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The Overlook Film Festival Announces Centerpiece Film!

The Overlook Film Festival Announces Centerpiece Film!


The Overlook Film Festival is thrilled to announce Ant Timpson’s directorial debut COME TO DADDY, starring Elijah Wood, as the weekend’s Centerpiece Film Presentation, alongside newly added film GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR starring wrestling superstar CM Punk, virtual reality from Alexandre Aja, and the festival’s feature and short film juries.

With the previously announced feature film, short film, live and interactive performances, including the US Premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s THE DEAD DON’T DIE, the total number of film presentations now marks 43 films (23 features and 18 short films from 11 countries) in the festival lineup. Elijah Wood will appear for a Q&A following the centerpiece screening.

The full film schedule has been revealed and individual tickets are now on sale at Additional panels and virtual reality presentations are still to come.


Come To Daddy

Director: Ant Timpson
Cast: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Madeleine Sami, Simon Chin
United States, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, 2019

Norval, a troubled young man travels to a small seaside town to answer a letter from his long-lost father. When he gets there, the two begin to reconnect, but Norval can’t shake the feeling that something is drastically off. Elijah Wood stars in hilarious and terrifying twisty thrill ride, the directorial debut of lauded horror producer Ant Timpson.


Girl On The Third Floor

Director: Travis Stevens
Cast: Phil Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling, Karen Woditsch, Travis Delgado, Marshall Bean, Anish Jethmalani, Bishop Stevens, Tonya Kay
United States, 2019

WWE legend Phil “CM Punk” Brooks stars Don Koch, an expectant father dead set on renovating his newly purchased Victorian home, a project that could see him not only giving in to old temptations, but uncovering the darkest secrets of the house itself.


Campfire Creepers: Midnight March

Director: Alexandre Aja

Filmmaker Alexandre Aja (HIGH TENSION) and VR horror impresarios Dark Corner Studios team up for a series of grisly campfire tales in this spooky series. Both fun and fatal, their latest innovation finds some unfortunate campers in the midst of a full moon...

About The Overlook Film Festival

The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of horror that runs from May 30th - June 2nd, 2019 at historic & iconic venues throughout New Orleans. Presenting superior film programming with an expanded focus on experiential events, the festival showcases exciting work in new and classic horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend. As a summer camp for genre fans, The Overlook is a community event bringing the best of horror in all its forms to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience within an intimate and inspirational environment.

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