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UK’s Mayhem Film Festival Unveils Full 2014 Programme

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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.

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Read Darren Aronofsky’s Screenplay for mother!

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This past year we saw the release of writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (review) a film that was controversial, to say the least. Some loved it, others loathed it.

And speaking of mother!, Aronofsky has said before that he wrote the movie in a mere 5 days (!) and today we have the film’s screenplay for you to download. Paramount released it officially a few weeks back and I say it’s worth the download and the read.

Especially if you fancy yourself as a screenwriter, like me.

What I found most interesting about Aronofsky’s script is that he forgoes typical sluglines. Instead, he jumps from location to location, without any uses of INT./EXT. or DAY/NIGHT. For instance, instead of writing:

INT. HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – DAY, he just writes: LIVING ROOM.

Interesting approach.

You can download the screenplay for mother! right here.

After giving the script a read through, hit me up in the comments below and let’s start a dialogue about the screenplay, the format, the structure, and the finished film in general if you’d like. I’m big into the craft of screenwriting so let’s talk about it!

The film is written & directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, and Ed Harris.

mother! hits Digital HD Dec. 5 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs Dec. 19.

PRE-ORDER HERE

Synopsis:

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.’.

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Bigfoot Horror Movie Cherokee Creek Gets Trailer and Poster

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I have always said that the last movie monster out there that has yet to get a quality flag-ship flick is Bigfoot. Everyone in the world knows Bigfoot (right?) so why the hell isn’t there a “Holy Grail” movie centered around the big, hairy sumbitch?

Don’t get me wrong, there have been a few quality motion pictures based on the big guy including Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek and Edwardo Sanchez’s Exists. But neither of those films blew the roof off the movie-going public.

Maybe Cherokee Creek will finally do the trick?

We’ll have to wait and see. But until the film has an official release date we can always take a look at the film’s trailer and poster – both of which you will find below.

Give them a look and then make sure to let us know what you think has been the best Bigfoot movie thus far (Harry and the Hendersons?) in the comments below!

The film is written and directed by Todd Jenkins and stars Billy Blair, Todd Jenkins, Justin Armstrong, Terry Dale Parks, Ray Hosack, Jeff Swearingen, Justin Duncan, CG Lewis, Nellie Sciutto, Steve Mokate, Jason P. Kendall, Anthony Phoenix, James Yeager, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Jinx Jenkins.

Synopsis:

A bachelor party in the woods gets crashed by the ultimate party animal.

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Edward James Olmos Says Shane Black’s The Predator is Really Funny, Yet Deadly

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When we first heard that writer-director Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Band, The Nice Guys) and his main collaborator Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad) were going to be taking on a big-budget reboot/sequel of Predator we were excited as hell. As we’re sure you were as well.

We knew the film was going to be, at least in some aspects, the funniest Predator film we have seen thus far. I mean with Black and Dekker penning the script how could it NOT?

But just how funny will The Predator be?

Well, if we are to believe ScienceFiction.com and co-star Edward James Olmos, the movie is going to be hilarious… yet still deadly.

The Blade Runner actor was recently out and about promoting the new Disney film Coco, and dropped some all-new info on Shane Black’s The Predator.

“Oh, my goodness. That’s an interesting story,” Edward James Olmos told the site. “I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already been filming for three months so they were a unit. So I jump in as the General and there were some moments where I just had to laugh in the scene and I couldn’t be laughing in the scene. ‘I’m sorry guys. Really, I’m sorry.'”

“Keegan (Michael Key) and Thomas Jane, they’re paired off in groups of three groups,” he continues. “Six guys. The way they work, they were all post-traumatic stress disorder guys who were inside of an insane asylum. A mental hospital. Then they put the lead character in there to kind of make them disappear, because they want them kind of out of the picture. And so he gets involved and then boom, the world goes crazy and these kids are released. But out of a freaky incident with some of the Predators. It’s crazy. It’s so crazy. I’m excited for it, and I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I got a good feeling about it. I mean if it’s really funny, and yet deadly like Predator is.”

I’m not surprised at all that the film is going to be funny, and the thought of a humorous Predator movie doesn’t worry me in the slightest either. I have utter faith that Black and Dekker will give us one of the best Predator films in the franchise.

What do you think? Let us know below!

The Predator stars Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski, Augusto Aguilera, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing.

The Predator comes out August 3, 2018.

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