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    BHFF | 2015    

Empire Cinema, Leicester Square | Saturday, November 7th

BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema
BHFF Venue | Empire Cinema

The British Horror Film Festival is in its sixth year and what a terrifyingly good 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. For the third year running, we are working with Haunted: After Dark as our Official Sponsor, which is wonderful news! 
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 nine awards up for grabs at this years festival so make sure you get a ticket to our fabulous awards ceremony and be the first to know who is the new creme de la creme of independent horror film.
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 Ruby Blue, so come along for some creepy cocktails and demonic dance moves.

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Saturday, November 7th | 2:00pm

BHFF Feature | Chrysalis



Director: John Klein

Writer: Ben Kurstin

Producers: John Klein, Caleb Thusat & Brittny Heinrich

Cast: Cole Simon, Sara Gorsky, Tanya Thai McBride & Kate Black-Spence

Set decades after a bio-terrorist attack unleashes a virus upon the world, transforming much of humanity into vicious creatures and laying waste to civilization, Chrysalis follows Josh and Penelope, two survivors who have banded together in the hope of rescuing others and rebuilding civilization.

BHFF Feature | Chrysalis

Screening 2

Saturday, November 7th | 4:00pm

BHFF Short | The Substitute

The Substitute

(Nathan Hughes-Berry, 20m)


 A young teacher takes a job at an unusual private school where she soon discovers that the boys have a sinister power over the girls.

BHFF Short | The Herd

The Herd

(Melanie Light, 20m)


A number of kidnapped and trafficked women find themselves imprisoned in a squalid medical facility. For Paula her continued survival relies on her basic human function.

BHFF Short | El Gigante

El Gigante

(Gigi Saul Guerrero, 16m)

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck.



(Vincent Toujas, 15m)


Jay, recently insomniac and away from any emotions, falls prey to a strange presence, who will turn into his executioner, and also his deliverer.

BHFF Short | Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

(Jon James Smith, 13m)


How much do you know about the person you live with?

BHFF Short | Quiet Zone

Quiet Zone

(Andrew Ionides, 9m)


A late night commuter is stalked by a sinister passenger she disturbed on a train carriage.

Screening 3

Saturday, November 7th | 6:00pm

BHFF Feature | Curse of the Phoenix

Curse of the Phoenix


Director: Robert Young

Writer: Hugh Janes

Producer: Hugh Janes

Cast: Fawn James, James Kennan, Joseph Sentence, Kate Young, Lizzie Stables & Sheena May

Josh, a laid-back, imaginative and overly romantic young man, works as a tour guide and storyteller on a 19th Century sailing ship, The Phoenix. He starts to believe that the ship is somehow communicating with him and has visions of a beautiful young woman, Emily Carson, whose family once owned the ship. His visions of the apparition become ever more alluring and dangerous as she determines to claim him as her long lost love - putting Josh and any woman close to him in mortal danger!

BHFF Feature | Curse of the Phoenix

Screening 4

Saturday, November 7th | 8:00pm

BHFF Feature | Demon Baby

Demon Baby


Director: Coz Greenop

Writer: Coz Greenop

Producer: Coz Greenop

Cast: Carina Birrell, David Wayman, Cameron Jack & Bhaskar Patel

Rose and her fiancé Theo, escape the city for a weekend away to the idyllic Scottish Highlands. Theo sees it as a last chance to have some romantic alone time with Rose before she gives birth to their first child. The couple's peace disintegrates as Rose is confronted with chilling memories of her secret past. The weekend descends into a living nightmare as Rose is forced to confront her demons.

BHFF Feature | Demon Baby

    The Awards    

Category Judging

Best Feature

Chrysalis (Dir. by John Klein)

Best Short

Quiet Zone (Dir. by Andrew Ionides)

Best Cinematography

The Herd (Dir. by Melanie Light)

Best Music

Do Not Disturb (Dir. by Jon James Smith)

Best Actor

Joseph Sentance (Curse of the Phoenix)

Best Actress

Carina Birrell (Demon Baby)

Best Supporting Actor

Ben Kerfoot (The Substitute)

Best Supporting Actress

Tanya Thai McBride (Chrysalis)

Best Director

Coz Greenop (Demon Baby)

British Horror Award

(Best achievement on a low budget)

Demon Baby (Dir. Coz Greenop)

Best New Screenplay

Dead West (Written by Jeff Kussmann)

Best New Screenplay (Honerable Mention)

The Walls (Written by Kristi Barnett)

BHFF Afterparty | Ruby Blue

The After Parties for the Film Festival Guild events have always been amazing and this one is sure to be just as great! Join us at the Ruby Blue just next door to the Empire for an evening of delicious drinks and classy company.

    The After-Party    

Ruby Blue | Leicester Square, London

BHFF Afterparty | Ruby Blue



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