Tuesday, September 26, 2023


You can get tickets to the 2023 Magic of Horror festival HERE!

All-day pass - $15.00

Group rate of $10/person is available for parties of four or more.

Tickets are available to purchase online until November 4, 2023. (Tickets only available at the door on the day of the event.)


 Sunday, November 5, 2023  (11:00am - 9:00pm)

Airfield Conference Center

15189 Airfield Road

Wakefield, Virginia.


Rooms are available for overnight lodging on-site! Contact the venue for reservations (757) 899-4901

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


 The 2023 Magic of Horror festival has had to make some quick changes due to unforeseeable circumstances.

This year the festival will be held on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2023 at the Airfield Conference Center. Doors will open at 11:00am.

Airfield Conference Center

15189 Airfield Road

Wakefield, Virginia.

Lodging is available on-site! Contact the Airfield Center at (757) 899-4901 for details. 

Tickets for the festival will be going on sale soon, you'll be able to purchase them online here or at the door during the event.

Monday, September 18, 2023

2023 Official Selections

 The following have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Magic of Horror festival!


A Normal Life by Katy Grossman

A Whisper At The Door by Steve James and Ken Moretti

Clayton by Vincent Charles Vilardi

Eternal Light by Nathaniel Henry

Fear Incarnate by Dylan Coburn

Feral Cravings by Pete Jacelone

Firebrand by Rhett Bradbury

Fleeced by Samuel Van Fossen

For Sale by Christopher Schrack

Good Times / Bad Times by Laura Medeiros

Greed & Gore by Adam Kirkly

Noman by Matt Robb

Present by Gavin T. Briggs

Red. Yellow. Shadow. by Hunter Brockmann

Rock Inn by Fon Davis

The Detachment by Lee Daehan

The Eucharist by Walter Bender

The Hidden Album by Chris Abaya

The Horror at Holly Oaks by Chris Barcia

The Peeper by Sergiy Pudich

The Signal: Case #CE2-09031996-252 by Raymond Wallace

The Spoiled by James Morley, III

Wisteria by Adam Lapallo


As Scared as You by Jesse Dorian

Garden of Delight by Paul Grammatico

Just A Bit Of Digging by Billy Rex McAfee

Misfortune Cookies by Don Stroud

Moriturlosis by Jesse Dorian

Revival by Abby Selden

Slasher Sessions by Thomas A Fowler

Stray by Jason G. Rice

The Litterbug by Jesse Womack

Tough Day by Bryan S. Nowak


Little Light by Franck Zuanic and Gareth Carr

Mister Creep by Isaac Rodriguez

Noman by Matt Robb

Skate or Die by Jason Zink 

The Horror at Holly Oaks by Chris Barcia



Blood & Water III Submitted by Roger Winstead

Mister Creep Submitted by Cynthia Bergen

Noman Submitted by Matt Robb

The Door of Sin Submitted by Daniele Zinelli

Tap Submitted by Tristan Corrigan



Monday, December 5, 2022


 We are accepting submissions through FilmFreeway for both Magic of Horror contests in 2023!

Our Classic Magic of Horror festival is open for short and feature films, Short and feature screenplays, movie posters, and film trailers. Click on the orange button below for the all the details:

It's back! The Magic of Horror is also holding it's special "Give Us Your Worst!" contest!  Because entries for this category are judged very differently, it has its own listing on FilmFreeway. Click the red button for more information:

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The 2022 Festival is This Weekend!

 It's that time of year again when we refuse to let the scary film season end in October!

The Magic of Horror festival takes place November 5-6, 2022 at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, VA!

And if you can't make the live event but want to watch the film trailers and see who won, our Awards Video premieres on our YouTube channel at 7:00pm (EST) on November 6th!

Want to get in on the party in 2023?  We'll be opening for submissions on November 6th.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

2022 Magic Of Horror Yearbook Shirts!


This year's shirt for the Magic of Horror festival features the titles of all the films, screenplays, trailers, and posters on the back!

We still have shirts from previous years, just in case you missed them!