USA : 1h 32m : 2021 : Directed by Mark Andrew Hamer
10.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
When a mysterious animal attack leaves a mutilated body in the forest, a conservative small town detective must enlist the help of an eager wildlife specialist to uncover the dark and disturbing truth that threatens the town.
+ WHAT'S THE BOOGEYMAN
Canada : 9m : Directed by Kevin McGuiness
This film examines the similarities between the character Michael Myers from the 1978 horror film Halloween and the monstrous villains of fairytales.
USA : 1h 56m : 2022 : Directed by Various
12.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
What’s your greatest fear? That’s the question posed to ambitious young illustrator Natalie, who is forced to create 4 of the most terrifying stories imaginable for the new comic book Hi-Fear. In Losing it at the Devil’s Whorehouse, some unlucky lads out for a night of fun run afoul of a den of sin that just might cost them their lives. A cop and a televangelist commit the perfect murder in When Shadows Come Alive only to find themselves stranded in the woods with a family of cannibals. The Streets are Watching follows a homeless youth through an all-night urban odyssey as she tries to escape from a demon-possessed madman. Finally, Day out of Days concerns 3 isolated film crew members who find themselves at the center of an apocalyptic invasion. With each tale more twisted than the last, Hi-Fear is a frightening finale to the Hi-8 trilogy.
USA : 1h 36m : 2022 : Directed by Adam Leader and Richard Oakes
15.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Following the death of his wife, a broken man spirals into an abyss of severe night tremors and depression before he finds himself in the home of a deranged cannibal, who convinces him to take his own life in the most horrific way imaginable...
This film replaces formerly advertised The Summoned
+ LA NUEVA
Spain : 15m : Directed by Ivan Villamel
Maria is the new teacher at an old religious school. On her first day, she has to teach a group of rebellious teens who are part of a punishment class. An unexpected event turns the classroom into a real hell .... the lesson could cost you your life.
+ MURDER SCENE
Portugal : 3m : Directed by Pedro Santasmarinas
Inspired by 1930's American murder scene photography, where cops would present shots of the victim where the corpse looked like it was posing for a fashion shoot. This bright and colourful fashion-film has 5 models killing each other creating a loop that in itself creates a paradox... or does it? Can anyone solve this beautiful murder mystery?
DEMONS AT DAWN
USA/UK : 1h 20m : 2022 : Directed by Randy Kent
17.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Demons At Dawn follows a retired hitman who is blackmailed into taking one last job. During his mission, he uncovers an elite Satanic cult that use human sacrifice to summon Demons.
This film replaces formerly advertised Slaxx
+ THE PEY
USA : 9m : Directed by Ramone Menon
After sharing a mysterious GIF online, a social media obsessed Teen is haunted by a terrifying monster known as The Pey.
Italy/China : 16m : Directed by Christian Bachini
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris, a paranoid and self-centered man, is happily avoiding all human contact, preferring to escape from reality in whatever's on TV. When a friend reaches out to him to confront him about his past promises, Chris has to decide what kind of person he is inside, or it may just eat him...alive.
HORROR-SCOPES - WORLD PREMIERE
UK : LENGTH : 2023 : Directed by Various
20.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
The signs of the zodiac hold many mysteries. Some believe that to follow their path is to find good fortune, but others believe that to be guided by the stars will bring nothing but pain, misery and for some, something much worse. 12 of indie horror's brightest talents, including many HoS regulars, bring 12 tales of terror to life.
+ THE CURSE OF ROOM 102
UK : 7m : Directed by Molly Brown
An up-and-coming animator falls to her death from a balcony at the Park Inn Radisson Hotel. Was she pushed by a less talented animator jealous of her success? Or was her death the result of a curse stemming from a four hundred year old feud? Shot at the 2022 Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, featuring a cast of HOS regulars.
+ CONKERS FOR THE BRAVE
UK: 9m : Directed by Debbie Lane
Hillbilly buddies, Jesse and Clyde, amuse themselves with their alternative version of a childhood game, however neither are ready for the consequences!
HER NAME WAS CHRISTA
USA : 1h 59m : 2020 : Directed by James L Edwards
22.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Stephen is a socially awkward, middle aged telemarketer and is desperately alone. At the suggestion of a co-worker, he goes out into the night to find a prostitute for “The Girlfriend Experience”. With this, he meets Christa, a streetwise call girl who’s happy to fulfill his needs. Yet something unexpected happens. What starts as a business agreement blossoms into true love. But what happens when death enters the picture? How far would you go to keep the one person you’ve always wanted?