The mighty Dead by Dawn festival, the UK’s longest-running horror festival, based in Edinburgh, takes place this year at Edinburgh Filmhouse April 20-23rd. They’re just announced their line-up and it’s a tantalising mix of brand new films, classics and a whopping 7 short film strands. They open with the UK premiere of The Evil Within (a film which has had some attention this week), and closes with a midnight screening of Gillespie and Kostanski’s The Void. The festival will also be featuring acclaimed new films Without Name and Always Shine, as well as a number of UK premieres. Dead by Dawn also boasts a very special screening of Arrow Video’s brand new 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s Phenomena. Other classics include a Cronenberg double-bill of The Dead Zone and Scanners, a Vincent Price strand and, much to editor Ben’s approval I’m sure, a ‘double-Dekker’ of House and The Moster Squad.

Follow Dead by Dawn on Facebook for all the latest info and visit their website for the low-down on buying passes (only £75 for the whole four days) and tickets. Read on below for the full line-up!

Thursday

2030 – THE EVIL WITHIN
2245 – Lamb to the Slaughter Short Film Programme
0000 – PHENOMENA

Friday

1200 – What You Make It Short Film Programme
1400 – Foxes + WITHOUT NAME
1645 – Hell Is Other People Short Film Programme
1945 – THE NIGHT WATCHMEN
2200 – Cronenberg Double Bill THE DEAD ZONE + SCANNERS

Saturday

1215 – MADHOUSE
1445 – The End Is Nigh Short Film Programme
1645 – ALWAYS SHINE
2000 – Now Wash Your Hands Short Film Programme
2130 – ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST + Q&A with director Daniel Falicki
0000 – MIDNIGHT DOUBLE-DEKKER HOUSE + THE MONSTER SQUAD

Sunday

1315 – SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN
1530 – 2D & Deranged Short Film Programme
1700 – DIG TWO GRAVES
2000 – It’s Over, Rover, Short Film Programme
2130 – DRY BLOOD
2330 – Closing Ceremony
0000 – THE VOID

 

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