Well, we’re all set for Horror-on-Sea 2015, and what a line up we have for you!
In fact, the response from filmmakers has been so great that we’ve added a ‘Rest of the Fest’ strand at our own White Bus Cinema over the weekend after the main festival. So, at Southend, the horror never ends – or, rather, it lasts for two whole weekends!
As before, many filmmakers will be joining us, and the bar will once again be a hive of activity between screenings as they chat to festivalgoers. We are the ‘friendly festival’, and you can be sure of a warm welcome as you step out of the January cold.
In addition to the wonderful line up of ‘horrorific’ films, all supported by tasty shorts, we have three special ‘Festival Features’ for you. Our good friend Pat Higgins will be back with another Masterclass, this time all about “How NOT to Make a Horror Movie”(!), we’ll have a panel discussion with the cast and crew of the splendidly titled Sharkasaurus, who will be travelling all the way from Canada to be with us, during which they will tell us all about the making of that mini-epic, and, in a ‘Festival First’ on the final day of the main festival, Grime House will premiere the short horror film they will make during the festival!
Tickets are now on sale! Best value of all are the weekend passes, saving you a massive £70 over the entire festival, but excellent value day passes are also available, and individual tickets are only £5. So grab your tickets while you can, and I’ll see you at Spooky Towers (sorry, the Park Inn Palace Hotel!) in January.
Paul Cotgrove Festival Director
HORROR-ON-SEA: REST OF FEST! 30th January to 1st February
The White Bus Cinema TAP Gallery The Old Waterworks North Road, Southend SS0 7AB