Fright Fest Horror-On-Sea Is Back In January

The hit horror film festival will return for its fourth successive year beginning January 22 at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel on Southend seafront…

Horror-on-Sea, Film Festival - Top 10 Films

Featuring nearly sixty movies across two weekends, Horror-on-Sea will give horror fans six nights of gore-fuelled thrills featuring films from around the world. Since its inception by The White Bus in 2013, the annual festival of terror has rapidly established itself as the home of quality independent horror and now attracts submissions from film-makers across the globe. Starting on Friday 22nd January 2016 at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel on Southend seafront, Horror-on-Sea will showcase work from familiar territories such as America, Britain and Spain as well as Argentina, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

Paul Cotgrove, the brrraaaiiins behind Horror-on-Sea says, “Horror-on-Sea is becoming an important date in the calendar – not just for fans of the genre but also budding writers, producers, directors and actors. To have something that is not only brilliant fun and great value entertainment but also inspiring and educational is very satisfying. The hardest thing has been whittling down the mammoth amount of submissions we’ve had – we’ve got a huge variety of international movies being shown, making it the crème de la crème, or should that be scream de la scream, of the world’s best horror flicks.”

A wide variety of genres and characters populate the packed programme, from vengeful models, zombies and werewolves to a killer clown, Sasquatch and even a cursed video cassette player.

Members of the cast and crew from many films will join audience members to talk about their work, whilst award-winning writer and director Pat Higgins will host a masterclass, on the theme ‘Watch Horror. Write Horror. Make Horror!’ It promises to be a typically fast-paced romp through the genre; filled with advice on writing your first masterpiece, anecdotes from the front-lines of filmmaking and the chance to see footage and clips that nobody’s ever seen before. Higgins latest feature, The House on the Witchpit, will also receive its world premiere on Saturday 23rd January.

Tickets are available by calling 01702 618 747, over the counter at the Visitor Information Centre at Southend Pier (Western Esplanade, SS1 1EE) and on-line at Prices start at just £5 per film, £20 for a Day Pass and for serious fans a Weekend Pass – that gets you into everything – offers unbeatable value deal at just £50. For a full list of all the films and booking details, check out

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