The Dead Northern horror film festival returns to Yorkshire this September! Marking the festival's third year, the weekend of horror kicks off September 24 and runs through September 26, 2021 at the City Screen Picturehouse. Home to world premieres of indie horror films Burnt Portraits and Wyvern Hill, closing out the festival is Prano Bailey-Bond's smash hit, Censor.
Two offerings from local filmmakers celebrate local indie horror, "Goosebumps-esque vampire feature The August Club and a zombie/comedy Zomblogalypse set in the very location of this year's festival, York."
Described as "a city steeped in spooky heritage", the festival will celebrate that heritage by also featuring a ghost walk of York (exclusive to the festival), along with a rare opportunity to view a selection of independent short and feature films as chosen by the Dead Northern film committee, and classics like From Dusk Till Dawn and An American Werewolf in London screening in the prestigious Picturehouse cinema. Festival-goers can also enjoy an awards party Saturday night, celebrating From Dusk Til Dawn at a "Dead Northern Basement" themed party to include live music and entertainment.
Winner’s selected this year will join past alumni such as Rob Savage (Host) who won film of the year in 2020, and Erik Bloomquist awarded Best International Film for 'Ten Minutes to Midnight'. The most anticipated is the ‘Fresh Meat’ award for best student filmmaker sponsored by the world's best horror and cult film magazine FANGORIA.
The entire film festival will be compliant with the government guidelines surrounding COVID-19 and pre-booking is essential.