SATURday 15 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
VHS Forever, Once Upon a Time In Camden
UK : 1h 20m : 2020 : Directed by Mark Williams
10.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
A feature length documentary following on from the success of the 2014 cult classic fan favorite 'VHS Forever? Psychotronic People'. Taking the viewer back to the very origins of the Psychotronic shop and this time interviews people who worked there along with the regular customers who visited every week. We also take a look at some of the many varied mad, bad and dangerous psychotronic films which you could purchase from the notorious secret 'back room' of the shop.
+ All Dressed in White
UK : 33m : Directed by Jason Wright
Canada : 1h 37m : 2019 : Directed by Braden Croft
12.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
A young writer gets a job assisting her favourite horror writer, but she finds herself participating in an out-of-control psychological experiment.
+ Killer Party
UK : 3m : Directed by Nina Romain
Two friends are making their way through a deserted forest to a burlesque event, dressed as a latex-clad Little Red Riding Hood and good-time 80s party animal. But will they arrive at the party in one piece – or at all?
+ Vicious Valentine
UK : 5m : Directed by Nina Romain
Two young Brit film makers are in Los Angeles shooting a docu about the creepiest place to have a Valentine's Day date. When they find themselves exploring a deserted zoo, despite the warnings of their friend in Venice Beach, things start to go wrong. Is someone stalking them on the Valentine's Day from hell?
+ Ghost London
UK : 7m : Directed by Nina Romain
A businessman arrives in central London, only to discover it is deserted and lifeless; panicking, he flees to Brighton to meet his girlfriend on the beach. Shot in lockdown London and inspired by 28 Days Later, this quarantine short is based on the fear of discovering you're the last human on Earth...until you suddenly realise things are even worse than that.
Pat Higgins' Masterclass: Pat Higgins vs Powertool Cheerleaders
(Entrance not included in any Festival Pass)
15.00 : The Laurel & Hardy Suite, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
After several years away from directing, Pat was lured back into the filmmaking trenches after a Twitter exchange about a ridiculous title got out of control. With no warning at all, Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead went from tongue-in-cheek tweet to 'go' project in the space of an afternoon.
From having the #1 Kickstarter film project on the planet through to Pat unwittingly addressing over 2 million people whilst sitting in his pants, the journey to get the movie made was a rollercoaster like no other. And that was *before* the cameras started rolling...
Unseen footage and unheard anecdotes are the order of the day. Join Pat as he reminisces about a gore-soaked musical that you haven't even seen yet, as he sets out to reclaim his position as one of the wildest indie horror directors in the country.
Italy : 1h 15m : 2019 : Directed by Alex Visani
15.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Alex, a guy who lives in a desolate country place. He's surrounded by rough and violent people and every day they don't miss an opportunity to torment him. But inside Alex there is something wrong, something that pushes to get out.
+ Bloody Birthday
Germany : 5m : Directed by Dieter Primig
For Vin's birthday his older brother has a fabulous idea to surprise the young man with a present that will changes their lives forever. This surprise makes Vin run around like mad.
Russia : 21m : Directed by Ivan Basov
With their deadline approaching fast, a small team of construction workers isn't too happy to find an anomaly in the house they're renovating. Especially one that breaks the laws of physics. But maybe there’s something to be gained from this? Like a finder's fee… Or nightmare fuel.
UK : 1h 24m : 2020 : Directed by Sam Casserly & Airell Anthony Hayles
17.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
While filming a documentary about an agoraphobic woman, a celebrity psychologist is drawn into supernatural events.
Starring Nicholas Vince and Emily Booth
UK : 2m : Directed by Emma Dark
During an epidemic outbreak, a woman is isolated at home. Whilst reading a news article about the horrific death of a Japanese celebrity she receives a strange message from a user named Goryō, with a strict warning not to watch the video attached.
UK : 8m : Directed by Richard Rowntree
A husband & wife talk at cross purposes via text message, resulting in a horrendous discovery for one of them. A short horror-comedy about the importance of context within written communication, and how we as humans really need to learn to communicate more effectively.
+ For Sale
UK/Italy : 16m : Directed by Francesco Gabriele
Time seems to stand still for a village hidden in the mountains up until a colourful couple disturbs its silence. Once in the home of Mr Levi, the only apparent habitant, the two lovers, Luca and Carla, reveal their true intentions. A trip to the basement proves that no bad deed goes unpunished. Drawing inspiration from Rob Zombie "The Devil’s Rejects" with a splash of Guillermo del Toro's dark fantasy, For Sale is a story with no good-natured characters that will make you believe in the power of Karma.
UK : 1h 53m : 2019 : Directed by Darren Ward
20.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Michael Walker has turned his back on his Special Ops past and is about to start a family with his beautiful wife Claudia. However, a chance encounter with crime syndicate foot-soldiers wipes out his future in spectacularly brutal fashion. Hell-bent on ultimate revenge, Walker reawakens the savagery that earned him the moniker “Angel of Death”, and unleashes an unrelenting wave of momentous violence.
Starring Dani Thompson, Giovanni Lombardo Radice and Dan Van Husen
UK : 1m : Directed by David Hutchison
A man discovers why his gas cooker keeps clicking.
+ The Allotment
UK : 6m : Directed by Alexander Churchyard & Michael Holiday
From the makers of I Scream on the Beach! , The Allotment’ is one man’s journey to, well, his allotment, while being stalked by a mad man in a baby mask.
Shot on mobile phones during the easing of lockdown in 2020.
Girls, Guns and Blood
USA : 1h 15m : 2019 : Directed by Thegin German & Robert Rowland
22.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
A grind house style action comedy centered around a small brothel in an outer area of Texas. A group of sexy ladies get robbed by malicious and deceiving gang. The women won't take the heist lying down and set out to hunt and take back their dignity with sexual and violent methods. They will BLOW you.. AWAY!
Starring Britney Amber, Kleio Valentien, Rebecca Love and Christine Nguyen
+ Now Following You
Ireland : 3m : Directed by Patrick Foster
A lonely girl eager to increase her social media presence gets a new second hand phone but she can see someone through the camera lens.