Sundance London returns to Picturehouse Central from 29 July – 1 August and will be bringing the best of the annual festival from across the pond to London’s West End. In particular, this year will see a spotlight shone on some of the brightest female talents working in the horror genre.
One of the festival’s must-see films is Censor. Starring a transformative performance from Niamh Algar, it follows film censor Enid who discovers an eerie horror that speaks directly to her sister’s mysterious disappearance. Director Prano Bailey-Bond takes a contemporary look at the video-nasty era whilst paying homage the films that paved its way. We were lucky enought to see this at Sundance in January and heartily recommend catching this 5 star “dark and distrubing debut horror”. Tickets can be booked here.
Bailey-Bond is a busy guest during the festival, having curated a screening of cult classic Let’s Scare Jessica To Death on 35mm and appearing in Scare Tactics – Making Modern Horror – A panel discussing contemporary horror on Sunday 1st August along with Host director Rob Savage.
Also screening is The Blazing World, a fantasy-horror which stars Udo Kier along with a host of talented actors. Written, directed and starring Carlson Young, the feature follows a self-destructive woman who returns to her family home decades after the drowning of her twin sister, only to discover an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive. Tickets can be purchased via the link here.
The full Sundance London schedule and tickets are available online here.