The fifth edition of the Black Sunday Film Festival takes place at Everyman Chelmsford in January and the line-up of films has been announced.

Following the Black Sunday Mixer (hosted by The Independent Horror Society) at Voodoo Keller on Thursday, January 25th, the screaming screenings start on Friday the 26th, at the lush Everyman venue with Lovely, Dark and Deep, Teresa Sutherland’s recent Fantasia hit.

Lovely, Dark and Deep

Saturday sees Justin MacGregor’s The Founder Effect and Baatar Barsukh’s Aberrance both receive their UK premieres. Then there’s the Essex premieres of James Morris’ He Never Left, Gabriel Bienczycki and Richard Karpala’s Falling Stars, and Mary Dauterman’s Booger.

How to Kill Monsters

There are more Essex premieres on Sunday with Stewart Sparke’s brilliant How to Kill Monsters, Ryan Ward’s Daughter of the Sun, and Raymond Wood’s Faceless After Dark. The European premiere of Mitchell Tolliday’s anthology Murder Ballads: How to Make it in Rock n’ Roll is unmissable. The evening – and the festival – are rounded off with a Cult Classic Secret Screening presented by Arrow Video.

Faceless After Dark

As well as the features, there are a selection of no fewer than 16 shorts. These are: Argh! (Toryn Westcott), Black as Before (Craig Tonks), Death Date (Alex Mathieson), The Girl with the Haunted Vagina (Samantha O’Rourke), Knock Knock (Knock) (Brendan Cleaves), The Lure (Tony Hipwell), The Midnight Sleepover Club (Jack Parr), Toast (Thomas Longstaff), #BossBabe (Kassy Gascho), Old Timers (Brian Quintero), Trap Door in the Sun (Jenna Kanell), NZU (Conscian Morgan), Terra’s Waltz (Logan Dunn), Amy & I (Bastiaan Rook), Do Not Close Anything (Antonin Domage), and Scomparire (Daniele Nicolosi). There will also be a selection of shorts made by film production students from Chelmsford College.

Black Sunday Film Festival takes place between January 26th and 28th at Everyman, Chelmsford. Tickets will be available from January 4th.

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