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Thursday, 4/27
8:00 PM: Opening Night Film: Stephanie + Opening Night Party
10:15 PM: Lake Bodom
10:15 PM: Surprise Paranormal Activity Event
12:10 AM: Prey

Friday, 4/28
11:10 AM: Like Me
11:10 AM: Hounds of Love
1:15 PM: The Bad Batch
1:30 PM: Two Pigeons
3:20 PM: The Untamed
4:00 PM: Primal Screen
5:30 PM: MFA
5:30 PM: Shorts 1
6:00 PM: The Pumpkin Pie Show
7:50 PM: Centerpiece Film + Party: Lady Macbeth
8:00 PM: The Killing Ground
8:00 PM: Dead Right Horror Trivia
9:50 PM: The Bar
10:00 PM: Psychopaths
12:10 AM: Meatball Machine Kodoku
12:20 AM: The Dwarves Must Be Crazy
Saturday, 4/29
11:00 AM: Boys in the Trees
11:00 AM: Terror 5
1:10 PM: The Untamed
1:20 PM: Still/Born
3:20 PM: Shorts 2
3:30 PM: Mayhem
4:00 PM: Tales From Beyond The Pale
5:50 PM: MFA
5:45 PM: Master of Horror: Roger Corman
8:10 PM: Hounds of Love
8:15 PM: Secret Screening
10:20 PM: Two Pigeons
10:30 PM: Lake Bodom
12:20 AM: Meatball Machine Kodoku
12:30 AM: The Dwarves Must Be Crazy
Sunday, 4/30
11:00 AM: Paranorman
11:00 AM: Like Me
1:20 PM: Capture
1:10 PM: Still Born
3:30 PM: Psychopaths
3:20 PM: Boys in the Trees
5:45 PM: Blood Drive
6:00 PM: Terror 5
7:45 PM: Prey
8:15 PM: The Killing Ground
10:10 PM: Mayhem
10:15 PM: The Bar


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Films in Program...

Overlook Film Festival All-Access Pass

Overlook Film Festival All-Access Pass

Includes priority admission for one to: All regular festival screenings Opening Night Film + Party Closing Night Film + Party Centerpiece Film + Party All panels and live shows Hospitality lounge Priority registration available for immersive horror game, trivia, and other activities requiri

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Overlook Film Festival Camper Package

Overlook Film Festival Camper Package

Bring your friends! This hostel-like room at Timberline Lodge sleeps six (6) in bunk beds and comes out to only $50 per person per night for lodging! Must be booked for all 6 bunks! Package includes six (6) All-Access passes to the festival. 4 Nights 27-30 + 6 All-Access Passes ($3,300)

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Overlook Film Festival Film & Panel Pass

Overlook Film Festival Film & Panel Pass

Include priority admission for one to: -All regular festival screenings -All panels Does not include admission to Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Films or parties, Hospitality Lounge, special events, or live shows. ($175)

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Overlook Film Festival Groundskeeper Package

Overlook Film Festival Groundskeeper Package

Includes private 2-bedroom chalet at the Collins Lake Resort in Government Camp AND All-Access Pass. Chalet features kitchen and living area with free shuttle service to Timberline Lodge provided. Perfect for individuals or large groups. Additional passes can be purchased separately. Three Night

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Overlook Film Festival Sunday Night Special

Overlook Film Festival Sunday Night Special

Whether you’re coming out for the last night, or have been at the fest all weekend but want to experience Timberline Lodge for the end of the fest, you can enjoy the end of the festival and a full night of programming in the comfort of a queen room at our host venue. Passes must be purchased separat

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Overlook Film Festival Opening Night Party

Overlook Film Festival Opening Night Party

Thursday April 27, 9:30pm. Timberline Lobby Step out of the theater into Timberline's lobby to enter the ninth circle of hell as Sign of the Beast Burlesque opens The Overlook Film Festival with pounding metal and everything we love about satanic burlesque: dark humor, studs, spikes, viking

210 Min
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Overlook Film Festival Friday Night Filmmaker Party

Overlook Film Festival Friday Night Filmmaker Party

Friday, April 28th, 9:30pm. Timberline Lobby Welcome to our gothic carnivale! Let us take you on a terrifying journey to the dark side. Mingle with filmmakers and festival guests alongside sinister side shows and all things macabre. Costumes encouraged, alternate personalities welcome. Let t

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Overlook Film Festival Opening Night Double Feature: Stephanie/Paranormal Activity

Overlook Film Festival Opening Night Double Feature: Stephanie/Paranormal Activity

Thursday, April 27th, 8:00pm, Ullman Hall Stephanie re-unites Blumhouse with Academy Award winning writer and director Akiva Goldsman (director: Winter’s Tale, writer: A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, executive producer: the Paranormal Activity franchise) for this supernatural horror-thr

USA 2017 89 Min
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Overlook Film Festival Closing Night Party

Overlook Film Festival Closing Night Party

Saturday April 29th, 10:00pm, Ski Lodge Y Bar Close out the very first fest with a truly devilish gathering as we celebrate our incredible secret screening in style. The film may be a surprise (we’ll never tell) but the party will immerse you in its horrific world. Don’t miss our final party

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Overlook Film Fest: The Bad Batch

Overlook Film Fest: The Bad Batch

Friday, April 28th, 1:15pm. Ullman Hall Set in a post-apocalyptic future, this imaginative tale sees a young girl deemed no longer suitable for civilized society forcibly put out to pasteur in the rugged Texas wasteland inhabited by a iron-pumping ground of blood thirsty cannibals. The sopho

USA 2016 115 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: The Bar

Overlook Film Fest: The Bar

Friday April 28th, 9:50pm, Ullman Hall. Sunday, April 30th, 10:15pm, Bruno's Room Spanish genre maverick, Alex de la Iglesia, returns to form with fast paced horror-comedy about a random group of diners who get trapped together inside a bar in downtown Madrid when a sniper opens fire on the

Spain 2017 102 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Blackout

Overlook Film Fest: Blackout

In 2009, an underground immersive horror experience swept through the NYC art scene and began a path that would transform the international horror community. BLACKOUT is the X-rated fear experience designed for adults over 18 to walk through completely alone. Created by directors Kristjan Thor and J

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Overlook Film Fest: Blood Drive

Overlook Film Fest: Blood Drive

Sunday, April 30th, 5:45pm, Ullman Hall Welcome to Blood Drive, a new grindhouse-inspired series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerou

USA 2017 90 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Boys in the Trees

Overlook Film Fest: Boys in the Trees

Saturday, April 29th, 11:00am, Ullman Hall. Sunday, April 30th, 3:20pm, Bruno's Room. Part eerie, part moving, this engrossing coming-of-age tale sees two estranged teens as they begrudginly find themselves walking home together on Halloween 1997. As the differences in the pair start bubble

Australia 112 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Capture

Overlook Film Fest: Capture

Presented by Skybound - Sunday, April 30th, 1:20pm, Ullman Hall. A young woman returns to her family in Hong Kong to tend to her ailing grandmother. Upon arriving, she begins to come into contact with strange occurrences - noises, moving objects and frequent electronic disruptions. Filming h

Hong Kong 2016 85 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: The Chalet

Overlook Film Fest: The Chalet

The Chalet is based on The ABC Project's A(partment 8). In The Chalet audience members take a walk in someone else's skin for a fully immersive theatrical experience. One audience member per performance. Morbid & disturbing with a twinge of black humor, A(partment 8) was a smash hit at

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Overlook Film Fest: The Dwarves Must Be Crazy

Overlook Film Fest: The Dwarves Must Be Crazy

Saturday, April 29th, 12:20am, Bruno's Room. Sunday, April 30th, 12:30am, Ullman Hall The most insane and hilarious horror comedy you will see this year, The Dwarves Must Be Crazy follows a village of little people as it is attacked by an evil ancient Thai spirit. When the local inhab

Thailand 2016 92 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Hounds of Love

Overlook Film Fest: Hounds of Love

Friday, April 28th, 11:10am, Bruno's Room. Saturday, April 29th, 8:10pm, Bruno's Room In the mid-1980s, 17-year-old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors, she quickly realizes she must drive a wedge be

Australia 2016 108 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Killing Ground

Overlook Film Fest: Killing Ground

Friday, April 28th, 8:00pm, Bruno's Room. Sunday, April 30th, 8:15pm, Bruno's Room With their hearts set on a romantic vacation, Ian and Samantha arrive at an isolated campsite, only to to find an SUV and a tent — with no sign of the occupants. The discovery of a distressed child wandering i

Australia 2016 89 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Lady Macbeth

Overlook Film Fest: Lady Macbeth

Centerpiece Presentation! Friday, April 28, 7:50pm, Ullman Hall. Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is

United Kingdom 2016 89 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Lake Bodom

Overlook Film Fest: Lake Bodom

Presented by Shudder - Thursday, April 27th, 10:15pm, Bruno's Room. Saturday, April 29th, 10:30pm, Ullman Hall Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, th

Finland 2016 85 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Like Me

Overlook Film Fest: Like Me

Friday, April 28th, 11:10am, Ullman Hall. Sunday, April, 30th, 11:00am, Bruno's Room A reckless loner, desperate for human connection, sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. Her reality quickly splinters into a surreal nightmare that escalates out of control, just in

USA 2017 80 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: M.F.A.

Overlook Film Fest: M.F.A.

Friday, April 28th, 5:30pm, Ullman Hall. Saturday, April 29th, 5:50pm, Bruno's Room. Following the brutal sexual assault of a fellow classmate, an introverted art student sets out into the campus night to take justice into her own hands in director Natalia Leite's terrifying and poignant rev

USA 2017 93 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Master of Horror: Roger Corman

Overlook Film Fest: Master of Horror: Roger Corman

Saturday, April 29th, 5:45pm, Ullman Hall The Overlook Film festival's Master of Horror Award was established to honor a living legend who has contributed lasting innovations to the genre throughout a long career, inspiring new filmmakers for years to come. This year's recipient is the one a

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Overlook Film Fest: Mayhem

Overlook Film Fest: Mayhem

Saturday, April 29th, 3:30pm, Ullman Hall. Sunday, April 30th, 10:10pm, Ullman Hall In this explosive new film from director Joe Lynch, a dangerous virus that prevents the infected from controlling their inhibitions is discovered in a corporate law building - the very same firm that recently

USA 2017 86 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Meatball Machine Kodoku

Overlook Film Fest: Meatball Machine Kodoku

Saturday, April 29th, 12:10am, Ullman Hall. Sunday, April 30th, 12:20am, Bruno's Room Japanese cyberpunk is alive and well In this folllow-up to the 2005 splatter comedy Meatball Machine. Taking the reigns this time is effects specialist Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police)

Japan 2017 108 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Mule

Overlook Film Fest: Mule

From virtual reality's impressarios of horror Dark Corner Studios (creators of CATATONIC) comes a new vision of death. Piece together the choices that led to your demise, as you endure the the final hours of one very bad day. Choose your ending — do you want to be buried or cremated? MULE is a 3

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Overlook Film Fest: ParaNorman

Overlook Film Fest: ParaNorman

Presented by Oregon Film - Sunday, April 30th, 11:00am, Ullman Hall A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse in this modern animated classic from the wizards at Laika. Join your

USA 2012 92 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Prey

Overlook Film Fest: Prey

Friday, April 28th, 12:10am, Bruno's Room. Sunday, April 30th, 7:45pm, Ullman Hall Bad boy Dutch director Dick Maas returns with this over-the-top thriller about an enormous, aggressive lion who is on the loose outside of Amsterdam. Teaming up with the police and her hunter ex-boyfriend, a b

Netherlands 2016 108 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Primal Screen

Overlook Film Fest: Primal Screen

Friday, April 28th, 4:00pm, Ullman Hall Why are we simultaneously attracted to and repelled by the things that scare us the most? In this special presentation, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) explores the pop culture that left dark impressions on us as children. A

USA 2017 60 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Psychopaths

Overlook Film Fest: Psychopaths

Friday, April 28th, 10:00pm, Bruno's Room. Sunday, April 30th, 3:30pm, Ullman Hall When an unidentified madman is sent to the electric chair, it triggers a sort of Mischief Night for a group of serial killers out in an entire city. An escaped mental patient, a beautiful seductress, a strangl

USA 2017 85 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Scare Tactics: Making Immersive Work

Overlook Film Fest: Scare Tactics: Making Immersive Work

Saturday, April 29th at 12:15pm From the intimate, to the extreme, to fully realized environments, the artists and creators behind the amazing interactive experiences featured at this year’s Overlook Film Festival peek out from behind the curtain to reveal secrets, stories and insights into

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Overlook Film Fest: Still/Born

Overlook Film Fest: Still/Born

Saturday, April 29th, 1:20pm, Ullman Hall. Sunday, April 30th, 1:10pm, Bruno's Hall When Mary loses one of her twins during childbirth, she feels an unparalleled disconnect. As she struggles with the loss of one child, she begins to suspect a sinister force have plans for the other. Written

Canada 2017 84 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Tales From Beyond The Pale

Overlook Film Fest: Tales From Beyond The Pale

Saturday, April 29th, 4:00pm, Barlow Room Presented by Glass Eye Pix, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is an ongoing series of audio dramas penned by luminaries from the world of contemporary horror from JT Petty (HELLBENDERS) to Simon Barrett (YOU’RE NEXT), and Kim Newman (ANO DRACULA), featuring

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Overlook Film Fest: Terror 5

Overlook Film Fest: Terror 5

Saturday, April 29th, 11:00am, Bruno's Room. Sunday, April 30th, 6:00pm Bruno's Room On a night when the City Governor is facing the accusation of being responsible for a tragedy that led to the death of 15 persons when a building in construction fell apart, five citizens who remain disillus

Argentina 2016 78 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Two Pigeons

Overlook Film Fest: Two Pigeons

Friday, April 28th, 1:30pm, Bruno's Room. Saturday, April 29th, 10:30pm, Bruno's Room Hussein, a slick talking real estate agent, gets by day to day thanks to sharp wit and massive ego. Unbeknownst to him, he's sharing his apartment with a forgotten stranger, a master of concealment who is p

United Kingdom 2017 80 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: The Untamed

Overlook Film Fest: The Untamed

Friday, April 28th, 3:20pm, Bruno's Room. Saturday, April 29th, 1:10pm, Bruno's Room The fragile existence of a young housewife and her working class family is thrown off balance when a mysterious stranger comes into their lives and convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated

Mexico 2016 100 Min
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Overlook Film Fest: Visionary Award - Surprise Paranormal Activity Screening

Overlook Film Fest: Visionary Award - Surprise Paranormal Activity Screening

Thursday, April 27th, 10:15pm, Ullman Hall The Overlook Film Festival's Visionary Award will be presented to Blumhouse Productions, after which Blum and Goldsman will screen their favorite PARANORMAL ACTIVITY film in the franchise that helped launch Blumhouse. The Visionary Award was esta

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Overlook Film Festival Closing Night Secret Screening

Overlook Film Festival Closing Night Secret Screening

Saturday, April 29th, 8:15pm, Ullman Hall For our closing night festivities, the Overlook Film Festival proudly presents a hotly anticipated film from a bold voice in film. Come and be the first to see an unmissable work of genre art!

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Overlook Film Festival Immersive Horror Game

Overlook Film Festival Immersive Horror Game

Unfolding over the entire festival weekend, The Overlook Film Festival’s signature event is a fully realized interactive horror mystery that bleeds seamlessly into the festival atmosphere. Open to all badge holders, The game permeates the entire weekend, featuring planted actors, hidden clues, tacti

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Overlook Film Festival Shorts Package #1

Overlook Film Festival Shorts Package #1

Friday, April 28th, 5:30pm, Bruno's Room Witches, friendly Satanists and Red Lobster - oh my! From the atmospheric and haunting to the manic and straight up delightfully gross, this grouping is sure to stay with you long after you leave the theater.

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Overlook Film Festival Shorts Package #2

Overlook Film Festival Shorts Package #2

Saturday, April 29th, 3:20pm, Bruno's Room This collection of shorts takes you on a rollercoaster ride through haunted covens, retro Lovecraftian worlds, itchy skin, and some good old fashion demon action. What we're saying is there's a little bit for everyone and it's dope.

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Overlook Film Fest: Indie Horror: Common Missteps and Uncommon Successes in Getting your Movie Made

Overlook Film Fest: Indie Horror: Common Missteps and Uncommon Successes in Getting your Movie Made

Saturday, April 29th at 11am Hear from sales agents, distributors, programmers and film professionals about some of the hardships, tactics and strategies for getting indie horror films made, financed, sold, and put out into the world. In a world of changing screening venues and distribution

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The Overlook Film Fest: One-on-Ones presented by The Pumpkin Pie Show

The Overlook Film Fest: One-on-Ones presented by The Pumpkin Pie Show

Author Clay McLeod Chapman will take one audience member at a time on a dark ride through depravity in this intimate storytelling experience. Think of it as a heart-to-bleeding-heart with madmen, murderers and monsters telling their own story. No fourth wall, no escape. Sessions will last between 5

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The Overlook Film Fest: The Pumpkin Pie Show

The Overlook Film Fest: The Pumpkin Pie Show

Friday, April 28th, 6:00pm, Barlow Room Come join us for a special presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show and get ready to get icky. For 20 years, author Clay McLeod Chapman and his rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show have offered a view into the lives of Southern Gothic monstro

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