Vancouver Horror Show
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VHS 2019

VHS 2 will be taking place on October 25 - 26, 2019 at the York Theatre on Vancouver’s diverse and vibrant Commercial Drive (639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC), featuring 32 short films from 9 countries, and the Premiere of the Vancouver-based horror feature Puppet Killer.

2019 Screening Schedule

October 26

7:00 PM - Short Program 2 + Q & A

9:30 PM - Short Program 3 + Q & A

11:30 PM - VHS Award Ceremony

October 25

7:00 PM - Short Program 1 + Q & A

9:30 PM - Puppet Killer Premiere + Q & A

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Puppet Killer Premiere

Presented by the VHS

October 25 - 9:30PM

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The Vancouver Horror Show is proud to present the Premiere of the new indie horror film PUPPET KILLER at VHS 2019, followed by a Q&A with cast and crew.

Directed by Lisa Ovies, written by Kevin Mosely, with unbelievable practical effects comes the story of a Christmas weekend getaway gone horribly wrong as Aleks Paunovic's "Jamie" reveals the terrifying truth of his childhood puppet "Simon".

Shot entirely in British Columbia with outstanding and hilarious performances by Aleks Paunovic, Lisa Durupt, Richard Harmon, Lee Majdoub, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Kyle Kassie, Beverley Elliot, Geoff Gustafson, and Johannah Newmarch.

Tickets are now available!

Left to Right:    Lee Majdoub; Lisa Ovies ; Aleks Paunovic ; Richard Harmon

Left to Right:

Lee Majdoub; Lisa Ovies ; Aleks Paunovic ; Richard Harmon



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What terrifies us is what unites us. The VHS is a cultural event (and a registered charity under the Canadian Revenue Agency) intended to celebrate great and provide a platform for emerging talent in the world of independent filmmaking. The VHS believes horror is an exemplar genre to tell stories about the world we live in through a lens of the unimaginable.

After a successful, sold-out inaugural year, the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival is returning for the sequel in 2019. Last year’s blood-red carpet event featured 12 short horror films from all over the world that stunned and delighted audiences, filmmakers, horror fans and cinephiles alike. In year 2, the VHS will continue to bring creators, diverse audiences, and the horror industry together in vibrant downtown Vancouver, BC for a two-day festival screening 32 short horror films from 9 different countries, and the Canadian Premiere of Lisa Ovies’ Puppet Killer. As of 2019, the VHS is also hosting a horror screenwriting contest.

To see the list of previous VHS films, filmmakers, and awards, please click here.

Awards categories in 2019 include:

Best Film / Best Director / Best Cinematography / Best Performance in a Leading Role / Best Performance in a Supporting Role / Best Comedic Performance / Best Ensemble Cast / Best Editing / Best Writing / Best Sound / Best Music / Best Visual Effects / Best Costume Design / Best Makeup / Best Scare / Blair Witch Award (best low-budget film) / VHS Short but Sweet Audience Award / The VHS Emerging Filmmaker Award

Tickets are now available