I am delighted to say that I was absolutely staggered by the reception we had for our first Horror-on-Sea festival! I knew we had a powerful line up, but the number of filmmakers who joined us was amazing and it was great to see them swapping ideas with each other, and the fans. As everyone kept telling me, it was such a friendly festival, with plenty of time to socialise in the bar in between screenings. Thanks, everyone, for your support – now lets top this next year!
I am now accepting entries for Horror-on-Sea 2014, although you’ll need to hurry, as the closing date for submissions, on DVD, is 15th September (for further information please contact me at [email protected]).
And, as you can see from the sidebar, I’m pleased to confirm that the venue, the prestigious Park Inn Palace Hotel, has already confirmed special festival rates, with 3 nights for the price of 2 for B&B being excellent value.
So please keep checking back for further updates, and I’ll see you in January!
But before then, don’t forget our second Zombie Walk, down Southend’s iconic pier, on Saturday 2nd November, and we’ll again be screening horror films at the end of the pier around Halloween. Titles to be announced, so keep checking back!
Paul Cotgrove, Festival Director
The Horror-on-Sea Festival will be held in the magnificent 250-seat ballroom at the Park Inn Palace Hotel, Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL. This historic Edwardian hotel, which reopened in 2010 following a massive, multi-million pound refurbishment, sits proudly at the heart of Southend’s seafront, looking out over the town’s world-famous pier (the longest pleasure pier in the world). The Park Inn Palace has 137 rooms, all-day dining at its RBG Grill and a bar with outdoor terrace giving fabulous views over the seafront and pier.
January 17, 2014 - January 19, 2014
Park Inn Palace Hotel
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL