This festival is a playground where all avenues of horror can be explored from its traditional fright and gore roots to the campy and kooky. With a small core team of horror lovers who share the same love for this misunderstood, awkward genre  they launched their inaugural year in 2018.

Happily tucked away in the month of February for 5 days amidst the cold dark  oppressive winter you will find adventures and thrills within the Festivals de la Bête Noire’s bloody arms.


Building a diverse community of horror enthusiasts through multidisciplinary live performance art; whilst trying to share the experience from coast to coast.  


  • Provide a platform through which emerging and established artists can express their love of the horror genre through performance art.

  • Give audiences a chance to band together in fictional fear in a safe place.

  • Apply an open application process.


  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Community

  • Celebrating vulnerability

  • Creating safe spaces for unorthodox expression