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Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 2019 edition

Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 2019 edition

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:15

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up for its 2019 edition, which will take place at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham on 10-13 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, and special events each year.

Mayhem is delighted to open this year's festival with hilarious horror comedy Extra Ordinary on Thursday 10 October. A small-town driving instructor with supernatural abilities tries to get through life without communicating with the dead - but the spirits have other ideas. Also screening on Thursday is the brain-twisting Daniel Isn't Real, in which a deeply troubled student summons his childhood "imaginary" friend but his grip on reality slips as the malignant alter ego unleashes a vicious, evil side.


From the producers of hallucinatory fever dream Mandy (a sell-out at Mayhem 2018) comes the most sought-after – and similarly psychedelic - genre film of the year, Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space, screening at this year's festival on Friday 11 October. This eerie H.P. Lovecraft adaptation sees a meteor fall to earth and onto the property of a New England family — its increasingly unhinged patriarch played by the one-and-only Nicolas Cage — with insidious and delirious results. It's a double-helping of Cage this year as his 1989 cult black comedy Vampire's Kiss takes the coveted Saturday late-night slot - it's Nic Cage at his full-powered, cockroach-eating, and utterly insane best.

The 15th edition of Mayhem will play host to three UK Premieres, with exclusive first screenings of high-octane serial killer thriller The Gangster, The Cop, The DevilPolish historical drama Sword of God (The Mute), and outrageous survival horror The Pool – all previously announced.

Taking a look back into the archives, Mayhem is pleased to present a rare screening of 1967 Russian folk horror Viy, and 1987's cult sci-fi favourite The Hidden, featuring a standout performance from Twin Peaks' Kyle MacLachlan as an alien-hunting FBI agent.

Mayhem 2019's final day will begin with the unclassifiable Bullets of Justice. Having created human-pig hybrid super soldiers, mankind now finds itself dominated by these "Muzzles" who farm and eat human beings – a truly "what did I just watch?" experience to start off your Sunday morning.

Mayhem's 15th edition also includes screenings of female-led horror She Never Died and genre-bending monster movie, Something Else – both previously announced – alongside preview screenings of the gleefully explosive revenge rampage Why Don't You Just Die!, high-suspense thriller Door Lock, and sci-fi nightmare Vivarium, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots. Vengeful spirits are stirred into gory action in haunted house horror Girl on the Third Floor, and twisted thrill-ride Come to Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, will close the festival on Sunday.

Mayhem's ever-popular Short Film Showcase and the fiendish film quiz, The Flinterrogation - hosted by author David Flint - both return to round off this year's line-up.

Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £70 until Sunday 8 September 2019. Individual tickets and full festival passes – at the standard price of £80 – will go on sale at 10AM on Monday 9 September. We will also be introducing a new 'Frankenstein Ticket Package' for this year's festival – piece together your choice of five films over the weekend for just £30.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 10-13 October 2019 at Broadway, Nottingham.

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Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:19

With just one month to go until its 14th edition, Mayhem Film Festival have just revealed the line-up for their Short Film Showcase, which will screen on the Saturday of the festival.

This year's line-up include the following films (in alphabetical order):

AND THE BABY SCREAMED // Dir.Dan Gitsham, UK, 3m29

CATCALLS // Dir. Kate Dolan, Ireland, 8m39

COYOTE // Dir. Lorenz Wunderle, Switzerland, 9m55

DICK AND STEWART: I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE // Dir. Richard Littler, UK, 12m49

HEARTLESS (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Kevin Sluder, US, 12m24

HUNTED (WORLD PREMIERE) // Dir. Owen Tooth, UK, 5m41

MILK // Dir. Santiago Menghini, Canada, 9m48

SALT // Dir. Rob Savage, UK, 2m

THE BLUE DOOR // Dir. Paul Taylor, UK, 9m14

TiCK //Dir. Ashlea Wessel, Canada, 13m5

ULISES (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Jorge Malpica, Mexico, 8m

WE SUMMONED A DEMON // Dir. Chris McInroy, US, 5m52

Mayhem Film Festival originally started as a single collection of short films before growing into the four-day weekend it is now, and so its Short Film Showcase remains at the heart of the festival with its traditional Saturday slot, and one of the most popular and beloved events of the programme each year.

Mayhem's full line-up was revealed last week and individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes are now on sale.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 11-14 October 2018 at Broadway, Nottingham.

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Mayhem Film Festival open call for your scary shorts and launch of Early Bird passes

Mayhem Film Festival open call for your scary shorts and launch of Early Bird passes

Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:29

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2018, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11-14 October.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, premieres, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To buy an Early Bird pass, please click HERE or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem is also on the lookout for short films for its ever-popular Short Film Showcase. Ahead of its 14th edition, Mayhem will be accepting local, national and international entries, hoping to compile another selection of outstanding short films for what remains a much-loved part of the festival's programme, and still one of its most popular screenings each year.

Now a four-day event, Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the short film selection still holds an important place in the festival's schedule. Mayhem Film Festival continues to expand, welcoming more special guests, celebrating new and emerging talent, and highlighting bold and exciting new feature and short films from the dark edges of genre and beyond.

The call for short films is now open and filmmakers can submit their entry, for free, until midday on Friday 17 August. To submit your scary short, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11-14 October 2018.

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Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:06

With just one month to go until the start of its 13th edition, Mayhem Film Festival have just revealed the line-up for their Short Film Showcase, which will screen on the Saturday of the festival.

This year's line-up include the following films (in alphabetical order):

AFTER PARTY (WORLD PREMIERE)// Dir.Liam Banks, UK, 8m27

AMY // Dir. L. Gustavo Cooper, US, 6m46

BLOOD SHED // Dir. James Moran, UK, 13m18

CRESWICK // Dir. Natalie Erika James, Australia, 9m31

DON'T EVER CHANGE (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Don Swaynos, US, 9m48

FEEDING TIME // Dir. Matt Mercer, US, 12m54

IN THE DARK, DARK WOODS (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Jason Bognacki, US, 4m3

LIZ DRIVES // Dir. Mia'kate Russell, Australia, 8m

REAL ARTISTS // Dir. Cameo Wood, US, 12m

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC //Dir. Thomas Hodge, UK, 5m27

UNDRESS ME // Dir. Amelia Moses, Canada, 13m27

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Laurel Vail, US, 15m

Mayhem Film Festival originally started as a single collection of short films before growing into the four-day weekend it is now, and so its Short Film Showcase remains at the heart of the festival with its traditional Saturday slot, and one of the most popular and beloved events of the programme each year.

"This year we have something for everybody: from scary short shockers, to thought provoking science fiction, from the genuinely creepy, to the full-on gory, all from some of the most promising new directors out there around the world... and closer to home." - Chris Cooke, Mayhem Film Festival Co-Director.

Mayhem's full line-up was revealed last week and individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes will go on sale at 10AM on Tuesday 12 September.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham.

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