the dead of night film festival

Dead of Night Film Festival Open for Submissions for 2018!

It’s that time again, horror fans! Two-Headed Snake Entertainment and The Liverpool Horror Club are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Dead of Night Film Festival. Although relatively new to the international film circuit (this is their second year), these guys are movie fans through and through, and their passion for the independent horror genre is undeniable.

There are some awesome films out there that just aren’t getting the attention that they deserve, either because the filmmakers haven’t made a name for themselves yet or the project’s budget was too small for marketing. To help these movies get to a wider audience in the Liverpool area, Two-Headed Snake Entertainment and The Liverpool Horror Club created the Dead of Night Film Festival. 

The film festival will screen 6 feature films and 6 short films, with awards and prizes to follow for Best Feature and Best Short. Once again, the guest judges making these decisions for the 2018 festival are Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare, Red Eye) and Jay Kay (Horror Happens Radio Show). The winners will receive the coveted Golden VHS Cassette Award.

The Dead of Night Film Festival is open to short and feature films that come under the horror umbrella, whether that be dark thrillers, fantasy, exploitation, comedy, etc. But there must be horror/dark themes. Short film durations must be under 45 minutes, while feature films must be over 60 minutes.

For more information on the festival, the rules for submissions, and when the deadline is to get your film to them, see check out the Dead of Night Film Festival webpage. Are you planning on entering your film into the Dead of Night Film Festival? Let us know in the comments!

About Tracy Allen

As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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