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Kanopy Fright Fest

‘Tis the season for a good scare, so join us as we present Kanopy Fright Fest 2021. Containing all the ghouls and ghosts you could ever want, this haunting set of horror movies offers the bone-chilling characters that make this genre such a thrill to watch. Whether you are looking for memorable monsters or something a tad more terrifying, this lineup is sure to deliver all the heart-pounding moments that fans of horror will be looking for leading up to Halloween. Watch these devilish titles, if you dare.

Kevin Sayar

Kanopy CEO

 Ben
(1972) on IMDb

Ben

A lonely boy named Danny Garrison befriends Ben, the rat leader of the swarm of rats trained by Willard Stiles. Ben becomes the boy’s best friend, protecting him from bullying and keeping his spirits up in the face of a heart condition. However, things gradually take a downward turn as Ben’s swarm becomes violent, resulting in several deaths.

 The Devil's Harmony
(2019) on IMDb

The Devil’s Harmony

A bullied teenage girl leads an acappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies.

 In the Earth
(2021) on IMDb

In the Earth

As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.

 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
(1978) on IMDb

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.

 The Killer Shrews
(1959) on IMDb

The Killer Shrews

On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane.

 Kiss of the Damned
(2012) on IMDb

Kiss of the Damned

Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion.

 Nosferatu the Vampyre
(1979) on IMDb

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula’s castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men’s blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan’s wife, Dracula moves to Wismar, bringing with him death and plague… An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the curse of not being able to get old and die.

 Re-Animator
(1985) on IMDb

Re-Animator

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

 Thelma
(2017) on IMDb

Thelma

A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, Thelma struggles to control her supernatural abilities.

 The Vampire Bat
(1933) on IMDb

The Vampire Bat

When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

 Black Sunday
(1960) on IMDb

Black Sunday

In one of the most auspicious directorial debuts in movie history, Mario Bava bridged the gap between the gothic horror picture and the European art film with Black Sunday (aka La maschera del Demonio or The Mask of Satan). Made in 1960 and now considered a cult classic, it continues to reverberate through the cinema, inspiring and influencing new generations of filmmakers.

 Count Dracula
(1970) on IMDb

Count Dracula

In 1970, cult director Jess Franco and screen legend Christopher Lee collaborated on what they promised would be the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel ever filmed. From its remarkable performances to its lush locations and atmosphere of sinister sensuality, it remains a spellbinding adaptation of the classic tale.

 Day of the Dead
(1985) on IMDb

Day of the Dead

In the third film in the saga of the undead from writer/director George A. Romero (Night of the Living DeadDawn of the DeadLand of the DeadDiary of the DeadSurvival of the Dead), a small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead?

 Hereditary
(2018) on IMDb

Hereditary 

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter Annie (Toni Collette) begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more she discovers, the more he family finds themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

 House on Haunted Hill
(1959) on IMDb

House on Haunted Hill

A true classic of suspense, this spooky, campy tale tells the story of five strangers who are offered $10,000 each by an eccentric millionaire to spend the night in a haunted house. As the night develops, it becomes clear that these strangers’ selection was no accident–and a few have some diabolical schemes of their own!

 Prom Night
(1980) on IMDb

Prom Night

On prom night, a masked killer stalks teenagers responsible for the accidental death of a girl years earlier. With scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Leslie Nielsen (Airplane).

 Rabid
(1977) on IMDb

Rabid

After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which in turn swiftly drives them insane… and makes them equally bloodthirsty. Rabid is one of acclaimed horror director David Cronenberg’s first films.

 Suspiria
(1977) on IMDb

Suspiria

A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. Suspiria is Italian Horror-master Dario Argento’s best-known and most acclaimed film.

 What We Do in the Shadows
(2014) on IMDb

What We Do in the Shadows

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else – except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.

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