Mayor treated to Black Country Horror Film Festival preview

DUDLEY’s scary movie loving Mayor was given a sneaky peek at one of the chilling entries set to feature in this year’s horror film festival in Stourbridge.

The Black Country Horror Film Festival, which made its debut in 2020 before the pandemic hit, is set to return this autumn.

Filmmakers from around the world have been submitting chilling short films ahead of the event, organised by Stourbridge’s Weeping Bank Productions, which will take place at The Bonded Warehouse, from 7.30pm on November 15.

Dudley’s Mayor, Councillor Anne Millward, popped into see the organisers this week and got to a preview of one of this year’s shortlisted entries.

She said: “I love a good horror movie and it was great to watch a preview of one of the films which will be shown at the festival. The audience are in for an absolute treat, as well as a few scares.

“It’s great to see an event like this on offer here in the borough.”

Filmmakers compete for trophies for the best film, with entries from around the world.

A total of 15 short films – ranging from four to 10 minutes in length – will be shown at the festival and titles already on the bill include Spyglass, Save, Number 3 and The Barber.

Festival organiser Alan Birch, of Weeping Banks Productions, added: “This year we got some great international entries which made it really difficult to judge. But the real winners are the audience who get to watch them and we even invite them to vote for their own particular favourite on the night.

“I’m delighted to have welcomed the Mayor to give her a flavour of what is on offer at the festival. It’s a great night out for film fans to see the talents of independent filmmakers.”

Tickets for the festival are now on sale, priced £10 each, from

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