Sohome Horror Pride 2023 Announcement

Returning for its 4th annual summer home invasion, here to celebrate all things queer horror, the Soho Horror Film Festival presents SOHOME HORROR PRIDE 2023. A 4 day online gala of gayness that will take a chainsaw to heteronormativity and bring you the very best voices in LGBTQ+ filmmaking: featuring 12 fierce features, 20 slaying shorts, and 5 very special events. will once again be broadcasting an onslaught of sickening cinema straight to your screens at home.

This pride month, all the classic monsters are coming out of the closet: vampires, werewolves, aliens, tentacled leviathans and... pinatas. Opening the festival is the International Premiere of William Stead's war-torn blood bath romance CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, also homegrown in the UK is a special preview screening of Alexander Birrell's typewriter taught thriller THE LATENT IMAGE. And to close the festival, screen-life turns scream-life in the World Premiere of the toxic fandom terror that is Allisyn Snyder’s HOWDY, NEIGHBOR!

To heat matters up, the lineup heads south of the equator to Australia for the premiere of teenage trans trailblazer Alice Maio Mackays sophomore feature BAD GIRL BOOGEY and from possessed masks to obsessed marks in the Green Room-esque slasher BLISS OF EVIL. Across the ocean in Brazil, another alumni Matheus Marchetti fuses Argento and Almodovar to bring us the UK Premiere of his hypnotic horror musical PHANTOM SUMMER. Have your pillows (or thwip fans) at the ready as you'll be cowering from the gruelling home invasion horrors of GIRL GONE BAD; but for those who like their genre a bit more fantasy and cerebral, there's the sapphic farmpunk fairytale of THE BUTTERFLY QUEEN, and there's body snatching belly laughs in John Klingman's sensational SNATCHERS and interdimensional cable television hijinks with a repertory screening of the future camp classic HEBGB TV.

The centrepiece of the festival will revolve around A Night of the Brides! Eat your heart out barbie, as the legendary Horror Queers Podcast broadcast a celebration of the 25th anniversary of BRIDE OF CHUCKY; join acclaimed composer Jerry Smith as they reimagine James Whale's coded classic THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN for a musical modernisation live score. And showering you with sweet treats is the European premiere of the bonkers BRIDE OF THE KILLER PINATA.

Further special live events include SLAY: ICONZ a pop culture filled live show hosted by actor, director and comedian Daniel Montgomery, where he ranks horror legends from Leatherface to the Babadook on how queer they are; fan favourites Ghouls Magazine return for a live panel discussing the werewolf feminine.

Don't be a size queen when it comes to our sensational short selection; which to name a few includes She-Hulk herself, Tatiana Maslany in the vibrant SNATCHED; Alice Tovey's penis petrifying HEN; a queer adaptation of I Know What You Did Last Summer, and fellowship winning Dima Barch's harrowing DEAD END. Plus, found in the corrupted memory cards of Robbie Banfitch, an expansion of the global sensation THE OUTWATERS with [redacted//file.missing/do_not_watch]/

So get your glitter ready, scream me by your name, and join us this June. From its inception in 2018, the Soho Horror Film Festival has held LGBTQ+ visibility, inclusivity and celebration as one of its cornerstones.

Sohome Horror Fest: Pride Edition is a virtual festival taking place from the 29th June to 2nd July. For accessibility and inclusivity the festival is run on a Pay-What-You-Can price basis, with a recommended donation of £30 to help cover the costs of the festival. In addition, a proportion of all donations will be given to Mermaids UK, an organisation that provides support for Trans, Non Binary & Gender diverse youth. Much of the festival will be accessible globally but certain screenings will be geo-blocked to the UK.

Information can be at WWW.SOHOHORRORFEST.COM