NEPA Horror Fest 2023: Spooky Summer III

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NEPA Horror Fest 2023: Spooky Summer III

The NEPA Horror Fest is an all-day festival celebrating horror films, alternative visual art, local music, and more.

By Jess Meoni & Bobby Keller

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, June 17 · 12pm EDT


Circle Drive-In 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Scranton, PA 18508

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About this event

  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Event Details

  • Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • Opens to Public at 12:00 p.m.
  • Grounds of the Circle Drive-In
  • 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, Scranton, PA 18508

What You Can Expect

  • Horror Films on the Big Screen
  • Celebrity Meet & Greets
  • Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market
  • Live Local & Regional Music
  • Food Trucks & Concessions
  • Official Event Merch
  • Free Parking
  • Free Re-Entry
  • Free for Kids 12 & Under

Our History

We're excited to announce the NEPA Horror Fest's special annual June event, Spooky Summer III! The event that started it all, 13 Short Films, began in 2015 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania screening thirteen independent horror films. We screened horror films from all around the world, including three locally-made films; it was a successful event with over 100 attendees.

​Since then, the festival has done a handful of screenings at Ale Mary's at the Bittenbender in Scranton, Pennsylvania, specializing in screening shot-on-video low-budget cult classics from the 1980s and 1990s. Some of the feature-length films we have screened include Theodore Gershuny's Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972), John Wintergate's Boardinghouse (1982), Kevin Tenney's Night of the Demons (1988), Todd Sheets' Zombie Bloodbath series (1993, 1995, 2000), Todd Jason Cook's Death Metal Zombies (1995), John and Mark Polonia's Feeder's 2: Slay Bells (1998), Austin Bosley's Dismembering Christmas (2015), and Ryan Logsdon's Agoni (2015), Anna Biller's The Love Witch (2016).​

In 2016, we hosted "13 Short Films 2," with a more expanded event schedule comprised of film screenings, vendor tables, stand-up comedy, Q&A panels, and even celebrity guests. Today, our event has joined forces with the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and has expanded to the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, Pennsylvania to bring about a greater appreciation of independent filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians. The NEPA Horror Fest celebrates twice a year – in October for "13 Short Films" and in June for "Spooky Summer."

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