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Telluride Horror Show welcomes back in-person audiences in fall

The Telluride Horror Show will return to an in-person festival this fall. (Courtesy of Telluride Horror Show)
Last year’s festival moved online because of pandemic

Fellow horror movie fans rejoice! In another sign of things slowly getting back to normal, organizers of the annual Telluride Horror Show announce that three-day passes are now on sale for the in-person festival to be held Oct. 15 to 17 this year.

If you remember, last year, Colorado’s first and largest horror film festival was moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the uninitiated, every year for the last going-on-12 years, Telluride opens its doors to horror film fans from all over the world for three days of horror, suspense, thrillers, sci-fi, dark fantasy and dark comedy films, many, according to a news release from organizers, are shown for the first time in Telluride. Plus, there’s a pig roast, spooky stories told around a campfire, parties and special guests.

To buy a pass

Organizers of the 12th annual Telluride Horror Show have announced that three-day passes to this year’s in-person event are now on sale. Visit https://bit.ly/3eIUcZz to snag your pass.

Last year’s move to an online platform was not unusual – most film festivals found this to be the best solution in the face of the pandemic. But it wasn’t something Telluride Horror Show did casually.

At the time, Ted Wilson, festival director, said the decision to move the festival online was tough, and, like the other long-running Telluride-based festivals, Horror Show organizers waited as long as they could before moving the weekend online.

“We tried to buy as much time as possible, but we just finally had to resign ourselves to the fact that it wasn’t going to happen,” he said. “We thought about could we get away with limited capacity and all that, but then you’re just turning away other people. We figured online was the best way – now we can all participate together, even though it’s online. A lot of people have been with us for over 10 years now, which is crazy to think that it’s been 10 years. We want to see those people, even if we have to see them online.”

And, as with pretty much all in-person events, attendees will be required to follow any and all San Miguel County public health orders that are in place at the time of the festival and/or any health orders put in place by Telluride Horror Show, organizers said in the news release last week.

The three-day passes provide access to all film screenings and special events, including the pig roast, horror trivia, creepy campfire tales and the closing party. And lodging specials are currently available.

The lineup is typically announced in late summer/early fall, so check back at the festival website for updates.