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Old 24th July 2018, 05:49 PM
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This years event is due to take place between October 11th - October 14th, 2018

Films so far announced are:
The UK Premiere of Shinsuke Sato's Inuyashiki . A turbo-charged live action adaptation of the best-selling sci-fi manga series, Inuyashiki follows a downtrodden middle-aged man and an isolated teenager reborn as indestructible cyborgs after an apparent alien encounter. But whilst one uses his powers for good, the other seeks to wreak murderous havoc on humanity.

Also in this year's line-up is the British zombie musical taking international horror film festivals by storm, Anna and the Apocalypse. When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven, Anna and her friends must brutally battle - as well as sing and dance - their way to safety with an ever-growing horde of the undead in relentless pursuit. It's a High School Musical Of The Living Dead - yes really.

The folklore-inspired horror anthology The Field Guide to Evil. From the creators of the cult classic The ABCs of Death, the film sees eight of the finest international directors including Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure) and Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) exploring the universal nature of human fear with stories inspired by myths, legends, and strange tales from around the world.

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Mayhem Film Festival - 11-14 Oct 2018 | Broadway Cinema
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More titles have been announced for this years festival:

Mayhem is to present a screening of Aislinn Clarke's found-footage chiller The Devil's Doorway. In rural Ireland in 1960, two Catholic priests are sent from the Vatican to investigate reports of miraculous activity in a remote home for 'fallen women', only to discover that altogether darker forces may be at work. Mayhem is pleased to welcome director Aislinn Clarke to take part in a post-screening Q&A.

Showing in the festival's coveted Friday late-night slot, Nicolas Cage goes full... well, Nicolas Cage with a fantastically high-octane performance in Panos Cosmatos' cosmic revenge thriller Mandy. Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

Next up in this year's programme is Colin Minihan's grueling survival thriller What Keeps You Alive. On the eve of their first wedding anniversary, Jules and Jackie become embroiled in a merciless fight for their lives against the most unexpected of adversaries - each other. As violence rains down upon their idyllic forest getaway, the women engage in a frenzied physical - and psychological - battle that tests the very limits of their instinct to survive.

Also screening at this year's festival is Shin'inchiro Ueda's unmissable micro-budget zombie movie, and Japanese box-office sensation, One Cut of The Dead. Playing to sell-out audiences since its release, the film has made more than 250 times its budget, and counting. During the making of a small-scale zombie flick, all hell breaks loose when a real zombie outbreak erupts on set - a gleeful horror-comedy packed with seriously entertaining monster mayhem and an epic 37-minute single-take opening.

Wrapping up this second wave of announcements, Mayhem presents Nightmare Cinema, a new horror anthology uniting masters of genre cinema - including Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror) and Joe Dante (Gremlins) - for five gruesome tales of terror featuring sinister surgeons, brain-spiders and killer nuns.

The full line up is expected to be announced early in September
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The full line-up for this years festival has now been announced:

THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER
7.30PM - ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE + Q&A // Dir. John McPhail
10PM - NIGHTMARE CINEMA // Dirs. Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugués, Ryűhei Kitamura & David Slade

FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER
2.15PM - THE WHITE REINDEER // Dir. Erik Blomberg
3.45PM - PIERCING // Dir. Nicolas Pesce
6.15PM - NIGHTSHOOTERS + Q&A // Dir. Marc Price
8.30PM - PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH // Dirs. Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund
10.30PM - MANDY // Dir. Panos Costamos

SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER
12PM - ONE CUT OF THE DEAD // Dir. Shin'inchiro Ueda
2PM - PROSPECT - UK Premiere // Dirs. Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl
4PM - NUMBER 37 - UK Premiere // Dir. Nosipho Dumisa
6.45PM - SHORT FILM SHOWCASE // Dirs. Various
AND THE BABY SCREAMED
Dir. Dan Gitsham Duration: 3’29, Country: UK - A father tries to put his baby to sleep
CATCALLS
Dir. Kate Dolan Duration: 8’39, Country: Ireland - Paul cruises around
late at night, looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions, only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately for him, he has picked the wrong girls. These girls are also out hunting tonight.
COYOTE
Dir. Lorenz Wunderle Duration: 9’55, Country: Switzerland - A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolfs. Anguished from human emotions, he‘s trying to process the experience. Besides grief and delusion, evil takes up more and more space.
CRYING BITCH
Dir. Reiki Tsuno Duration: 14’25, Country: Japan, with English Subtitles - A man, who is having an affair with a young woman, gets home late as usual. But that night, he finds something wrong with his wife Satomi.
DICK AND STEWART: I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE [UK PREMIERE]
Dir. Richard Littler Duration: 12’49, Country: UK - Dick is asked by the totalitarian government to surveil his parents. When he refuses, he faces the unforgiving machinery of state control. Dick & Stewart find themselves on
the run. Their only hope is to escape from their town, which is surrounded by a heavily guarded wall.
HEARTLESS [UK PREMIERE]
Dir. Kevin Sluder Duration: 12’24, Country: US - Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.
HUNTED [WORLD PREMIERE]
Dir. Owen Tooth Duration: 5’41, Country: UK - A pair of young holiday-makers find themselves in a horrific battle for survival, relentlessly hunted by a terrifying pack of subterranean creatures in a remote forest.
MILK
Dir. Santiago Menghini Duration: 9’48, Country: Canada - On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.
SALT
Dir. Rob Savage Duration: 2, Country: UK - Stay inside the circle.
THE BLUE DOOR
Dir. Paul Taylor Duration: 9’14, Country: UK - Clare is a caring nurse opening the door to her new job. But maybe some doors are best left shut...
TiCK
Dir. Ashlea Wessel Duration: 13’5, Country: Canada - In a post-pandemic society, a vampire in hiding is forced to make a stand when confronted with the oppressive regime who kidnapped and enslaved her family.
ULISES [UK PREMIERE]
Dir. Jorge Malpica Duration: 8, Country: Mexico - Ulises is a fisherman ́s daily battle to try to appease his hunger. On the other, side mermaids in a classical view, are not cute and are often associated with death forces, as dangerous animals that dominate oceans based on their captivating voices. If the
y embezzle you with their call, they will devour you.
WE SUMMONED A DEMON
Dir. Chris McInroy Duration: 5’52, Country: US - They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.
9PM - THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY + Q&A //Dir. Aislinn Clarke
11PM - DEMONS + CHOWBOYS (UK Premiere) // Dir. Lamberto Bava

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER
12PM - INUYASHIKI - UK Premiere // Dir. Shinsuke Sato
2.30PM - THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL // Dirs. Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland & Yannis Veslemes
4.45PM - THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW //Dir. Andy Mitton
6.15PM - The Flinterrogation in Cafébar
7.15PM - THE NIGHTSHIFTER //Dir. Dennison Ramalho
9.30PM - WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE // Dir. Colin Minihan

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