Festival 2019

2019, our first year was an interesting year. The festival was a success and we are looking forward to the next. 

Thanks to all who took part, assisted in the Haunted House FearFest.


It is mainly about the films, but the venue offers so much more. There are a number of features that we intend to included in the festival. I mean it’s not everyday you get to watch horror movies in a haunted hotel!

BAR: A full licensed bar is open throughout the festival and a has a range of beers, wines and dare I say it ‘Spirits’ to suit all tastes. We are very fortunate to have the Lancaster brewery  ‘Accidental Brewery’. produce a specially crafted ale for the festival.

GUIDED TOUR: By arrangement with the management, you are invited to find out about the history of one of the oldest buildings in Morecambe and how it came to be haunted.

The Park History

ROUND TABLE/PANEL DISCUSSIONS: There will be one panel discussion on each of Saturday and Sunday during the afternoon. Details will be posted shortly.


Anthony Straeger
Festival Director

Martin Shenton
Venue Director

Iwan Romanow
Assistant Director


The Park Hotel has a long and complicated history, the land was first purchased in 1843, but do to countless problems and complications the Pavilion was not completed until 1851 and the company when bankrupt in 1865. The Park Hotel endured good and bad times, mishaps and mismanagement, debt and deaths. From 1982 the property never really recovered and has been closed for extended periods leaving it derelict over a 10-year period. Thanks to Martin Shenton, the doors have once again been opened for Murder Mystery events and Paranormal Investigations, though its past still haunts it, we believe that this is the perfect backdrop to the Haunted House FearFest.