The Syracuse International Film Festival Presents Horror Day

A morning to evening event of scary movies

Written by: Hayden Celentano

Syracuse, NY - The Syracuse International Film Festival, celebrating its 20th year anniversary, is proud to present Horror Day. This event will take place on October 7th, 2023, from 11AM and 11PM, at Palace Theatre 2384 James St, Syracuse NY 13206. Doors will open at 10AM, and there will be parking available at the back parking lot as well as on the street.

The films Predators (2010), One Dark Night (1982), The Faculty (1998), I Am Legend (2007), Twilight (2008), and Friday the 13th (2009) will be screened throughout the day. This event is co-hosted by the genre film screening company Reckless Cinema and the independent concert promoter After Dark Presents.

In addition to the six movies showings, there will be refreshments, vendors and networking. Tickets for the event will be $25 through the following link: Notable guests and partners for Horror Day include Fright Nights, DiBernardo Productions, News Channel 9 ABC, Sci-Fi Horror Fest, Galaxy Media, and Park Outdoor Advertising.

Horror is an important genre to celebrate and preserve. It confronts topics we instinctively shy away from, and forces us to look at our fears head-on. Syracuse has always been a city that welcomes this genre, most recently being the set for horror movies The Shed (2019), The Night House (2020), Brainhunter: New Breed 1987 (2023), and Bloodfly (2024). 315-876-2126

The Syracuse International Film Festival recognizes that our mission to engage, entertain, inform and inspire the Central New York community through film and media programs is inseparable from our commitment to cultivate spaces that champion diversity, equity, and intersectional belonging. We believe that promoting intersectional representation and curating content that highlights a vibrant array of identities, cultures, and lived experiences is mission critical. We furthermore recognize that it is imperative to use our platform to increase accessibility within film, uplift historically excluded voices, and spread awareness of social issues that actively impact our local and international landscapes.