Mayhem Film Festival announces SHE IS CONANN, SUITABLE FLESH and TRIM SEASON

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 14:10

Mayhem Film Festival announces SHE IS CONANN, SUITABLE FLESH and TRIM SEASON

Festival also reveals this year's design by local artist Forecast Designs

With less than two months to go, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce three additional titles from this year's edition, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2023.

Mayhem is excited to be hosting the UK Premiere of Bertrand Mandico's She Is Conann, which had its World Premiere at this year's Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. Flipping the myth of Conan the Barbarian on its head, the film finds underworld woman/dog mutant Rainer recounting the six lives of Conann, a bloodthirsty Amazon. Populated with strange creatures and gory tableaux, She Is Conann is a camp, time-bending tale of barbarism and betrayal.

Next is Suitable Flesh, the new film from Joe Lynch (Mayhem, Mayhem 2017) in which Heather Graham plays a psychiatrist who becomes obsessed with a young patient she believes is suffering from multiple personality disorder, only to uncover something much darker and sinister. Also featuring horror icon Barbara Crampton, the film is a gory, psychosexual, Lovecraftian tale that's deeply inspired by 80s horror.

Finally, witchcraft is at the heart of Ariel Vida's Trim Season which rounds up this second wave of announcement. A group of young people hoping to make some quick cash trimming marijuana at a remote farm, quickly discover the lady of the house may be hiding some dark secrets. Trim Season is a bloody folk horror that also explores themes of gender and self-discovery.

The three films join the previously announced UK Premiere of Thomas Sainsbury's Loop Track, as well as the Adams family's Where the Devil Roams and a 25th anniversary screening of Robert Rodriguez' The Faculty in this year's line-up.

Early Bird Passes for the festival are still available for just £75 but only until Thursday 31 August. From Friday 1 September, passes will only be available at the full price of £85. To purchase a pass, please visit

The rest of the programme for Mayhem's 19th edition will be revealed early September with individual tickets being released shortly after. Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12 – 15 October 2023.

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