Pigeon Shrine FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2023

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2023

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest is back for more horror goodness on Halloween, taking place on 27 and 28 October. Read the full line up…

Fancy another one? Hot on the heels of Pigeon Shrine FrightFest’s August five-day event, the horror festival is back at the Cineworld, Leicester Square with a terrifying two-day Halloween event on Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October, featuring nine premiere titles not yet seen in the UK.

Passes and tickets are now on sale priced at £70 for two-day passes, £35 for a Friday 27 Day Pass and £55 for Saturday 28 Day Pass. Single tickets are £15. Book your tickets here.

Check out the full line-up…

Friday 27 October

18:15 The Waterhouse (World Premiere)

After stealing a priceless painting, Eric, Matt and Paul arrive at a secluded safe house by the sea to discover their fourth accomplice missing. With tensions running high and trust running low, three girls are washed ashore after a boating accident. Sheltering them, a deadly game of deception begins to conceal who, why and what they are doing there. As the house is plunged into darkness, Matt also goes missing along with one of the girls, amid loud shrieks for help. Was one of them responsible or is there a more sinister presence lurking at the water’s edge?

20:35 He Never Left (International premiere)

After hearing strange noises coming from an adjoining motel room, a federal fugitive and his girlfriend inadvertently become targets of the notorious “Pale Face” killer, whose legend has consumed and haunted the local community for decades.

22:50 Maria (UK premiere)

Maria Black is the biggest porn star in 2024. When she’s falls into a coma after a car crash, her medical outlook is dim. Then her body disappears from the hospital, media speculation is rife but soon the news cycle moves on. Until 2027 when it seems Maria has been reborn and is anxious to resume her XXX film career. Director Dario George wants her to appear in his new production but when she tragically dies mid-shoot, hatches a shocking plan to cover up the accident. However, Maria is now part of The Metropolis Project and is out for revenge

Saturday 28 October

11:30 Eldritch U.S.A. (International Premiere)

Summon up a deity with a little ditty in a Lovecraftian horror musical featuring original songs by Fox Royale. Brothers Geoff and Rich have competed all their life for parental affection, career ambitions and romantic pursuits.  Egotistical Rich always seems to win leaving sweet-natured younger sibling Geoff in his shadow. When tragedy strikes their family in a freak accident, panicked Geoff seeks out a backwoods cult rumoured to have supernatural powers. But the amateur cult unleashes sinister forces beyond all control and musical mayhem ensues.

14:00 Lovely, Dark And Deep (UK Premiere)

Lennon (Barbarian star Georgina Campbell) finally gets her long-awaited position as a park ranger in an isolated outpost. Immediately she is shrouded in strange mystery and conspiracy theories pertaining to bizarre disappearances and visions quickly start to manifest, blending the past, present, and even more sinister future. In this dangerous, twisting and writhing landscape, will she uncover the origins of a tragedy that has haunted her since she was a child?

 16:00 Superposition (UK Premiere)

Stine and Teit, your average urban middle-class artists and intellectuals, leave Copenhagen for the wilds of neighbouring Sweden’s forest. Soon, they find out that something is strange there – most disturbingly – when their son Nemo suddenly thinks his mother isn’t really his mother anymore. It becomes clear once Stine and Teit discover that they have neighbours who look exactly like them – mirror images made flesh and blood.

 18:40 Hood Witch (UK Premiere)

Iranian French actress Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) plays a woman who makes a living smuggling exotic animals and other illicit products. She branches out with the creation of a mobile App that connects clients with mystical marabout healers, but when a user’s consultation takes a tragic turn, she finds her facing a violent backlash that could cost her and her son their lives.

 20:50 The Last Video Store (UK Premiere)

A young woman takes a collection of old videotapes to one of the last video rental stores in the world. Unbeknownst to her, she is in possession of a legendary ‘cursed tape’ that holds the power to connect the real world with another dimension in which B-movie fantasies become a reality. When she and the video storeowner unwittingly reawaken its curse, a raft of cinematic villains is unleashed.

22:55 Blue Light (World Premiere)

Seven childhood friends excitedly embark on a road trip in an old RV to the coolest underground music festival out there – Blue Light. When they break down on an isolated road, they soon realise something eerie and unworldly is hiding in the woods. Their nightmare journey to hell has begun from which there is no U-turn. Will they find the courage to fight and survive?

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest Halloween will be taking place on Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October. Find out more here