Telluride Horror Show Is The Latest Film Festival To Make The 2020 Jump To Online Only

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If there’s one positive takeaway from the film world in 2020, it’s the attention given to the little people. The smaller indie films hitting various sites and platforms. Those platforms showcasing the film’s getting more attention. Yet, more than that, it’s the rise of some fantastic film festivals, that might not have the cache that comes SXSW, TiFF, Sundance or Cannes. Chattanooga made a big name for itself, taking the virtual film fest to new heights. Fantasia is about to to kick off (Aug. 20th), with a huge selection we’ll be highlighting here. Get ready to add another name to that list, as the Telluride Horror Show is going the virtual route this year, as well.

Should this be the first that you’re hearing of the Telluride Horror Show, you’re missing out. Nestled in the cozy Colorado town of Telluride, the film festival features some great films, retrospectives, guests and special events. It may not be the biggest name on the scene, but has been growing substantially the last couple of years. So the fact that this gets to live another year, even in a different format, is a very good sign. Checkout their press release on their site or read it below, concerning the decision for this year.


The 11th Telluride Horror Show is moving online. Our “Shelter-in-Place Edition” will take place virtually October 15-18, 2020 (these dates may expand depending on the final line-up). Look for our first wave of films, guests, and pass sales in mid-September!

While a virtual festival is incomparable to a live event in world-famous Telluride, we want to keep the spirit alive and stay connected with our diehard & dedicated horror fans. We’ll greatly miss seeing all of you in person this year but we look forward to seeing you online. In the meantime, start drawing up plans on how you can recreate the Telluride scene in your living room: Build some mountain props, stock up on Colorado microbrews, raise a pig for your own pig roast, find a volunteer to sweep up the popcorn in your living room between movies, stand in line outside your house between shows…we know you’ll make it fun!

Thanks for your patience as we navigate 2020. We’ll have an incredible slate of horror films & guests to share with you. This year’s artwork is being drawn up as we speak (and, yes, we’ll be printing up new t-shirts & posters so you can keep your collection going!). Our celebration of all things horror will go on and we hope you can join us.


As someone who normally attends a couple festivals a year (barely), Telluride Horror Show has been on my list. In the last couple of years it has become one of THE genre festivals to hit. Often being mentioned in the same breath as Cinepocalypse, Overlook and Chattanooga. From the picturesque scenery to the audiences on hand, this is a festival people continually talk about. Now, everyone can get a taste of some of that action, from the comfort of their own home.

If you’re someone who’s interested in attending, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Once the info how to attend online, we’ll make sure to let you know. As for filmmakers, the fest is currently taking submissions via Film Freeway. This is a great time to take a chance and get your work out there. With fire tornadoes, murder hornets and a pandemic in 2020, what have you got to lose?

Telluride Horror Show‘s 2020 edition is slated to take place Oct. 15-18. For the most up to date info, bookmark their website, here. Be sure to check out the trailer below, for a peek into what makes this festival so special.

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