The Overlook Film Festival Is Here!

And THE KINGCAST will be serving up some SLEEPWALKERS shenanigans with director Mick Garris!

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · June 2, 2022, 2:11 PM EDT

It's Overlook time! Today kicks off the start of the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans, running June 2nd-5th. Our Kingcast crew Eric Vespe and Scott Wampler will be in attendance bringing you some bonafide King goodness, live in the flesh! In honor of its 30th anniversary, they'll be screening Sleepwalkers, a treat that, "deserves to be seen on a very big screen with a very rowdy crowd." Oh, did we mention the one and only MICK GARRIS will be joining in on the fun? Details:

Behold the first of many collaborations between Stephen King, in his first original story written explicitly for the screen no less, and master of horror – and 2020 festival honoree – Mick Garris. Come for the finely-aged cult classic of a shape-shifting, cat-fearing, blood-sucking, incest-loving mother and son’s run in with Mädchen Amick and a slew of genre hero cameos. Stay for the live recording of THE KINGCAST with director Mick Garris immediately following the screening.

Kingcast shenanigans will be taking place Saturday, June 4th @ 1:30 pm. In addition to a killer film lineup, this year's festivities also include a Halloween party (Halloween in June IN NEW ORLEANS!?) Be still, our decrepit barely beating hearts! Horror trivia presented by Shudder, and more. Check out the full schedule here and scroll down for more details on some of the weekend's special events.

If you pay The Kingcast boys a visit, tell them you've been getting really into werewolf erotica as of late. Grab your Overlook passes right here.

Saturday, June 4th | 9:30 PM | One Eyed Jacks
Presented by: Magnet Releasing


We lost out on our most sacred holiday in 2020, so this year we’re making it up in style! Costumes are mandatory: bring your masks, hoard all the candy, make contact with the beyond, watch out for pranks, and dance the night away to your favorite spooky tunes to keep the spirits at bay at this fiendish immersive gathering. Don't wait, boos and ghouls: tickets are on sale NOW!

Presented by: Shudder
Free event — no passes or tickets are required to join. 

Friday, June 3rd | 4:00 PM | American Townhouse

Scare yourself with how much you actually know about horror. Prepare for prizes, drinks and four ghoulish rounds of horror trivia.


Clay McLeod Chapman book signing - open to the public
Presented by: QuirkbooksFriday, June 3rd | 5-6 PM | The Garden District Book Shop

Whisper Down the Lane is the pulse-pounding, true-crime-based horror novel inspired by the McMartin preschool trial and Satanic Panic of the ’80s. Chapman will read a selection from his book for guests and be available for a signing afterwards.


Presented by: IFC Midnight
Friday, June 3rd | 10pm | Canal Place

Celebrate the New Orleans premiere screening of IFC's FLUX GOURMET on fest Friday in style with sumptuous treats artfully curated by My House Events. They're the perfect palette cleanser on your way to and from our NOSFERA2 late-night gathering at Prytania Theatres At Canal Place! 
Free screening  
Artists in Person
Creators: Dream Video Division
Friday, June 3rd | 10:15 PM | Canal Place


Join us for a once-in-a-century unique live event of a remixed, reinterpreted, remastered feature-length version of the original silent horror classic: Nosfera2