A Film by Brenton Richardson

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A Hearse Club Halloween

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve hearse club-style in this special Halloween extra from Coffin Cruisin’!


Undead Paintball

In this extended scene from Coffin Cruisin’, hearse club members roll into Horror Fields, a haunted attraction in Sawmills, North Carolina for some Halloween fun and get to blow zombies away with paintballs. Filmed in 2012, Undead Paintball, a combination hayride and shooting gallery, was one of the first attractions of its kind.

Undead Zombie Paintball still

Special thanks to Horror Fields for letting us play!


Praxis Film Festival

We’re proud to be an official selection of the 2017 Praxis Film Festival! The festival takes place in Goldsboro, NC Feb. 3-4.


Screening Information

February 3, 2017
Documentary Shorts program at 4:05 P.M.
Paramount Theater
Goldsboro, NC


Sally and Hoss

One has the creep factor, the other has a customized choptop. Get a closer look at two of the unique hearses featured in Coffin Cruisin’!

South Carolina Underground

Dig this: Coffin Cruisin’ is heading to the 2nd annual South Carolina Underground Film Festival!


Screening Information

November 12-13, 2016
Time TBA
Old Village Community Building in Park Circle
North Charleston, SC

Admission is free!



Cruisin’ out west! We’re proud to announce Coffin Cruisin’ will be at the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival in St. George, UT.


Screening Information

Shorts 3 Program
Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:25 PM
Megaplex Stadium 10
and Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.
at the Dixie State University Eccles Black Box Theater
St. George, Utah

Tickets available here

DOCUTAH 2016 banner

Real to Reel International Film Festival

Coffin Cruisin’ is proud to be a part of the 17th annual Real to Reel International Film Festival!

Hearse Laurel Real to Reel

Screening Information

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Joy Performance Center
Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Real to Reel Logo

SouthSide Film Festival

Hearse Laurel South Side

Screening Information

Misc Block
Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, 2016
5:20 P.M.
Victory Firehouse
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

SouthSide Flyer

Dead of Winter Wake

Photos from the Carolina Coffin Cruiser’s Dead of Winter Wake event in Winston-Salem, NC.

Facebook Photo Album


Silver Springs International

We are rollin’ on to Ocala, FL as an official selection of the Silver Springs International Film Festival.


Screening information
Friday, April 8th at 1:00 PM
Fresh Squeezed Shorts Program
Historic Marion Theatre
Ocala, Florida

Tickets available here.


Tally Shorts Film Festival

Thrilled to announce a series of firsts coming up for Coffin Cruisin’ at theTally Shorts Film Festival. This is our first screening of 2016 and our Florida premiere. It will be our first Q&A with the film’s director in attendance. We received our first award nomination! And the film is showing on a 50-foot IMAX Digital Dome!!!

CC Tally Shorts

Screening Information

Just the Facts…
Saturday, February 20, 2016
1:30 P.M.
Challenger Learning Center Downtown Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium
Tallahassee, Florida

Tickets available here


Choosing the Hearse that’s Right for You

Hearse club members explain how they chose a unique vehicle that fits their personality.


Virginia Film Festival

We are honored to be an official selection of the 28th Annual Virginia Film Festival. Coffin Cruisin’ screens in the Short Films: Craft program on November 6.

Virginia FF Hearse

Screening Information

Short Films: Craft
Friday, November 6, 2015
9 P.M.
PVCC Dickinson Center
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, Virginia

Tickets available here

Virginia Film Festival

Housecore Horror Film Festival

Horror, Heavy Metal and Hearses! Coffin Cruisin’ is an official selection of the 2015 Housecore Horror Film Festival. The film plays as part of the shorts block on Sunday, November 15 at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio.

HHF2015 Hearse Laurel

Screening Information

Sunday, November 15, 2015
5 P.M.
Aztec Theatre
San Antonio, Texas

Housecore Horror 2015 Flyer

River’s Edge International Film Festival

Coffin Cruisin’ will have its Kentucky premiere at the 2015 River’s Edge International Film Festival!

REIFF Hearse Laurels


Minneapolis Underground Film Festival

Coffin Cruisin’ is excited to be a part of the 2015 Minneapolis Underground Film Festival!

MUFF Hearse Laurel

Twin Rivers Media Festival

Coffin Cruisin’ will screen in Asheville, NC this weekend at the Twin Rivers Media Festival. The film plays in the documentary program on September 12th from 1 – 3 P.M. at the Courtyard Gallery and Agency/Flood Gallery Fine Art Center (109 Roberts Street). We traveled to Asheville during the production of the film and are very excited to share the film there!

TR Hearse Laurel


Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Proud to be an Official Selection of the 6th Annual Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival.

CDFF Hearse Laurel


October 8, 2015
1:30 P.M.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
Chagrin Falls, Ohio


Macabre Faire Film Festival Showcase

Coffin Cruisin’ is screening August 1st as part of the Macabre Faire Film Festival Showcase at the Haunt Faire: A CONVENTION FOR ALL THINGS HAUNTED.

MFFF Hearse Laurels


August 1, 2015
2:00 P.M.
Hauppauge, NY

Produced with a great appreciation for horror and Halloween, Coffin Cruisin’ is definitely playing to our niche at this fun convention for horror fans and haunting professionals.

Haunt Faire

Morrison’s Grove

A Film by Joe Cornelius and Palmer Holton

Before Joe Cornelius (Coffin Cruisin’s director of photography) helped to shoot our hearse club documentary, he made another short film, even more closely related to the death care industry. Morrison’s Grove (co-directed by Joe Cornelius and Palmer Holton) profiles Larry Morrison of Lexington, NC, a funeral director with a long career and an unexpected side job.

CLIP: Pandora cruises uphill in downtown Winston-Salem

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“The Hearse” by Waylon Thornton

We came across Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands searching through the Creative Commons and thought their music had the perfect sound for our film. Director Brenton Richardson reached out to Waylon to let him know we wanted to use their music and he was very supportive of the project. So much so, it inspired him to look for hearses available in his area, and shortly thereafter, he got one of his own!

Hoss Highway

Photo by Alex Hawn. Now based in Chicago, Hawn is a photographer who took some really awesome photos of the Carolina Coffin Cruisers back when he lived in the south.