Grab your crucifix and load the salt into the shotgun, because Birmingham's Shock & Gore horror and fantasy festival returns from the grave this summer, and it's more monstrous than ever.

Running between July 19th and July 25th, the 2013 programme is undoubtedly the largest yet, featuring cult classics and brand new features from Sam Raimi, Xan Cassavetes, John Carpenter and David Fincher, plus there are live scores, Q&As, premieres, double bills, short films and the chance to dine like Hannibal Lecter or drink like Vlad the Impaler.

So dive in and see what's on offer, you never know what you might uncover...

what's on..

silence of the lambs
kiss of the damned