Nottingham’s annual celebration of all things horror is back on 13-16 October, and the line-up for this year’s Mayhem Film Festival is absolutely fantastic.
There’s Emiliano Rocha Minter’s brilliant and disturbing We Are The Flesh, which we highly recommend, as well as Jim Hosking’s gloriously weird and filthy The Greasy Strangler, which is very greasy indeed.
If you loved The Raid, then you’re going to want to check out Headshot, from Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto (who co-directed the berserk cult sequence in V/H/S/2 with Gareth Evans) and starring Iko Uwais and Julie Estelle. We also urge you to check out Sean Byrne’s superb The Devil’s Candy, as the director of The Loved Ones returns with a heavy metal horror you won’t forget.
We’re hearing great things about Gareth Tunley’s British horror The Ghoul, which stars Alice Lowe and Tom Meeten, as well as Julia Ducournau’s French teen cannibal horror Raw. Dominic Monaghan breaks type as a predatory animal shelter employee in the much-cleverer-than-it-looks Pet, a Jurassic Park-esque zombie hunting resort goes very wrong in The Rezort, and a small time Italian crook gets superpowers in the barking mad They Call Me Jeeg Robot.
There’s also Creepy (the new film from the awesome Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Journey To The Shore)) and Mike Mendez’s (Big Ass Spider!) latest effort Don’t Kill It starring Dolph Lundgren. We’re very excited about I Am Not A Serial Killer (in which Max Records suspects Christopher Lloyd of terrible things) and Canadian chiller The Void, a hellish hospital horror that sounds very promising indeed.
It’s also a great year for retro classics, as the restored versions of Blood Feast and Planet Of The Vampires will screen.
With short film showcases, special guests and workshops, this looks like a brilliant year for Mayhem and we can’t wait!
For more information on Mayhem Film Festival, visit their website.