Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:49
With just over three weeks to go until its 15th edition, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce its special guests for this year's festival.
Mayhem is pleased to welcome Extra Ordinary co-director Mike Ahern for a Q&A following a screening of the Irish paranormal comedy, which opens Mayhem 2019 on Thursday 10 October at 7.30pm.
Also attending this year's festival is Vivarium co-writer Garret Shanley. Garret will be speaking about the eerie science-fiction film, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, which screens on the final day of Mayhem 2019 on Sunday 13 October.
Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 10-13 October 2019 at Broadway, Nottingham.
Mayhem Film Festival announces EXTRA ORDINARY, SWORD OF GOD (THE MUTE), SOMETHING ELSE and first guests
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:44
Following its biggest ever edition last year, Mayhem Film Festival is back for 2019 and proud to announce the first three titles for this year's festival.
Opening Mayhem's 15th edition is Irish supernatural comedy Extra Ordinary. In rural Ireland, reluctant medium Rose is called upon to save a local teen from the town's resident one-hit wonder rock star, who has somewhat satanic plans to bring his career back from the dead. Expect exorcisms, and plenty of ectoplasm. Mayhem is delighted to welcome special guests from the film for a Q&A after the screening.
Next in this year's line-up is the UK Premiere of immersive Polish historical drama Sword of God (The Mute). In the early Middle Ages, two Christian knights arrive at a pagan village hidden deep in the mountains. Soon, their faith and the bond between them are brutally tested as events spiral out of control, and many will die in the name of God.
Rounding off the first wave of announcements is the genre-bending Something Else. From directors Jeremy Gardner (cult buddy-movie-zombie-outbreak film The Battery) and Christian Stella comes a completely unique take on the monster movie – a love story. When Hank's girlfriend vanishes, leaving only a note behind, his sanity begins to slip and something mysterious stirs in the woods that surround his home.
More events, films and guests for Mayhem 2019 will be announced later in the summer.
Early Bird passes are on sale now at £70, allowing access to the full festival including previews, premieres, and special events.
Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 10 – 13 October 2019, and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year's edition.
Mayhem Film Festival announces THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY, MANDY, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD and NIGHTMARE CINEMA
Posted: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:17
As its 14th edition creeps ever closer, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the next set of titles from this year's programme.
Mayhem is to present a screening of Aislinn Clarke's found-footage chiller The Devil's Doorway. In rural Ireland in 1960, two Catholic priests are sent from the Vatican to investigate reports of miraculous activity in a remote home for 'fallen women', only to discover that altogether darker forces may be at work. Mayhem is pleased to welcome director Aislinn Clarke to take part in a post-screening Q&A.
Showing in the festival's coveted Friday late-night slot, Nicolas Cage goes full... well, Nicolas Cage with a fantastically high-octane performance in Panos Cosmatos' cosmic revenge thriller Mandy. Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
Next up in this year's programme is Colin Minihan's grueling survival thriller What Keeps You Alive. On the eve of their first wedding anniversary, Jules and Jackie become embroiled in a merciless fight for their lives against the most unexpected of adversaries - each other. As violence rains down upon their idyllic forest getaway, the women engage in a frenzied physical - and psychological - battle that tests the very limits of their instinct to survive.
Also screening at this year's festival is Shin'inchiro Ueda's unmissable micro-budget zombie movie, and Japanese box-office sensation, One Cut of The Dead. Playing to sell-out audiences since its release, the film has made more than 250 times its budget, and counting. During the making of a small-scale zombie flick, all hell breaks loose when a real zombie outbreak erupts on set - a gleeful horror-comedy packed with seriously entertaining monster mayhem and an epic 37-minute single-take opening.
Wrapping up this second wave of announcements, Mayhem presents Nightmare Cinema, a new horror anthology uniting masters of genre cinema - including Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror) and Joe Dante (Gremlins) - for five gruesome tales of terror featuring sinister surgeons, brain-spiders and killer nuns.
Mayhem's full line-up will be announced early September. Discounted Early Bird Passes are still available to purchase.
Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11 – 14 October 2018.
Posted: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:00
The early 1920s. The passenger zeppelin Helios heads across the arctic wastes, searching for any sign of a lost expedition from ten years earlier. When storm clouds hit and the zeppelin is forced off-course it finds itself forced to confront a lost world that holds secrets from beyond time - including a flock of deadly flying predators…
Zeppelin V Pterodactyls is a live stage reading of a script developed by Mayhem Film Festival from a scenario written for Hammer Films by David Allen in 1970. The original scenario forms part of the Hammer Films collection at De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History (CATH) archive.
JONNY PHILLIPS as THE NARRATOR
THOMAS FARTHING as GORDON EASTON
Thomas is a film and stage actor from Derby. For more information on Thomas's work see: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/8216-0169-4090
MELVYN RAWLINSON as DR. EDMUND FULMER
Melvyn has been an actor for over 30 years specialising in Mask and Physical Theatre and toured across Britain and Europe with his solo show The Pied Piper of Hamelin. More recently, Melvyn has been seen in commercials, short films and local theatre, where he has played a range of diverse characters including a time travelling Gnome, a malevolent paranormal investigator, and Nottingham's very own philanthropist and abolitionist, Samuel Morley. He is just about to record the next thrilling instalments with the Black Library for the War Hammer series of audio Dramas. Having grown up during Hammer's heyday he is delighted to be involved with bringing to life one of the studio's lost treasures.
OLIVIA NEWTON as DELANDRIA
Olivia is an actor from Nottingham who trained at the Television Workshop under Ian Smith.
ROB GOLL as CAPTAIN RAMSEY
Rob trained at Bretton Hall. His theatre credits include: NEAT 16 Studio Ensemble; The Second Minute; The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui; The League of Youth (Nottingham Playhouse); King Lear; Much Ado About Nothing; Henry V; The Tempest; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night; Richard II; Richard III (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Sleuth (Quirksome Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Garden Theatre). Television credits include: Panto! Mayhem, Make Up and Magic (BBC Storyville/Met Film/Glimmer Films).Other credits include: Narrator of 20 Audiobook titles, mainly Sci-Fi and Fantasy, with some Horror, Historical Fiction and a spot of Poetry.
SYLVIA ROBSON as RUTH IMRIE
In 2014 Sylvia was named Female Actor to Watch by Sarah Bodinar (Nottingham Evening Post) for her role in A Dozen Summers (film). Recently she has been touring with Shakespeare theatre productions and just completed a run in Middlesbrough with a thriller The Nightmare Room. For more information on Sylvia's work see here:
Zeppelin V Pterodactyls features an original score by Gavin Morrow and Gerallt Ruggiero.
Script by Steven Sheil from an original outline by David Allen.
Jonny Phillips leads cast for Mayhem Film Festival’s live stage reading of Hammer Films’ ZEPPELIN V PTERODACTYLS
Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:45
Mayhem Film Festival is proud to reveal the full cast of its exclusive live stage reading of unmade Hammer Films script, Zeppelin V Pterodactyls.
Jonny Phillips (Titanic, Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime), who previously played Dracula in Mayhem's live stage reading of The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula back in 2015, will return to the festival as the narrator in this year's production of Zeppelin V Pterodactyls. Derby actor, Thomas Farthing, and Nottingham-based actors, Melvyn Rawlinson, Olivia Newton, Rob Goll and Sylvia Robson, will join Jonny Phillips on stage and complete the cast.
The one-of-a-kind event will take place at Broadway, Nottingham as part of Mayhem's 13th edition on Sunday 15 October at 5PM, with the group of actors bringing to life a never-seen-before Hammer story, accompanied by original music from Gavin Morrow and Gerallt Ruggiero.
Based on a thought-lost outline from the Hammer Scripts Archive, now faithfully expanded into a full-length script by Mayhem Co-Director, Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad, Dead Mine), Zeppelin V Pterodactylswill take audience members on an epic sci-fi adventure to a lost world beyond the arctic snows where prehistoric creatures may still roam. The event is made possible with thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research Centre at DeMontfort University.
Earlier this month, Mayhem announced its full line-up of events and guests, including guested screenings of Double Date, which will be followed by a Q&A with director Benjamin Barfoot, writer/actor Danny Morgan, actress Georgia Groome and producer Matt Wilkinson; Habit with special guests director Simeon Halligan, producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and actor Elliot Langridge, and the UK Premiere of Preywith special guest director Dick Maas. The festival will also host screenings of Friday the 13th Part III – 3D on Friday 13th October, a new restoration of Dario Argento's Suspiria as part of The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k, the UK Premiere of Korean film A Day, and previews of festival favourites Most Beautiful Island, 68 Kill, Mayhem, M.F.A., Top Knot Detective and many more.
The full line-up and schedule is available at https://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets
The live stage reading of Zeppelin V Pterodactyls will take place on Sunday 15 October at Broadway, Nottingham at 5PM. Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017.
Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes are now on sale. For more information, please visitwww.mayhemfilmfestival.com
Posted: Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:04
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 Day-like 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 Killwhich 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.
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 to download here.
Posted: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:55
We are proud to reveal our full line-up ahead of our 12th edition on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham.
Joining The Duke St Workshop, who will open the festival with a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft featuring cult horror actor Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II and III); and Steve Barker who will be presenting his new film The ReZort; we will also welcome British director Gareth Tunley for a screening of The Ghoul; and Billy O'Brien for I Am Not A Serial Killer. Astron-6's Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski will close the festival with a screening of The Void and will be joined by producer Casey Walker. We previously welcomed Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney from cult film collective Astron-6 in 2014.
One of Mayhem's most diverse editions, the programme also includes Italy's They Call Me Jeeg Robot and the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesia's Mo Brothers – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Julia Ducournau's remarkable debut and Cannes-hit, Raw, Emiliano Rocha Minter's "fairy tale for adults", We Are The Flesh, hilarious horror-comedy Don't Kill It from the director of Big Assed Spider and starring Dolph Lundgren, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest film, Creepy, about a criminal psychologist and his suspicious neighbours. From the archives, we will screen Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires, which has been restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as H.G. Lewis's Blood Feast.
With a total of 17 screenings and events, our 2016 edition will also see the return of Mayhem's Short Film Programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation hosted by author David Flint.
Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £60 until Thursday 15 September. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £70 will go on sale on Friday 16 September at 10am. We are currently experiencing some issues with our online booking but you can still purchase Early Bird Passes by calling the Box Office on 0115 952 6611.
The Duke St Workshop live featuring Laurence R. Harvey is made possible with the support and partnership of Kino Klubb.
Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham.
You can see our full line-up HERE.
Mayhem Film Festival to host UK Premiere of HEADSHOT and live performance from THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP feat. Laurence R. Harvey
Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:19
With its 12th edition fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce it will screen the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesian duo, Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto, aka the Mo Brothers (Macabre, V/H/S/2), at Broadway, Nottingham.
Starring The Raid's Iko Uwais as Ishmael, Headshot, follows an amnesiac whose violent past comes back to haunt him. After the young doctor who nursed him gets kidnapped, Ishmael finds himself battling gangs of highly-skilled fighters he may have once worked with in the Indonesian underground, sparking fragments of his identity to resurface.
Taking place on 13 – 16 October, this year's festival will open with a live performance from The Duke St Workshop, featuring cult horror actor Laurence R Harvey (Human Centipede II & III, The Editor), and presented in collaboration with Nottingham-based film club Kino Klubb. The Duke St Workshop will be performing and expanding from their LP, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, consisting of two Lovecraft stories – 'From Beyond' and 'The Hound' – told over an hour-long set through meditative tinkles, sputtering howls of eerie electronica and nightmarish narrations. This haunting audio/visual feast is absolutely not to be missed.
"This year the range of films and genres on offer has expanded, explains Mayhem Co-Director Chris Cooke. So it's great that the hyper action and kinetic violence of the Mo Brothers' latest film, Headshot, as well as the mind-bending horror of H.P. Lovecraft are represented and exist side by side at our festival. Lovecraft really is a crucial architect of the horror genre and this unique event, organised with the ever excellent Kino Klubb is something we're very excited about."
Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are still available at the discounted price of £60 for a limited time only. For more information and to book your passes, please click HERE.
Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:03
Mayhem Film Festival are thrilled to announce Steve Barker's The ReZort and Gabriele Mainetti's They Call Me Jeeg Robot as the first two films from their 12th edition's line-up.
Returning to Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October, Mayhem Film Festival will also welcome Steve Barker for a Q&A following a screening of his new film. Described as Westworld meets The Walking Dead, The ReZort is set in a world where humanity has defeated a zombie apocalypse, and moved on to offer a Zombie Safari – a chance to hunt and kill the walking dead in a controlled environment.
Also on the line-up is Italian gritty and grimy superhero movie They Call Me Jeeg Robot, which sees a petty criminal transformed and given superpowers after falling into Rome's toxic Tiber River. But his plans to use his powers for crime fall apart after being mistaken for a 1970s Japanese anime by a woman he saves from mobsters and becoming the target of the criminal underworld.
"We're putting together another fantastic and diverse line-up for this year's festival, explains Mayhem Co-Director, Steven Sheil, and we're really happy to be screening these two films, which offer great new spins on the zombie and superhero genres. We're also looking forward to bringing Steve Barker to Mayhem for the first time to present The ReZort, the first of a number of special guested events we have planned for the festival."
Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are still available at the discounted price of £60. Click HERE to book your pass now.