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saturday 18 january

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

One Must Fall

USA : 1h 26m : 2018 : Directed by Antonio Pantoja

10.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace ; Tickets £6.00

 

A crime scene cleanup crew is on a job that turns deadly when they discover that the killer never left the scene of the crime

+ Big Man : UK : 9m : Directed by Ramman Gautam & Kaushy

 

The film follows a brief journey of a hard man / gambler called Dan, who is confronted to gamble for his life through supernatural forces.

+ Without Light : UK: 17m : Directed by Velton J Lishke

 

With many recent attacks in the neighbourhood and no suspects after her attack Louise's life changes forever and she tries to deal with what has happened to her the help of her best friend but some wounds can never be healed.

 
 

ALL FILMS ARE STRICTLY CERTIFICATE 18

A Stranger Among the Living

USA : 1h 43m : 2019 : Directed by Christopher Wesley Moore

12.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00

 

After narrowly avoiding a school shooting, a young teacher begins to suspect death has more sinister plans for him.

+ The Vampire of Soho : UK : 1h 43m : Directed by Andy Edwards

 

Set in 1982, a young girl moves to London and finds herself in with a bad crowd - vampires.

 

Echoes of Fear

USA : 1h 30m : 2018 : Directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley

15.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00

Alysa inherits her grandfather’s house following his sudden death from an apparent heart attack. She cannot keep the house so travels there to prepare it for sale. While she is packing away her grandfather’s belongings some strange and unexplained events inside the house start to spook her and she soon comes to the conclusion that she is not alone there. Even her pet mouse senses a presence. Something supernatural lurks in the house and she begins to believe that her grandfather was trying to find something before he died. When her friend Steph arrives they attempt to solve the mystery and what they uncover together forces them to confront the diabolical truth and the evil that hides inside. 

+ Bitter was the Dessert : Spain : 20m : Directed by Diego H Kataryuk

 

Marc Eilts is a French nobleman who invites his friends to dinner. The first dinner after the death of his wife. Everything proceeds with maximum tranquility until a peculiar dessert and a macabre game jeopardize the French nobility.

 

Pat Higgins' Masterclass

15.00 : The Laurel & Hardy Suite, Park Inn by Radisson Palace ; Tickets £6.00

Write a Bloody Movie in 30 Days

Ever wanted to write a terrifying horror movie of your own?

In this special talk, acclaimed screenwriter and lecturer Pat Higgins will take you through some of the tricks and techniques of successful horror screenwriting. From creating characters to idea generation, from how to get those first words onto the paper through to constructing a killer ending. This is a must for anyone interested in writing a gore-soaked flick of their own, condensing a ridiculous amount of advice into a jam-packed 80 minutes.

 

Over the last fifteen years, Pat Higgins has sold spec screenplays on both sides of the Atlantic, directed award-winning feature films and and worked extensively as a script doctor. He's spoken at film festivals, the TEDx stage, colleges and universities.

 

He aims to show you that you, too, can write a bloody screenplay in 30 days without giving up your day job or neglecting your other commitments.

 

And you can have fun doing it. 

‘One of the highlights of the weekend. Informative, clever and, as expected with Pat’s experience in stand-up, very funny’ NERDLY 

‘One of the key names in the British horror revival’

SCREAM magazine 

‘The Tarantino of budget gore flicks for style and dialogue’

SFX magazine 

‘A cult favourite’

Fangoria 

‘Essex auteur’

EMPIRE magazine 

‘Pat Higgins is a funny guy’

DVD & Blu-Ray Review magazine

 

Bite Night

UK : 1h 35m : 2019 : Directed by Maria Lee-Metheringham

17.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00

WORLD PREMIER

Three women of punk band Party of Valice capture the eyes of a group of punks who win tickets back to their private after party. On arrival at the mansion the punks are instantly greeting by a string of weird and wonderful events, dished out by the unfazed ladies of the house. Until the ladies soon find out it is not just the punks on the receiving end of the madness and mysterious transformations.  

A crazy and surreal black comedy, surreal horror.

Directed by Maria Lee Metheringham. Written by Will Metheringham. Director of Photography Gary Rogers.

+ The Rhythm : UK : 8m : Directed by Debbie Lane

An unsuspecting girl is plunged into a world of confusion when she realises she has surrendered control to a vindictive voodooist. It soon becomes clear she will not survive unless she takes matters into her own hands.

+ Last Stop : UK : 7m : Directed by Steve Jolley

A London Underground Tube driver is haunted by the man he killed.

 

PandaMonium

UK : 1h 25m : 2020 : Directed by M J Dixon

20.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00

 

WORLD PREMIER

The guys on Level 6 like to work hard, and party harder, that means the best booze, the finest drugs and hottest women money can buy. Unfortunately for them the Strippers they've just hired have come with an unwanted guest.

Jacob, Jakushi, the infamous 'Stripper Ripper' with an oversized Panda mask and a taste for exotic dancers has these girls in his sights and he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. It's now Strippers VS PandaHeaded Serial Killer as they fight to survive the office party from hell.

 

The 9th feature from Mycho Entertainment Group and prequel to SLASHER HOUSE 2 and its infamous Panda-headed Killer.

+ The Dead Ones : UK : 19m : Directed by Stefan Georgiou

 

In the world of THE DEAD ONES those whose lives are cut short by violence do not disappear, they live to haunt the people who killed them.

+ The Front Door: UK : 7m : Directed by Andrew Rutter

 

Steven heads downstairs to lock up for the night but notices some odd intruders.

 

The Hart Break Killer

USA : 1h 9m : 2019 : Directed by Sean Donohue

22.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £6.00

Meet Robert. Robert has a little problem that just won't go away. He's a lonely guy looking for love in all the wrong places. He can't figure out what he wants but he wants what he can never have. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Robert Hart.

+ Murderabiliac : USA : 11m : Richard Karpala

A strange murderabilia seller summons his buyer.