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Simon Read [Film Festival 04.08.19]

With a stellar line-up of the best in new independent and international horror features and shorts, Scotland's premiere horror film festival - Dead by Dawn - returns to Edinburgh's Film House this April 18th-21st. Our own Simon Read will be in attendance, providing coverage and reviews.

The line-up this year includes the UK premiers of G Patrick Condon's meta-horror Incredible Violence, Rasmus Kloster Bro's claustrophobic Cutterhead and Juuso Laatio & Jukka Vidgren's deadpan metal-head comedy Heavy Trip.

From Germany, Tilman Singer's bizarro demonic chiller LUZ will be screening, and from France director Quarxx's ferociously dark Tous Les Dieux du Ciel. Brett Simmons' Summer camp nightmare flick You Might be the Killer - starring Cabin in the Woods' Fran Kranz and Buffy's Alyson Hannigan - will provide some old-school scares, while Dennison Ramalho's feature debut The Nightshifter will receive its Scottish premiere.

This year's guest of honour is cult director Jeff Lieberman, who will be hosting screenings of his films Blue Sunshine, Squirm, Just Before Dawn, Remote Control and Satan's Little Helper. I am going to ask Jeff to sign my treasured VHS copy of Remote Control – an old favourite.
Dead by Dawn is famous for its dedication to screening short films by new and emerging talent and will be presenting several short film programmes which are well worth your time.

Tickets and festival passes available at and

Full line-up below.

Dead by Dawn 2019 Line-up:

Thursday 18th April
21:00 - 23:05
Festival Welcome
Guest of Honour intro
BLUE SUNSHINE + Q&A (Dir. Jeff Lieberman)

23:30 - 00:40
One Big Happy Family - Short film programme

01:15 - 03:10
Scottish Premiere:
THE NIGHTSHIFTER (Dir. Dennison Ramalho)

Friday 19th April

12:30 - 13:45
What You Make It - Short film programme

14:30 - 16:10
UK Premiere:

17:15 - 18:50
It's the End of the World - Short film programme

21:00 - 22:50
JUST BEFORE DAWN + Q&A (Dir. Jeff Lieberman)

23:30 - 01:10
UK Premiere:
HEAVY TRIP (Dir. Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren)

Saturday 20th April

12:00 - 13:05
Natural Selection - Short film programme

13:45 - 15:40
Scottish Premiere:

16:30 - 18:00
2D & Deranged - Short film programme

19:45 - 21:15
UK Premiere:
CUTTERHEAD (Dir. Rasmus Kloster Bro)

21:45 - 23:00
Finger Licking Good - Short film programme

23:45 - 03:55
The Lieberman Late Show:

Sunday 21st April

13:30 - 14:40
Splendid Isolation - Short film programme

15:15 - 16:30
LUZ (Dir. Tilman Singer)

17:00 - 18:45
Red in Tooth and Claw - Short film programme

20:15 - 21:55
YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (Dir. Brett Simmons)

23:15 - 01:15
REMOTE CONTROL + Q&A (Dir. Jeff Lieberman)

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