About KFF


HORROR, Killer Clowns, Monsters in your closet, Flesh Eating Fog, Zombies (possibly singing ones too), Alien Babies, Fetish Dolls, Disco Exorcisms , Cursed Beer, Ghosts, Toxic Monsters, Cult Rituals, Demons… the list goes on!!!

Killer Film Fest is an international film festival in Somerville, MA bringing the best of indie horror to the screen and web giving independent filmmakers the opportunity to express themselves as artists before an international audience. Killer Film Fest strives to stand out from the thousands of film festivals throughout the world and is steadily doing so. As a festival by filmmakers for filmmakers, we know what filmmakers want and as horror fans we know what our audience needs.

Killer Film Fest is run by festival director Michael Vallier II of AnyTek Productions from his production office in Frankfurt, Germany and assistant director Tim Donovan from Warwick, RI. Our artwork is designed by the very talented artist Marc Macrina from Attleboro, MA.

Killer Film Fest started in 2009 somewhat accidentally. Michael Vallier produced the film “Kill Everyone” with his good friend, writer and director Richard Tobin Jr. in the summer of 2009 in Rhode Island. Come time to premiere the film locally, they decided to screen it at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, MA. Michael and Rick set out to invite other local short horror films to screen before “Kill Everyone” and a local metal band to open the evening. After a blast over the internet, they ended up getting an overwhelming response including feature films which were never requested.  After talking to the theater director, they were able to book the entire weekend and decided to name the event Killer Film Fest (Since the premiere film was Kill Everyone). The event was a big success, and many of the filmmakers and guests all wanted them to continue with this new festival idea.

Come 2010 to present, Killer Film Fest went all out and became a competitive international horror film festival receiving hundreds of film submissions each year from all over the world. French actress Morgane Housset traveled all the way from Paris as she was nominated and ultimately won Best Actress in 2010.

In 2011 the festival moved a bit north of Foxboro to the Somerville Theater in Somerville, MA (just outside Boston). This is also the year where Killer Film Fest launched KFF Online, an online portion of the festival. Since then, Killer Film Fest still remains at the Somerville Theater and KFF Online grows larger every year.