Great news horror fans! The Soho Horror Film Festival returns for its 5th year, unleashing its biggest and most fearsome line-up yet. From November 11th through 13th the festival will take over the silver screen at the Whirled Cinema, Brixton for a 3-day in-person extravaganza. Can’t make it to the in-person event? No problem. Soho Horror is committed to being as inclusive and accessible as possible as so will have an online festival from the 18th – the 20th of November, with exclusive programming to both the in-person and virtual festivals.
The first wave of titles have been released and they look incredible!
Continuing the festival’s cornerstone of platforming LGBTQ+ voices within the horror genre, Soho Horror will be hosting the international Premiere of Daniel Montgomery’s heartbreak haunter THE JESSICA CABIN. Relationships can be tough when you’re queer, and swiping right is pretty tricky when you’re a bodiless spirit; so finding Mr Right when you’re a gay ghost is next to impossible! Luck may have it then for spectral romantic Jackson when he falls for recently heartbroken Nicky… the only problem is, Nicky is very much alive. THE JESSICA CABIN is a hilarious and tender spookfest starring indie horror darling and Soho Horror Fest alumni Chase Williamson alongside an ensemble of characters you’re sure soon to fall in love with.
Additionally, Soho Horror Fest, will be hosting a screening that will be suitable for all ages. As horror fans, we are all indebted to the gateway films that paved the way for our love of the genre: GREMLINS, GHOSTBUSTERS, HOCUS POCUS, POLTERGEIST; films that showed us a spooky glimpse at the darkness we would soon come to love. More details coming soon.
Screening exclusively online as part of Sohome Horror Fest 2022, will be the UK Premiere
of Elias Manar’s harrowing found-footage shocker WHAT IS BURIED MUST REMAIN. When three young
filmmakers set out to make a documentary, they are confronted by supernatural forces engaged in a war
for the very soul of the land they stand on. Making the film even more resonant is that it is made in
collaboration with the Lighthouse Peace Initiative, an organisation giving young Syrian refugees an
education and a safe environment to express repressed emotions through art.
Soho Horror festival director Mitch Harrod shared “We could not be more proud as a festival to present such essential pieces of film as this; ones that bolster our ethos in the power, catharsis and community that horror filmmaking and films can create. Both THE JESSICA CABIN and WHAT IS BURIED MUST REMAIN are perfect examples and champions of this very philosophy, but these are just 2 of over 25 incredible and diverse films that we will be presenting as part of our hybrid festival this year. Your nightmares are due a system update, and we’ve got you covered this November”
I’m a newcomer to the Soho Horror festival but it’s honestly such a welcoming and inclusive environment that if you haven’t yet been I would really urge you to get a ticket. Tickets are £85 which includes both the in-person AND on-lines festival and last year’s was a riot. The Whirled Cinema is fun and beautiful and we get the run of the place which is always helpful when attending a horror festival.
The full line-up of films will be revealed on Tuesday the 1st of October and more information, as well as contact details, submissions, ticketing, and volunteer opportunities, can be found at www.sohohorrorfest.com. Limited early bird festival passes are on sale now.