The Dead of Night Film Festival

The objective of this festival is to bring new independent horror trailers, short and feature length films to the horror loving public.

The festival is brought to you by Two-Headed Snake Entertainment, the creative team behind the award winning festive horror movie ‘Good Tidings’. So rest assured this festival is made for horror fans by horror fans!

Looking to give audiences the same experience they get when watching their favourite larger budget movies on the big screen, an experience 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.

The film festival will screen 8 short and 8 feature films within the horror genre and all its wonderful sub genres, there will be Q&A with directors and cast, special guests and a whole lot more horrific fun.

More info on the Dead of Night website.

Feature Films

Night of Something Strange

Teenage friends out for Spring Break get unexpectedly detoured to an isolated motel where a deadly virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead. Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Who’s Watching Oliver

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. Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Borley Rectory

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. Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes. Watch the trailer.

The Barn

It’s Halloween 1989 and best friends Sam and Josh are just trying to enjoy their last “Devil’s Night” before graduating high school. Trouble soon 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. Running time: 1 hour 36 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Circus of the Dead

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. Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Dead Shack

On a weekend getaway at a rundown cottage in the woods, a 14-year-old teen, his best friend, and his best friend’s older sister must work together to save their hardpartying parents from their predatory person in the cabin next to them. Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Sequence Break

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. Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Cannibals and Carpet Fitters

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! Based on the award winning short film of the same name. Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Short Films

The Corpse Series

Dan’s life is turned upside-down when his idiotically innocent housemate, James, accidentally murders someone and the two must work together to get rid of the evidence. Running time: 25 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Death Metal

A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds. Running time: 5 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Your Date is Here

After dusting off an old Mystery Date-style board game, a mother and daughter realize the game holds more evil than amusement. Running time: 6 minutes.


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. Running time: 10 minutes. Watch the trailer.

The Offer

Seven strangers are invited to hear an inheritance at a remote location in the UK. All have no idea who and why their benefactor has invited them. However, when they arrive at the house, the fun and excitement of potentially winning £10,000,000 soon turns to horror as each of the guests is disposed of in a gory and horrific fashion. Who is the Host and what really is his offer? Running time: 45 minutes.

The Summoner

In a world where spirits of the dead are the most pervasive and dangerous threat we face, the public 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. Running time: 20 minutes. Watch the trailer.


Demon hunters track down and subdue a possessed girl. They use brutal force and killer technology to exorcise the demon and blow it back to Hell. Running time: 5 minutes.


While a young woman helps her father pack up his house, they are both increasingly aware of the presence that they always knew was there. Running time: 9 minutes. Watch the trailer.

Extra Film Fun

Pop-Up Puppet Cinema

Punch & Judy meets Hollywood as Pop-up Puppet Cinema perform adaptations of your favourite movies, lovingly mocked and condensed into a short live show. Watch the trailer.

Making a Monster

The SFX master Andy Savage (Savage SFX) will be showcasing his artistic special Fx skills as we see him transform his subject into a hideous monster.


At A Glance

Friday 20 October
7pm – 11pm

6.30pm – doors open
7pm – Safe Place, DaemonRunner, Night of Something Strange
9pm – Followers, Curve, Who’s Watching Oliver

Saturday 21 October
11am – 11pm

10.30am – doors open
11am – The Stream, Your Date is Here, Circus of the Dead
1pm – Burying the Mother in Law, The Offer, Borley Rectory
3pm – Night of the Deranged, The Summoner, Sequence Break
5pm – Dolly Deadly, Corpse Series, Cannibals and Carpet Fitters
7pm – The Quacky Slasher, Death Metal, The Barn
9pm – More Blood, Creswick, Dead Shack

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