Emmerdale stars Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock are bringing the walking dead back to Headingley as the sixth Leeds Zombie Film Festival returns to Cottage Road Cinema on Sunday 21st April.

Around 500 zombie film fans will join Dominic and Mark, who play Paddy Kirk and Marlon Dingle in the popular ITV soap, to watch six blood-thirsty films over 12 hours in order to raise money for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

This year’s films are a mix of modern and classic movies as usual. One in particular, ‘Before Dawn’, is very close to Dominic’s heart as he starred in and directed it! Some regular festival supporters were also involved in the making of the film, which has received rave reviews at film festivals in the UK and Europe.

“Mark and I have been arguing and fighting over the line up!”  said Dominic, “it’s a strong year – mixing foreign, classic and brand new films. Every film is a crowd pleaser. I cannot wait to show ‘Before Dawn’ to its own rightful crowd.”

As well as ‘Before Dawn’, which will be followed by a Q&A with Dominic, the line up includes the 1994 cult classic ‘Cemetery Man’ starring Rupert Everett, Cuban zombie flick ‘Juan of the Dead’, and the Dario Argento cut of the popular ‘Dawn of the Dead’. The festival will also show ‘Harold’s Going Stiff’, introduced by director Keith Wright, and ‘Cockneys Vs Zombies’, introduced by director Mattias Hoene. Both directors will follow each screening with a Q&A session.

Film fans are invited to get into the Zombie spirit if they wish and turn up in all their undead finery, complete with pale faces, artificial blood and limbs!

This is a strictly over-18 event. Tickets (£15) can be reserved by calling 0113 275 1606 or emailing zombie@cottageroad.co.uk  They can also be brought from the box office on the day, subject to availability.

The festival starts at 12noon (doors open 11am), and finishes at midnight. Ticket holders are invited to the after-show party from 12 – 2am at The New Inn pub opposite the cinema.

More details can be found at www.leedszombiefilmfestival.com


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