Tickets


This year, we've replaced our day passes with a Frankenstein Ticket Package, which allows you to select five films of your choice (subject to availability) across the festival to create your own curated experience. The Frankenstein Ticket Package is £30 and only available through Broadway's box office, either in person or over the phone on 0115 952 6611.

THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

Dirs. Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, Ireland, 2019, 93m

Starring: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte

Mayhem are delighted to open with this hilarious horror comedy. Rose, a driving instructor with supernatural abilities, tries to get through life without communicating with the dead. But the spirits have other ideas. [Advised certificate: 18]

We're delighted to welcome co-director Mike Ahern for a post-screening Q&A.

"Winningly off-kilter comedy." Variety

THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER, 9.45PM

Dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer, US, 2019, 96m

Starring: Miles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane

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 company that brought us Mandy, comes a psychedelic portrait of a living hell. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Inventive, original and exciting." Dread Central

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER, 1.45PM

Dirs. Konstantin Yershov & Georgi Kropachyov, Russia, 1967, 78m, with English Subtitles

Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse – and only his faith can protect him. Visually audacious, stunningly inventive, rarely seen on the big screen. [Certificate: 12]

"Magnificently realised." This Is Horror

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER, 3.30PM

Dir. Bartosz Konopka, Poland, 2019, 100m - with English Subtitles

Starring: Krysztof Piecynski, Karol Bernacki

The Middle Ages, two Christians arrive at a pagan village hidden deep in the mountains. Soon their faith and the bond between them are put to the test… events spiral out of control and many will die in the name of God. A gruelling, immersive and visionary saga of religious intolerance and violence. [Advised certificate: 18]

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER, 3.45PM

Dir. Travis Stevens, US, 2019, 93m

Starring: CM Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn

Trying to renovate a rundown house, a would-be family man is haunted by the building's shocking history. Vengeful spirits are stirred into gory action in this directorial debut for Stevens, formerly the producer behind We Are Still Here and 68 Kill. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Effectively unsettling… creepy and grotesque." Film School Rejects

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER, 8PM

Dir. Richard Stanley, US, 2019, 111m

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson

When an iridescent meteorite plummets into the property and foundations of a remote New England estate, a malignant force begins to insidiously permeate the lives of an unassuming family. The most sought-after genre film of the year is here! From the producers of Mandy and the director of Dust Devil comes this vivid adaptation of HP Lovecraft's most famous story. [Advised certificate: 18]

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER, 10.45PM

Dir. Jack Sholder, US, 1987, 97m

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri

An FBI agent and a tough cop are teamed together to hunt an alien that moves from mouth to mouth, host to host, turning law abiding citizens into dangerous criminals in this fast-paced cult favourite featuring a standout performance from MacLachlan (Twin Peaks). [Certificate: 18]

"Sleek, reckless, and smoothly effective, like a Ferrari with a psycho killer at the wheel." Time Out

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 12PM

Dir. Ping Lumpraploeng, Thailand, 2019, 91m - with English Subtitles

Starring: Theeradej Wongpuapen, Ratnam Ratchiratham

A couple are stranded in an empty swimming pool, with only a hungry crocodile for company. Survival-horror has never been so much ludicrous, logic testing and fun, packed with over the top twists and some genuinely shocking surprises. [Advised certificate: 18]

"A white-knuckler crowd pleaser." Gruesome Magazine

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 1.45PM

Dir. Audrey Cummings, Canada, 2019, 90m

Starring: Olunike Adeliyi, Peter MacNeil

Adeliyi (Chaos Walking) is an immortal cannibal seeking out the darkest souls humanity has to offer in the hunt for her next meal when she saves a woman from dying a grisly death on a snuff web channel. A storyworld expanding companion to the much loved cult film He Never Died. [Advised certificate: 18]

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 3.30PM

Dirs. Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella, US, 2019, 83m

Starring: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant

(previously Something Else)

From the producers of The Endless and the director of cult buddy-movie-zombie-outbreak film, The Battery, comes this completely unique take on monster movies – a love story. When his girlfriend vanishes, leaving only a note, Hank's sanity slips and something stirs in the woods surrounding his house. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Something great." Rue Morgue

SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER, 6PM

Dir. Various, International, 2019, 120m

The critically acclaimed short film section of the festival, featuring international, national and local genre cinema at its finest. Horror, sci-fi and much more, exploring the cutting edge and the outer limits of original talent. [Advised certificate: 18]

This screening is made possible with the support of MIYU Distribution.

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SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 8.15PM

Dir. Lee Won-tae, South Korea, 2019, 110m

Starring: Kim Mu-yeol, Ma Dong-seok

A high octane serial killer thriller. A sardonic cop reluctantly team up with a wounded gangster to track and stop a serial killer, but their criminal rivals stand, violently, in their way. Starring the remarkable Ma Dong-seok (Train To Busan). See it way ahead of the Stallone produced remake! [Advised certificate: 18]

"An absolute joy to behold." The Hollywood News

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 10.30PM

Dir. Robert Bierman, US, 1989, 103m

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals

A late night treat for Cage fans! The go-to film when discussing Nicolas Cage and his approach to acting - full-powered, cockroach eating, wild and utterly insane. The film follows a descent into madness for New York yuppie, Cage, who after a one night stand begins to believe he's become a vampire. [Certificate: 18]

"Brilliant black comedy… raises the question of what good acting really means." AV Club

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 12PM

Dir. Valeri Milev, Kazakhstan/Russia/Argentina, 2019, 76m

Starring: Timur Turisbekov, Danny Trejo

Having created super soldiers by crossing humans with pigs, mankind now finds itself dominated by these "Muzzles" who farm and eat human beings. A truly unclassifiable, "what did I just watch?" experience. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Outlandish." Horror Fuel

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 1.45PM

Dirs: Kwon Lee, South Korea, 2018, 102m - with English subtitles

Starring: Hyo-jin Kong, Seong-oh Kim

Spending her days working in a bank and her nights alone in her small apartment a young woman fears something isn't right when she notices that someone else may have used her door lock panel. But the police don't believe her… highly suspenseful, twisted horror that will leave you shaken. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Gripping… truly terrifying." Eye For Film

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 6PM

Dir. Kirill Sokolov, Russia, 2019, 95m

Starring: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev

Determined to avenge his girlfriend, Matvei arrives at the home of her father, ready to kill. And soon everything spirals violently out of control. Sokolov is one to watch thanks to this gleefully explosive explosion of gory splastick action and fast-paced black comedy. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Cheerfully nihilistic chaos." Hollywood Reporter

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 6.15PM

Dir. Lorcan Finnegan, UK/US, 2019, 97m

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots

A young couple looking for the perfect home instead become trapped in a labyrinth-like neighbourhood of identical buildings. A visually stunning, high-concept sci-fi nightmare, with great performances from the stars. [Advised certificate: 18]

We're delighted to welcome co-writer Garret Shanley for a post-screening Q&A.

"Uncompromising… casts a creepy spell." Rue Morgue

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER, 8.30PM

Dir. Ant Timpson, New Zealand, 2019, 95m

Starring: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie

After a long estrangement Norval decides to meet up with his father, Gordon… but he soon discovers that some bonds are better left broken. The directorial debut from the producer behind the deranged The Greasy Strangler and the hilarious Deathgasm. [Advised certificate: 18]

"Spectacularly cuckoo." Slant Magazine

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