Joining Steve Oram and his film Aaaaaaaah!, Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, and the exclusive live stage reading of unmade Hammer script The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula with Jonathan Rigby, Mayhem will welcome director Paul Goodwin, producer Sean Hogan and artists and writers D’Israeli and Ian Culbard for a screening of documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD about the origins and history of the radical British comic that gave us Judge Dredd, and launched the careers of a host of British comic superstars.
Mayhem will also welcome director Paul Hyett who will present his new film Howl and a post-screening masterclass in making monsters; producer Cassandra Sigsgaard and directors Chris and Ben Blaine with the haunting Nina Forever; and producer and director Michal Kosakowski with provocative and fascinating feature German Angst.
With a total of 17 screenings and events, the programme also includes the Spanish/Ethiopian post-apocalyptic science-fiction film, Crumbs, a 35mm screening of cult classic Society, Robert Eggers terrifying début The Witch, punk singer Henry Rollins as an immortal cannibal in He Never Died, the return of the Scary Shorts and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation hosted by author David Flint.
Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £55 until Sunday 13 September. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £70 will go on sale on Monday 14 September at 10am. To book your Early Bird Passes now please visit http://bitly.com/mayhemearlybird
The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula is made possible thanks to Hammer Films, CATH (Cinema and Television Research Centre) and the De Montfort University.
Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 15-18 October at Broadway, Nottingham with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery. The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2015 is available below:
THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER
7.00PM EMELIE Dir. Michael Thelin, 2015 (USA) with Sarah Bolger and Robert Bozek
8.45PM FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD + special guests Paul Goodwin, producer Sean Hogan and 2000AD writers and artists D’Israeli & Ian Culbard Dir. Paul Goodwin, 2015 (UK)
11.30PM RABID DOGS Dir. Eric Hannezo, 2015 (FRA/CAN) with Lambert Wilson and Laurent Lucas
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
4.15PM CRUMBS Dir. Miguel Llanso, 2015 (ETH/SPA), with Daniel Tadesse and Selam Testayie
6.30PM NINA FOREVER + special guests Ben and Chris Blaine and producer Cassandra Sigsgaard Dirs. Ben Blaine & Chris Blaine, 2015 (UK) with Fiona O’Shaunghnessy and Cian Barry
9.00PM HOWL + MAKING MONSTERS masterclass with Paul Hyett Dir. Paul Hyett, 2015 (UK) with Sean Pertwee and Ed Speleers
11.30PM STUNG Dir. Benni Diez, 2015 (GER/USA) with Jessica Cook and Matt O’Leary
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER
12.00PM PARASYTE: PART 1 Dir. Takashi Yamazaki, 2014 (JAP) with Shoia Sometani and Eri Fukatsu
2.15PM HE NEVER DIED Dir. Jason Krawczyk, 2015 (USA) with Henry Rollins and Jordon Todesey
4.15PM SCARY SHORTS Dir. Various, 2015 (International)
7.30PM THE UNQUENCHABLE THIRST OF DRACULA – LIVE with Jonathan Rigby
10.30PM SOCIETY Dir. Brian Yuzna, 1989 (USA) with Billy Walrock and Connie Danese
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER
12.00PM DEATHGASM Dir. Jason Hei Howden, 2015 (NZ) with Milo Cawthorne and James Blake
1.45PM GERMAN ANGST + special guest Michal Kosakowski Dirs. Michal Kosakowski, Jorg Buttgereit and Andreas Marschall 2015 (GER)
4.15PM THE WITCH Dir. Robert Eggers, 2015 (USA) with Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie
6.45PM AAAAAAAAH! + special guest Steve Oram Dir. Steve Oram, 2015 (UK) with Toyah Wilcox and Julian Rhind-Tutt
9.30PM THE INVITATION Dir. Karyn Kusama, 2015 (USA) with Logan Marshall-Green and Tammy Blanchard