The London Horror Society Evolves into 'The Independent Horror Society' for a United community Experience Across the UK

We are proud to be able to finally announce that as of today, we are rebranding ourselves as The Independent Horror Society!

This name change reflects our evolution beyond the boundaries of London and our commitment to uniting horror lovers from across the UK and beyond.

The Loudest Voice For Independent horror in the UK

The Independent Horror Society is a fast-growing and inclusive hub for all UK horror fans and creatives to come together and share the love of our favourite genre.

Become a Fan Member today and stay at the forefront of all horror news, reviews and insights. You’ll also gain access to our event calendar which highlights the best in-person and online horror-related events.

What’s more, you’ll also be eligible for special discounts on tickets for our screening nights, where you can sample some incredible short and feature length independent films from some of the best up and coming film makers around.

How We Help Filmmakers and other creators

We’re here to support the creation of independent film, theatre, audio and literary projects, and everyone involved in doing so!

You can become a creator member for free today, and gain access to a range of helpful perks, including: Access to our Product Centre, which reviews and rates all the top industry tools, a free copy of our guide: 5 Essential Tips For New Filmmakers, the chance to submit your film or other project for review, and priority access to tickets to our Speed Pitching events, and online seminars.

We have the IHS Directory, which will help connect current and aspiring professionals from every corner of the genre. Whether you’re a film crew member or fledgling writing talent, we want to bring you together with everyone else who has a passion for all things spine-chilling and macabre.

Adding a listing inside the IHS Directory is 100% free to all. You’ll then be searchable to all of the members inside IHS Pro, our premium subscription service stacked full of passionate horror fans, professionals, and industry insiders who actively seek out both seasoned and new collaborators.

The FEAR Films $2M USD Film3 Global Incubator Fund

The Independent Horror Society has been committed to exploring and developing new ways for grassroots filmmakers to gain access to funding for their projects. And we are delighted to be able to announce our partnership with the much-loved blockchain horror game developer FEAR, on a brand-new funding initiative: The FEAR Horror Incubator. 

The FEAR Incubator has successfully incubated two horror films, with one recently wrapped on production, and another in the early stages of development. However, this round brings a significant change:

FEAR has boosted the total investment pool to $2,000,000 (£1.5m), with no cap on any one project applying for funding. So whether your vision requires a modest £1,000 or a substantial £50,000, FEAR is dedicated to providing the necessary funds. (However please note, projects seeking larger amounts must provide clear justifications for their expenditure.)

Our next Indie Horror Mixer

Are you up for connecting and socialising with your fellow independent horror fans and creators? If so, then our IHS Indie Horror Mixers are for you.

Whether you’re a seasoned horror aficionado or a curious newbie, at our fun and inclusive mixers you’ll have the perfect opportunity to connect with friendly and talented people, and share your passion for all things spooky!

Our next event takes place at The Black Heart Pub in Camden from 6:30pm till late on Tuesday, 20th February 2024, giving you plenty of time to grab a drink, mingle and make new friends in the horror community.

Tickets are priced at just £5 (plus a small booking fee) and IHS Pro members can get theirs for just £1.50.

the 666 film challenge

Taking place on the last bank holiday weekend in May 2024, The 666 Film Challenge dares filmmakers to create a short horror film of no more than six minutes and sixty-six seconds in length.

Participants in the challenge will be given a theme, and from there, it’s up to them to come up with a unique and original story that will chill viewers to the bone. The films are judged by a panel of industry experts, and the winners receive prizes and recognition for their work!

Details of our gala Screening & Awards ceremony in July will be released shortly, so please watch this space! 

Dead Indie - A Midsummer night's scream

We have teamed up with the Dead Northern film festival for a killer night of indie horror in York. This is DEAD INDIE.

We’ll be a screening Chris Cronin’s incredible feature THE MOOR, which has wowed festival audiences worldwide since its debut at Frightfest in August. 

And alongside it we’ll be showcasing an extended selection of short films that have been pulled from the our wildly popular Indie Film Showcase 2024 lineup, which has already captivated audiences in London and Manchester.

Our Premier Membership service: IHS Pro

IHS Pro is designed to be the ultimate creative solution to not only help you find co-conspirators to work and collaborate with

…but to also help you navigate some of the more complex and time-consuming areas of the industry, with a range of perks and tools.

Click here to learn how to join today from just £4.99 a month. Or if you’d like to gift somebody else IHS Pro membership, you can do so right here.

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If you have any questions at all about membership, our events, or how you can get involved, then please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!