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UK’s Mayhem Film Festival Unveils Full 2014 Programme

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

Gareth Jones