Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT FEATURES are Workshops, Film Screenings, Live Demonstrations and Live Stage Performances.

Over the coming months we'll be announcing a full list of 'Spotlight' features we'll be having at the show.



WORKSHOPS

SFX WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Horror Make Up Effects & Prosthetics


From February we’ll be running SFX Workshops in conjunction with Rogue Creations SFX on both Saturday and Sunday. Spaces are LIMITED to 10 SPACES per session.

Have you ever wondered how an SFX artist makes the actors of a film look scared, bloodied or wounded? Now’s your chance to find out how to do it yourself within a small group at Birmingham Horror Con.

90 minute Master-Class

Private area of the show

Hands on experience

Create all kind of wounds, scars and horror effects

Work with a variety of prosthetic materials

All materials and tools will be provided

Workshops will have a maximum of 10 participants per session

COST £59.00 per person

To purchase you place please click on the link beow.

www.horrorconbirmingham.com/store then select WORKSHOPS

Rogue Creations SFX provide all manner of Special Effects for the film, TV, commercial and theatre industry ranging from big budget feature films to more independent and short films.

With over 15 years experience working in the FX industry they can provide a full range of high quality FX. Company Director Mike Peel, has worked on a variety of blockbusters and features over the years for some of the top effects companies in the UK, as a freelancer he employed his skills on "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", "Casino Royale" , "V for Vendetta", "The Descent" and "Evil Aliens" and brings his vast knowledge and experience to Rogue Creations.

Mike also teaches and demonstrates SFX in a variety of colleges and schools.

Please note we will add sessions to both days based on demand. Tickets are non-refundable once purchased. Individuals will be paired up to allow them to practice their new skills.

FILMS & SPECIAL SCREENINGS

BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM

Brand new for 2017 is this independent Midlands phantasmagoria lovingly crafted by film-makers with a passion for the bizarre and the macabre romanticism of real-life folklore in the cinema. Fans of traditional ghost stories as well as silent terrors such as Haxan and the films of Guy Maddin will delight in this spooky journey through the 1940's darkest undercurrents.

In 1943 a group of boys wandering the woodland of Hagley Hall discovered the remains of an unknown woman stuffed inside a hollowed Wych Elm tree. To this day her identity is still unknown. In 1944 however, mysterious graffiti began to adorn the walls of the neighboring towns; WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM. Somebody knew but who? This curious folk phantasmagoria feverishly displays the known possibilities which take us from the mystical realms of witchcraft, restless ghosts to sinister WW2 espionage. Bella In The Wych Elm will intrigue, and frighten in all it's quaint yet claustrophobic glory.

Narrated by 'Tatty' Dave Jones
Appearing in this film are: Sarah L Page, James Underwood, Lee Mark Jones, Traci Templer, James Taylor, Matias Barnes, Adam Mancrief, Martin Pugh, Isaac Trevallion, Barry Anscomb-Moon, Jim Heal, Peter Grail, Sofia Barnes, Hanna Rose Hawkins, Megan McKechnie, Richard Quarterman
Voice of Una, New forest enchantress, Spirit voice by Ria Parfitt
Music by The Worrisome Ankletrout
Bella's melancholia written by Craigus Barry
Based on the articles of W. Byford Jones
Written, Shot, Edited, Produced and Directed by Tom Lee Rutter

Review quotes:
'**** SUBLIMELY UNSETTLING...LIKELY THE CREEPIEST THING YOU'LL HAVE SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME.' - Rob Talbot; Scream Horror Magazine

''THIS IS FILM AS ART...BEAUTIFUL AND INTRIGUING AND MIND EXPANDING.'' - m. j. simpson

''AN ODD BUT BEGUILING FILM...A TRIUMPH'' - dark eyes of london

''A DARK DELIGHT'' - midlands movies

''Bella in the Wych Elm succeeds spectacularly. It’s a smart, clever, beautifully constructed piece'' - Howard Ingham; Folk horror revival

DEAD MOUSE PRODUCTIONS FILMING :
PENNYWISE - The Story of IT

After already filming over 40 interviews of the cast and crew of Stephen Kings IT including Tim Curry, Richard Thomas, Seth Green, Brandon Crane, Tommy Lee Wallace and many more.

Birmingham-born Producer Gary Smart and the crew of the documentary will be in attendance at Birmingham Horror Con to film a special feature with the cast of IT for the forthcoming Blu-ray release in 2018.




FILM SCREENING: THE 7th DAY (40 mins)

We're very pleased to announce this film - shot on location in Birmingham.

As the West Midlands lies in disrepair, all plans of the future fall into dismay for Jason, Brad, and Ethan.

The unlikely threesome are forced to band together in an unforgiving world, where allies are as scarce as food and water.
As the forsaken lands and blood thirsty dead force the group to head back into the city, unforeseen friendships and betrayal awaited them.

Is this apocalypse a smite from God or something much more sinister?

LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES

ENCHANTICO & THE GIRLS OF GORELESQUE

They are HOT and they are sassy, Enchantico and the Girls of Gorelesque are going to bring beauty and Burlesque live on stage for your entertainment with their dance act.

“Embracing all things weird, wonderful and mainly Gothic we use this to our advantage incorporating them into our performances. Specialising in Burlesque and branching out to other forms like fire, pyro and aerial. Based in Liverpool and containing 3 main crazy horror girls.

Vedma is our animal loving, gore obsessed little witch, you don't want to get on her bad side.

Kat Von Quinn is our wild girl, a thing of your nightmares, or dreams depending what your into...

And lastly we have Lex Cole, she may seem like our little fairy but she's definitely not a good one!

Find us on FB and Instagram @Enchantico or drop us an email Enchantico@outlook.com

Don't miss our nightmare filled act. We look forward to seeing you there”

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