saturday 14 january

Tickets for each time slot include entrance to the main feature and the short films

ALL FILMS ARE STRICTLY CERTIFICATE 18

All films are subject to last minute change without warning

 
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THE HAUNTING OF LADY-JANE

UK : 1h 38m : 2022 : Directed by Kemal Yildrim

10.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

Cruising the English canals, troubled Lily and Zara hear about a water spirit which collects sinful souls. The peaceful waterways of the English countryside are plagued by legends of 'RÀN'; a water spirit who collects the bodies of sinful people along the river. After a disturbing incident left Lily emotionally scarred and estranged from her parents, she decides to begin her life again. Now a socially aware writer on female empowerment, she decides to tour the country with Zara, whose journey of self-identity has led her to fully explore life. Lily met Zara through her blog, they decided to become travel companions.  Accepting an offer of a free passage Lily and Zara find themselves isolated with Willard, a religiously obsessed man whose past is murkier than the canal waters. The threesome's journey upriver becomes increasingly bizarre and dangerous as Willard's fascination with canal ghost's surfaces, and the spirit known as 'RÀN' torments them on their journey.

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+ GONE
UK : 6m : Directed by Simon Cluett

 

A woman confronts a horrifying memory. It can’t be true... can it?

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+ BEHIND YOU
UK : 3m : Directed by Justin Carter

 

There's something in the house and it's...BEHIND YOU

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SENSELESS

UK : 1h 12m : 2022 : Directed by Sam Mason Bell

12.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

When Jason storms out on his wife, Diane, one summer's night, he seeks refuge in a nearby forest. Little does he know the forest is plagued with lost souls manifesting in his darkest desires and innermost fears. Lost and tormented in the forest, will Jason find his

way home?

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+ SERURTA
UK : 42m : Directed by Steven Lyons

 

An epic quest for survival in the wilderness of ancient Britain.  Time is running out and Ontahil must travel to the isle of the dead, become a warrior and win the favour of the gods.  Only then will he be able to lead his people in the fight against the greatest enemy his people have ever faced.

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+ ANIMATION
UK : 1m : Directed by Kate Sullivan

 

The remote Scottish island is alive... and it wants to say hello....

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PAT HIGGINS'S MASTERCLASS

INDIE HORROR HACKS

15.00 : The Laurel & Hardy Suite, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

Hack the film industry! Pat Higgins (described as “One of the Masters of Horror” by The Dark Side magazine and “Essex's Own Horror Auteur” by Kim Newman) presents a fast-paced Masterclass full of hacks, tricks and techniques for breaking into the industry, getting your movie off the ground and getting the maximum amount of bang for your buck.

 

From coming up with a killer idea through to getting traction on social media, this is a jam-packed session with plenty of audience interaction, opportunities for Q&A and more indie horror hacks than you'll find anywhere else!

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END OF TERM

UK : 1h 37m : 2021: Directed by Mat Menony

15.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

Students tormented by a lingering 'presence' find that true art can only be achieved through suffering and pain.

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+ MALEVOLENT
UK : 12m : Directed by Maks Kurockin

 

After another hard day at work, a woman walks down the street. A mentally unstable ex-husband is waiting for her, and after a fight with him, a woman runs away. When she approaches her house, she sees that the front door is not locked. 

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EATING MISS CAMPBELL

UK : 1h 24m : 2022 : Directed by Liam Regan

17.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

Meet vegan-goth high school student Beth Conner, who falls into a taboo relationship with her new English teacher, Miss Campbell and soon develops a problematic taste for human flesh. Unable to commit suicide without the help of a loaded handgun, Beth finds herself destined to live inside a 90s cliché-laden horror film.

 

When a patriarchal school board auctions the rights to live stream the inaugural "All You Can Eat Massacre" contest (where the winner is awarded a loaded handgun) Beth finally finds a way to escape horror movies once and for all. Beth must find a way to win the contest, save her high school from a mass tragedy and suppress her increasing appetite for flesh. 

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+ ROOM 4
UK : 16m : Directed by Geoff Harmer

 

3 friends go on an adventure to find out the answer to a rather interesting question.

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+ KAREN'S ROOM
UK : 12m : Directed by Geoff Harmer

 

Karen wakes up one morning after a heavy night drinking alone, only to find a handsome stranger in a suit, sitting at the foot of her bed. Who is he? Why is he here? What does he want?

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THE LAST TWITCH - WORLD PREMIERE

UK: 2h : 2023 : Directed by Pablo Raybauld

20.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

From the creators of The Snarling; Gruesome murders in a sleepy village have the police baffled.

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NIGHT CALLER

USA : 1h 24m : 2022 : Directed by Chad Ferrin

22.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00

 

Telephone psychic Clementine Carter is pulled into a complex web of mystery when she receives a call from a serial killer. Predicting his murders before he commits them puts her into a terrifying game of cat and mouse. Enlisting the aid of her invalid father and clairvoyant co-worker, they must use their unique abilities to stay one step ahead of a maniac whose unspeakable acts in the present are nothing compared to his past and future.

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+ LONNIE KNUTSENGRIPPER PRESENTS: THE KNOCKING SHOP OF HORRORS
UK : 8m : Directed by Richard Rowbotham

 

Lonnie Knutsengripper is back with a bang! The legendary director and producer of over 300 films is making sure his latest movie is the one they'll remember him for. The Knocking Shop of Horror is the threequel to Lonnie's legendary duo of Interred and The Shithouse Strangler and if you thought those were controversial you ain't seen nothing yet! This film marks Lonnie's first ever threequel but as in life or a menage a trois the best things always come in threes.

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