The NEPA Horror Film Festival began in October of 2015 with an event called "13 Short Films" at River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The event was free and screened horror films from all around the world, including three locally made films. It was a successful event with over 100 attendees. Since then, the festival has done a handful of screenings at Ale Mary's at the Bittenbender in Scranton, Pennsylvania, specializing in screening shot-on-video low budget cult classics from the 1980s and 1990s. Some of the feature-length films we have screened include John Wintergate's Boardinghouse (1982), Todd Sheets's Zombie Bloodbath (1993), Todd Jason Cook's Death Metal Zombies (1995), John and Mark Polonia's Feeder's 2: Slay Bells (1998), Austin Bosley's Dismembering Christmas (2015), and Ryan Logsdon's Agoni (2015).