Wednesday 5 September 2018
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
5 September 2018
Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 2018 edition
Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up for its 2018 edition, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 11-14 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, and guested screenings each year.
Mayhem 2018 starts as it means to go on with Scottish zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, which opens the festival on Thursday 11 October, and will be followed by a Q&A with director John McPhail. Aislinn Clarke will present a screening of her found-footage chiller The Devil’s Doorway, set in one of Ireland’s notorious Magdalene asylums. Writer-director Marc Price (smash-hit zombie flick Colin) will also attend the festival to present his action-packed crime-thriller Nightshooters, where things get messy when a hapless film crew on a late-night shoot accidentally record a gangland execution.
Mayhem’s 14th edition will play host to no fewer than three UK Premieres, with exclusive first screenings of Nosipho Dumisa’s Cape Town-set Hitchcock homage Number 37, slow-burning science-fiction indie Prospect, and – as previously announced – Shinsuke Sato’s live-action manga adaptation Inuyashiki.
Already proving popular following last month’s announcement and certain to be festival highlights are Panos Cosmatos’ cosmic fever dream Mandy, starring a truly top-form Nicolas Cage, and Japanese box-office sensation One Cut of the Dead.
Delving into the archives, Mayhem is pleased to present a rare screening of Erik Blomberg’s strange and supernatural 1952 Finnish folktale, The White Reindeer, and the Dario Argento-produced 1985 cult classic Demons.
This year’s edition also includes screenings of horror anthologies Nightmare Cinema and The Field Guide to Evil – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Brazilian director Dennison Romalho’s macabre mortuary horror The Nightshifter, Nicolas Pesce’s darkly comic Piercing, starring Mia Wasikowska, the hilariously bad-taste splatterfest Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and haunted-house horror The Witch in the Window. Colin Minihan’s grueling survival thriller What Keeps You Alive will close the festival.
The ever-popular short film programme and Mayhem’s fiendish film quiz, The Flinterrogation - hosted by author David Flint - both return to round off this year’s line-up.
Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £65 until 10AM on Monday 10 September, at which time individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes – at the standard price of £75 – will be made available.
For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com
Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 11-14 October 2018 at Broadway, Nottingham.
The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2018 is available below:
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER
7.30PM ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE + Special Guest John McPhail Dir. John McPhail, 2017 (UK) with Ella Hunt & Paul Kaye
10PM NIGHTMARE CINEMA Dirs. Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamua, David Slade and Alejandro Brugués, 2018 (US) with Mickey Rourke & Richard Chamberlain
FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER
2.15PM THE WHITE REINDEER Dir. Erik Blomberg, 1952 (Finland) with Mirjami Kuosmanen & Kalervo Nissila
3.45PM PIERCING Dir. Nicolas Pesce, 2018 (US) with Mia Wasikowska & Christopher Abbott
6.15PM NIGHTSHOOTERS + Special Guest Marc Price Dir. Marc Price, 2018 (UK) with John-Paul Ly & Rosanna Hoult
8.30PM PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH Dirs. Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, 2018 (UK/US) with Udo Kier & Barbara Crampton
10.30PM MANDY Dir. Panos Cosmatos, 2018 (US) with Nicolas Cage & Andrea Riseborough
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER
12PM ONE CUT OF THE DEAD Dir. Shin’inchiro Ueda, 2017 (Japan) with Takayuki Hamatsu & Harumi Syuhama
2PM PROSPECT - UK PREMIERE Dirs. Chris Caldwell & Zeke Earl, 2018 (US) with Sophie Thatcher & Jay Duplass
4PM NUMBER 37 – UK PREMIERE Dir. Nosipho Dumisa, 2018 (South Africa) with Irshaad Ally & Monique Rockman
6.45PM MAYHEM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE Dir. Various, 2018 (International)
9PM THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY + Special Guest Aislinn Clarke Dir. Aislinn Clarke, 2018 (UK) with Lalor Roddy & Helena Bereen
11PM DEMONS Dir. Lamberto Bava, 1985 (Italy) with Michele Soavi & Nicoletta Elmi
SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER
12PM INUYASHIKI – UK PREMIERE Dir. Shinsuke Sato, 2018 (Japan) with Noritake Kinashi & Takeru Satoh
2.30PM THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL Dirs. Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland and Yannis Veslemes, 2018 (New Zealand)
4.45PM THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW Dir. Andy Mitton, 2018 (Canada) with Alex Draper & Charlie Tacker
6.15PM The Flinterrogation Hosted by author David Flint
7.15PM THE NIGHTSHIFTER Dir. Dennison Ramalho, 2018 (US) with Daniel De Oliveira & Fabiula Nascimento
9.30PM WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE Dir. Colin Minihan, 2018 (Canada) with Hannah Emily Anderson & Brittany Allen
Mayhem Film Festival was founded in 2005 by filmmakers Steven Sheil and Chris Cooke. They screen the best in contemporary horror, science-ﬁction and cult cinema and television from around the world. Featuring premieres, previews, masterclasses, international special guest ﬁlmmakers, and unique live cinema events, the festival has developed a reputation as one of the strongest and most innovative genre festivals in the country. They are based at Broadway in Nottingham, one of the UK's leading independent cinemas and creative hubs.