If you live in England and you want to hold on to that warm, cuddily feeling that only genre film can provide then book your ticket to Nottingham next month for the Mayhem Film Festival.
The fest have announced their full lineup today and there is a metric tonne of genre goodness in it. Along with the previously announced UK premieres of Headshot and The Void the Mayhem faithful will also see tremendous films like I Am Not A Serial Killer and Kurasowa Kiyoshi's Creepy. Then there is the experimental eroticism of We Are The Flesh countered by the incredible oddity The Greasy Strangler. Mike Mendez's (Big Ass Spider) new film with the Dolph Lundgren, Don't Kill It, will screen on closing day. There will also be retro screenings of Bava's Planet of the Vampires and H.G. Lewis' Blood Feast.
You can read about everything that is going on that weekend in Nottingham, UK. What an incredible day for fantastic cinema around the World. What a time to be alive!
MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVEALS FULL LINE-UP
Mayhem Film Festival is proud to reveal its full line-up ahead of its 12th edition on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham. The festival showcases the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema through previews, guested screenings and special events each year.
Joining The Duke St Workshop, who will open the festival with a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft featuring cult horror actor Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II and III); and Steve Barker who will be presenting his new film The ReZort; Mayhem will also welcome British director Gareth Tunley for a screening of The Ghoul; and Billy O’Brien for I Am Not A Serial Killer. Astron-6’s Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski will close the festival with a screening of The Void and will be joined by producer Casey Walker. Mayhem previously welcomed Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney from cult film collective Astron-6 in 2014.
One of Mayhem’s most diverse editions, the programme also includes Italy’s They Call Me Jeeg Robot and the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesia’s Mo Brothers – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Julia Ducournau’s remarkable debut and Cannes-hit, Raw, Emiliano Rocha Minter’s “fairy tale for adults”, We Are The Flesh, hilarious horror-comedy Don’t Kill It from the director of Big Assed Spider and starring Dolph Lundgren, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest film, Creepy, about a criminal psychologist and his suspicious neighbours. From the archives, Mayhem will screen Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires, which has been restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as H.G. Lewis’s Blood Feast.
With a total of 17 screenings and events, the 2016 edition will also see the return of Mayhem’s Short Film Programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation hosted by author David Flint.
Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £60 until Thursday 15 September. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £70 will go on sale on Friday 16 September at 10am. For more information please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com
The Duke St Workshop live featuring Laurence R. Harvey is made possible with the support and partnership of Kino Klubb.
Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham.
The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2016 is available below:
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER
7.00PM THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP Live feat. Laurence R. Harvey
Presented in association with Kino Klubb
Dir. Julia Ducournau, 2016 (FRA) with Rabah Nait Oufella and Garance Marillier
10.30PM HEADSHOT – UK PREMIERE
Dirs. Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, 2016 (Indonesia) with Iko Uwais and Julie Estelle
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER
4.00PM WE ARE THE FLESH
Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter, 2016 (MEX) with Maria Evoli and Diego Gamaliel
6.00PM THE REZORT + Special Guest Steve Barker
Dir. Steve Barker, 2015 (UK/SPA/BEL) with Dougray Scott and Jessica De Gouw
9.00PM THE GREASY STRANGLER
Dir. Jim Hosking, 2016 (UK/USA) with Sky Elobar and Michael St. Michaels
11.00PM PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
Restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn
Dir. Mario Bava, 1965 (ITA) with Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER
12.00PM THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT
Dir. Gabriele Mainetti, 2016 (ITA) with Claudio Santamaria and Luca Marnielli
Dir. Carles Torrens, 2016 (USA) with Dominic Monaghan and Ksenia Solo
4.15PM THE GHOUL + Special Guest Gareth Tunley
Dir. Gareth Tunley, 2016 (UK) with Alice Lowe and Tom Meeten
7.00PM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Dirs. Various, 2016 (International)
9.30PM THE DEVIL’S CANDY
Dir. Sean Byrne, 2015 (USA) with Ethan Embry and Shiri Appleby
11.30PM BLOOD FEAST, preceded by GWILLIAM
Dir. H.G. Lewis, 1963 (USA) with Connie Mason and William Kerwin
GWILLIAM is the new outrageous short film from Brian “Crow Hand!!!” Lonano
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER
12.00PM DON’T KILL IT
Dir. Mike Mendez, 2016 (USA) with Dolph Lundgren and Kristina Klebe
Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2015 (JAP) with Hidetoshi Nishijima and Yuko Takeuchi
5.00PM I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER + Special Guest Billy O’ Brien
Dir. Billy O’ Brien, 2015 (USA) with Christopher Lloyd and Max Records
7.30PM The Flinterrogation
8.30PM THE VOID + Special guests Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski and Casey Walker
Dirs. Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski, 2016 (CAN) with Art Hindle and Aaron Poole