SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(subject to change)

Friday Oct. 7th

5 pm - Midnight

5-11pm: FILM FESTIVAL (Produce Iowa Theatre)

A total of 48 short horror films from all over the world will be screened over the two days. Blocks A, B, and C will play Friday night.

*Block C is designated for adult content.

5-11pm: VENDORS & CELEBS (Lobby)
Different vendors selling all sorts of fun and Halloween-related goodies will be set up throughout the lobby. Celebs will be taking pictures and signing autographs.

Get your professional photo op tickets HERE!

 

5pm: EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS' FILM FESTIVAL PICKS

The inaugural Executive Directors‘ Film Festival Picks program highlights some of the best short films from Iowa’s 16 community film festivals. The films were nominated by festival directors and curated by Produce Iowa for a one-hour showcase!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

6pm: BOOK READING

We're excited to announce that we're going to hear four awesome area authors read excerpts from their books!! We will be featuring Bret Royer, Harley Ramsey, Evan Clouse, and Patrick McLaughlin!! Come let them fill up your earholes with their spooky words, and then be sure to visit their vendor booths for signed copies!!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

7pm: PODCASTING 101

Everything you need to know about setting up your first podcast from start to finish - hardware, software, sharing, and tips for podcasting for beginners.

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

8pm: THE POLTERGUYS

Joey Loboda and Landon Sheetz are the co-creators and stars of POLTERGUYS, a new horror-comedy series that will be airing on FOX 28 and streaming in 2023! Come see an exclusive sneak peek of the show’s first two episodes and chat with the creators about the show and all things ghostly (if they don’t get too scared by your questions). POLTERGUYS follows the adventures of George and Stanley, best friends who have a falling out while looking for quick fame by trying to film their own television show in the crowded ghost-hunting-documentary genre. But when their paranormal findings prove too big to handle alone, they must set aside their quarreling to find a solution…and make one kick-ass show!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

9-10:30pm: TRIVIA W/INSANE MIKE
Test your trivia knowledge with Insane Mike. He'll be leading trivia games and contests for about 90 minutes. There will be prizes and fun things.

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

11pm: AFTER PARTY (Pallisters)
To keep the party going, we'll be holding an after-party at Pallister Brothers just down the road with stand-up comedy from Bill Fisher and Chris Schlichting & followed by Halloween rockers X-Ray Mary!!

*Address: 116 N Market St, Ottumwa, IA 52501

Saturday Oct. 8th

Noon-Midnight

Noon-8pm: FILM FESTIVAL (Produce Iowa Theatre)

A total of 48 short horror films from all over the world will be screened over the two days. Blocks D, E, F, and G will play throughout Saturday.

 

Noon-8pm: VENDORS & CELEBS (Lobby)
Different vendors selling all sorts of fun and Halloween-related goodies will be set up throughout the lobby. Celebs will be taking pictures and signing autographs.

Get your professional photo op tickets HERE!

 

Noon-6pm: CAR DISPLAY (Outside)
Stop out front of the BVC to see some fun cars like a zombie outbreak response vehicle and Baby from Supernatural.

 

12 Noon: SPECIAL MAKEUP FX DEMO
Nero from Bat Brain Studios will be on hand to do a special makeup FX demo! It's going to be a bloody good time!!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

1pm: HYPNOTIST GABRIEL

Gabriel has performed over 1,600 shows to date all over North America. His high energy and fabulous imagination creates an unforgettable show that audience members will truly love!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

2pm: I LIKE IT SPOOKY PODCAST [LIVE]

Voiced by the three uniquely individual personalities of Brian Godsil, Jason Underwood, and Clint Michael Tacy, The I LIKE IT SPOOKY Horror Podcast is quickly becoming a must-listen show amongst fans, genre peers, and industry leaders alike.

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

3pm: Q&A w/DUANE WHITAKER
Duane (Pulp Fiction, H2, Feast) will be on stage to talk all about his
 career!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

4pm: Q&A w/DEBBIE ROCHON
Debbie (Tromeo & Juliet, Model Hunger, American Nightmare) will be on stage to talk all about her career!
*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

5pm: Q&A w/NAOMI GROSSMAN

Naomi (AHS, The Lurker, 1BR) will be on stage to talk all about her career!

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

 

6pm: FEATURED FILM

TBA

*In the Southern Glazer's Event Room

6pm: ZOMBIE WALK

Meet outside at the main entrance in your best living dead costume (or any costume really) and prepare to walk the streets of Ottumwa!!

*this is a free event, costume awards given out after

 

8pm: COSTUME CONTEST (Produce Iowa Theatre)
Sign up at the front desk to enter the costume contest. Show your stuff! There will be prizes for Best Adult, Best Teen, Best Child, Best Couple/Group, Best in Show! 
*Line up at 7:30
**The Costume Contest is sponsored by Ottumwa Radio.

 

9pm: GHOST HUNT
Join Iowa Paranormal as they will be going back to the extremely haunted old elementary school in Bloomfield, Iowa. Get your tickets here! *Is a separate ticket

 

9pm: AWARDS SHOW (Produce Iowa Theatre)
See who wins for Best Short and runner-up, Audience Choice, Best Kill, and Halloween Spirit. Trophies will be given out!

 

9:30pm: BILL FISHER STAND UP (Produce Iowa Theatre)
Not only is Bill a stand-up comic, writer, podcaster, but he's also a fan of horror, reading, wrestling, sweet jams, and all forms of silliness. Chris Schlichting will be opening!
 
10pm: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

(Produce Iowa Theatre)
The event concludes with everybody's favorite audience participation movie Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bring your own props or we'll also have survival kits available for purchase. You do not want to miss this!!
*No glitter or confetti

Halloween fun for everyone all night long!

October 7th & 8th