The annual Mayhem film festival in Nottingham's Broadway Cinema is celebrating its tenth edition this Halloween between Thursday 30th October and Sunday 2nd November. The festival is one of the undisputed highlights of the genre calendar and 2014 is no different. It is an event that gleefully descends into the far reaches of cult cinema; celebrating the seminal classics, discovering upcoming talent and delighting audiences with memorable live events.
Here are some of the highlights of this year's sublime programming:


Following the news of an exciting opening night with Canadian cult filmmakers Astron-6, Mayhem Film Festival are delighted to unveil their full tenth-edition line-up and its selection of previews, special guests and cult screenings.


Opening its 2014 edition with a showcase of Astron-6's short films and a preview screening of their new feature The Editor, recently premiered at TIFF, Mayhem will also welcome director Ivan Kavanagh and producer Anne Marie Naughton for a preview screening of the stylish The Canal, directors Robert Morgan and Julian Barratt for a preview of The ABCs of Death 2, and director Tom Green as well as members of the production for a screening of Monsters: Dark Continent, the much anticipated sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2009 hit.


One of the highlights of last year's festival, 8MM Orchestra will return with a new specially-commissioned live score to another silent classic, Daughter of Horror (Dementia Cut). The rest of the programme, which counts a total of 17 screenings, will include a 40th anniversary screening of Tobe Hooper's cult The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a preview screening of Gerard Johnstone's Housebound, the UK Premiere of the Spierig Brothers' Predestination, as well as the return of Scary Shorts and the Flinterrogation, hosted by Strange Things Are Happening's Dave Flint.


Dr Brendan Dare will also return to Mayhem with Thrill Laboratory present Duality: One Body, Two Brains. After his previous live investigation into the paranormal – Dr. Brendan Dare will present a truly psychotronic experiment, which probes whether live neurological data from one movie-stimulated brain can be used to (re)animate another.


Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £55 until Sunday night. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £65 will go on sale on Monday 22 September at 12noon.


To book your Early Bird Passes now and see the full line-up- please visit:


We look forward to seeing you there!


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Full line-up:


7.00PM ASTRON-6 SHORTS SHOWCASE with introduction from Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney
9.00PM THE EDITOR with Q&A with Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney. Dir. Adam Brooks & Matthew Kennedy, 2014 (CAN) with Udo Kier and Paz De La Huerta
11.30PM LET US PREY Dir. Brian O'Malley, 2014 (UK/IRE) with Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh



6.00PM COHERENCE Dir. James Ward Byrkit, 2013 (US) with Emily Baldoni and Nicholas Brendon
8.00PM THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2014 (US) with Addison Timlin and Gary Cole
10.30PM THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974 (US) with Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen



12.00PM DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD Dir. Tommy Wirkola, 2014 (NOR) with Vegar Hoel and Martin Starr
2.00PM STARRY EYES Dir. Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, 2014 (US) with Alex Essoe and Pat Healy
4.00PM HOUSEBOUND Dir. Gerard Johnstone, 2013 (NZ) with Morgana O'Reilly and Rima Te Wiata
6.30PM SCARY SHORTS Dir. Various, 2014 (International)
9.00PM THE CANAL with Q&A with Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie Naughton. Dir. Ivan Kavanagh, 2014 (IRE) with Rupert Evans and Steve Oram
11.30PM STAGEFRIGHT (AQUARIUS/DELIRIA) Dir. Michele Soavi, 1987 (ITA) with David Brandon and Barbara Cupisti



12.00PM PREDESTINATION (UK PREMIERE) Dir. The Spierig Brothers, 2014 (AUS) with Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook
2.00PM ABCs OF DEATH 2 with Q&A with directors Robert Morgan and Julian Barratt. Dir. Various, 2014 (International)
4.30PM WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Dir. Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, 2013 (NZ) with Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
7.00PM DAUGHTER OF HORROR (DEMENTIA CUT) with live score by 8MM Orchestra. Dir. John Parker & Bruno Ve Sota, 1953/55 (US) with Adrienne Barrett and Bruno Ve Sota
8.00PM FLINTERROGATION Presented by David Flint
9.00PM MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT with Q&A with Tom Green and members of the production. Dir. Tom Green, 2014 (UK) with Joe Dempsie and Sam Keeley


*dates and times correct at time of release and may be subject to change









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