We're not sure what makes fall feel so spooky, the perpetual chill in the air, maybe? But undoubtedly, pre-Halloween, post-Halloween, it's the season of horror movies.

If your Netflix queue has been emptying out since you started spending weekends curled under a blanket on the couch, or even if you still haven't gotten to Luke Cage yet– seriously, you should consider getting out of the house.

Whether you're a film buff (we get it, you have a blog) or you're just a horror movie enthusiast, NYC's getting a film festival that is bound to have you looking around the corner when you walk to the subway afterwards.

FearNYC, planned by local publicist John Capo, will be hosted at Cinema Village from October 21st until the 27th– just in time to inspire your Halloween costume.

As reported by TimeOut, FearNYC will be screening classics like Carnival of Souls, Psycho, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but will also be premiering a few– this is the festival's inaugural year but hopefully it will grow into a launching pad for new horror films.

There will also be a screening of The Exorcist that will begin with a seance led by a renowned psychic, which you literally could not pay any of us to attend– but we know at least some of you have to be braver than us.

Besides screenings, there will be an awards ceremony that will be honoring the late Wes Craven, parties, and other events. For example, the original 1978 Halloween will also be screened with a Halloween party (get your costume ready) featuring candy bags and games for the audience.


Their late night titles are of the more humorous sort, including Plan 9 from Outer Space, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, and Reefer Madness, so you are offered a break during the week long fright fest.

Tickets are sold for individual screenings, you can check out the full schedule at FearNYC's website but you can also purchase a festival pass that will grant you access to every screening you can stomach, other special events, and the awards ceremony.

Coordinate with your crew (or really, this is prime first date material, you're welcome) and grab tickets or a festival passes.

[via TimeOut] [Feature Image Courtesy Blumhouse]