In October over 130,000 fantasy and horror movie lovers will descend upon the town of Sitges for its world-renowned Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya (commonly known as the Sitges Film Festival).
Born in 1968, the festival has become the world's foremost fantasy and horror film festival. For ten days, films will be screened in five venues, from the small cinema of El Retiro to the red carpet glamour at the festival's nerve centre, the Hotel Meliá in Aigudolç.
Supernatural horror will play a big part this year and there are some sinister offerings, such as Gerard Johnstone's Housebound and The Badabook by Jennifer Kent. And, back to those zombies again, there's a dose of humour with Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud's Goal of the Dead and Zombeavers.
This year's programme also features a number of Asian films, such as Live, from Dead Sushi director Noboru Iguchi.
And, there's will be no shortage of classics either, with William Friedkin's 1977 film Sorcerer, and a remake of H.G. Clouzot's The Wages of Fear.
For a little fun after all that horror and suspense, make your way to the Zombie Walk on Saturday 11th, when people get painted up as zombies and lurch through the streets, ending at a zombie fest on Carrer Primer de Maig.
For the full programme of screenings see here.
Auditori (Sitges Film Festival), Hotel Melia Sitges Joan Salvat Papasseit 38, 08870 Sitges View Map