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Boo ya! The Brooklyn Horror Festival is bringing an international array of spine-tingling, hair-raising shorts and features to Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park, Cobble Hill Cinema, and elsewhere Oct. 17 to 24. The key to picking which ones to see? Location! Location! Location! We’ve combed this year’s program for films that hinge on specific settings and organized those settings from “Not Inherently Terrifying” to “Somewhat Potentially Terrifying” to “No Way, Not Going in There.” Sure, insane asylums are creepy, but can a beach house spark horror? Only once you see the Airbnb fees.

NOT INHERENTLY TERRIFYING

A beach house in which “something is infecting the waters,” The Beach House, Oct. 17 at Nitehawk;
in a “desolate Brazilian seaside town,” The Yellow Night, Oct. 20 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A young couple’s home doubling as “a patriarchal prison,” Swallow, Oct. 19 at Nitehawk Prospect Park

A new home containing “a secret room in which any wishes one speaks out loud materialize,” The Room, Oct. 20 at IFP;
in which a same-sex couple start to “fear for their lives,” Spiral, Oct. 22 at Nitehawk Prospect Park;
containing a “sordid history and inner demons,” Girl on the Third Floor, Oct. 23 at Nitehawk Prospect Park

A childhood home where “disturbingly batshit” stuff happens, This Is Our Home, Oct. 19 at IFP;
where “sick games” occur, Paper, Rock Scissors, Oct. 19 at IFP;
where “something terrifying” is uncovered, The Burden, Oct. 19 at IFP

An outdoor garden where “things go from bad to much, much worse,Bad Seed, Oct. 20 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A Brooklyn loft where Larry Fessenden made a movie, Fessenden’s Depraved: Making Frankenstein in a Brooklyn Loft, Oct. 19 at Cobble Hill Cinema

SOMEWHAT POTENTIALLY TERRIFYING

An LA apartment complex containing “an all-consuming evil,” 1BR, Oct. 20 at Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park

An aunt’s house containing “something sinister” – Midnight Talk, Oct. 19 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A stately manor housing “something inhuman,” Carmilla, Oct. 21 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A shed which also “houses something inhuman,” The Shed, Oct. 19 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A fishing boat infiltrated by “a mysterious ooze-like force,” Sea Fever, Oct. 24 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A laundry room in “a dark, creepy basement,” Laundry Night, Oct. 18 at LIU Kumble Theater

An isolated farmhouse where “suspicions are raised,” The Vicious, Oct. 19 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A dingy motel room besieged by “something monstrous”Inferno, Oct. 19 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A VFW hall besieged by “a gang of punk drug dealers and supercharged addicts” in VFW, Oct. 24 at Nitehawk Prospect Park

NO WAY, NOT GOING IN THERE

An abandoned quarry where “secrets are revealed and bonds are broken,” In the Quarry, Oct. 22 at Cobble Hill Cinema 

The woods in which an acid-tinged ritual occurs, Skin of Man, Oct. 19 at Cobble Hill Cinema;
in which there’s “a satanic presence,” Sator, Oct. 20 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A taxidermy shop where a woman is “tortured by memories of a terrible experience,” The Taxidermist , Oct. 18 at LIU Kumble Theater

A psychiatric hospital in which a brain implant is received, Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You, Oct. 20 at Cobble Hill Cinema

A Christian movie theater, Porno, Oct. 20 at Cobble Hill Cinema