By midlandsmovies, Oct 4 2018 08:59AM
Midlands Spotlight - Mayhem Film Festival
The Mayhem Film Festival was founded in 2005 by filmmakers Steven Sheil and Chris Cooke and screens the best in contemporary horror, science-ﬁction and cult cinema from around the world right here in the Midlands.
And their forthcoming 2018 festival is no different. Featuring premieres, previews, masterclasses and international special guest ﬁlmmakers - as well and unique live cinema events - the festival has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative horror genre festivals in the country.
Running from 11th October to 14th October the event is based at Nottingham’s Broadway – one of the UK's leading independent cinemas and creative hubs.
Festival Co-Director Chris Cooke has an illustrious career by writing and directing Film 4/BFI funded comedy feature One For The Road whilst fellow Co-Director Steven Sheil is also a screenwriter and director. His first feature film, the microbudget Mum & Dad (2008) was described by Total Film as 'one of the defining British horrors of its generation'.
And with something for every fright fan, please check out the full line up for the 4-days below!
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER
7.30PM - ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE + Q&A // Dir. John McPhail
10PM - NIGHTMARE CINEMA // Dirs. Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugués, Ryûhei 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
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
Check out the festival's official website here: