city” sets a high bar for the third year of this unforgettable festival.
From the Press Release:
The Overlook Film Festival, a four-day celebration of all things horror will return to New Orleans for its 3rd edition, taking place May 30 through June 2, 2019. The festival will showcase exciting work in new and classic horror cinema, live events, and its trademark interactive activities where attendees can become immersed in the diverse world of the genre space. A summer camp for horror fans, the four days of events and screenings will be located in and around the the famously haunted French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood and home to some of America’s most legendary spooky encounters.
Screenings will take place at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre and at the nearby Regal Cinemas Cinebarre Canal Place 9 Movie Theater. In addition to presenting the best in world genre film, the festival’s dedicated focus on interactive performance will be headlined once again by a weekend long alternate reality game experience. The festival is proud to announce the designers of our 2019 game will be guest artists E3W Productions (In Another Room), Eva Anderson (You’re The Worst, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Amos: A Play With Music), Eric Hoff (DryCraeft Los Angeles, Thinkwell Group, Amos: A Play with Music), and Tommy Honton (Stash House, Museum of Selfies). Mali Elfman will produce the experience. For the first time, the festival has made available a new pass tailored to fans of immersive entertainment. The Platinum Immersive Pass is on sale now. Quantity is extremely limited.
“We’re so thrilled to return to New Orleans for the 2019 festival. In addition to it’s notoriously haunted history, the city has been incredibly welcoming to our films, guests and enduring audiences and we can’t wait to share our spooky offerings with them again.” said festival co-director Michael Lerman.
Added festival co-director Landon Zakheim: “We have so much fun in store in terms of our signature programming and live experiences. Our guest immersive designers are responsible for some of the most thrilling experiences we’ve ever seen. We’re overjoyed to bring these groups of dedicated professionals we’ve long admired together to collaborate on a full weekend of interactive activity available to pass holders.”
Past Overlook festivals have included the presentation of awards to Roger Corman, Leigh Whannell and Jason Blum, world premieres of A24’s It Comes At Night, Cinestate’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, Darren Lyn Bousman’s St. Agatha and Rodney Ascher’s Primal Scream, and a closing night screening of horror hit Hereditary, alongside one-of-a-kind theatrical performances, live radio plays, unique virtual reality, storytelling shows and themed experiences.
Early bird pricing is available now until December 31st, so pick up your festival badges ASAP! The prices will increase once the new year hits. There are three different passes available for purchase. The three tiers offered are the Film Pass, All-access pass, and the Platinum Immersive pass. You can buy your festival badges here.
The Platinum Immersive pass is new for this year and will be extremely limited so buy those as soon as you can. The Virtual Reality Experience is a weekend-long event available to pass holders. No two experiences are alike and will have real actors, engaging twists, and tactical puzzles that will keep you guessing. This will be one of the highlights of the festival. Platinum Immersive Pass holders will also receive exclusive bonus game content. We can only hope for a truly terrifying experience!
Are you interested in attending The Overlook Film Festival in 2019? What do you think of the brand new Platinum Immersive pass? Are you looking forward to the VR experience? Let us know on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!