8-17 January 2021


Film Submissions for the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2021 are now open and close on

1st September. It is free to submit films to the HOSFF and all you have to do is email a screener, synopsis and full details that include the film's running time and year of production etc to


10-19 January 2020

11th-20th january 2019

Greetings to all you gore-hungry film fans:

Horror-on-Sea film festival 2020

is almost upon us!

Now firmly established over two full-on, blood-soaked weekends, I look forward to welcoming you to the sumptuous Park Inn Palace Hotel for our annual celebration of independent genre filmmaking.


Alongside the packed programme, local legend Pat Higgins will be returning with another of his wonderful Masterclasses (on Saturday 18th January) and we are expecting more filmmakers and actors than ever before. And don’t forget to check out those dealers’ tables! All this, and our famous late night Festival bar, in the adjacent Grosvenor Casino, makes Horror-on-Sea the fest you just cannot miss!


As ever, our famous Weekend and Day Passes will make sure you get to see everything without busting your wallet – and this year, to celebrate two full weekend programmes, we’ve introduced a Great Value Mega Pass, covering all films, both weekends, for just £100, saving those who can stay the course (go on, you know it makes sense!) a massive £116!


As ever, our host hotel is offering great value festival room rates (see advert) so why not book yourself in so you can relax and enjoy Horror-on-Sea in the best possible way?


But no matter how long you decide to join us for, you’ll be sure of that warm welcome. Together with the team at Horror-on-Sea, I look forward to seeing you soon.

paul cotgrove 


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