The Oculto Horror Film Fest was created by filmmakers from El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to promote horror cinema and the Borderland region.
Organizers work to offer a complete horror filmmaking experience to their audiences and to provide connection and visibility opportunities for participating filmmakers.
The first four Oculto Horror Film Fests were held in Juarez and included feature-length and short films, workshops, interviews with filmmakers, and more.
The Oculto Horror Film Fest will expand into El Paso for its fifth edition in 2023, making it a truly international event.
The El Paso portion will be October 13-14 in the Philanthropy Theatre, part of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre complex. Actor Doug Jones, who has played creatures in several of Guillermo del Toro’s films, will appear with Pan’s Labyrinth on October 13, with cult, local and submitted films showing on October 14. For tickets, visit HERE. To donate in general, see below.
A donation to the Oculto Horror Film Fest, an affiliate of the El Paso Community Foundation, will help support the annual event as it expands its international audience.