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UK's Celluloid Screams Festival Announces First Films





UK's Celluloid Screams Festival Announces First FilmsAs Sheffield’s premier horror film festival, Celluloid Screams, gears up for its fourth year of delivering the scares this October 26th-28th, we got word on the first batch of announced screenings taking place amidst a packed programme of previews, special guests and more. Check it out!

FEATURE FILMS

SPECIAL EVENT: NIGHTBREED: THE CABAL CUT
(UK/USA) – Dir. Clive Barker / Restoration Director. Russell Cherrington
The turbulent production of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed is the stuff of legend, and the film released in 1990 was a far cry from Barker’s original novella, with many significant scenes excised by the film’s producers. Presumed lost for over twenty years, the footage surfaced in the form of two separate workprints and has been integrated with scenes from the original theatrical version to create The Cabal Cut – a fully fleshed-out monster epic that captures Clive Barker’s original vision in vivid detail.

We are delighted to welcome restoration director Russell Cherrington and cast members Simon Bamford, Nick Vince and Hugh Ross for a very special Q&A session after the screening.

BEFORE DAWN
(United Kingdom) – Dir. Dominic Brunt
A couple in turmoil retreat to the countryside to attempt to salvage their relationship but are soon fighting for their lives as they find themselves in the middle of a zombie epidemic. Executive Produced by Marc Price (Colin), Before Dawn combines intimate relationship drama with gruesome gore and is a triumph of new British genre filmmaking.

We welcome director/actor Dominic Brunt and several members of the cast and crew to Celluloid Screams for a Q&A.

CELL COUNT
(USA) – Dir. Todd E. Freeman
This stunning Cronenbergian body-horror is the story of Russell Carpenter, who reluctantly admits his wife, Sadie, into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. While locked in this prison-like surrounding they, along with 6 others, are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself.

UK Premiere – Director Todd E. Freeman joins us for a Q&A.

EXCISION
(USA) – Dir. Richard Bates Jr.
Pauline is a troubled teen. Socially awkward and with an unhealthy obsession with surgery, Pauline’s alienation leads her down a dark path, culminating in extreme measures to gain the approval of her mother in this Sundance Film Festival hit.

MANBORG
(Canada) – Dir. Steven Kostanski
From Canadian film collective Astron-6 comes Manborg, a riotously entertaining sci-fi horror in which a soldier killed in battle is brought back to life as a cyborg to fight alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future.

OPERA
(Italy) – Dir. Dario Argento
A young opera singer is stalked by a deranged fan in Dario Argento’s baroque shocker. 25th Anniversary screening.

SHORT FILMS

THE CAPTURED BIRD
(Canada) Dir. Jovanka Vuckovic
In this dark fable a little girl is drawn to a mysterious mansion where she witnesses the birth of five horrifying apparitions. Quite simply, one of the most beautifully-crafted short films we've ever seen.

FAMILIAR
(Canada) Dir. Richard Powell
Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

PLAY DEAD
(USA) Dirs. Andres Meza-Valdes, Diego Meza-Valdes
A zombie apocalypse unites a ragtag pack of dogs in the ruined streets of Miami. Immune to the epidemic, they must stick together to survive in the midst of ferocious undead and human survivors. Sit. Stay. Play dead.

Celluloid Screams takes place from October 26th to 28th at Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema. The full festival lineup will be announced in September, but you can also keep up-to-date at the official Celluloid Screams website, on the @sheffhorrorfest Twitter feed, and via Celluloid Screams on Facebook.

A full pass for the entire festival is costs £60 (£50 concessions) and can be booked via the Showroom Box Office on 0114 275 7727 or online here.

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