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    BHFF | 2017    

Cineworld, Leicester Square | Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Come visit the new Cineworld, Leicester Square for three days of fear and frights!

We have more amazing films screening this year from surreal, frightening features to shocking and funny shorts.

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Thursday, November 2nd | 7:30pm

Devil Town

(Nick Barrett, 15m)

 

Patrick Creedle, letting agent, has spent a lifetime walking over people to get where he wants, but on this particular lunch hour on this particular day Patrick Creedle is about to face a most unexpected nemesis, found only in...Devil Town.

Caught

(75m)

Director: Jamie Patterson

Writers: David Allsop & Alex Francis

Producers: Jeremy Davis, Alex Francis & Christina O'Shey-Daly

Cast: April Pearson, Mickey Sumner & Ruben Crow

The film tells the story of a journalist couple who invite a man and woman into their idyllic village home, but what begins with an informal interview descends into a nightmarish fight for survival.

Screening 2

Friday, November 3nd | 7:30pm

Health, Wealth & Happiness

(Nic Alderton, 11m)

 

A mugger meets his match in a mysterious woman who offers him three wishes in exchange for his soul.

Redwood

(75m)

Writer & Director: Tom Paton

Producers: Adam Sidoruk & Maciej Stern Sterzynski

Cast: Nicholas Brendon, Tatjana Nardone, Mike Beckingham, Muzz Khan, Jessica Jane Stafford & Luke D'Silva

After some bad news back at home, musician Josh and his girlfriend Beth head out to a secluded national park in search of some clarity on the situation they’ll face when they return. But the couple get more than they bargained for when they ignore the advice of Park Rangers and venture off the trail, coming face to face with The Redwood’s legendary wildlife. REDWOOD brings a fresh spin to a well worn mythology to create an edge of your seat horror movie that will shred your nerves and have you thinking twice about going camping again.

Screening 3

Friday, November 3nd | 10:00pm

Delicious Perspective

(Antonio Padovani, 11m)

 

The elaborate preparation of the Dinner is an intriguing game of seduction involving two women, who have never met each other, a dialogue of tactile morbidness that develops itself with gestures and knives rather than words.

Once Upon a Time at Christmas

(75m)

Writer: Christopher Jolley

Director: Paul Tanter

Producers: Mem Ferda, Simon Phillips & Paul Tanter

Cast: Sayla de Goede, Simon Phillips, Brook Fletcher & Laurel Brady

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus: he’s a one-eyed fiend, she’s a curvy, bat-swinging blonde. This serial-killer couple is terrorizing the holidays in an upstate New York town with a series of horrific homicides. Though the victims seem random — a mall Santa, a smooching couple, an innocent family — high-schooler Jennifer and clever cop Sam begin to unravel the sinister pattern behind the slayings. Can they stop the murders before Christmas comes — and there’s no one left to celebrate?

Screening 4

Saturday, November 4th | 11:00am

Salient Minus Ten

(Emma Dark, 13m)

 

Adam Harper is an average man. And on an average day he suddenly finds himself catapulted into the strangest, reality changing game... A game of time and chance, where the stakes are a matter of life and death.

NightmARes

(James Mansell, 3m)

 

Put on a headset and step inside a frighteningly immersive environment, where all is not as it seems.

The Unwilling

(76m)

Director: Jonathan Heap

Writers: Jonathan Heap & David Lipper

Producer: Julia Verdin

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Dina Meyer, Austin Highsmith, Bree Williamson, Robert Rusler, Jake Thomas & Levy Tran

Six family members arrive for the reading of the will of a wealthy patriarch. All are shocked when an antique wooden box arrives instead. The instructions are simple: one by one the six in attendance must prick their fingers on steel pins which appear from the box to open it and receive their rewards. Once their blood is drawn however events take a turn for the worse as they release a sinister evil no one may leave alive.

Screening 5

Saturday, November 4th | 1:30pm

Happy Anniversary

(Mark Kuczewski, 6m)

 

One man's quest to rekindle his love with his zombie bride

Glasshole

(Jonathan Brooks, 3m)

 

In early 2015 Google announced it would be cancelling its Google Glass wearable device, but did the true reason behind the products failure have more sinister undertones?

Buzzard Hollow Beef

(76m)

Director: Joshua M. Johnson

Writer: Tara C. Hall

Producers: Colin Peeples, Amanda Spinella & Jacob Sunday

Cast: Emily Letts, Doug Perkins, Nadia Kamil, Gabriel Caste, Bruce Jennings & Janet Chiarabaglio

Buzzard Hollow Beef follows a family, who after experiencing vivid hallucinations, believe that they have been poisoned by cannibalistic hillbillies who intend to hunt them.

Screening 6

Saturday, November 4th | 3:30pm

Dead Cool

(Simon Ross, 19m)

 

A dinner party with a difference: meet loner Maurice as he struggles to entertain his new friends. 

Nothing to Declare

(Will Adams, 8m)

Chris returns home on Christmas eve from his year out traveling in Brazil. To his surprise there is nobody home. His surprise turns to shock as he finds his family dead and horribly disfigured.

Shortcut

(Prano Bailey-Bond, 5m)

 

Bad boyfriend. Sleeping girlfriend. Fast car. Full moon. When Kurt takes a shortcut he enters a supernatural realm and is forced to sacrifice a little part of himself.

Roadkiller

(Kate Cheeseman, 13m)

 

A travelling salesman who likes eating road kill crosses the line and kills only to be lured in by a group intent

on revenge.

The Last Halloween

(Marc Roussel, 10m)

 

The city is quiet; the streets, deserted. It doesn’t much feel like Halloween, and yet four young trick-or-treaters make their way through the night, gathering up an unlikely harvest of kindness amid the devastated wreckage of society’s collapse.

I am Not The Devil

(Samuel Smith, 9m)

 

A professional thief infiltrates an illegal, back street auction. His well planned robbery is up turned when he realises the auction is selling an innocent girl as the devil in

human form.

Mayflower

(Christopher Goodman, 7m)

 

A young engineer wakes up from cryo-sleep during a routine deep space flight on the star freighter 'Mayflower'. The ship's computer informs him that he was awoken due to a false alarm. But all is not as it seems...

Goodnight, Gracie

(Stellan Kendrick, 4m)

 

After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout nine year old fights to escape the same fate.

Blindman's Lane

(Diego Indraccolo &

Alice Gatti, 13m)

 

An urban odyssey scattered with supernatural events as real life character Dave Baby reveals his unusual philosophy.

Savor

(Marc Cartwright, 1m)

 

A man discovers the horrors of dining alone.

Screening 7

Saturday, November 4th | 5:00pm

In Extremis

(93m)

Writer & Director: Steve Stone

Producers: Alan Latham & Lionel Hicks

Cast: David O'Hara, Isabelle Allen & Lisa Gormley

Alex is a man with everything - the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again. Within hours of his return a cataclysmic storm threatens to destroy everything around them. Isolated without power or phones this loving family descends into a nightmare of terror, violence and visions that threaten their very existence.

Screening 8

Saturday, November 4th | 7:30pm

Dead Cool

(Simon Ross, 19m)

 

A dinner party with a difference: meet loner Maurice as he struggles to entertain his new friends. 

Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart

(80m)

Director: Stephen Cookson

Writer: Steven Berkoff

Producer: Peter Keegan

Cast: Steven Berkoff & Henry Goodman

Steven Berkoff's own feature length interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's original short story about a servant who plots to murder his master because of his 'vulture' eye

    The Awards    

Saturday, November 4th | 9:30pm

Best Feature Film

Caught

Redwood

Once Upon a Time at Christmas

The Unwilling

Buzzard Hollow Beef

*In Extremis*

Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart

Best Short Film

Devil Town

Health, Wealth and Happiness

Delicious Perspective

Salient Minus Ten

NightmARes

Happy Anniversary

Glasshole

*Dead Cool*

Nothing to Declare

Shortcut

Roadkiller

The Last Halloween

I am Not The Devil

Mayflower

Goodnight, Gracie

Blindman's Lane

Savor

Best Cinematography

Alex Veitch (In Extremis)

*Paul O'Callaghan (Caught)*

Ismael Issa (Tell Tale Heart)

Best Music

*John Koutselinis (In Extremis)*

Moritz Schmittat (Caught)

Max Sweiry (Redwood)

Best Director

Tom Paton (Redwood)

*Steve Stone (In Extremis)*

Jamie Patterson (Caught)

Best Actor

Steven Berkoff (Tell Tale Heart)

*Mike Beckingham (Redwood)*

David O'Hara (In Extremis)

Best Actress

Mickey Sumner (Caught)

*Tatjana Nardone (Redwood)*

Lisa Gormley (In Extremis)

Best Supporting Actor

*Lance Henricksen (The Unwilling)*

Henry Goodman (Tell Tale Heart)

Nicholas Brendon (Redwood)

Best Supporting Actress

Nadia Kamil (Buzzard Hollow Beef)

Sayla Vee De Goede (Once Upon a Time at Christmas)

*April Pearson (Caught)*

British Horror Award

(best achievement on a low budget)

Mayflower

*Glasshole*

Buzzard Hollow Beef

Best Unproduced Screenplay

To Be Announced

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