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UK’s Mayhem Film Festival Unveils Full 2014 Programme

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2014 Mayhem Film Festival

2014 Mayhem Film FestivalNow celebrating their tenth year of delivering new and classic genre goods to the people of Nottingham, Mayhem Film Festival have announced the full line-up for this year’s event, running October 30–November 2. Check it out!

From the Press Release
Following the news of an exciting opening night with Canadian cult filmmakers Astron-6, Mayhem Film Festival are delighted to unveil their full tenth-edition line-up and its selection of previews, special guests and cult screenings.

Opening its 2014 edition with a showcase of Astron-6’s short films and a preview screening of their new feature The Editor, recently premiered at TIFF, Mayhem will also welcome Director Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie Naughton for a preview screening of the stylish The Canal, Directors Robert Morgan and Julian Barratt for a preview of The ABCs of Death 2, and Director Tom Green as well as members of the production for a screening of Monsters: Dark Continent, the much anticipated sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2009 hit.

One of the highlights of last year’s festival, 8MM Orchestra will return with a new specially-commissioned live score to another silent classic, Daughter of Horror (Dementia Cut). The rest of the programme, which counts a total of 17 screenings, will include a 40th anniversary screening of Tobe Hooper’s cult The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a preview screening of Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound, the UK Premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination, as well as the return of Scary Shorts and the Flinterrogation, hosted by Strange Things Are Happening’s Dave Flint.

Dr Brendan Dare will also return to Mayhem with Thrill Laboratory present Duality: One Body, Two Brains. After his previous live investigation into the paranormal – Dr. Brendan Dare will present a truly psychotronic experiment, which probes whether live neurological data from one movie-stimulated brain can be used to (re)animate another.

The full schedule for this year’s long weekend is as follows:

THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER
7.00PM: ASTRON-6 SHORTS SHOWCASE with introduction from Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney

9.00PM: THE EDITOR with Q&A with Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney
Dir. Adam Brooks & Matthew Kennedy, 2014 (CAN) with Udo Kier and Paz De La Huerta

11.30PM: LET US PREY
Dir. Brian O’Malley, 2014 (UK/IRE) with Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh

FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER
6.00PM: COHERENCE
Dir. James Ward Byrkit, 2013 (US) with Emily Baldoni and Nicholas Brendon

8.00PM: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN
Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2014 (US) with Addison Timlin and Gary Cole

10.30PM: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974 (US) with Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen

SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER
12.00PM: DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD
Dir. Tommy Wirkola, 2014 (NOR) with Vegar Hoel and Martin Starr

2.00PM: STARRY EYES
Dir. Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, 2014 (US) with Alex Essoe and Pat Healy

4.00PM: HOUSEBOUND
Dir. Gerard Johnstone, 2013 (NZ) with Morgana O’Reilly and Rima Te Wiata

6.30PM: SCARY SHORTS
Dir. Various, 2014 (International)

9.00PM: THE CANAL with Q&A with Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie Naughton
Dir. Ivan Kavanagh, 2014 (IRE) with Rupert Evans and Steve Oram

11.30PM: STAGEFRIGHT (AQUARIUS/DELIRIA)
Dir. Michele Soavi, 1987 (ITA) with David Brandon and Barbara Cupisti

SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER
12.00PM: PREDESTINATION (UK PREMIERE)
Dir. The Spierig Brothers, 2014 (AUS) with Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook

2.00PM: ABCs OF DEATH 2 with Q&A with directors Robert Morgan and
Julian Barratt
Dir. Various, 2014 (International)

4.30PM: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Dir. Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, 2013 (NZ) with Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement

7.00PM: DAUGHTER OF HORROR (DEMENTIA CUT) with live score by 8MM Orchestra
Dir. John Parker & Bruno Ve Sota, 1953/55 (US) with Adrienne Barrett and Bruno Ve Sota

8.00PM: FLINTERROGATION
Presented by David Flint

9.00PM: MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT with Q&A with Tom Green and members of the production
Dir. Tom Green, 2014 (UK) with Joe Dempsie and Sam Keeley

Early Bird passes for the entire Mayhem Film Festival are still available at the Nottingham Broadway Cinema website until the evening of Sunday, September 21, and are priced at £55. Individual tickets, day passes, and full festival passes (priced at £65) will go on sale at 12 noon on Monday, September 22.

2014 Mayhem Film Festival

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

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Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

Hoo-ray!

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

Synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

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The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success

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If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd, with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9th and March 16th. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.

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