11th Sep2013

Mayhem Film Festival announces full 2013 line-up

by Phil Wheat

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Mayhem Film Festival returns to Broadway on 31st October for four days of horror-tinged screenings, previews and guests. The festival opens this year with internationally-acclaimed British director Nicolas Roeg who will be presenting his most recent film Puffball as well as taking part in a very special screening of his masterpiece Don’t Look Now in the eerie settings of St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market.

Other special guests for the festival include American Director Brian Netto who will be presenting DeliveryThe Borderlands Director Elliot Goldner and Producer Jennifer Handorf, and director Caradog James and Producer John Giwa-Amu for hi-tech British dark sci-fi The Machine. Mayhem are also hosting a special BAFTA screening of Jeremy Lovering’s In Fear which follows a young couple being tormented while driving in the countryside.

With a total of 17 screenings, Mayhem will present their first silent film screening, Tod Browning’s classic The Unknown with a specially commissioned original score by 8MM Orchestra. The rest of the programme includes screenings of cult classics Lifeforce (1985) and Wake in Fright (1971), the ever popular selection of Scary Shorts, and preview screenings of Haunter from Cube Director Vincenzo Natali, 70s disco slasher Discopath, Belgo-French production The Strange Colour of your Body’s Tears, pre-CGI DIY homage The Demon’s Rook, vampire tale Kiss of the Damned, Spanish dark fairy tale Painless, and Israeli horror Big Bad Wolves from the makers ofRabies. The festival will also see the return of the Quiz of Fear, presented by “Strange Things Are Happening” David Flint.

The full line-up and schedule (dates and times correct at time of release and may be subject to change) for Mayhem Film Festival 2013 is as below:

THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER

• 5.45pm PUFFBALL with Q&A with Director Nicolas Roeg
  Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 2007 (UK) with Kelly Reilly and Miranda Richardson

• 8.30pm DON’T LOOK NOW at St Mary’s Church with Director’s Q&A
  Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1973 (UK/ITA) with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland

• 11.30pm HAUNTER
  Dir. Vincenzo Natali, 2013 (CAN) with Abigail Breslin and Stephen McHattie

FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER

• 6.15pm THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS
  Dir. Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2013 (BEL/FRA)

• 8.15PM DELIVERY with Director’s Q&A
  Dir. Brian Netto, 2013 (USA) with Danny Barclay and Laurel Vail

• 10.30pm DISCOPATH
  Dir. Renaud Gauthier, 2013 (CAN) with Katherine Cleland and Ivan Freud

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

• 12pm THE DEMON’S ROOK
  Dir. James Sizemore, 2013 (USA) with James Sizemore and Ashleigh Jo Sizemore

• 2pm KISS OF THE DAMNED
  Dir. Xan Cassavetes, 2013 (USA) with Roxane Mesquida and Joséphine de la Baume

• 4pm THE BORDERLANDS with Q&A with Director Elliot Goldner and Producer Jennifer Handorf
  Dir. Elliot Goldner, 2013 (UK) with Gordon Kennedy and Robin Hill

• 6.30pm SCARY SHORTS
  Dir. Various, 2013 (International)

• 8.30pm THE MACHINE with Q&A with Director Caradog James and Producer John Giwa-Amu
  Dir. Caradog James, 2013 (UK) with Toby Stephens and Caity Lotz

• 11.30PM LIFEFORCE
  Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1985 (UK/USA) with Steve Railsback and Mathilda May

SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

• 12pm WAKE IN FRIGHT
  Dir. Ted Kotcheff, 1971 (AUS) with Gary Bond

• 2.15pm PAINLESS
  Dir. Juan Carlos Medina, 2012 (SPA) with Alex Brendemuhl and Tomas Lemarquis

• 4.30pm BAFTA presents IN FEAR with special guests
  Dir. Jeremy Lovering, 2013 (UK) with Iain De Caestecker and Alice Englert

• 7.30pm THE UNKNOWN with live accompaniment by 8MM Orchestra
  Dir. Tod Browning, 1927 (USA) with Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford

• 9pm QUIZ OF FEAR – THE FLINTERROGATION
  Presented by David Flint

• 10pm BIG BAD WOLVES
  Dir. Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, 2013 (ISR) with Lior Ashkenazi and Dvir Benedek

Full Festival passes are available at the early bird price of £50 until Friday 20 September. Day passes will go on sale at 10am this Friday, 13th September (how apt). Individual tickets will be available from Saturday 21st September. Tickets are available from the box office, online at www.broadway.org.uk or over the phone on 0115 952 6611.
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Click this link to check out our coverage of Mayhem from previous years.

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