Mayhem Film Festival announces THE DEEP HOUSE and ALIEN ON STAGE, and confirms plans for 2021 edition
Posted: Sat, 07 Aug 2021 17:05
With our 17th edition already fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the first two titles for our 2021 programme, and reveal our updated plans for this year's edition in light of ongoing restrictions.
Following last year's scaled-down Skeleton Edition of the festival, Mayhem is set to return to Broadway Cinema from 14-17 October, and we're currently working towards hosting a full-flesh, four-day edition for 2021. First up for this year's festival is underwater ghost story The Deep House. Reminiscent of that legendary moment from Dario Argento's Inferno, the directors of the extreme cinema, envelope-pushing Inside plunge us into the depths of a submerged haunted house to create a literally immersive horror experience.
Mayhem's second film confirmed for this year's edition is documentary Alien On Stage, following a group of DIY, Dorset-based bus drivers as they remake Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Alien for the stage - all on a shoestring budget - and triumphantly take it to the West End stage. This behind-the-scenes documentary catalogues the journey from early rehearsals to opening night and will leave you grinning from ear to ear and cheering the underdogs on to victory.
Mayhem's always-popular perennial - the Short Film Showcase - will return for 2021 too.
Seating for this year's festival will be allocated to allow for social distancing, and so specific seats will need to be selected when purchasing festival passes. An initial limited release of full festival passes will go on sale week commencing 16 August, with more passes made available at a later date. We'll remain responsive to the ever-evolving pandemic situation and will make any required adjustments to our plans as necessary, and keep all passholders updated. Guidance will be continually reviewed in the run-up to this year's festival, and all screenings and events will be delivered in line with advised Government Covid-19 measures in place at the time.