Kil-GORE Horror Movie Festival

Oct. 24-29, 2022 - Dodson Auditorium

Kilgore College looks to put a bit of a scare into visitors as it will host the fourth annual “Kil-GORE Horror Movie Festival” Oct. 24-29 at Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.


Movie Schedule:

  • Monday, Oct. 24: 8 p.m. - Frankenstein (1931)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: 8 p.m. - Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: 8 p.m. - Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 8 p.m. - 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
  • Friday, Oct. 28: 6 p.m. - Zombieland (2009)
  • Friday, Oct. 28: 8 p.m. - The Crazies (2010)
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: 4 p.m. – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: 8 p.m. - Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Virtual Jack O' Lantern Contest:

Participants can carve and send in pictures their creative, spookiest, most gourd awful creations to DodsonAuditorium@kilgore.edu.

Rules for the contest:

  • Jack O’ Lantern must be carved by the person entering the contest
  • Email your entry to Dodsonauditorium@kilgore.edu
    • Subject: KCHF Jack O' Lantern Contest
    • Two pictures must be sent in this email.
      • A picture of you with your creation
      • AND a picture of the Jack O’ Lantern illuminated by a light source from inside the lantern
    • Add in the body of the email your name and what your lantern is titled.
  • In the body of the email write what the entrant's name is and what their creation is called
  • The entrant must be present for our RIP Party to Qualify
  • The entrant must be either a week pass holder, OR a ticket holder for our either the matinee or final film playing after the RIP Party
  • A substantial hole must be present in the lantern for light to escape
  • Paints are allowed on the lantern but cannot be the main focus

Judging criteria:

  • Technique
  • Creativity
  • Illumination

The winners will be announced during our Festival RIP Party Oct. 29 @ 7 p.m. There will be prizes for 1st thru 3rd place.


Adult Costume Contest (ages 17+):

Participants can send in pictures of their alternate selves to DodsonAuditorium@kilgore.edu through midnight on Oct. 26.

Rules for the contest:

  • Email your entry to Dodsonauditorium@kilgore.edu
    • Subject: KCHF Costume Contest
    • Two pictures must be sent in this email.
      • A picture of you in your costume
      • AND a picture of you with your face unobstructed
    • Add in the body of the email what your name is and what or who you are.
  • In the body of the email write what the entrant's name is and who or what they are dressing up as
  • You must be present for our RIP Party IN COSTUME to qualify
  • You must be either a week pass holder or a ticket holder for our matinee or final film playing after the RIP Party
  • We are going to have the Paranormal Procession for entrants to show off their costumes
  • You do not have to participate in the Procession *If you are to win, you will be expected to go one stage to claim your prize if able*
  • Participants will have the chance to change out of their costumes before the final movies starts in Dodson's dressing roomsThe week of the festival, entrants will receive instructions for the RIP Party and how to check in for the contest/procession

Judging criteria:

  • Complexity
  • Creativity
  • Originality

The winners will be announced during our Festival RIP Party at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29.  There will be prizes for 1st thru 3rd place.


Other Events:

  • Trunk or Treat taking place directly after our Family Frights matinee outside of Dodson at 5:30 p.m.
  • Festival RIP Party: All "ghoul" things must come to an end. Join us for our Festival RIP Party where contest winners will be announced, prizes given away and more surprises to come

Dodson Auditorium Address:

817 Nolen St., Kilgore, TX 75662