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Sinister Nights and SIN Film Festival

Sinister Nights – Miami’s FIRST horror convention!

Sinister Nights is an interactive horror experience. Building on the established model of successful horror conventions (celebrities, vendors, film screenings, panels, celebrity photo ops, etc.), Sinister Nights has added a multitude of events and activities, creating a fully immersive weekend that includes unique events not found at any other convention:

September 3-5, 2021, SLAYbor Day Weekend
James L. Knight Convention Center
400 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33131

• SIN Film Festival – films from around the world
• Scream Queen Olympics – judged by Scream Queen, Felissa Rose
• Celebrity Match Game – guests play with Kane Hodder and Michael Berryman
• 80s Monster Prom – all 80s music, all monsters!
• Saturday Morning Cartoons – Scooby-Doo, The Real Ghostbusters, etc.
• and much more!

Celebrity guests include Richard Brake (31, 3 From Hell, Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VII – X, the Hatchet franchise), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Victor Crowley), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31, Lords of Salem), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, Cat People), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science, X-Files), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, The Devil’s Rejects), Pancho Moler (31, 3 From Hell, Candy Corn), Rhonda Shear (USA’s Up All Night), Ariel Levy (Green Inferno, Aftershock), Tiffany Shepis (Alister Crowley, Tromeo and Juliet), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma, Guardians of the Galaxy)

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Announcements will be made through our various social media outlets and email blasts throughout the summer. Go to to sign up for our email list to get updated information about special events, film screenings, etc. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook (sinisternights), Instagram (sinisternightsunlimited), Twitter (@sinister_nights), and Fan!Guru.

Tickets for Sinister Nights can be purchased at Click TICKETS for the full description of the various ticket packages. If purchased before the event, a standard weekend pass is only $60, which gets you access to Sinister Nights all three days. A Friday pass is $40, Saturday is $40, and Sunday is $40. There are various upgrade packages that offer early admittance, front-of-the-line passes, an event t-shirt, and even 2 nights at the Hyatt Miami (connected to the James L. Knight Convention Center). NOTE: Tickets prices will go up day of show.

Tickets are also available for the 80s Monster Prom, Saturday Night, Sept 4. Admittance to this party is included with the purchase of a Weekend or Saturday pass. However, if you just want something a little different and a lot of fun to do over SLAYbor Day Weekend, come and party with the monsters, 80s style. Tickets for this event are available at, then click TICKETS.

Miami has been waiting a long time for a horror convention. Don’t miss out … come and join us!

Details on the SIN Film Festival:

Screening in the Ashe Auditorium within the James L. Knight Convention Center

2021 lineup

In Competition
The Hauntings in Madhya Predesh (India), director – Dr. Khadir Abdul
Seeds (USA), director – Skip Shea
The Alpines (USA), director – Dante Aubain

Out of Competition
Blood Feast – considered the first gore movie, was filmed in Miami (panel on Miami Gore)
The Toxic Avenger – presented by EcoHorror, horror-fan based environmental group
Cynthia – Q&A with Lynn Lowry
Tammy and the T-Rex – presented by Vinegar Syndrome (sponsor)
The Last Thanksgiving – presented as part of holiday horror filmed in Miami block
Santastein – presented as part of holiday horror filmed in Miami block
The History of Metal and Horror

All shorts in competition

Domestic Shorts
Anecdota (USA), director – Don Capria
Crock Pot (USA), director – Ty Jones
Distance (USA), director – Patrick Rea
Koreatown Ghost Story (USA), directors – Minsun Park and Teddy Tennenbaum
Numerus Duó (USA), director – Nick Fiorella
Overkill (USA), director Alex Montilla
SHE.PICKED.ME. (USA), director – Jason Wilkinson
Silly Simon (USA), director – Johnny Skinner
Sushi Night (USA), director – Jack Kierski (filmed in Miami)
Tinder Tango (USA), director – Cecilia Roberts
Whitetail (USA), director – Josh Minyard
You Made Me (USA), director – Ruben Sanchez

International Shorts
Attached (Turkey), director – Emre Yapici
Bloodshed (Canada), director – Paolo Mancini
Bullets of Baptism (Iran), director – Zivar Hojati
Cruel Tale, Friday Kills (France), director – Hugues Guéguen
Legend of Somberón (Guatemala), director – Enrique S. Mendoza
Luciferum (Argentina), director – Martin De La Cruz
Smile (Australia), director – Kevin Uskokovic
The Knell (Ghana), director – Joseph Osei-Bonsu
The Self Seers (South Korea), director – Matthew David Ridley
The Stain (Iran), director – Shoresh Vakili
Trilemma (UK), director – R. Paul Wilson
Wild Will (Australia), director – Alan King

Also including shorts produced by University of Miami film students in a showcase collaboration.

SIN Film Festival Awards (called The Sinners) based on the 7 Deadly Sins

Pride Award (Best film) – features and shorts both qualify for this award
Lust Award (Seduction/Obsessive)
Wrath Award (Rage/Brutality)
Greed Award (Best performance)
Gluttony Award (Excessive/Gratuitous)
Sloth Award (Best director) – play on words, “Laziest person on set?” … like calling a tall guy Tiny
Envy Award (Audience Choice) – feature or short

Event Sponsors:
Horror Society
Final Draft
Vinegar Syndrome
Way Back When Antiques and Collectibles
Old Ghosts Odditorium
Xtreme Action Park

Mitchell Wells

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Society. Self proclaimed Horror Movie Freak, Tech Geek, love indie films and all around nice kinda guy!!

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