We’ve pulled all the stops out this year to bring you our biggest and best event yet, flying in America’s top scream queen Linnea Quigley and screening her most famous movie, The Return of the Living Dead.
We’ll also be joined by top genre writer/director Sam Irvin (Gods and Monsters) and DF6 will mark the first ever convention appearance by Chloe Franks, so memorable in Who Slew Auntie Roo and Tales from the Crypt. We also have the likes of Virginia Wetherell and Emily Booth, as well as our regular roster of Hammer Glamour legends like Valerie Leon, Caroline Munro, Maddy Smith and Pauline Peart. But as anyone who has been before will tell you, DarkFest is about much more than watching great films on the big screen and meeting legendary genre celebrities. It’s also a wonderful social gathering of like-minded folk, many of whom seem to spend most of the day chatting happily in the bar rather than watching the films. If you’re one of them we’ll gladly join you for a livener or two. And when you’re not chin-wagging or watching a movie you can browse the dealer tables selling film memorabilia, DVDs, Blu-rays, stills and posters. We’ll also be showing lots of classic short films and trailers and are very excited to be able to welcome the amazing Circus of Horrors team, who will be providing entertainment between film showings.
Linnea Quigley, Sam Irvin, Julian Glover, Linda Hayden, Valerie Leon, Chloe Franks, Virginia Wetherell, Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Pauline Peart, Martine Beswick, Emily Booth, Dani Thompson, Geoffrey Whitehead, Marianne Morris.
Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001)
The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (1974)
The Men Behind Hammer (2023)
Witches Of The Sands Trailer 2
DAY TWO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26th
10.30am to 3.30pm
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
Leonard Whiting, star of Frankenstein: The True Story and Romeo and Juliet will be joining us, along with previous day’s guests and others yet to be confirmed.
DARK SIDE BOOK LAUNCH: DIE LAUGHING!
Join us at DarkFest for your chance to purchase our hot-off-the-press, brand new Dark Side book on comedy horror films.
ADMISSION SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25th £40
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26th £20
COMBINED 2-DAY TICKET £55
Payment in advance only.
Tickets are available NOW
If the online option doesn’t suit you can send a cheque/postal order to Ghoulish Publishing at 29 Cheyham Way, South Cheam, Surrey SM2 7HX.
Once payment is received we will post you a signed, bespoke, individually numbered ticket! **
Ticket Purchase deadline: Monday 20th November.
* Please note that the films, guests and attractions listed are subject to change
** Should the event have to be cancelled due to circumstance beyond our control, all ticket costs will be refunded immediately.