SOHO HORROR FEST 2022SOHO HORROR FEST 2022
Soho Horror Film Festival 2022 First Wave Tease

This November, the Soho Horror Film Festival returns for its 5th year, unleashing their biggest and most fearsome line-up yet. From November 11th through 13th the festival will take over the silver screen at the Whirled Cinema, Brixton for a 3 day in-person extravaganza. Then, in their continued efforts to remain as inclusive and accessible as possible, the festival will maintain its vanguard of online accessible screenings from the 18th - 20th November, with distinguished exclusive programmes to both the in-person and virtual festivals.

Thirteen may be unlucky to some, but with just thirteen weeks to go until we are in the heart of Soho Horror Fest 2022, it seemed the perfect time to give you a tease of the frights and delights we have to come.

Continuing the festival’s cornerstone of platforming LGBTQ+ voices within the horror genre, we are delighted to announce the International Premiere of Daniel Montgomery’s heartbreak haunter THE JESSICA CABIN. Relationships can be tough when you’re queer, and swiping right is pretty tricky when you’re a bodiless spirit; so finding Mr Right when you’re a gay ghost is next to impossible! Luck may have it then for spectral romantic Jackson when he falls for recently heartbroken Nicky… the only problem is, Nicky is very much alive. Well, they do say opposites attract. From the team that brought you 2021 short POLTERGAYS, THE JESSICA CABIN is a hilarious and tender spookfest starring indie horror darling and Soho Horror Fest alumni Chase Williamson alongside an ensemble of characters you’re sure soon to fall in love with.

Additionally, for the first time ever at Soho Horror Fest, we will be hosting a single screening that will be accessible for all ages. As horror fans, we are all indebted to the gateway films that paved the way for our love of the genre: GREMLINS, GHOSTBUSTERS, HOCUS POCUS, POLTERGEIST; films that showed us a spooky glimpse at the darkness we would soon come to love. We think it’s important to make sure our future hardcore horror heads have a safe space to explore their love of the genre and are welcome in our Soho Horror Family. To capture the age of innocence even better -where all we’d see of a film for the first time may be a glimpse or tease in the pages of Fangoria or Darkside magazine-, we won’t be announcing the film until October, but instead we will leave you with this one teaser image below. But rest assured, this fabulous future cult classic is more Munster’s than Martyrs.

And for those that are unable to attend our physical festival, worry not; screening exclusively online as part of Sohome Horror Fest 2022, will be the UK Premiere of Elias Manar’s harrowing found-footage shocker WHAT IS BURIED MUST REMAIN. When three young filmmakers set out to make a documentary, they are confronted by supernatural forces engaged in a war for the very soul of the land they stand on. Making the film even more resonant is that it is made in collaboration with the Lighthouse Peace Initiative, an organisation giving young Syrian refugees an education and a safe environment to express repressed emotions through art. Director Elias Manar said on the film “With this film we explored the history of our culture, through the genre of horror. The filming took place under gruelling conditions, in the midst of a global pandemic and the economical collapse of Lebanon. I hope you’ll be able to experience the charm and optimism that naturally emanates from these young Syrian filmmakers as they are living in the nucleus of one of the largest humanitarian crises in our lifetime”

On these films festival director Mitch Harrod shared “We could not be more proud as a festival to present such essential pieces of film as this; ones that bolster our ethos in the power, catharsis and community that horror filmmaking and films can create. Both THE JESSICA CABIN and WHAT IS BURIED MUST REMAIN are perfect examples and champions of this very philosophy; but these are just 2 of over 25 incredible and diverse films that we will be presenting as part of our hybrid festival this year. Your nightmares are due a system update, and we’ve got you covered this November”

The full line-up of films will be revealed on Tuesday the 1st of October and more information, as well as contact details, submissions, ticketing, and volunteer opportunities can be found at www.sohohorrorfest.com. Limited early bird festival passes are on sale now.

Soho Horror Fest 2022 Full Festival Pass

FULL FESTIVAL PASS- Access to 3 day In-Person Festival and *bonus* access to the online festival.


  • Date: 11/11/2022 05:30 PM - 13/11/2022 11:15 PM
  • Location: Whirled Cinema (Map)

Price: £85

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We are now accepting submissions for our 2022 festival running 11-13th November at the Whirled CInema in Brixton.

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT OR FEATURE FILMS HERE!

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Soho Horror Fest returns this 11th-13th November 2022 at the Whirled Cinema, Brixton

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 minority or 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.

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We know times are tough right now, and as such, we always strive to make Soho Horror Fest as affordable and bottomline cheap as we physically can. However, all of our festivals 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.



EXPLOITED

(UK Premiere)

Screening with BOTTOM and MONSTERDYKE

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WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLDS FAIR

(Special Preview)

Screening with MOUNTAIN LODGE

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DEATH DROP GORGEOUS Directors Commentary

Special Live Event

Live Commentary from Crew and Cast

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SUPER HOT

(UK Premiere)

Screening with GAY TEEN WEREWOLF and OPERATOR

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"Sapphic and Sanguine" with Evolution of Horror

Special Live Podcast

THE HAUNTING OF BLOODY TOWER

(Special Preview)

Screening with MACHO CARNE and MAN IN THE CORNER

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THE DEMONS OF DOROTHY

(UK Premieres)

Screening with THE LAST QUEEN ON EARTH and THE SERPENTS NEST

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We Know The Devil

Special Live Event

Interactive Chose-Our-Own Adventure Visual Novel

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Eurovision Horror Contest

Special Live Event

DEMONHUNTR

(World Premiere)

Episodes 3, 5 and 5

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COLD WIND BLOWING

(UK Premiere)

Screening with FREEBIRTH

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"The Future Is Queer"

Special Live Event

Sneak-Peak Symposium - Filmmaker Roundtable

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ROAD HEAD

(European Premiere)

Screening with UNICORN and NIGHTMARE

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Nightmare on Fierce Street Party

Zoom Afterparty

How to Watch & Weekend Schedule

Deck the halls with bells of horror, as Sohome Horror Fest rounds out the year with a day long slay ride bringing the very best in yuletide fear right to your homes! This virtual festival is on a Pay-What-You-Can basis as we know the holidays can be hard for everyone, but if you can, please consider kindly donating.

KRINGLE TIME

Screening with STILL TOGETHER

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IT'S ME, BILLY

Screening with WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

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RED SNOW

Screening with PARE + UPYR

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I Spit On Your Grades Live

Festive Edition!

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LETTERS TO SATAN CLAUS

Screening with WE THREE QUEENS + SCARED SHITLESS

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TOO LATE

(UK Premiere)

+ GASTRAL PROJECTION + MISS BLUEBERRY BEAUTY PAGEANT

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WICKED GAMES

(UK Premiere)

+ KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS + THE RELIC

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THE OLD MAN MOVIE

(Special Preview)

+ PUSS + LET'S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY

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THE ALTERNATE

(UK Premiere)

+ PINKYS DREAM

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AS IN HEAVEN, SO ON EARTH

(Special Preview)

+ TIO + DAR DAR

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SO VAM

(International Premiere)

+ BAD MOON, GOOD TIMES + FESTER

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THE HISTORY OF METAL AND HORROR

(UK Premiere)

+ SNOWBLIND

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BASTARD - Director's Cut

(World Premiere)

Ice Nine Kills presents: THE SILVER STREAM

(Special Screening)

NIGHT AT THE EAGLE INN

(Special Preview)

+ AQUARIUM + MEAT

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DASHCAM (USA)

(UK Premiere)

+ CONSPIRACY CRUISE + FILTERED

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APPS

(UK Premiere)

+ TECH SAVVY + HANDS OFF

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KILL LIST 10th Anniversary Celebration

(Special Event)

BAD GIRLS

(UK Premiere)

+ THE DANGEROUS TYPE + MEAT MARKET

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Information, Accessibility & Event Schedule

Featuring 14 fearsome features, and twenty tantalising shorts from all reaches of the world, the Soho Horror Film Festival will run from 25th - 28th November at the Whirled Cinema in South London.

WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLDS FAIR

(London Premiere)

+ WALL #4 + WITCHES MIDNIGHT

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THE PIZZAGATE MASSACRE

(London Premiere)

+ COTTONMOUTH

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DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING WITH PREMIERE PRO

(European Premiere)

+ MOUNTAIN LODGE

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WILL SCARE YOU

(International Premiere)

+ YOU MISSED A SPOT + CAMP HEEBIE JEEBIE

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THE TURN OF THE SCREW

(UK Premiere)

+ MOURN + THE WHEEL

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THE MURDER PODCAST

(UK Premiere)

+ POOR GLENNA

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SILVER BLADE

(World Premiere)

+ SINS OF THE WEREWOLF

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SAM & MATTIE MAKE A ZOMBIE MOVIE

(European Premiere)

+ BOULETTES

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THE SCARY OF SIXTY FIRST

(London Premiere)

+ NIGHT OF THE LIVING DICKS

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CAROUSHELL THE 2ND

(International Premiere)

+ EVERY TIME WE MEET FOR ICE CREAM + THE RED SPOT

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ARBORETUM

(UK Premiere)

+ CUTTER

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NAME ABOVE TITLE

(UK Premiere)

+ THE MILL CREEK STRANGLER

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HELLBENDER

(London Premiere)

+ FORGIVE YOUR FATHER

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SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

(English Premiere)

+ STUCK + KARAOKE NIGHT

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Info & Schedule

PLAYDURIZM

(UK Premiere)

Screening with WHAT'S LEFT INSIDE + CAMPING IS CHEAPER

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INTO THE DARK: MIDNIGHT KISS

(UK Premiere)

Screening with CATFISH KILLER

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"In The Key of Fear"

(Special Live Event)

An Evening of Live Music with Andrew Scott Bell

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THE NUPTIALS OF DRACULA

(UK Premiere)

Screening with SYNONYMOUS WITH + CARMILLA

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BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OVER

(International Premiere)

Screening with #GAYBOY2020 + UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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THROUGH THE GLASS DARKLY

(European Premiere)

Screening with SUNDOWN TOWN and FAMILY HISTORY

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"Hex The Patriarchy"

Live Panel Discussion

Celebrating 25 Years of THE CRAFT

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We Are The Queerdos Mister: THE CRAFT Cabaret

Special Event

DEATH DROP GORGEOUS

(European Premiere)

Screening with TOOTH 4 TOOTH and THE DEVIL'S ASSHOLE

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THE INVISIBLE MOTHER

(UK Premiere)

Screening with ASKING FOR A FRIEND and TWO WEEKS

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Cis-tem Error: Trans Representation in Horror

Live Panel Discussion

THE DOSE

(Special Preview)

Screening with ITSY BITSY SPIDER and ESTIGMA

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DEMONHUNTR

World Premiere

Episodes 1 & 2

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A Nightmare On Fierce Street LIVE!

Live Podcast

HOLY TRINITY

(UK Premiere)

Screening with LAYNIE NEEDS A LIGHT and BEST BITCHES FOREVER

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Weekend Schedule & How To Watch?

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

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-

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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

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


THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP


+ THE PAIN WITHIN US + UNUSUAL ATTACHMENT

Queer Fears Showcase


ESTIGMA + CONVERSION THERAPIST + INNOCENT BOY + LABRYS

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


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

AFTER DARK


+ THIRST TRAP + TEA PARTIES ARE FOR BABIES

DAVID'S SECRET


+ JEREMIAH

KILLER UNICORN


+ DEMONS + A HALLOWEEN TRICK

STAY HOME


STAY SAFE. STAY SCARED.

We are delighted to announce a new beast, the UK's first virtual horror film festival. 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

FINLEY


+ SELFIE STICK + RATTLE

CHESTERSBERG


+ NEST + ALLERGIC OVERREACTION

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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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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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.

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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