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Romford Horror Film Festival returns with over 80 movies

A teaser of “You Will Never Be Back” (Credit: Romford Film Festival)

The Romford Horror Film Festival is going to return for its second year at the end of next month. 

More than 80 independent horror films will be shown at Premier Cinemas, in the Mercury Mall, from Friday, 25 February to Sunday, 27 February. 

It will cover multiple sub genres including dark comedies, psychological thrillers and a “plethora of films that will keep you up at night”. 

Among them is ‘Wyvern Hill’, a unique and original story about a confused widow who faces a coordinated home invasion from both early-onset dementia and a crazed killer. 

There will be international films such as ‘The Story Of An Empty Village’ which follows a lone girl lost in a seemingly empty village where dark secrets hide behind every corner. 

“Draining” is among the 80 films on offer (Credit: Romford Film Festival)

Local filmmaking duo Daniel Attrill and Louis Taylor are also going to be presenting their latest projects Haunted Hall and Doll. 

People who prefer non-fiction will be able to enjoy documentaries such as ‘Valley Of The Shadow: The Spiritual Value of Horror’ which examines the morality of horror movies and looks at the psychological, emotional and spiritual complexities within the genre. 

Alternatively, ‘Haunted Thrills’ is a documentary about American horror comics in the 1950s and how they fell foul of the Comics Cody Authority.  

A scene from “Manfish” (Credit: Romford Film Festival)

Favourite films from last year will return, including the award-winning short film ‘Extraneous Matter’ which has been turned into a feature length movie by Kenichi Ugana. He is also showing his Evil-Dead esque new movie Visitors. 

Manos Returns, a sequel to the “worst movie of all time” Manos: The Hands of Fate, is also going to be on hand to amuse viewers. 

Finally the low budget section Cheap Thrills shows the wonderful short film works created by filmmakers with either low or no budget to work with.

“Transfert” (Credit: Romford Film Festival)

The films themselves are not the only feature of the festival. Throughout the weekend filmmakers will be taking part in Q&As. 

There will also be an award ceremony on Sunday to celebrate some of the best projects. 

People can find out more about the festival online here

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