Shock & Gore 2017

28 July to 6 August

Somebody alert society's moral guardians, because the Midlands’ finest horror and fantasy festival returns to Birmingham’s
Electric Cinema this summer with another mix of the cult, the classic and the completely insane.

Celebrate twenty years of smart quips and staking with a 20th anniversary Buffy The Vampire Slayer shindig, enjoy gourmand friendly screenings of The Wicker Man and From Dusk Till Dawn, experience some of the best new horror around with critically acclaimed features Hounds Of Love, The Ghoul and It Comes At Night and discover more about one of Birmingham’s most famous art exhibits – Jacob Epstein’s Lucifer statue.

Throw in Japanese anime, a Godzilla double bill, remastered classics, our annual late night party, short films and a journey through ‘pre-Code’ 1930s horror cinema, and you’ve got one wickedly perverse line-up.

The full programme is at, plus you can find the festival on Twitter @ShockGore.


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