The IHS Indie film showcase

We have launched the Indie Film Showcase to do what we love best:  bringing incredible short genre films from hugely talented filmmakers, to the wonderful UK horror community.

Our annual flagship showcase event takes place in the spring in London, where a brand-new line up of short genre films are screened for the first time.

This same roster of films is then taken ‘on tour’ around the UK, giving people outside of London the chance to see them too.

Our Next Showcase: 14th JUNE - YORK

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

First up on the agenda will be a screening of Chris Cronin’s incredible feature THE MOOR, which has wowed festival audiences worldwide since its debut at Frightfest in August. This is one of the final opportunities to experience its haunting beauty in cinemas, so don’t miss the chance to see one the best UK horror films of the past few years on the big screen.

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

Whatever your horror niche, there will be something there for you – from gore-spreading demented wildlife and rampaging colleagues, all the way through to possessed household furniture and haunted genitalia. What more do you need?

So please join us at the City Screen in York for an incredible night of fun, meeting new friends, networking, and of course – celebrating the very best indie horror around!

Our Next Showcase: 6th july - manchester

Our 2023 Short Film Showcase events started in London back in April, and now we’re hitting the road again! 

So please join us at the 53Two theatre on Watson Street in Manchester for a night of fun, meeting new friends, networking, and of course, over 2 solid hours of incredible short horror films.

(Please note: standard IHS Members can get tickets for £10, and IHS Pro members get them for just £5. Please see our member hubs for the codes!)

Our 2023 Showcase:

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Our 2023 showcase kicked off at the Hen and Chickens theatre, where we were able to screen some truly incredible horror shorts.

And a huge congratulations to David Yorke, who took home The Skully Award (which is given for the best film of the showcase, as voted for by the selection panel) for his fantastic short Eric.

The line up Included:


Toast UK, Dir: Thomas Longstaff

A happy little piece of bread is excited to be made into a piece of toast.


Legs UK, Dir: Celine Cotran

Joy and Harry are trying to have a baby. One night, Joy swallows a spider in her sleep. When Joy subsequently develops an insatiable appetite for flies, it dawns on her that there may be more than one way of becoming a mother.


La Nueva (The Newcomer) Spain, Dir: Ivan Villamel

Maria is the new teacher who arrives at an old religious school. On her first day, she will have to teach a group of rebellious kids who are part of a punishment class. An unexpected event will turn the classroom into a real hell.


Conkers for the Brave UK, Dir: Debbie Lane

Hillbilly buddies, Jesse and Clyde, amuse themselves with their alternative version of a childhood game.


The Microscope UK, Dir: Elliot Vick, Reuben Vick

An eccentric microscopist finally gets his hands on some rare samples, but he could never have imagined what he’ll see through the lens…


Bleep UK, Dir: Ben S. Hyland

A couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink as they investigate a strange noise that’s woken them in the night.


A Little Death UK, Dir: Maria Pawlikowska

Eternal life is getting harder for the undead Tina, who subsists on the transfer of energies accessed during the male orgasm. When her partner-in-crime gives in to suicidal ennui, Tina is left alone to protect her species from extinction.


O, GLORY! UK, Dir: Joe Williams, Charlie Edwards-Moss

Set in the late 70’s, a psychiatric doctor and his assistant are called to an isolated country house to examine Deborah, whose brother believes she is losing her mind. Fuelled by hysteria and hallucinatory paranoia, they descend into abstract madness.


The Heritage UK, Dir: Andrew Rutter

After growing up adopted, a man makes a gargantuan discovery when meeting his biological father.


Don’t Move UK, Dir: Rubel Rafael Ahmed

Two siblings must fight for their lives after being trapped in a room with a creature that is attracted to movement.


Eric. UK, Dir: David Yorke

Joshua finally gets to meet Eric, the beloved dog of a girl he’s been dating. As the evening evolves, Josh begins to get a sneaking suspicion that Eric isn’t your typical house pet.


FOREVER UK, Dir: Jack Berry

After moving away to start a new life, an emotionally damaged young woman begins to suspect that an abusive ex-boyfriend has begun stalking her. Is this just her mind playing tricks on her? Or is something far more sinister going on?


The Internet Remains Undefeated UK, Dir: Robbie Gibbon

The disturbance of a noisy neighbour leads to the discovery of a haunted boombox and a terrifyingly possessed dancer.


Mama’s Watching UK, Dir: Dustin Curtis Murphy

On her first business trip away after the birth of her child, a young mother has to fend off the unwanted advances of her boss, triggering a traumatic childhood event involving a monstrous figure called Mama.


Sucker UK, Dir: Alix Austin

In a twisted story of co-dependence, two sisters are pitted against each other by a giant, abhorrent leech creature that uses its mind-controlling influence to puppeteer them from the inside out.