Kilgore College looks to put a bit of a scare into visitors as it will host the second annual “KilGORE Horror Movie Festival” Oct. 26-31 in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

A movie will be shown each day of the festival at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee set for 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Voting is underway for what films will be shown at the festival. Visit the KC Facebook page at or to vote on what movies will be shown.

Dodson Auditorium Manager Ethan Herring organizes the event.

“We feel like Halloween movies offer a little something for everybody and the diversity of movies that get the most votes should reflect that,” Herring said. “The main goal is to create a fun environment for our students and the community to sit and enjoy the movies.”

Herring has planned some changes to the movies fans can vote on this year.

“The big change we’re doing this year is we’re having everyone vote by genre so we can have a bit more diversity. Last year, everyone went to comedy horror, we had 2 out of 7 movies that were actual horror films. We’re breaking it up this year so people can see movies they might not have seen before.”

The poll closes Oct 15.

For KC students, admission is $10 for a week’s pass (seven films) with single movie passes available for $2.

Non-KC student admission is $20 for a week’s pass and $4 for a single film.

Attendees who bring a donation for the KC Student Food Pantry will receive a single movie pass.

For movies that have a streaming option, it will cost $5 for a single access online link.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be administered and face coverings are required.

“Our big issue has been making sure that we have something for the students to attend that is not only safe, but enjoyable for them. We do have social distancing measures put in place. We have been given the go-ahead that if groups want to sit together, that maybe 3 to 6 people can sit together if they choose. We will have to adjust our chart when people choose to sit together.”

The movie list is as follows:

Classic Slasher/Gore

1. Halloween

2. Friday the 13th

3. Child’s Play (1988)

4. Saw II

5. Evil Dead (2013)

6. Nightmare On Elm Street 2

Horror Comedy (Family Night)

1. Ernest Scared Stupid

2. Army of Darkness

3. Shaun of the Dead

4. Nightmare Before Xmas

5. Ghostbusters

6. Little Shop of Horrors

7. Rocky Horror Picture Show

8. Scream 2

Sci-fi Horror

1. Alien

2. Aliens

3. Event Horizon

4. The Fly

5. The Crazies

6. Predator

Supernatural/Psychological Horror

1. The Others

2. The Witch

3. In the Mountain of Madness

4. It Follows

5. The Ring

6. Us

7. The Shining

Monster Horror

1. The Thing

2. Frankenstein

3. It (Chapter 1)

4. Cabin in the Woods

5. Gremlins

6. Fright Night

Natural Horror

1. Lake Placid

2. Jaws

3. The Birds

4. The Descent

5. Crawl

6. The Host


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