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Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival

The Vancouver Horror Show (VHS) is a film festival that showcases horror movies. It normally happens in October in time for Halloween. In 2022 it took place in early November.

In 2022, films showed in theatres from November 5th to 8th. Online viewings were available from November 8th to 18th. The exact dates for the festival in 2023 are still to be confirmed.


The Vancouver Horror Show

The Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival celebrated its fifth year in 2022. It’s a registered Canadian charity. It has grown from running just a dozen films in its first year to over 50 films in 2022.

The festival mostly screens short films but also displays a small number of feature films too. Although VHS focuses a lot on Canadian films, it showcases works from other countries as well. This makes VHS an inclusive event that helps promote filmmakers from around the world.


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The 2022 Film Festival

In 2022, there were in-person screenings from November 5th until the 8th. All of the films plus others were then available online until November 18th as well.

There were close to 70 films at the 2022 festival. Six of them were feature films while the remaining majority were short films. In-person screenings were available for about 39 films. The rest could be watched from home. The movies screened were from different countries so there was some unique and scary foreign cinema to enjoy!


2022 Festival Prices

Tickets to attend in-person viewings in 2022 started at about $25 each, including online fees. For the most part, feature films were screened separately but short films were combined into groups. The cost to watch all of the virtual programming was about $35 each.

Full Festival Passes were also available in 2022 for about $130. They included access to all in-person activities and screenings, plus all of the virtual programming as well.


For full details see the official Vancouver Horror Show website.


2022 Festival Schedule

Below was the schedule of in-person screenings at the 2022 Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival. As you can see, there were a few feature film premieres as well as lots of short films.


Saturday, November 5th, 2022

The first event of the 2022 festival took place at Fifth Avenue Cinemas at 2110 Burrard Street.

The red carpet portion began at 3:30 pm and was followed by the first group of short films at 4:30 pm. There was a panel with folks from the film industry at 7:00 pm, and then the Vancouver premiere of Terrifier 2 screened at 8:30 pm.


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Sunday, November 6th, 2022

The day’s events were held at Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP. The venue is located at 452 SW Marine Drive.

Two different groups of shorts were shown at 12:15 pm and 2:30 pm. There was also a Canadian premiere of the Follow Her feature film at 4:45 pm, followed by a special question and answer session.


Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

The final day of in-person activities took place at The Cinematheque, located at 1131 Howe Street.

There was a red carpet event at 5:00 pm and another group of short films at 5:45 pm. There were also award presentations and question and answer sessions around this time. Then, at 8:30 pm, the Canadian premiere of Mad Heidi concluded the event.


For full details see the official Vancouver Horror Show website.



If you like horror movies and haunted houses, then also be sure to check out Brinkworth Dungeon. The Langley-based haunted attraction has wax museum-style scenes from a whole bunch of classic horror movies. And most of what you’ll see there has been handmade by a professional artist!

Also if you like Halloween and movies, but kid-friendly films, then check out Howl Over Canada at FlyOver Canada. It’s a great family-friendly Halloween-themed multi-dimensional show.


Other Information

To learn more about the festival see the Vancouver Horror Show‘s website.

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