Horribly good fun for fans of scary movies in Leeds

An American Werewolf in London.
An American Werewolf in London.
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Carry on screaming – that’s the spine-chilling message to movie lovers in Leeds this weekend.

The Leeds Horror Film Festival takes place on Sunday, running from midday to midnight at Headingley’s Cottage Road Cinema.

It has been organised by actors Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock, better known as their Emmerdale characters Paddy Kirk and Marlon Dingle.

The pair’s selection of six spooky movies includes An American Werewolf in London, The Exorcist, Night of the Demon and Dead Snow 2.

But the event won’t just give fans the chance to scare themselves witless in the dark of the cinema, it will also raise money for a good cause in the shape of the World Animal Protection charity.

Dominic said: “What better way to rise up against monstrous acts of animal cruelty than by taking a comfy seat for 12 hours for a horror movie marathon?

“Mark and I are big horror fans, but even bigger fans of the work of World Animal Protection, which is why we want to combine our passions to help animals in need whilst enjoying the best movie genre there is.”

Dominic and Mark have staged a number of previous festivals, each dedicated to the cult phenomenon of the zombie film.

This time around, however, they have widened their net and picked several different types of horror movie.

“We’d shown all the best zombie films. We decided to open it up a bit more because we were getting frustrated,” said Dominic.

“There are thousands out there but only about 45 great ones and we’ve played them all.”

The day will also feature a trailer for The Box, a slice of psychological horror starring Dominic that will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Tickets for the Cottage Road event cost £15, the equivalent of £2.50 per film. For further information, visit the www.cottageroad.co.uk website or ring 0113 275 1606.