Calling all horror and fantasy fans – York’s scariest film festival is coming back for its biggest event yet.
Following last year’s success, which saw over 500 admissions celebrating the best of the indie horror film genre, the Dead Northern Film Festival returns with a thrill-packed weekend.
The line-up for 2023 includes a mixture of specially curated new feature and short films from the best talent in the genre, as well as a celebration of some classic horrors reaching milestone anniversaries.
The Dead Northern Film Festival will take place at City Screen Picturehouse from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October.
Joshua Lawson, co-founder and director of festival programming said: “We’re
really excited to welcome Dead Northerner’s back to our most ambitious festival yet.
“I can honestly say this is going to be the strongest line up we have had in our four years growing the festival, with an eclectic mix of extra fringe events and activities.”
Film screenings will include the 50th anniversary screening of Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man and the UK Premiere of new American folk horror Sins of the Father.
There are two more UK premieres: It be an Evil Moon, a werewolf road movie from first time director Ben Etchells and Puzzle Box, a disturbing Australian found footage film from returning alumni Jack Dignan.
There will also be other surprises for festival attendees including special introductions, guest speakers and the fan favourite awards party.
The popular ‘Spirits with Spirits’ will return this year with resident ghost whisperer Paul Forster. Telling tales of York’s ghost stories and inviting the audience to tell their own!
Brand new for 2023 is the ‘Bizarre Bazaar’, a unique marketplace dungeon of unusual vendors dedicated to fans of the horror and fantasy genre. Browse the bazaar for clothing, merchandise, collectables, artwork, gifts, and more.
Day passes and individual screening tickets are still available. To find out more, see the full programme and to book your tickets, visit the Dead Northern website.