SOHOHO XMAS HORROR FEST 2020


GREMLINS: A PUPPET STORY

UK Premiere

Screening with GREMLINS: RECALL + LOWER WORLD

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JULEBLOD

UK Premiere

Screening with NAUGHTY + DONNA & VIXEN

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THIRST

UK Premiere

Screening with THE HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

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SANTA JAWS

UK Premiere

+ THE PREDATOR HOLIDAY SPECIAL + LA ULTIMA NAVIDAD DE UNIVERSO

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Strong Language & Violent Scenes LIVE!

Talking ELVES (1989)

SoHoHo Horror Fest Secret Santa Party

Yuletide Ghost Story Readings

ANNA & THE APOCALYPSE Cast & Crew Live Commentary

HANUKKAH

Special Preview

Screening with LANDGRAVES

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WINTERSKIN

Ghost from Soho Past

Screening with FEAR OF THE WOODS

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-Secret Film-

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Screening with NO THANK YOU

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DEATHCEMBER

Special Preview

Closing Gala

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About


About About
The Soho Horror Film Festival is London's newest genre film festival; bringing a whole new slate of terror to the UK in an intimate and unqiue setting. After a sell out first year, Soho Horror Fest will return - bigger, badder and bloodier- to the Karma Sanctum Hotel on Fariday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November. Sometimes the sequel is the better...

For 2.5 packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and the most pitch black of comedy, dilligently harvested from all corners of the globe with many of the films showing for the first time in the UK.
Soho Horror Film Festival prides itself on showing the breadth and depth of the genre; films that challenge, entertain, drop your jaw, strain your smile and redefine your boundaries.

#SweetScreams

SOHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2020


DUNCAN

International Premiere

Screening with COTTONMOUTH + CONSPIRACY CRUISE

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NEVER HIKE IN THE SNOW

UK Premiere

ANONYMOUS ANIMALS

London Premiere

Screening with PETER THE PENGUIN

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FRIED BARRY

London Premiere

Screening with KARAOKE NIGHT

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15 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BIGFOOT

European Premiere

Screening with SASQUATCHES CAMPFIRE STORIES + THERES A GORILLA IN THE CLOSET

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RED SCREENING

London Premiere

Screening with THORNS

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SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX

International Premiere

Screening with TEETHING + FIRST NIGHT

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ANYTHING FOR JACKSON

London Premiere

Screening with MOURN

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UNCLE PECKERHEAD

UK Premiere

Screening with BOULETTES + NIGHTMARE ON CHOCOLATE

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I BLAME SOCIETY

UK Premiere

Screening with MEGAN, 26 + THE FOURTH WALL

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HOSPITAL DUMPSTER DIVERS

UK Premiere

CYST

UK Theatrical Premiere

+ CENTRAL DENTAL + FLICK

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THE PALE DOOR

UK Theatrical Premiere

Screening with THE LONG WALK BACK

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DEATH DROP GORGEOUS

European Premiere

Screening with STUCK + COMING OUT

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THE OLD MAN MOVIE

UK Premiere

Screening with THE DEVIL'S ASSHOLE + FUCKING GHOSTS!

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COVID Safety


Dear Spookers,

As I’m sure you are awareby now, the current global situation has seen many film festivals have to either postpone, cancel or virtualise their festival as to ensure the safety of their guests and staff and financial viability of the festival. Following careful consideration and negotiation, we believe that under current guidance, we will be able to operate some iteration of a live event this November 13-15th. We are obviously doing everything we can to provide not only the best and most badass festival we can for you all, but also ensuring that your safety, health and comfort are held at highest priority... See this years iteration as an ultra-intimate, skeleton-crew festival...an exclusive [but legal] horror speakeasy.

Obviously,we will be working within government legality, local council regulations and the policies set in place by our venue, and these may be subject to change up to and including the dates of the festival. However, we as afestivalcan assureto promote social distancing, limit contact transfer, and increase cleaning; and therefore will be putting in place the following

10 STEP PLAN OF OUR COVID PRECAUTIONS


1. Markedly reduced capacity, theoretically cut by 60%, will see us with only a maximum of 25 festival passes available, with no individual film passes on sale and reduced special guests per filmslot. Within the auditorium we endeavour to keep groups of peopleseated atleast1 metre apart, with sofas or close together pods of chairs available only to those that book tickets together.

2. To help prevent potential surface transfer, there will be allocated seating based on the above restrictions. Due to the setup of our auditorium and not being able to envisage whetherwecouldget 5 groups of 5 attendees vs 25 individual attendees, it is impossible for us to upload a seating plan to select from. Therefore seats will be allocated on a first comebasis at the beginning of the festival. We will still endeavour to cater for everyones needs as required.

3. We obviously ask that people do not attend should they show any signs of symptoms in the 2 weeks prior to the festival, and should attendees be visibly symptomatic you may be asked to leave the venue.

4. You will be required to wear a mask while in the venue, unless guidance changes to advise otherwise. You may remove your mask to eat or drink in the auditorium & masks are not required in either the hotel restaurant or the rooftop bar. Disposable masks will be available should you not have one.

5. Venue staff will also have increased PPE, specifically with the serving of food and drinks within the hotel. Both food and drinks will be able to be purchased in advance.

6. We will employ a staggered trafficking system for people entering the auditorium and exiting [one way directions being in place to navigate the stairwell], this is to prevent large groups forming in more narrow areas of the venue.will be able to be purchased in advance

7. The auditorium will be deep cleaned at the beginning of each day and during the longest break [around dinner time]; high-touch point surfaces [such as the bar, door handles, bannisters etc] will be cleaned after every screening. To enable this, breaks will be longer than in previous years and as such there maybe slightly less films/shorts/events per day.

8. Antibacterial gel and disinfectant wipes will be available on entry to the festival and every guest as part of their goodie bag will have a personal alcohol gel [please don’t try to drink it] for hand washing.

9. We have personally hired an air purifier system for the room that is equipped with a HERPA filter to help remove potential airborne viruses and bacteria. Though no air purifier can remove COVID 100%, it can act as another layer of protectionfor potential risks.

10. We will be employing a track and trace system; wherein should anyone display symptoms or become COVID positive in the 21 days following the event, all attendees will be notified of risk and recommended to get tested. As such all those attending the festival will have to provide up to date contact details [both phone and email] to enable this.

I anticipate that for some of you reading this won’t be enough to make you feel safe-which is totally okay, we’ve got some surprises up our sleeve that include you too. And hopefully we will get to see you in person once things are safer.
I also anticipate that for some this may seem like toomuch; but I can assure you that we will do everything we can to still make this the fun event you’ve come to expect from us.

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Soho Horror Film Fest - London 2020

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  • Date: 13/11/2020 03:00 PM - 15/11/2020 10:15 PM

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Contact


  • Karma Sanctum Hotel, 20 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5NF, UK
  • Karma Sanctum Hotel

The Team


Charlie Steeds

Director

Charlie is the director/producer of indie British horror films Escape From Cannibal Farm, The House of Violent Desire and The Barge People, made through his production company Dark Temple Motion Pictures.

Mitch Harrod

Programmer / Director

Mitch Harrod is a dyed in the wool horror fan. His first words out of the womb were "What's your damage, Heather?" ... He's gone on to write, edit and produce horror short films and writes press for Halloween haunt attractions. Mitch loves Horror more than Lorelai Gilmore loves Christmas

Barrington De La Roche

Founder

Barrington is an actor, artist and co-founder of performance art company Dark Theatre. He describes himself as a dark magician, has had many conversations with the devil, has the ability to contact the dead and enjoys yoga and gardening

Past Programmes [2018 Lineup]


BOO!

(International Premiere)

+ THE HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

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FRAMED

(London Premiere)

+ MONSTAGRAM

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Queer Fears Showcase

(UK Premiere)

Feat. THE QUIET ROOM, PYOTR495, THE SERMON, UNTO DEATH...

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LUZ

(London Premiere)

Headline of Queer Fears Gala

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VIDAR THE VAMPIRE

(UK Premiere)

+ SANG PAPIER

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WINTERSKIN

(World Premiere)

+ OSCAR'S BELL

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DEMENTIA PART II

(Special Preview)

+ WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO

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BONG OF THE LIVING DEAD

(European Premiere)

+ THE BLOODY BALLAD OF SQUIRT REYNOLDS + TATER

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INVOLUTION

(UK Premiere)

+ I AM THE DOORWAY

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INNER GHOSTS

(European Premiere)

+ POST MORTEM MARY

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ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING

(UK Premiere)

+ ONCE BITTEN

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TRAUMA

(UK Premiere)

+ GOODNIGHT GRACIE

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ROCK STEADY ROW

(Closing Gala)

+ PROCEEDS OF CRIME + LUNCH LADIES + HOLY FUCK

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Past ProgrammeS [2019 Lineup]


14 Features. 16 Shorts. 30 new pairs of pants needed.

DREAMLAND

(UK Premiere)

Screening with PEOPLING

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DEATH TO METAL

(International Premiere)

Screening with VINYL DESTINATION + BRUTAL REALTY

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ATTACK OF THE DEMONS

(UK Premiere)

Screening with DEAD AIR

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AN ENGLISH HAUNTING

(World Premiere)

Screening with MIDNIGHT

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Puppets Picnic Presents FINLEY

(UK Premiere)

ITSY BITSY

(UK Premiere)

Screening with THE FORTUNE TELLER

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SATOR

(UK Premiere)

Screening with SATANIC PANIC '87

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Z

(UK Premiere)

Screening with NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU

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SCARE PACKAGE

(Special Preview)

Screening with GHOST TURD + THE MUFFIN MAN

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SWING LOW

(European Premiere)

Screening with CRITICAL HIT!

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PUNTO MUERTO

(UK Premiere)

Screening with THE FOG VS THE MIST

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ARTIK

(London Premiere)

Screening with IN SOUND WE LIVE FOREVER

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SCREAM, QUEEN: MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST

(Special Preview)

Screening with KILLER DATE + PENANCE

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BLOOD MACHINES

(London Premiere)

Screening with CROP DUST

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TAMMY + THE T-REX: THE GORE CUT

(UK Premiere)

Screening with WE GOT A MONKEYS PAW

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Past ProgrammeS [Sohome May 2020]


STAY SAFE

STAY HOME

STAY SCARED

In these trying times we've been nothing but amazed and humbled by the camaraderie, love and support from all our horror and festival communities. More than ever before our horror family have come through and been the shining light in the dark.

We are delighted to announce a new beast, some COVIDeo Nasties if you will, coming to a screen (very) near you this Saturday May 9th. 4 brand new fear inducing feature films and shorts, exclusively for Soho Horror Fest, and streamed straight to your home.

THE LAKE VAMPIRE

+ BOYS CLUB

WITCHSTARS

+ DEAD TEENAGER SEANCE

EVERY TIME I DIE

+ EL LLIBRE + MOST STEPS EVER

The SoHard Horror Quiz

Ft PRIZES

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FINLEY

+ SELFIE STICK + RATTLE

CHESTERSBERG

+ NEST + ALLERGIC OVERREACTION

Past ProgrammeS [Sohome Pride 2020]


THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP

+ THE PAIN WITHIN US + UNUSUAL ATTACHMENT

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Queer Fears Showcase

ESTIGMA + CONVERSION THERAPIST + INNOCENT BOY + LABRYS

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Nicholas Vince presents ............ I AM MONSTERS

An exclusive performance of an extract from Nicholas's one man show

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AFTER DARK

+ THIRST TRAP + TEA PARTIES ARE FOR BABIES

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DAVID'S SECRET

+ JEREMIAH

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KILLER UNICORN

+ DEMONS + A HALLOWEEN TRICK

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Past Programmes [SOHOME HORROR FEST PART III]


BAD CANDY

UK Premiere

Screening with BACKWARD CREEP + MILK TEETH

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DEAD

Special Preview

Screening with COUNCIL HOUSE & VIOLENT

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HOSTWatch

Special Event

Screening with a showcase of Lockdown Shorts

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DANNI & THE VAMPIRE

UK Premiere

Screening with LIVIN AFTER MIDNIGHT

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MEDUSA: QUEEN OF THE SERPENTS

World Premiere

Screening with SNAKE DICK + GRISLY GIRLS

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THE RETURNED

Special Preview

Screening with BEHIND THE DOOR + MATEO

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SURVIVAL SKILLS

Special Preview

Screening with LITTLE WILLY + IT CAME FROM THE 80S

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Strong Language & Violent Scenes LIVE Podcast

Special Live Event

DEATH TO METAL

Director's Cut Premiere

Screening with FIRST BITE + MELVIN & THE MICROPHONE + AT THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT

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THE QUIET REVOLUTION: STATE, SOCIETY & THE CANADIAN HORROR FILM

UK Premiere

Screening with REGRET

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BLEED WITH ME

Special Preview

Screening with SLEEP TIGHT

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#HORRORISQUEER Showcase

A Cabaret of short films and guests from the best in Queer Horror

THRESHOLD

UK Premiere

Screening with THE RULE OF THREE

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ILL: THE FINAL CONTAGIUM

UK Premiere

Screening with MORBUS

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RE-ELECTED

European Premiere

Screening with DOWNS OF THE DEAD + UNHOLY MOLE'

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Festival Schedule

Volunteer


We're looking for dedicated volunteers to help keep the festival gears turning; from ticketing, to handling merchandise, to ensuring our horror hungry audience is happy.
Volunteering hours can be between 18:00-23:00 on Friday 15th, 10:00-00:00 on Saturday 16th and 10:00-22:00 on Sunday 17th.

2018 JURY AWARDS