If you’re looking to be scared silly from dusk ‘til dawn, Phoenix has got you covered with the sixth outing of their unrivalled movie marathon, Frightarama. Showcasing the best classic, contemporary, and international horror over the course of one blood-curdling night. 

As of 2013 the event incorporates the Horror Shorts programme, curated by The Short Cinema – an opportunity for filmmakers to get their terrifying short films shown on the big screen in front of a massive audience. They’re taking submissions for short films (no longer than five minutes) until 1st October, and they can be as gruesome as you like.

This year’s line-up is yet to be announced, but to give you a taste of what to expect; previous screenings have included The Omen, Argento’s Suspiria, John Carpenter’s The Thing, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, What We Do in the Shadows, Shaun of the Dead, The Wicker Man, Mystics in Bali, [REC], and Peter Jackson’s Braindead (yes, him of Lord of the Rings fame).

If you needed anymore convincing, there’s themed food, cocktails, retro video games, prizes for fancy dress, giveaways and raffle prizes throughout the night as well as a bacon cob for the brave souls who make it through to morning. Oh, and the bar is open all night too, but they do offer a bottomless coffee just in case your eyelids get a bit heavy.

Frightarama Film Festival returns to Phoenix 28 – 29 October.


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