ONE of the greatest things about Southend's much celebrated Horror on Sea festival, which is opening again in 2022, is the inclusion of a variety of local filmmakers' creations.

One such exciting offering - which will be premiered on Saturday January 22 - is a stop-motion animation titled All Consumed.

It is the first stop-motion animation by Southend based independent filmmaker Debbie Lane, created during the initial lockdown period of 2020.

Having had her first short-film screened at the Horror-on-Sea festival 2020 (The Rhythm, 2019), Debbie decided to try her hand at animation for her second submission.

“I was inspired by one of the 2020 festival films’ puppets and thought it would be an interesting project to try to create a film using solely hand-made puppets and sets,” Debbie said.

“As it turns out, it was an ideal project to work on over lockdown as it basically required me to spend hours upon hours on my own making tiny little chairs, shelving units, cookers, kitchen utensils, and other household objects!

"The film was produced on a minimal budget, using mainly materials found around the house or garage, with a few specialist items purchased.

"In total, the film took four months to complete from start to finish."

All Consumed is a "cute, but slightly gross" horror which follows the mundane life of a lonely little monster named Noodle, whose love of painting is only outweighed by her desire to be ‘normal’.

One day she accidentally comes across a solution that could help her with both...

All set design, puppets, production, storyline, animation, audio, and editing has been done by Debbie Lane, but with an original music score from her artist and musician brother, Adrian


Debbie added: "This unique score massively helps bring the whole film to life and guides you through the emotions and set-backs faced by lonely little Noodle."

All Consumed is being shown on Saturday January 22 at 3pm.

Horror-on-Sea takes place at the The Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel in Church Road, Southend, on January 14 -16 and 21 - 23.

Tickets are £7 with also day, weekend and mega passes available. Visit for more.