Dead of Night Film Festival Introduces Slate of Horror Films This October

Dead of Night Film Festival Details


• 18:30 BST

• 23:00 BST


• Fri, 20 Oct 2017

• Sat, 21 Oct 2017


The Atkinson
Lord Street
United Kingdom

Event: Film Festival

Tickets: Eventbrite


We are looking to give audiences the same experience they get when watching their ffavoritelarger budget movies on the big screen, an experience in our eyes that every movie should have. It can be hard for independent filmmakers to get theatrical releases for their movies and we want to help get them the audiences they deserve. It’s such an important part of independent cinema and the best way to get their movies seen around the globe.

We are looking to give audiences the same experience they get when watching their favorite larger budget movies on the big screen, an experience in our eyes that every movie should have. It can be hard for independent filmmakers to get theatrical releases for their movies and we want to help get them the audiences they deserve. It’s such an important part of independent cinema and the best way to get their movies seen around the globe.


1. Night of Something Strange


Jonathan Straiton


Jonathan Straiton

Ron Bonk

Mean Gene

Release Date: 22 November 2016 (Imdb)

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Running Time: 1h 34min


Teenage friends out for beach week get unexpectedly detoured to an isolated motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.

2. Who’s Watching Oliver

Director: Richie Moore


Russell Geoffrey Banks

Raimund Huber

Richie Moore

Release Date: 2017

Genre: Drama, Horror

Running Time: 1h 27min


Who’s watching Oliver tells the story of a mentally unstable loner lost in a life forced upon him. By night Oliver aimlessly wanders the streets and bars on what can only be described as a truly shocking and humiliating killing spree. His only savior and possible way out of a life he is desperate to escape comes in the form of the beautiful Sophia with her sweet eccentricity and naivety to the danger she has put herself in.

3. Sequence Break

Director: Graham Skipper

Writer: Graham Skipper

Release Date: 18 July 2017 (IMDb)

Genre: Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

Running Time: 1h 20min


A surreal sci-fi romance wherein a beautiful young woman and strange metaphysical forces threaten the reality of a reclusive video arcade technician, resulting in bizarre biomechanical mutations and a shocking self-realization.

4. Dead Shack

Director: Peter Ricq


Phil Ivanusic

Davila LeBlanc

Peter Ricq

Release Date: 2 July 2017 (

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 1h 25min


While staying at a run-down cabin in the woods during the weekend, three children must save their parents from the neighbor who intends to feed them to her un-dead family.

5. Circus of the Dead

Director: Billy ‘Bloody Bill’ Pon


Lee Ankrum

Billy ‘Bloody Bill’ Pon

Release Date: 13 January 2017 (USA)

Genre:  Action, Horror, Thriller

Running Time: 1h 42min


A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.

6. The Barn

Director: Justin M. Seaman

Writer: Justin M. Seaman

Release Date:  2016 (USA)

Genre: Horror

Running Time:  1h 30min


Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what’s left of their final Devil’s Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within “The Barn”.

7. Cannibals and Carpet Fitters (UK Premiere)

Director: James Bushe

Writer: Richard Lee O’Donnell

Release Date: 2017 (UK)

Genre: Comedy, Horror


A group of carpet fitters are sent on a job to an old Country house in the middle of nowhere. However they soon discover it’s a trap set up by the savage, cannibalistic family, The Hannings. The carpet fitters are forced to fight for their lives or risk ending up being the evenings dinner. Unfortunately they are not quite your typical heroes!

8. Borley Rectory

Director:  Ashley Thorpe

Writer:  Ashley Thorpe

Release Date: 6 June 2017 (IMDb)

Genre: Animation

Running Time: 1h 15min


Borley Rectory is an animated documentary chronicling what came to be known as ‘The most haunted house in England’. The legends attached to the rectory at Borley and famed paranormal investigator Harry Price’s subsequent investigations of them, caught the public’s imagination during the late 20’s in time becoming one of the world’s most notorious ghost stories. Borley Rectory will examine the legend, the controversial investigations and a ghost story that may well reveal more about what might have been missing from Borley rather than what might have been invading it.

9. Shorts

The Corpse Series


James Button

Kristaps Kazaks



James Button

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Running Time: 29 min 


Dan’s life is turned upside-down when his innocently idiotic housemate, James, kills a burglar and the two have to dispose of the evidence. But things escalate quickly when they start getting more and more visitors, including a prostitute, a pair of Mormons and Dan’s curious girlfriend, Annie.

Death Metal

Director: Chris McInroy

Writer: Chris McInroy

Genre: ShortComedyHorror

Running Time: 5min


A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to

The Offer (UK Premiere)


Chris Griffiths

Gary Smart



Adam Evans (original story)

Neil Morris (screenplay by)

Gary Smart (original story)

Release Date: 1 August 2017 (IMDb)

Genre: Horror

Running Time: 48 min 


Seven strangers are invited to a house to be offered a large inheritance, instead they find themselves trapped in a deadly game to the death.


Director:  Tim Egan

Writer:  Tim Egan

Release Date: 16 April 2016 (

Genre: Short, Horror, Thriller

Running Time: 10min


Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.

The Summoner (UK Premiere)

Director: James Secker

Writer: James Secker

Release Date: 2017

Genre: Short, Action, Horror

Running Time: 20 min


In a world where spirits of the dead are the most pervasive and dangerous threat we face, humankind must call upon the skills of an enigmatic ghost-hunter who gets more than he bargained for facing the most deadly threat of his career.

Your Date is Here


Todd Spence

Zak White


Todd Spence

Zak White

Release Date: 23 September 2017 (

Genre: Short, Fantasy, Horror

Running Time: 7 min


After dusting off an old Mystery-Date style board game, a mother and daughter realize the game holds more evil than amusement.



Kiah Roache-Turner


Kiah Roache-Turner

Tristan Roache-Turner

Release Date: 15 August 2017 (

Genre: Short, Sci-Fi

Running Time: 5 min


A demon hunting team chases a demon using the internet to possess unsuspecting victims.


Director: Natalie Erika James (as Natalie James)


Natalie Erika James (as Natalie James)

Christian White

Release Date:  21 September 2017 (IMDb)

Genre:  Short, Drama, Horror

Running Time: 10 min


Sam’s fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.

10. Trailers

Safe Place

Night of the Deranged Virgins


More Blood!

The Stream

The Quaky Slasher

Burying the Mother in Law

Dolly Deadly


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