The fourth Romford Horror Festival takes place soon, and promises to be a cracker. Running from Thursday, February 28th to Sunday, March 3rd, it features a whole host of great indie features and shorts, a sprinkling of cult classics, and some brilliant genre guests.

Among the movies you shouldn’t miss are Andy Edwards’ Punch (Thurs), James Morris’ He Never Left (Thurs), Chad Ferrin’s Scalper (Fri), Dominic O’Neill’s Haunted Ulster Live (Fri), Tariq Sayed’s Issac (Sat), Tom Lee Rutter’s The Pocket Film of Superstitions (Sat), Stewart Sparke’s How to Kill Monsters (Sat), the anthology sequel Horror-Scopes: Chinese Zodiac (Sat), Alexander Churchyard and Michael Holliday’s Mosaic (Sun), Lawrie Brewster’s The Slave and the Sorcerer (Sun) Lore, an anthology from James Bushe, Patrick Ryder, Greig Johnson (Sun), and Nicholas Gyeney’s The Activated Man (Sun).

Classic films being screened include The Medusa Touch (Thurs), Cannibal Apocalypse, being shown as a tribute to Giovanni Lombardo Radice, who was a guest at last year’s festival (Fri), Possession (Fri), Who Saw Her Die? (Fri), The Beyond (Sat), Turbo Kid (Sun), and Profondo Rosso, aka Deep Red (Sun).

The short film programme is packed with great, punchy shockers, including the award-winning Pareidolia, The Cornucopia Club, The Midnight Sleepover Club, Sincopat, Knock, Knock (Knock), Caterpillar, Sleep Tight, and many more.

Guests appearing throughout the weekend include Cinzia Monreale (The Beyond), Ian McCulloch (Zombie Flesh Eaters), Caroline Munro (Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter), Pauline Peart (The Satanic Rites of Dracula), Marianne Morris (Vampyres), and Ross Sambridge (the body of Snoke in The Force Awakens). There will be stalls and other attractions over the weekend, too.

The Romford Horror Festival takes place at the Premiere Cinema in Romford’s Mercury Shopping Centre. You can buy full passes, day passes, and individual film tickets here.

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