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Festival programme

Those familiar with the Fear in the Fens format know that we like to offer great value entertainment and we have an especially packed programme for you this year!

Note: we try our best to stick to our busy programme, but we can be subject to technical or other issues beyond our control.

Friday October 25th

Saturday October 26th
Sunday October 27th

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Friday October 25th

2pm King's Lynn's Darker History - Conflicts, Murders, Executions
Brace yourself as you discover ransoms, massacres, naked bodies, treacherous aristocrats, a missing body and the whipping post.
Plus, the boiling and all the duckings, burnings, hangings, and quarterings. Meet in the Saturday Market Place. 90 mins in duration.

3.30pm FREE Entry to Stories of Lynn Museum for wristband holders
Situated under the shadow of the majestic King's Lynn Minster on Saturday Market Place, Stories of Lynn is home to The Old Gaol House, which was where, for over 400 years, Lynn’s most notorious citizens were imprisoned.

7pm - 8.15pm Norfolk Coast: Myths and Legends
A presentation on the new 'Norfolk Coast: Myths & Legends' trail book (complimentary copy for Fear in the Fens VIP ticket-holders ).
PLUS: speakers TBC
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Saturday October 26
Saturday October 26th,
The Alive Corn Exchange

10am to 10pm 

Fear in the Fens Film Festival main event.
A packed day of vintage horror films, speakers and locally made horror shorts (programme TBC)

10am to 10.45pm 
Opening comments and talk
Kit Lewis: Through the Looking Glass.
Exploring how scrying glasses, crystal balls and magic mirrors have featured in legends, fairy stories and tales of the supernatural, including the films being screened at this year's festival.
Kit Lewis will also examine how fiction has reflected the reality of scrying through examples such as the Elizabethan magician Dr John Dee.
15-minute break
11am to 12.40 pm 
Film 1: From Beyond the Grave (1974).
We're opening with a true classic of the portmanteau film genre, featuring a strong cast that includes  Donald and Angela Pleasance, David Warner, Diana Dors and Peter Cushing.
15-minute break
1pm to 1.50 pm 
Nasty, Brutish and Short
Fear in the Fens brings you the cream of locally made horror shorts - with your chance to vote for the winner of this year's Golden Shuck award
Lunch until 3pm
3pm to 3.45pm 
Selene Paxton-Brooks: Recurring Nightmare - the making of Dead of Night
Having been born in Ealing, London, Selene has a deep interest in the 1945 film, ‘Dead of Night’ and will be discussing the origins, stories and locations hidden within the film, and how it influenced a generation of horror with its portmanteau structure based on a sequence of dreams.
15-minute break
4pm to 5.35 pm 
Film 2: Dead of Night.
Not just a true classic of the horror genre.
Not just a great British horror film.
Simply one the best horror films ever made, with a strong cast including Michael Redgrave, an intelligent plot and a set of perfectly matched short films that balance character-led drama, humour and genuine chills.
Dinner until 7.15pm
7.15 pm to 8pm 
Gavin Baddeley: Talk TBC
15-minute break
8.15 pm to 9.50pm 
Film 3: Tales of the Crypt.
Another great portmanteau film from the Amicus stable - with this one being sired by plots drawn from some of the best of the pre-code grisly EC Comics. Stand by for some dark, humour featuring Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Joan Collins and Ian Hendry.
10pm - Close
Sunday 27th October
Sunday October 27th, Saturday Market Place King's Lynn
4 pm - 6pm (approx)


The Original King's Lynn Ghost Tour

Come and listen to ghost stories, myths and legends with The Original King’s Lynn Ghost Tour. With 26 stops along the way we will begin our journey from the Saturday Market Place with a walk of around 1.8 miles, taking approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, finishing at the Tuesday Market Place.

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