Horror features heavily on the lineup of the annual Rob Knox Film Festival this year.

Returning to Cineworld in Bexleyheath, nine short films will be screened for cinema savants’ viewing pleasure.

With many horror films featuring this year, it became too much for councillors who decided on the age classifications.

At the recent licensing sub-committee where the age classifications are decided, councillors screamed and jumped from their seats at some of the scenes.

One of the council officers was seen to be peering through his fingers as he desperately struggled to watch one of the films.

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Michael Wearing, festival director, said: “This year the festival is definitely not for the faint hearted. It is a testament to the skill of the filmmakers that their films had this effect on the licensing subcommittee.

“I can’t wait to see the reaction of the audience when they are seen on the big screen.”

The festival was set up in memory of 18-year-old Harry Potter actor Rob Knox, who was murdered in Sidcup in 2008.

The event takes place on June 7 and proceeds from the event will go to the Rob Knox Foundation.

Organisers are warning that the event always attracts a capacity audience.

Tickets are now available from: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/RobKnoxFilmFestival/tickets