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This was a fantastic festival from start to finish.

I was wondering if I was crazy to take off work and fly out to to Horror Hotel, but when I got there I immediately met filmmakers, composers, writers, and actors from all over the country, and the world. Swiss Replica Watches

The organizers, Kristina and Ray, focus on introducing everybody so that artists can connect and build relationships. It's clear that both Kristina and Ray put tons of time and heart into making a great festival. As a result, many of the people there return year after year. Several people I spoke with were at their third or fourth Horror Hotel event.

Each day, those of us staying in the hotel had breakfast together, and the festival would begin at 11am. From that point on, we had our choice of attending lectures, panel discussions, the convention area, or films in two separate screening rooms. The films shown ranged from microbudget shorts through features with highly recognizable casts.

The day's events wrapped by midnight, and everybody would gather at the bar to continue the party.

Had tremendous fun, learned quite a bit, saw great movies, and met some terrific and talented people.

On the contest side, they are extremely organized, and Kristina regularly communicates with all entrants, keeping everybody informed of their status. I've entered for two years, and found it professional and well-run both times.

I recommend submitting to the contest, but even more so the experience of attending the festival itself.
Aaron Barrocas

This was my first time attending the Horror Hotel Film Festival...I brought my movie all the way from Nepal...won 2nd place in Best Foreign Horror Category and Movie got screened...But the most amazing thing was the experienve... met alot of talented people...did really good networking....Ray and Kristina was very helpful...Hope to see more in the future

Pasang Lama

In June of 2017, I hesitantly decided to attend the Horror Hotel convention in Ohio. The plan was to spend four nights and days with a group of people I have never met, talking about films and screenplays of which I have practically no experience. See, I am a Horror/Sci-Fi author of two books and wrote my first feature screenplay. After placing as a finalist in several screenplay competitions, I won third place in the feature Sci-Fi screenplay competition at the Horror Hotel. Very pleased and honored, I decided to go to my first convention. Upon arrival, I nervously entered the festival and was greeted by Kristina Michelle (Co-Founder) who immediately put me at ease. She is as gracious as she is beautiful and began filling me in on all the details. She maintained contact with me in her easy-going manner, and at her young age (???), I believe she has more experience than most. (Host of the Horror Hotel on the REEL TV Network). As people began filing in, I met Ray Szuch (Founder). Here is a man worth meeting and listening too. Filled with stories of his past experiences in the film industry spanning several decades, with the added trait of actually wanting to help his fellow filmmaker, he enlightened me to the ins and outs of the business.
           As for the people in attendance, i.e., producers, directors, scriptwriter and their international attendees (China, Scotland…); I never met a more forthcoming and friendly group of individuals. Freely giving out information and tricks about the industry, I consumed a wealth of information that I believe no book could cover. I wish I could name some of those individuals, but it must suffice for me to say thank you to all.
          The most important aspect of the festival was the intimate and friendly nature of the convention that made networking easy. If you are a novice or experienced filmmaker and want to meet other professional filmmakers, this is the convention for you.  Thank you again for all the kindness and hospitality, Frank.

Frank Julius Palumbo, NYC

It was an absolute pleasure to be selected and to attend the festival.  I can't thank you enough, especially for being so accommodating to my insanely packed weekend schedule. Dan and I both had a great time and made some new connections.  We'll definitely be submitting future films to the festival.
Timothy Troy

Thank you for the Star Award for THE CURSED MAN feature film. One of our lead actors attended and said she had a great time at the event.
James L. Perry

I could not attend, but I must say I wish I could have. I would have loved to come and represent our film. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity and for screening our film.
Brandi Alyssa Young

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this year's festival, but have in the past. I also had several friends attend this year, all who had a blast and gave it rave reviews. Definitely recommend this festival to lovers of independent horror. Great festival with great communication and plenty of networking opportunities.
Jason Klingensmith

When it comes to Horror Films, you're in the right festival. From zombies to vampires, slashers, serial killers or monsters, you'll get all that at this festival. The Producers are incredible and have a great communication with the selected filmmakers.
At the festival, I met wonderful actors, directors, writers and more that today are a part of my everyday life. I can only recommend this festival for everyone who truly know what the horror indie film business is. Enjoy your time there, and thank you again to the producers.

Saba Saba
It's a great opportunity to network with a wide range of talented people and even make new friends. The people that run it are warm and welcoming. They will help you break the ice with others and make contacts.

Geoffrey D Calhoun

Great conference! Being new to the scene, the Horror Hotel conference proved to be tremendously beneficial. They offered several great lectures, and the time allotted to the table read was a fantastic resource for feedback an insight!
Looking forward to attending again in the future.

Joel Byerly

The producer, Kristina Michelle, works extremely smart and hard to pull off an amazing event every year. She delegates the help she needs to get the job done and guest feedback has been positive every single time.
Esther Stoutenburgh

It was a fantastic festivel and convention. We met a lot of talents, watched a lot of great films, and had a really fabulous weekend at International Horror Hotel. Thanks the organizers and all film makers to make this awesome event. I will absolutely come back again.

Enguang Zhao

Absolutely one of the best film festivals I've ever attended. The filmmakers, producers, directors, screenwriters, etc. were truly amazing people, and made the event that much more entertaining. I can't wait until next year.
Erik William

Great people, great films, wonderful community. Highly recommend attending.
Landon Knoblock

A great film festival attended by truly talented and creative people. Kristina was an incredible host who executed the entire weekend with incredible ease. An outstanding professional.
Phil Elam

No complaints here had a fun and sweet time in Hudson Ohio. You have to see it for yourself a lot of great people there.
Jason McCallister

great festival! I had a fun time watching the movies and learned a lot at the seminars!
Diana Woody

Great idea for the Con and a Film Fest! We're from Canada and we hope to attend soon!
Toddske Bradley-Thomas

Well-run, fan and filmmaker friendly, with a great lineup and fest organizers who know and love indie film.
Jason Tostevin

Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.
Pedro Jaén Rodríguez

I loved it met all kinds of kool people
Tony Sperry

Warm, friendly atmosphere. Great for networking and to see enjoyable films.
Joseph Villapaz

What do I say about TIG? Well sitting here in my office next to the award I received from them for my film, I have to say, nor only is the festival setup very well, but the staff is simply amazing. The communication is very detailed, and even through email, I could feel a friendly, and warm smile shine through. The films seem to be judged very fair, and the extras alone are worth admission. I look forward to submitting again in the future. L.C.F.

Leeroy Farrare

They play so many movies and a lot of filmmakers attend for the weekend - you can't go wrong with a film fest right in a hotel. Very convenient! Lots of opportunities for socializing and networking and the awards ceremony is always a hoot. Highly recommended!
Nathan Ludwig

The people are great, the contacts are invaluable, the weather was very nice! Couldn't ask for anything more!
Jim Sullivan

Great fest, great community and great networking opportunities. It's the perfect place to meet new, up-and-coming, genre filmmakers and build the kind of network that can last your entire career!

Ryan LaPlante

Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

Pedro Jaen R.

Though I was not able to attend the festival my two screenplays placed 2nd in two categories - Sci-Fi and Suspense/Thriller. There was great communication with this festival. Overall, very professional and pleasant experience. Will not hesitate to enter again as soon as I complete my newest horror screenplay.

Mike Briock

I wasn't able to attend in person, but my brother went on my behalf, and had a terrific time. The festival was great about keeping me updated. It sounds like a great festival to attend, and it was to submit.
Shelagh Rowan-Legg

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