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Horror-On-Sea returns this month for its fourth year

The Southend horror festival is coming this month.

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Horror-On-Sea will return to Southend this year running from Friday 22nd January until Sunday 31st January 2016.

The film festival will be celebrating its fourth successive year and promises to deliver plenty of frights and gore for fans of the horror genre. Taking place at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel on Southend seafront, Horror-on-Sea will screen nearly sixty movies across two weekends.

The event will feature submissions from film-makers around the globe including Argentina, Canada, Brazil and Australia with the main bulk of movies still coming from America, Britain and Spain. The festival first arrive in 2013 and has established itself as the home of quality independent horror.

Award-winning writer and director Pat Higgins will host a masterclass, on the theme Watch Horror. Write Horror. Make Horror! with members of the cast and crew from many of the festival’s films expected to appear to talk about their work. Higgins’ latest feature, The House on the Witchpit, will also receive its world premiere on Saturday 23rd January

Paul Cotgrove, the brrraaaiiins behind Horror-on-Sea says “Horror-on-Sea is becoming an important date in the calendar – not just for fans of the genre but also budding writers, producers, directors and actors. To have something that is not only brilliant fun and great value entertainment but also inspiring and educational is very satisfying. The hardest thing has been whittling down the mammoth amount of submissions we’ve had – we’ve got a huge variety of international movies being shown, making it the crème de la crème, or should that be scream de la scream, of the world’s best horror flicks.”

Horror-on-Sea prices start at just £5 per film, £20 for a Day Pass and for serious fans a Weekend Pass – that gets you into everything – offers unbeatable value deal at just £50.

Tickets are available by calling 01702 618 747, over the counter at the Visitor Information Centre at Southend Pier (Western Esplanade, SS1 1EE) and online at From Friday 22nd January, tickets for all screenings and events will be available from the Festival Desk at the Park Inn Palace Hotel.

For a full list of all the films and booking details, check out


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