Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 13th edition
Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up of its 2017 edition, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, guested screenings and special events each year.
As previously announced, Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date will open the festival on Thursday 12 October and will be followed by a Q&A with guests yet to be revealed. Director Simeon Halligan will present his film Habit and will be joined on stage by producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and lead actor Elliot Langridge. Dick Maas (Amsterdamned, Saint) will also attend the festival to present the UK Premiere of Prey, the ferociously funny tale of a man-eating lion terrorising Amsterdam. The cast for the live stage reading of unmade Hammer script, Zeppelin v Pterodactyls, the centrepiece of the festival’s last day, will be announced at a later stage.
Mayhem’s 13th edition also includes screenings of Top Knot Detective and Mayhem – both previously announced – as well as the UK Premiere of tragic Groundhog Daylike South Korean sci-fi thriller, A Day, and preview screenings of Natalia Leite’s revenge thriller M.F.A. starring Francesca Eastwood, riotous comedy-thriller 68 Kill which plays like a gender-reversed True Romance, Ana Asensio’s spellbinding and award-winning debut Most Beautiful Island, and the darkly comic zombie flick Dead Shack which will close the festival.
With a total of 17 screenings and events, the 2017 edition will also see a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, in a glorious restoration on its 40th anniversary, as part of The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k. The short film programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation, hosted by author David Flint, will return to round up the festival’s line-up.
Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £65 until 10AM on Tuesday 12 September at which time individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £75 will be made available. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com
The live stage reading of Hammer Films Zeppelin v Pterodactyls is made possible with thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research Centre at DeMontfort University.
Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham.
The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2017 is available below:
THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER
7.30PM DOUBLE DATE + Special Guests Dir. Benjamin Barfoot, 2017 (UK) with Danny Morgan & Michael Socha
10PM M.F.A. Dir. Natalia Leite, 2017 (US) with Francesca Eastwood & Clifton Collins Jr.
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER
3.30PM BITCH Dir. Marianna Palka, 2017 (US) with Jaime King & Jason Ritter
5.30PM 68 KILL Dir. Trent Haaga, 2017 (US) with Matthew Gray Gubler & AnnaLynne McCord
7.30PM HABIT + Special Guests Simeon Halligan, Rachel Richardson-Jones & Elliot Langridge Dir. Simeon Halligan, 2017 (UK) with Elliot Langridge & Jessica Barden
10PM FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III: 3D Dir. Steve Miner, 1982 (US) with Dana Kimmell & Tracie Savage
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER
12PM TAG Dir. Sion Sono, 2015 (JAP) with Reina Triendl & Mariko Shinoda
1.45PM A DAY – UK PREMIERE Dir. Sun-ho Cho, 2017 (ROK) with Myung-min Kim & Eun-hyung Jo
3.30PM MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Dir. Ana Asensio, 2017 (US) with Ana Asensio & Natasha Romanova
6PM MAYHEM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE Dir. Various, 2017 (International)
8.30PM PREY + Special Guest Dick Maas Dir. Dick Maas, 2016 (NL) with Mark Frost & Sophie Van Winden
11PM SUSPIRIA The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k (shown in 2k) Dir. Dario Argento, 1977 (ITA) with Jessica Harper & Stefania Casini
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER
12PM TOP KNOT DETECTIVE Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce, 2017 (AUS/JAP) with Toshi Okuzaki & Mayu Iwasaki
1.45PM RIFT Dir. Erlingur Thoroddsen, 2017 (ICE) with Björn Stefánsson & Sigurður Þór Óskarsson
4PM The Flinterrogation Hosted by author David Flint
5PM ZEPPELIN V PTERODACTYLS – A live stage reading of a legendary lost Hammer production
7.45PM MAYHEM Dir. Joe Lynch, 2017 (US) with Steven Yeun & Samara Weaving
9.30PM DEAD SHACK Dir. Peter Ricq, 2017 (CAN) with Lizzie Boys & Cameron Andres