A MINI VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL - EVERY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY TO APRIL!

About


AboutAbout
The Soho Horror Film Festival is one of the UK's newest and most punk rock genre film festivals; bringing a whole new slate of terror to the UK in an intimate and unqiue setting. Forever championing the accessibility of horror for all and waving the progress Pride flag that #HorrorIsQueer.

Soho Horror Fest is built on the principle of three I's:
Independent; Striving to provide films a chance at playing the big screen, that may not otherwise get to.
Intimate: Presenting films in an environment that is welcoming to all, always maintaining our horror-family community.
Inclusive: Always being both a platform for marginalised filmmakers and voices - be it from race, gender, sexuality; and also being a festival that is a safe space to everyone. We are the weirdos, mister.

We run a 3 day physical festival in the heart of Soho, London every November. But in the advent of the COVID-19 Pandemic and subsequent lockdowns became the first UK festival in May 2020 to host online and have since ran 5 virtual festivals - entirely on a free / donate-what-you-can-basis - providing essential entertainment and escapism for our incredible audience. 2021 will see us returning, both to your screens at home throughout February and in June for Pride; but also hopefully back on the big cinema screen this November.

Join us and experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, LGBTQ+, 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

Shockdown Saturdays


06 / 02 / 21

"Go Down To The Woods..."

TO FREDDY + 15 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BIGFOOT

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13 / 02 / 21

"Highway To Hell..."

THUNDERBIRD + GOODBYE HONEY + Spit Grades Podcast + Valentines Surprise: LAS FURIAS

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20 / 02 / 21

"Come Dine With Me"

AN IDEAL HOST + THE LAST THANKSGIVING

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27 / 02 / 21

"Ghost In The Machines"

HISTORY OF THE OCCULT + 47 HOURS TO LIVE

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06 / 03 / 21

"Pets At Home"

FROM THE DEPTHS + BATS: THE AWAKENING

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13 / 03 / 21

"Did A Bad Murder"

MURDER BURY WIN + CHESTERSBERG + Murder Mystery Zoom Party

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20 / 03 / 21

"The Silver Scream"

Secret Film (A LITTLE MORE FLESH) + RED SCREENING

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27 / 03 / 21

"At Your Mercer"

BROWSE + DEMENTIA PART II + Strong Language Violent Scenes Live Podcast ft Matt Mercer!

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03 / 04 / 21

"Lost and Found"

PRECARIOUS + EL CERRO DE LOS DIOSES

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10 / 04 / 21

"N/H/S"

BRIGHT HILL ROAD + CYST + I Spit On Your Grades Live Podcast

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17 / 04 / 21

"Refuge.org"

LENI + A LITTLE MORE FLESH PART II + Ghouls Magazine Panel

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24 / 04 / 21

"Greetings Earthings!"

VARIANT + SKYMAN + SISTER TEMPEST + USELESS HUMANS

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HOW TO WATCH

DONATE


DONATE
You can donate to us at WWW.PAYPAL.ME/SOHOHORROR

We know times are tough right now, and as such have made Sohome Horror Film Festival a totally free event. However, as per all of our festivals, we run entirely independently, without sponsor or financial support, for our love of the genre. So, if you can spare it, any pennies can help us to keep bringing you the horror.

THANK YOU.



SUBMIT YOUR FILM


We are now accepting submissions for our 2021 festival (running both for our Queer Horror Pride event June 26th, and for our big *fingers crossed* physical festival November 12-14TH)

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT OR FEATURE FILMS HERE!

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

FESTIVAL AWARDS - JURY & AUDIENCE


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

Contact


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

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 HOME

STAY SAFE

STAY SCARED

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 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

PAST PROGRAMMES [SOHOHO HORROR FEST]


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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-Secret Film-

??

Screening with LANDGRAVES

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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

WITNESS INFECTION

UK Premiere

Screening with NO THANK YOU

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WINTERSKIN

Ghost from Soho Past

Screening with FEAR OF THE WOODS

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THIRST

UK Premiere

Screening with THE HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

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DEATHCEMBER

Special Preview

Closing Gala

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Festival Schedule & Information

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.