The Dead And SudBuried Horrorthon began life way back in 2016 in darkest Suffolk in the small market town of Sudbury as a celebration of classic horror movies. Over just one day, seven such classics were thrown back on the big screen in the intimate venue of The Quay Theatre. Taking place in a town without an actual cinema to fulfill our dream to see these movies on a big screen, the first Horrorthon was planned around our birthday so just in case it failed to bring enough horror fans obsessed enough to sit and watch non-stop horror all day long, the event could be written off as a present to ourselves! Fortunately, a small but perfectly formed crowd came, enjoyed and endured over 13 hours of wonderful motion pictures like The Exorcist, An American Werewolf In London, The Thing and Evil Dead 2.

The Horrorthon didn’t lose quite enough money in its first year, so returned in 2017 bombarding a bigger crowd with such classics as Dawn Of The Dead, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Omen and classic horror trailers between movies.

In 2018, we jumped six months to move to a more fitting and more permenant Halloween weekend building on our established Horrorthon crowd/family and adding magazine and blu-ray giveaways. The last event in 2019 was our biggest year to date with an even bigger crowd, more giveaways and discounts from local businesses for food and hotels. Due to the uncertainty arising from Covid 19 and following UK Government guidelines, the 2020 event was postponed to 2021.

In November 2020, we created a virtual event to bridge the gap to 2021 using the Eventive platform called Virtually Dead And SudBuried: Horrorthon At Home! The event was a huge success and included A Ghost Waits, Death Ranch, Chestersberg, The Slaughterhouse Killer, I Scream On The Beach, Redwood Massacre: Annihilation, WitchStars, Exit, Millennial Killer, Nefarious, Hail To The Deadites, They're Outside, Game Of Death, Butchers and 44 shorts over a single weekend!

We believe that movies should be seen on a big screen with big sound and with a crowd to be truly enjoyed which is the real reason the Horrorthon keeps coming back every year! As we approach our fifth year, it's become clear that our horror fanatic crowd is hungry for not just more classic horror but they want new horror too which is why we want to grow the Horrorthon in 2021 to a fully fledged two day horror film festival. We want to continue to screen rarely seen, classic horror movies alongside brand new feature length movies and horror shorts to a new audience and become a major horror event for Suffolk and Essex.

So for 2021, we're aiming bigger and better, resurrecting ourselves in the real world and aiming to screen around 28 horror shorts selected to complement the film it precedes, 7 brand new independent horror features and of course, our trademark 7 classic horror movies. So this is your chance to reach a new, dedicated horror crowd and be in the fortunate position of having your movie programmed among the movies that may have inspired your creation!

Dead And SudBuried Reborn: Horrorthon V takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021 at the amazing Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk. So be afraid, be very afraid and join us for the Horrorthon!

The Fifth Dead And SudBuried will take place from 24th to 25th October 2020 at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk.

All submissions should fall within the 'horror' genre umbrella. Submissions can only be made through the FilmFreeway website. Films must have been completed after January 2019.

Submissions will be accepted from 8th November 2019. Deadlines are final, please ensure your deadlines are submitted before the closing date of 31st July 2020.

Films must be submitted via online screener. All films must be in English or include English subtitles.

All FilmFreeway submissions fare to be paid by via FilmFreeway. The submission fee is final and non-refundable.

All shipping and postage costs, if the film is selected for movies and additional materials sent to and/or returned must be covered by the submitting party.

We will complete all selection procedures by 7th August 2020 and inform submitting parties if their film has been successful. Successful submissions will receive relevant shipping information.

Selected films MUST provide a Bluray or high res digital file in order to be screened at Dead And SudBuried. Delivery of feature films must be via physical media (hard drive or USB). Short films can be accepted via online file transfer. The screening copy of the film must be received no later than 21 days prior to screening date.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at our discretion. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, we reserve the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Dead And SudBuried will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.

By submitting to Dead And SudBuried you agree to the use of stills in press and publicity for the festival. These may be included in our official programme, press releases, on our website plus all social media platforms.

By submitting to Dead And SudBuried you confirm that you have read and accept all terms and regulations of the festival. You will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. You authorise Dead And SudBuried to exhibit your film, and if selected, confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in required format for screening during the festival. You certify that you hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video and that all rights and clearances have been made. You hereby agree to indemnify Dead And SudBuried, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred. Films submitted AND accepted to the festival must be guaranteed and cannot be withdrawn from the festival under any circumstances.

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