Horrorthon 2021

It’s here! We could not be happier to welcome you back to our Eustace Street home for 2021’s IFI Horrorthon, which will take place both in-cinema and online on IFI@Home.

Friday, October 22nd
Cyst – 13.00 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Midnight – 14.35 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It – 16.50 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
When the Screaming Starts – 18.45 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
The Deep House – 20.45 (IFI)
Forgiveness – 22.40 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
The Long Dark Trail – 22.50 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Red Snow – 23.00 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Saturday, October 23rd
Woodlands Dark & Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror – 12.00 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes – 15.45 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes – 17.20 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Ditched – 19.00 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Antlers – 20.50 (IFI)
Isolation – 22.50 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Love Hurts – 23.00 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Night at the Eagle Inn  – 23.10 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Sunday, October 24th
Post Mortem – 13.00 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Alien on Stage – 15.15 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
The Retaliators – 17.05 (IFI)
Crabs! – 19.10 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Broadcast Signal Intrusion – 20.50 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
Monday, October 25th
Vampus Horror Tales – 13.00 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Buzz Cut – 15.05 (IFI), 12.00 (IFI@Home)
Bring Out the Fear – 17.10 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
We Need to Do Something – 19.00 (IFI), 18.00 (IFI@Home)
The Sadness – 21.00 (IFI)


In-cinema tickets: www.ifi.ie/horrorthon/

5-film pass, 10-film pass, and four-day festival pass available

IFI@Home rentals: https://www.ifihome.ie/page/horrorthon-2021/

Online festival pass available, plus 5-film bundles or 10-film bundles of your own curation

In line with government guidelines, the IFI currently hopes to move to 100% cinema capacity from October 22nd, in which case allocated seating will no longer be in place in screen.


The Irish Film Institute (IFI) and IFI Horrorthon are excited to announce a special Valentine’s Day horror festival with a new selection of films!

My Bloody Horrorthon Presents: Bleeding Hearts, available to stream on IFI@Home from Friday, February 12th, as alternative Valentine’s Weekend viewing. Titles are now available to pre-order for €6.99, or €24.99 for a full bundle, from https://www.ifihome.ie/page/bleeding-hearts/

The Slaughterhouse Killer (2020), dir. Sam Curtain
Like Dogs (2020), dir. Randy Van Dyke
Live or Let Die (2020), dir. Manuel Urbaneck
The Stylist (2020), dir. Jill Gevargizian


Visceral Australian slasher The Slaughterhouse Killer tells the story of Box (Craig Ingham), whose passion for slaughter is hard to curb at his job in the local abattoir. When young parolee Nathan (James Mason) joins him at the slaughterhouse, the two urge each other on to brutal consequences.

The premiere screening of Stanford Prison Experiment-inspired Like Dogs sees a behavioural experiment treating humans like animals go wrong, with dire consequences for two recent college grads.

Through an outbreak of a virus, the human race has come near to extinction in this German zombie film Live or Let Die, starring writer-director Manuel Urbank, in his debut feature.
The terrific new American horror The Stylist features a hair stylist who becomes a little too invested in the lives of her clients, made by director-producer, and hair stylist, Jill Gevargizian.

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Thursday, October 22nd
18.30 Uncle Peckerhead
21.00 Red Screening
Friday, October 23rd
13.00 Breeder
15.45 I Am Toxic
18.00 Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales
20.40 Caveat
Saturday, October 24th
13.00 Violence Voyager
14.00 The El Duce Tapes
15.20 Butchers
18.00 An Evening With Joe Dante
19.00 The Deep Ones
20.30 Death Ranch
Sunday, October 25th
13.00 Anonymous Animals
14.00 Purgatory Road
15.00 Ropes
17.30 The Special
19.00 Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business
20.00 Ten Minutes to Midnight
Monday, October 26th
13.00 Short Film Showcase
14.00 The Quarry
15.40 The Oak Room
18.00 The Curse of Valburga
19.00 The Brain That Wouldn’t Die


This might be of interest to some Horrorthoners. Say the word Bela at the door to get the special concession rate of €8!

The Wild Duck on Thursday, February 13th at 8.00pm

An Alternative Evening of Light Entertainment on Valentines Eve


with Restive Nation and Witchkicker

Dublin based Lugosi formed in 2016 consisting of JM Burr and Jimmy Rooney (of the band the Reverend JM’s panic worship), film maker and former Hungry Souls guitarist Alan Morton, and Neal Wright, formerly of Belfast’s Memento Mori. Lugosi are a Dublin based alternative rock band, fusing the styles of punk and stoner music with an engaging performance style and lyrics permeated by a singular humour.

With influences ranging from Misfits, Black Sabbath, Fu Manchu and Clutch, coupled with a love of the macabre, Lugosi’s original songs range in subject matter from alien vampires, American Indian legends, horror and witchcraft. A sonic Ed Wood movie, delivered through the medium of rock ‘n’ roll.

Restive Nation are a three-piece electronic rock band from Dublin. Their unique blend of organic and synthetic sounds makes for an extremely textured listening experience. Their style reaches from many influences of industrial, trip hop and electronic genres. Although many of their current works are instrumental, various singers join the line-up for certain songs.

Chris is in charge of synths and production. His background in electronic dance music and sound design helps provide the band with some intense and atmospheric noises. Timmy is on bass. Having been around on the Irish music scene as a past member of diverse bands such as Lotus Eater and Rhiannon and the Face Collectors, he brings the various styles he has cultivated from such groups to add some unique low end to the Restive Nation sound. Kevin on drums, has played with several bands on the Irish scene including Lace Weeper, Franko Franko and 21 Outs with a keen interest in several styles such as indie, electro, prog rock, jazz and ambient.

Witchkicker are an all-female metal quartet based in Dublin. Inspired by the likes of Deftones, Rush, Gojira and Kings X… and ABBA.


Thursday, February 13th     Doors 4.00pm     €10.00 (Conc. €8.00)

The Wild Duck, 17/20 Sycamore St, Dublin 2

Phone: (01) 5356849 Email: hello@thewildduck.ie www.thewildduck.ie

For further information contact Barry Hartigan on (086) 0267832 or at barryhartigan@gmail.com

Horrorthon 2019

IFI Horrorthon returns from October 24th to 28th 2019 with five days of frights and fun. Full festival pass and multi-film passes available at IFI Box Office.

The 2019 IFI Horrorthon brochure can be viewed HERE.


Competition – win tickets to the Irish Premiere Screening of Doctor Sleep

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.  Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

To celebrate the release of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, in Irish cinemas on October 31st, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you an a guest to a special preview screening at the Light House Cinema on the 30th of October at 6.30pm.

 Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.  But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”  Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose.  Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra.  The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

            Trevor Macy and Jon Berg produced the film, with Roy Lee, Scott Lumpkin, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

            Flanagan’s behind-the-scene creative team was led by director of photography Michael Fimognari (“The Haunting of Hill House”), production designers Maher Ahmad (“Get Hard”) and Elizabeth Boller (“Hush”), and costume designer Terry Anderson (“Den of Thieves”).  The music score is composed by The Newton Brothers (“The Haunting of Hill House”).

            Warner Bros. Pictures presents, An Intrepid Pictures/Vertigo Entertainment Production, A Mike Flanagan Film, Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep.”  Slated for release in North America on November 8, 2019, and globally beginning on October 31, 2019, Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

To enter send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with the answer to the following question in the subject line:

Stephen King wrote the novel Doctor Sleep. True or False?

Entries close Thursday 24th October 2019. Please also include your postal address as the tickets will be sent to the winner by post.

© 2019 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved

Competition – Win tickets to a preview screening of IT CHAPTER TWO

Evil resurfaces in Derry as the Losers Club return to where it all began with IT CHAPTER TWO, the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. To celebrate the release of IT CHAPTER TWO, in Irish cinemas on September 6th, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you and a guest to a special preview screening at the ODEON Point Square on the 3rd of September at 6.30pm.

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time.

Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more.  Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home.  Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all…putting them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever.

The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive global box office hit “IT,” which grossed more than $700 million worldwide.  Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist.

“IT Chapter Two” stars James McAvoy (the “X-Men” movies, “Split,” “Glass”) as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama,” “Molly’s Game”) as Beverly, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Swamp Thing,” “Allegiant”) as Stanley.  Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben.  Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.

Muschietti directed “IT Chapter Two” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,” the “Annabelle” films) based on the novel IT by Stephen King.  Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee produced the film, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg serving as the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Checco Varese (“The 33”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jason Ballantine (“IT,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water,” “Mama”).  The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Shazam!,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “IT”).

New Line Cinema presents, a Double Dream/Vertigo Entertainment/Rideback Production, an Andy Muschietti film, “IT Chapter Two.”  The film is slated for worldwide release in theatres and IMAX beginning on September 5, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

To enter send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with the answer to the following question in the subject line:

 Derry is the town that the Loser’s Club reunite. True or Flase?

Entries close at 8pm on Sunday 1st September 2019.

© 2019 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved

IT CHAPTER TWO (Cert 16) in cinemas September 6th

Competition – Win tickets to a preview screening of Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark

From the dark imaginations of Academy Award Winner, Guillermo del Toro and acclaimed Director, Andre Ovredal

We have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to a preview on Wednesday 21st August in Cineworld, 6.30pm drinks and scary story telling, 7.15pm screening.

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind… but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows Family has loomed large.

It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time – stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.

If you would like to enter simply send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with the movie title in the subject line. Entries close at 6pm Sunday 18 August 2019.

In Irish cinemas August 23rd, cert: 15a.