Early Bird passes on sale from 24th Oct


Here at Dead by Dawn we’re huge fans of our fans and so we’ve come up with what we think is a very cool way to thank you for the loyalty that you show this festival. This year, we’re going to do things just a little differently. Normally, we put Passes on sale a couple […]

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Hallowe'en screening of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead


Halloween screening update – quite a few of you have been in touch regarding our Halloween screening, particularly because lots of you have purchased the recently released Complete Halloween Blu-ray Box Set. Well, we’ve listened and decided to screen a different horror classic that we know fans have long been asking for the chance to […]

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Short of the month

Fist of Jesus

Screened at Dead by Dawn in 2013, this instantly became a festival favourite!  The guys are now shooting the feature, so check out their official site.

Directors: Adrián Cardona & David Muñoz
Runtime: 15 mins
Year of Production: 2012
Cast: Marc Velasco, Noé Blancafort, Salvador Llós, Victoria Roldán, Roger Sotera, José María Angorrilla, Héctor Escandell

At Dead by Dawn, it’s all about the story.

We thrive on films that unsettle us and which address our anxieties and our mortality in vibrant, curious, wry or startling ways.

We're devoted to films that allow us to scare ourselves, to see our own fears materialise in the long shadows and that dark space under the bed.

To me, when the lights go down, the cinema is a sacred place and whether we laugh or squeal, jump or hunker down in our seats, we give ourselves to the terrors unfolding on screen, seen or unseen, known and dreaded or wholly unexpected.

Dead by Dawn is a unique discovery festival, and proud to be the UK’s longest running genre film festival. We’d love you to join us...we have such sights to show you!

Adèle Hartley, Festival Director