Individual tickets are now on sale for the full Mayhem Film Festival line-up below, and full festival passes can be bought by contacting the Broadway box office directly on 0115 952 6611.
Frankenstein passes are also on sale directly from the Broadway box office. This gives you the opportunity to build your own Mayhem with 4 tickets for the price of 3.
7PM: RAGING GRACE
Dir: Paris Zarcilla (UK)
Cast: Max Eigenmann, David Hayman
Subtitled, 99m, 2023
An undocumented Filipina woman finds herself working for a dying old man - all the while hiding the presence of her daughter in his house. But soon a dark discovery threatens to destroy everything, in this uniquely Gothic horror.
"A standout feature filmmaking debut" - Rue Morgue
9.15PM: TOPAKK (TRIGGERED)
Dir: Richard Somas (Philippines)
Cast: Arjo Atayde, Julia Montes
Subtitled, 113m, 2023
A lone security guard, damaged by his experience in the army, finds he's unable to escape war when a young woman needs to be protected from a death squad. Mayhem brings you a slice of low-budget action movie madness. Owing a little to the set-up of John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13, this is high-octane, extremely loud and over-the-top fun, featuring expressionist splatter and rapid-fire brutalism.
"Ambitiously violent" - Film Combat Syndicate
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER
2.30PM: TO FIRE YOU COME AT LAST + Q&A
Dir: Sean Hogan (UK)
Cast: James Swanton, Stephen Smith, Harry Roebuck
Sean Hogan (The Devil's Business) returns to Mayhem with this sinister folk horror tale. In 17th century England a group of men gather, tasked with carrying a coffin to a remote graveyard. But as soon as darkness falls, they are hounded by something unseen.
Followed by a Q&A with the film's director Sean Hogan.
"Top-tier folk horror" - Bloody Flicks
Dir: Banmei Takahashi (Japan)
Cast: Keiko Takahashi, Daijiro Tsutsumi
Subtitled, 95m, 1998
A woman is harassed and besieged by a cold-calling salesmen across the course of one day… and realises she may have crossed paths with a psychopath. Once seemingly lost to audiences, this notorious and highly effective cult movie finally finds its way back onto screens fully remastered and horrifyingly whole.
"A constant sense of danger" - Asian Movie Pulse
7PM: SHE IS CONANN [UK PREMIERE]
Dir: Bertrand Mandico (Fra/Belg/Lux)
Cast: Elina Lowensohn, Claire Duburcq
Subtitled, 105m, 2023
A mutant dog/human recounts the tale of Conann the Barbarian, across various eras, from slave to warrior. With truly ingenious production design and an all-female cast sharing the title role, this unique, seriously demented and camp creation is a truly surreal saga.
"Transgressive, gory" - Screen Daily
9.15PM: SUITABLE FLESH
Dir: Joe Lynch (USA)
Cast: Heather Graham, Barbara Crampton
From the writer of Re-Animator comes this blisteringly black comedy-horror from the excellent Joe Lynch (Mayhem). This conjures the spirit of the late, great Stuart Gordon (From Beyond) and mixes generously with the sex thrillers of the day alongside nightmarish Lovecraftian creeps. Something for every horror fan!
"Strange, beguiling horror" - Bloody Disgusting
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER
12PM: HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS
Dir: Mike Cheslik (USA)
Cast: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, Olivia Graves
The 19th century. An ambitious and drunken hunter has his work cut out if he's to impress, as he sets out to slay hundreds of beavers. This wild, uncategorisable, part-silent comedy, part-Looney Tunes cartoon, part-video game styled film grows increasingly hysterical, delightfully violent and inventive.
"A spectacular and highly accomplished piece of work" - Eye For Film
Dir: Matt Vesley (Australia)
Cast: Lily Sullivan
When a mysterious object turns up at her door, an isolated and disgraced podcaster starts to investigate - something she may soon live to regret. Riffing in similar style to the cult sci-fi hit Coherence, this is a highly effective and subtly disturbing single-hander for the talented Lily Sullivan (Evil Dead Rise).
"An intelligent, exquisitely mounted creeping nightmare of a film" - Screen Anarchy
4.15PM: SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Dirs: Various (International)
Mayhem takes a trip around the world (and scarily closer to home) to bring you the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinematic weirdness!
7.30PM: WHERE THE DEVIL ROAMS + Q&A
Dirs: John Adams, Lulu Adams, Toby Poser (USA)
Cast: Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, John Adams, Lulu Adams
The latest from the phenomenal Adams Family (Hellbender) is as ambitious and boldly creative as their early work suggested. A blood-stained road movie set in the Depression era, following an ad hoc and murderous family of sideshow performers.
Followed by a Q&A with the film's directors and star John Adams, Lulu Adams and Toby Poser.
"Haunting, poetic, sometimes funny, frequently freakish" - Bloody Disgusting
10PM: THE FACULTY (1998)
Dir: Robert Rodriguez (USA)
Cast: Clea Duvall, Josh Hartnett, Jordana Brewster
When college newspaper photographer Casey Connor (Elijah Wood) witnesses the murder of a school nurse only to see her live again, he draws together a diverse group of students to investigate the bizarre happenings. Sci-fi horror from the creators of From Dusk Till Dawn and Scream. Probably the most 90s film ever made!
"Essential… endlessly quotable" - Horror Queers Podcast
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER
Dir: Junta Yamaguchi (Japan)
Cast: Riko Fujitani, Yoshimasa Kondo, Shiori Kubo
Subtitled, 86m, 2023
Two years ago, Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes wowed audiences at festivals across the world. Well, here's the follow-up! A twisted two minutes is masterfully manipulated in an amazing act of filmmaking ingenuity from the talented time-travelling team.
"Another endlessly exciting, gorgeously staged time-loop caper" - HeyUGuys
2PM: NIGHT OF THE HUNTED [UK PREMIERE]
Dir: Franck Khalfoun (USA/France)
Cast: Camille Rowe, Alexander Popovic
A tense and gory psycho-thriller from the director of Maniac (2012). Camille Rowe (The Deep House) stars as a woman stranded at a service station in the dead of night who finds herself caught in the sights of a manipulative and sociopathic sniper.
"Masterfully crafted" - Fantasy Film Fest
4PM: TRIM SEASON
Dir: Ariel Vida (USA)
Cast: Bethlehem Million, Alex Essoe, Jane Badler
Taking a seasonal job at a mountainside marijuana farm, a group of young women hope for quick cash - but they uncover a deadly secret instead. Like a stoner Suspiria, Trim Season is stylish, bone-cracking brutality crossed with total trippy horror. Featuring a smart turn from Alex Essoe (Starry Night).
"Innovative… Giallo-inspired visuals" - Bloody Disgusting
6.45PM: THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Dir: Thomas Cailley (France)
Cast: Paul Kircher, Romain Duris, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Subtitled, 130m, 2023
A thrilling adventure where a father must protect his son while all around them people are mutating into other species. A hit at this year's Cannes Film Festival, The Animal Kingdom is moving and often truly beautiful.
"Visually arresting" - Eye For Film
9.30PM: LOOP TRACK [UK PREMIERE]
Dir: Thomas Sainsbury (New Zealand)
Cast: Thomas Sainsbury, Towanda Manyimo, Noa Campbell
Looking to recover from a nervous breakdown, Ian embarks on a trek through the New Zealand bush. Sainsbury (Wellington Paranormal) has crafted something unique – a film that demands your attention and rewards you with a deep character study, twisted humour, and genuine surprises.
"Hugely memorable—and best left to surprise" - New Zealand International Film Festival