Kansas City CreepFest

October 28—29, 2011

From horror films, to spooks, to treats for your inner ghost or goblin, KC CreepFest will provide you with a hauntingly good time! Gather your friends and summon up your courage, this event is not for the faint of heart.

Film Festival

The 2011 KC CreepFest will take place October 28—29, with screenings at the Tivoli Cinema and Westport Coffeehouse Theatre and event after-parties at participating Westport venues. Horror celebrity Tiffany Shepis will host a Saturday night movie, sign autographs, and emcee the annual Westport Costume Contest at Firefly on Saturday, October 29.

KC CreepFest celebrates the creativity and innovative spirit of the "Best of the Midwest" independent horror filmmakers. The event includes locally produced feature-length and short horror films, classic B-movies, a seminar on micro-budget filmmaking, and a blood drive for the Community Blood Center of Grater Kansas City.

The Tivoli will showcase work by Midwestern horror filmmakers on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. The film directors and producers will conduct Q&A sessions at each program. On Saturday, October 29 the festival will culminate with screenings from Emmy-award winning Kansas City director Patrick Rea's new feature film Nailbiter, and Frankenstein Syndrome from director Sean Tretta and scream queen Tiffany Shepis.

In addition, this program will include the announcement and screening of the winning short horror film from the KC CreepFest Short Horror Film Contest.

Last but not least, the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre will feature a variety of programs on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29 including: classic B-movies, screening of all official selections from the KC CreepFest Short Horror Film Contest, a micro-budget filmmaking seminar, and the Kansas City premiere of Missouri director Jeff Chitty's latest feature film The Taking of Savannah as part of the Return to the Grindhouse program.


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Tickets for each program at the Tivoli are $8.50 for Adults, $6.50 for Seniors, and free with valid student ID (UMKC Students). Tickets are available on-line at tivolikc.com.

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Tickets for each program at Westport CoffeeHouse Theatre are $6 at the door, $5 with proof of a donation from the blood drive.

Friday, October 28, 2011

3:00—6:30pm Blood Drive on Pennsylvania & Westport Rd
6:00pm Flash Mob Zombie Walk on Pennsylvania
4:30pm My Stepdad is a Freakin' Vampire Followed by Q&A with David Matheny & Filmmakers spacer
5:00—6:00pm Mr. Fish Local Band Performs Live! Featuring 'Zombie Babe' From the Film Cadaverella spacer
6:30—8:00pm KC CreepFest Short Horror Film Contest Entries Followed by Q&A Panel with the Filmmakers spacer
6:45pm KC CreepFest Comedy Film Roast of Night of the Living Dead Hosted by Tim DePaepe & Local Improv Actors / Comedians spacer
8:30—10:00pm Joey Skidmore's Legend of the ShoeMan & Film Shorts Featuring Patrick Rea's Get Off My Porch Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers spacer
9:00pm Return to the Grindhouse Featuring the KC Premiere of Jeff Chitty's Taking of Savannah Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers spacer

Saturday, October 29, 2011

4:00pm KC CreepFest Short Horror Film Contest Entries Screening spacer
4:30pm Leif Jonker's Darkness Re-mastered Vampire Film Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker spacer
5:00pm Independent Filmmaker Panel spacer
  • Moderator: Curtis Smith with KC Horror Club
  • Composer: Joseph B. Allen
  • Screenwriter: Mitch Brian
  • Producer: Aaron Laue
  • Documentary Filmmaker: Ben Meade
  • Director: Patrick Rea
6:30pm Roger Corman Triple Feature Program Screening spacer
  • Creature from the Haunted Sea
  • Bucket of Blood
  • The Terror
6:45pm Short Horror Film Contest Winner Announced & Exclusive Test Screening of Patrick Rea's Nailbiter Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers spacer
9:15pm Frankenstein Syndrome Followed by Q&A with Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis & Director Sean Tretta spacer
12:00—2:30am KC CreepFest After Party at Firefly Featuring Tiffany Shepis - Hostess of Westport Costume Contest Finals

Tricks & Treats

Westport Annual Costume Contest

Halloween is not just for kids! On Saturday, October 29 Westport is the place to be for a night of Halloween revelry. The local spooks have been busy creating one-of-a-kind brews and concoctions that are sure to cast a spell on you!

Enjoy bone-chilling performances and a costume contest with cash prizes awarded for the spookiest, sexiest, and downright strangest costumes in the neighborhood!

Cash Prizes

  • First Place, $500
  • Second Place, $250
  • Third Place, $100

Gather your friends and summon up your courage, this event is not for the faint of heart.

Neighborhood Trick or Treating

Trick or treat with your littlest of ghouls in Westport on Saturday, October 29. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm participating merchants will be handing out treats (not tricks) to all costumed revelers.

Blood Drive

Many of us will require a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. To meet patients' needs for blood and blood components, the Community Blood Center requires approximately 580 donors every weekday.

In an effort to achieve this demand and recruit donors, KC CreepFest has partnered with the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City and will host a Blood Drive on Friday, October 28 from 3:00—6:30pm at Pennsylvania and Westport Road. Register today using sponsor code: CREEPFEST and help save a life!


Getting involved in this year's KC CreepFest is a fun way to experience the festival from a different perspective and meet new people.

Currently, we are seeking volunteers for a variety of positions and would like for you to be part of this year's event! To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Jennifer Friend.


Thank you to the generosity of the 2011 KC CreepFest partners and sponsors:

  • Big Atom Production
  • Café Sophia
  • Kansas City Independent Film Coalition
  • Kansas Women in Film & Television
  • PBR
  • Outpost Worldwide
  • Tivoli Cinemas
  • The Pitch
  • UMKC Communications Studies
  • Westport CoffeeHouse
  • Westport Regional Business League

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