Allison Henderson Park
As the sun sets on Saturday, October 23, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival’s first-ever Fright Fest will come alive. The spooky outdoor screening, set for 6 p.m., will feature a Halloween-themed double feature in Allison-Henderson Park, 1500 Loras Blvd. There will be treat bags for the first 200 guests, popcorn, face painting, and a costume contest with cash prizes for kids and adults.
The first film will be the family friendly animated flick Monster House, (rated PG, 91 min), which will start at 7 p.m. Beforehand, the City of Dubuque Police Department will share safe trick-or-treating tips.
The second showing will be a custom-curated short block filled with JDIFF alumni. Quirky and Weird: 2020 & 2021 JDIFF shorts will include Thank You For Staying (GA, 12 min), Cornbread (GA, 15 min), and Overkill (15 min). The final feature is a late-night screening of the classic ‘80s horror flick, A Nightmare on Elm Street (Rated R, 91 min), which will start around 10 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled, which will be announced via JDIFF social media.