Described as the ‘beast news ever’, Horror-on-Sea Festival will finally return to Southend-on-Sea in the New Year, packing more than 100 films across two weekends.

Horror on Sea

Following a 2-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s largest independent festival devoted to horror is back for gore!

Opening on Friday 14 January and running through Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, and then again from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January 2022, Horror-on-Sea will showcase more than 36 feature films, over 70 short movies and provide a showcase for 10 world premieres.

As befits its reputation as an international showcase for young writers, directors and producers, this year’s programme will give an audience to films from the UK, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Russia, Finland, Ukraine, India, Ireland, and of course, the USA.

From perennial-favourites zombies, vampires, and monsters, to cursed demonic clowns, serial killers, a very, very bad Santa, sharksploitation and kitchen horror, Horror-on-Sea is the very definition of ‘all killer, no filler’. Further details: