USA : 1h 22m : 2022 : Directed by Robert Gajic
10.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
A young couple travelling down the freeway seem to be unable to get off the road after being hunted by someone intent on keeping them on the road.
USA : 14m : Directed by Rodrigo Moreno-Fernandez
Penny would sell her soul for a chance to be the world's greatest axe player. Turns out....someone is ready to buy
USA/Canada : 14m : Directed by Nathan Crooker
#Nofilter addresses the ever-growing issue surrounding Body Dysmorphic Disorder through the eyes of Beth, an insecure twenty-something, who becomes obsessed with an insidious filter, leaving her to question true beauty. It is a cautionary tale for all those obsessed by "likes," being flawless, and thinking that somehow social media is the magical cure-all for happiness.
UK : 1h 34m : 2022 : Directed by Jamie Hooper
12.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Due to a traumatic childhood experience Anna hasn’t returned to her family home for many years. With her ailing grandmother, Lucy, suffering with worsening symptoms of dementia, Anna moves home to look after her. Soon after, strange things begin happening. Though benign at first, events soon escalate into a nightmarish fight for life against a malevolent presence. She discovers the ordeal is linked to a dark family secret, a tragic past that’s haunted Anna her whole life… and Lucy’s fading memories could be the key to solving the mystery and surviving the nightmare.
+ ROOM 301
UK : 7m : Directed by Darren Kent
Abby, arriving to her new job at a local hotel is unaware of what is in store for her...
+ THE MIRAGE
UK : 5m : Directed by Jamie H Scrutton
This is a new experimental Animation created by me, in collaboration with the wonderful Laurence Inman aka Lence. This Animation consisted of just over 1,000 drawings and sequenced shots, adapted from my Sketchbook. Laurence remixed the original footage with his creative colourful genius.
CHILDREN OF SIN
USA : 1h 34m : 2022 : Directed by Christopher Wesley Moore
15.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
After being sent to a sinister religious retreat by their stepfather, two siblings fight to escape in order to save their mother from harm's way.
USA : 15m : Directed by Alex Montilla
OverKill is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. Only in this movie, the killer literally cannot be stopped (or killed).
MASK OF THE DEVIL
UK : 1h 28m : 2022 : Directed by Richard Rowntree
17.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
Africa, 1878 - a group of white mercenaries attempt to steal a tribal mask, unwittingly releasing an ancient evil. In present day England, the mask is purchased as a prop by a dysfunctional band of wannabe filmmakers.
When a fiery young woman named Mary accept a job with these low-rent pornographers in order to gain financial independence from her over-bearing parents, the malevolent entity finds the perfect conduit, and reigns unimaginable carnage on the unsuspecting cast & crew, who must do battle to survive.
Will Mary and her new acquaintances be able to defeat the evil, and banish the curse of the Mask of the Devil...?
+ CURSE OF BAXTON HOUSE
UK : 14m : Directed by Rhys Seddon
A young man inherits a derelict house after his mysterious grandfather dies. Deciding to stay and fix it up, he soon discovers that he is not alone, a malevolent demon resides there with him and it has made him its next prey.
+ EAT YOUR EGGS
UK : 3m : Directed by Joe Duncombe
Two people sit down for a nice dinner, but the conversation has sinister undertones and a messy surprise. Eat Your Eggs was created as an experiment in how production design inspires creativity and story and explores the themes of the life/choice conversation and the new laws that were enacted in America.
VIDEO SHOP TALES OF TERROR WORLD PREMIERE
UK : 2h 5m : 2023 : Directed by Various
20.00 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
A sinister video shop holds the key to a collection of terrifying tales, told by a collective of the best UK indie horror filmmakers including MJ Dixon, Michael Fausti, Andrew Elias, Tom Lee Rutter, Sam Mason Bell & Alexander Churchyard/Max Davenport. With fake trailers from Tony Mardon & Geoff Harmer.
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A SHIP OF MADNESS: DEEPER AND HIGHER WITH PAZUCUS
Brazil : 1h 43m : 2021 : Directed by Gurcius Gewdner
22.30 : The Ballroom, Park Inn by Radisson Palace : Tickets £7.00
With free eyes, an open heart, good friends and a handful of luck, Gurcius Gewdner revisits some of his adventures of the past five years, survives the relentless Russian winter and asks the following question: How far can an underground Brazilian film go?
Witness an intimate dive of Roger Corman having fun on a roller coaster of ice cream and joy, Richard Stanley dressing up in garbage, Jodorowsky looking fondly at one of the most beloved Brazilian filmmakers (Carlos Reichenbach) and a little bit of what it is like to experience independent cinema in Brazil and how this cinema reverberates around the world.