Where: Broadway, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL
£: A full festival pass costs £75. Day passes are also available
What is it?
Mayhem Film Festival 2017 will take place at Broadway cinema in Nottingham from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th October. The festival showcases features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, with premieres, previews, and special guest screenings.
Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date will open the festival on Thursday 12th October, followed by a Q&A with special guests. Director Simeon Halligan will present his film Habit and will be joined on stage by producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and lead actor Elliot Langridge. Dick Maas (Amsterdamned, Saint) will also attend the festival to present the UK Premiere of Prey, the tale of a man-eating lion terrorising Amsterdam. A live stage reading of unmade Hammer script, Zeppelin v Pterodactyls, will be the centrepiece of the festival’s last day.
This year’s festival also includes screenings of Top Knot Detective and Mayhem, as well as the UK Premiere of tragic Groundhog Day-like South Korean sci-fi thriller, A Day. There will be preview screenings of Natalia Leite’s revenge thriller M.F.A., starring Francesca Eastwood, riotous comedy-thriller 68 Kill, Ana Asensio’s award-winning debut Most Beautiful Island, and the darkly comic zombie flick Dead Shack, which will close the festival.
The 2017 festival will also see a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, in a glorious restoration on its 40th anniversary, as part of The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k. The fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation, hosted by author David Flint, will return to round-up the festival’s line-up.
Mayhem Film Festival is a cutting-edge event which aims to bring the very best in genre cinema and television. From premieres, new releases and previews to cult classics, breakthrough shorts, midnight movies, masterclasses, live experiments and more; Mayhem offers a unique and exciting viewing experience for audiences across four days.
More info: www.mayhemfilmfestival.com