Celebrating its fifth year bringing fear to the masses at Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema each October, the UK’s Celluloid Screams horror film festival has announced the first of a plethora of filmic terror for the year, along with an extra addition to the schedule. This and ticket info in here!
From the Press Release
Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival returns to Showroom Cinema for its fifth edition from Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October 2013, with a weekend packed full of premieres, previews, special guests and more. We are pleased to announce the first films and special guests for Celluloid Screams 2013 in what is set to be the festival’s biggest year yet. The full festival programme will be announced on Monday 2nd September, when festival passes go on sale.
Celluloid Screams Festival Director Robert Nevitt said: “We’re so thrilled to be able to share the first films that will be unleashed upon our audience in October. We always pride ourselves on crafting a thoroughly diverse lineup and this year is no exception. From unborn terror in reality-horror DELIVERY and two average guys navigating their way through the zombie apocalypse in THE BATTERY to the incendiary revenge thrills of the jaw dropping BIG BAD WOLVES, we’ve got something for everyone (and there’s still another 14 feature films to be announced!)”.
More on the announced titles:
DELIVERY (UK PREMIERE)
Director: Brian Netto | USA | 2013 | 87 mins
Director Brian Netto and Producer Adam Schindler will introduce the screening and participate in a Q&A.
Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple expecting their first child, agree to document their pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. The production spirals out-of-control after the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child.
Director: Jeremy Gardner | USA | 2012 | 100 mins
If you’re sick and tired of run-of-the-mill zombie films, The Battery has come to reaffirm your faith… Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England, steering clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities, but when the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.
BIG BAD WOLVES
Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Israel | 2013 | 110 mins
Few films in recent years have provoked such an explosive reaction as this shocking tale of a suspected child killer who ends up on a deadly collision course with a victim’s grieving father and the corrupt cop who is intent on bringing the murderer to justice. Highly original and utterly mesmerising from start to finish, it’s no coincidence that Big Bad Wolves is being hailed as THE masterpiece of 2013 at film festivals the world over.
This year, Celluloid Screams will also be hosting the “Filmmaker Restrospective” Claymania: The Films of Lee Hardcastle, wherein Hardcastle — the deranged genius behind the stop-motion animated Claycat series of shorts, and The ABCs of Death‘s fantastic T is for Toilet — will introduce a special showreel of his body of work and participate in a Q&A session afterwards.
On top of this, the festival has announced something special in the form of the Celluloid Screams All-Nighter. Yes,folks — this year, Saturday night’s screenings simply won’t end. Instead, a themed selection of films will take you through the early hours and into Sunday morning. We’ll let you know more about the offerings here when we get it.
Passes for Celluloid Screams go on sale on Monday 2nd September, when the full lineup will also be announced. The Celluloid Screams Ultimate Pass comes at a cost of £80 (£70 Concessions) and includes access to Saturday’s all-nighter. For those not wishing to stretch the limits of their waking ability (and eyelids), a reduced rate pass is available at £65 (£55 Concessions) which includes access to all films except those shown during the all-night session. Finally, tickets for the all-nighter only can be snapped up for £25 (£20 Concessions).
Keep an eye on the Celluloid Screams website for more details when the time comes, and of course follow them at sheffhorrorfest on Twitter and celluloidscreamshorrorfestival on Facebook for up-to-the-minute info.
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