BHFF | 2013
Empire Cinema, Leicester Square | Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th
The British Horror Film Festival is in its fourth year and what an incredible line up it has! We have films from all over the world, and obviously some amazing home-grown talent from right here in the UK. Also, this year we are working with Haunted: After Dark as our Official Sponsor, which is fantastic!
The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. The Festival aims to promote and support independent filmmaking.
There are a number of awards up for grabs at the Festival, including the prestigious British Horror Award for Achievement in Film on a Low Budget.
There will, of coure, be a top quality after-party. We like to go out with a bang after all. This year's after-party will be held at The Hippodrome, so come along for some creepy cocktails and demonic dance moves...
The Official Selection
Friday, October 18th | 8:30pm
Fortune Cookie Prophecies
Director: Henry Li
Writer: Henry Li
Producers: Henry Li
Cast: Emily Alatalo, John David Edwards & Adam Kolozsvari
With luggage and chinese take-out in hand, Tim drives his family into the woods to check out his inheritance: an abandoned home on three hundred acres of remote land. Tim looks forward to spending time with his family, but things take a turn for the worse when they crack open fortune cookies that fortell their death.
Saturday, October 19th | 11:00am
(Jon James Smith, 10m)
This psychological horror thriller follows Eric, a psychologist appointed to determine the mental state of a dangerous psychiatric resident. As their sessions develop, Eric falls into an unsettling world of mental and physical disarray.
(Nicholas Humphries, 6m)
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, but Jill would not tumble after...A dark, disturbing take on the popular nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.
Left Hand Billy in the Second Solution
(Gabriele Zuccarini, 30m)
In a dusty Arizona motel, Pete awaits Bokor priest 'Left Hand' Billy who holds a dark, magical answer to his terrible problem. Voodoo, tequila and undying love collide with violent consequences in this twisted tale.
(Calum Macdiarmid, 6m)
A postman lets us into his dark world in quiet suburbia.
(Zao Wang, 14m)
A hotel manager in Beijing, China must tame an American guest who may not even be human...
(Karen Lam, 16m)
In a weekly church meet-up, four serial killers confess their darkest sins, hoping to cure themselves of their homocidal tendencies. When pretty blonde Harriet joins them, the men are torn between wanting her to stay and claiming her as another victim. But then Harriet reveals her darkest secret...
Moment of Clarity
(James Fisher, 2m)
A contemporary thriller about a man who wakes up after a night out, not knowing where he is, who he's laying next to and what dangers lurk in
Saturday, October 19th | 1:30pm
In The House of Flies
Director: Gabriel Carrer
Writer: Angus McLellan
Producers: Chad Archibald, Gabriel Carrer & Dave McLeod
Cast: Lindsay Smith, Ryan Kotack & Henry Rollins
In The House Of Flies tells the story of Heather and Steve who are abducted by unknown assailants. Alone, isolated and locked in a basement, they become pawns in a psychological mind-game with their diabolical hosts.
Saturday, October 19th | 3:45pm
Belly of the Wolf
(Mark Fisher, 21m)
Belly Of The Wolf tells the story of a young boy, Daniel Parker, who finds himself wandering alone on an old, abandoned army airbase. When Daniel stumbles across a blood stained jacket it triggers a chain of events he could never have imagined.
Dia De Los Muertos
(Gigi Saul Guerrero, 12m)
In a run down strip club in Northern Mexico, a group of abused women are forced together under the command of Madame Dona Luz. On the celebratory night of 'Dia de Los Muertos' the strip club welcome all men who enter. Unbeknownst that this is no ordinary club, the men face much more than a show...
(Christopher Ullens, 3m)
This is the story of a very, very angry teddy bear!
Sleep Now in the Fire
(Sean Pollaro & Elliot Pollaro, 21m)
Based in the 1940s, an American soldier is forced to face his own nightmare.
Happy Birthday Mr. Zombie
(David Leclercq, 7m)
Mr. Zombie comes back home after a hard day's work. He opens the door, the light goes on and...surprise!
(Leon Chambers, 11m)
Serial killer Henrik may have found a kindred spirit. But the course of true crime never did run smooth.
(Javier Chillon, 9m)
An astronaut returns to Earth after an accident on a different planet. When he discovers he has been the victim of a sinister plot, he decides to take revenge on those responsible.
(Toby Meakins, 2m)
A collector repairs a vintage cine camera unlocking the hidden terror of LOT254.
Saturday, October 19th | 6:00pm
Director: Steve Stone
Writer: Steve Stone
Producer: Steve Stone
Cast: Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley & Branko Tomovic
Some chambers of the past should remain locked. In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. Despite subsequent police investigations, no official explanation was ever offered by the Russian authorities for these deaths. The case was closed three years later. In 2010, a small English TV crew set out for the remote Russian forest. The Darkest Secrets TV programme revisits the sites of unsolved crimes.
Entity (Dir. by Steven Stone)
Tumbling After (Dir. by Nicholas Humphries)
Honeymoon Suite (Dir. by Zao Wang)
Decapoda Shock (Dir. by Javier Chillon)
Finn Morrell (Belly of the Wolf)
Adelita Rockhill (Dia De Los Muertos)
Belly of the Wolf (Mark Fisher)
British Horror Award
(Best achievement on a low budget)
Belly of the Wolf (Dir. by Mark Fisher)
Best New Screenplay
Department 18 (Written by Mick Sims)
The After Parties for the Film Festival Guild events are legendary and this one will be no less! The evening will be hosted by The Hippodrome, just off Leicester Square, where the audience will be able to rub shoulders with the stars, talk to our resident psychic and dance and party until the early hours of the morning!
The Hippodrome Casino | Leicester Square, London