Friday 17 january
Tickets for each time slot include entrance to the main feature and the short films
USA : 1h 7m : 2019 : Directed by Mark Beal
10.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00
Bloodsucker's Planet is the prequel to the bizarro-noir vampire film Bloodsucker's Handbook (originally titled Enchiridion) which had it's UK premiere at Horror-on-Sea in 2015.
Set in the year 2366, it follows the crew of the space ship Argosy as they respond to a distress signal from the industrial Planet Mara only to discover the planet is ruled by the sinister Mother Vampire. Along the way, they encounter disease-carrying Mara bats, a talking space roach, and Adrianna, the gynoid whose developing self-awareness is shaped by her collection of vintage romance comics.
+ Night Owls (Noctambulos) : Spain : 8m : Directed by Romen Rivero
In the middle of the night, a group of teenagers practice skateboarding without notice that somebody is watching them from the shadows. One of the girls separates from the group to return home through the lonely streets of the city and someone follows her.
+ The Desolation Prize : Canada : 16m : Directed by Shane Day
With only the ghost of the man he killed years before to keep him company, Jake lives an isolated life. Fearful that this unwanted spirit will continue to humiliate and terrorize him in public, he remains indoors, alone. In enters Bobbi, a fresh-faced prairie girl whose new job it is to deliver him groceries. The two of them spark up a friendship and eventually commit to an intimate one. Jake’s mood is lifted, for a time. But it isn’t long at all before the hateful spirit of Dudley redirects his gaze toward Bobbi and follows her to a second job in a vintage clothing store, where a haunting hysteria of menacing mannequins and possessed sweaters begin to torment her at every turn. What results is a nightmarish cat and mouse game where there is no real winner of The Desolation Prize.
ALL FILMS ARE STRICTLY CERTIFICATE 18
Norway : 1h 14m : 2018 : Directed by Tomas Sem Lokke-Sorensen
12.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00
A documentary film maker, Camilla, is making a film about psychics - focusing on their abilities to solve criminal mysteries using their 'vision'. When one of the psychics finds clues on an unsolved crime commited twenty years earlier , Camilla becomes obsessed with the case and starts to investigate it. One day something goes wrong and evil forces are brought back to life.
+ My Brother Juan : Spain : 10m : Directed by Cristina & Jose Martin
Ana is a 6 years old girl who is undergoing child therapy with a psychologist. Through games and drawings she tells the psychologist about her family, in particular about her older brother, Juan. She describes what he´s like, how he feels about her, how they play together. But soon, it will be revealed that things are not always exactly what they say.
The Final Ride
Canada : 1h 18m : 2019 : Directed by Mike McMurran
15.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00
This anthology is the long awaited follow-up from the team behind 2015’s SECRET SANTA. THE FINAL RIDE is a Horror/Comedy anthology which tells three frightening tales including the ghost of an 80’s fitness guru that haunts a couple’s new home, a Tattoo that won’t stop spreading, and an Uber Driver that picks up her final customer for the night, not knowing that she’s in for the ride of her life.
+ Claudia : Spain : 9m : Directed by Miguel Angel Caro
Abel takes refuge in his room with Claudia, a fearful young woman who is convinced that behind the door it hides a monster that wants to turn them into dust.
+ Your Last Day on Earth : Spain : 13m : Directed by Marc Martinez Jordan
A Fox-dressed man breaks the space/time limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But beneath this recreational act there’s a far more complex and ambitious plan.
+ I Confess : Spain : 7m : Directed by Saul Gallego Mateo
Carmen, a woman of the 50s, feels lost. After forty years of marriage, she needs to silence the remorse she have been in since her husband suffered a heart attack. Without his hittings and beatings, how does she know if she is still a good Christian?
+ The Cabin : USA : 11m : Directed by Joe Grisaffi
While playing a flirtatious game of 'Catch Me If You Can', Jason follows Lucy to an abandoned horse ranch. Though Jason worries about trespassing, he's far too taken with Lucy to restrain himself. She leads him into an empty stable, where they discover stacks of pagan books and it's quickly clear that someone lives there. Lucy finds the seclusion of the stable perfect for consummating their relationship, and ignores Jason's instinct to leave. They give into their desires, but are interrupted but the stable's owner - an ancient Witch, whose flesh rots from age and infection. She's horrified at the young couple's contempt, and demands they pay a heavy toll for their crime of passion.
17.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00
Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, but is it just ‘baby blues’?
UK : 1h 32m : 2019 : Directed by Dan Brownlie
20.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00
The first feature length documentary to cover the UK’s haunt and scare attraction scene.
+ Diversion : France : 23m : Directed by Matieu Megemont
Klaus: The Devil's Primate
UK : 1h 10m : 2019 : Directed by S N Sibley
22.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00
Battle-hardened mercenaries head out to search and destroy you know who…
+ Caged : Northern Ireland : 6m : Directed by Mark Nugent
While closing his small pet store, Ian is terrified at what he must do to satisfy the terrible hunger of the creature he has locked away behind the store.