IFI Horrorthon Short Film Showcase

Horrorthon are proud to present the following selection of short films at this year’s festival.

Jar (Ireland)

The Raven (Ireland)

Life’s A Wish And Then You Die (Ireland)

A Doll Distorted (UK)

An Beanshi (Ireland)

Delicacy (UK)

Mannequins (UK)

5 Minutes to Midnight (Ireland)

Besoin Dead (France)

Gluten Freek (Ireland)

Bus to Dublin (Ireland)

The IFI Horrorthon Short Film Showcase screens on Monday 29th October 2018 @ 12 noon. Tickets available at https://ifi.ie/horrorthon-2018-short-film-showcase/

Many thanks to all who submitted short films for consideration.

Horrorthon 2018

IFI Horrorthon is back from October 25th to 29th 2018 with it’s usual mix of bloody madness and mayhem! Packed with Irish premieres and special guests, 2018’s festival is going to be one to remember! Tickets sold individually, with multi-film and day passes available directly from the IFI Box Office.

Thursday, October 25th
19.00 Overlord (Opening Film)
21.15 What Keeps You Alive
23.10 Boar
23.15 All The Creatures Were Stirring
23.15 Camp Cold Brook

Friday, October 26th
13.00 The Cleaning Lady
14.50 Framed
16.30 Knuckleball
18.20 The Devil’s Doorway with Director – Aislinn Clarke
20.20 Nightmare Cinema with Director Mick Garris
23.00 Double Bill: Critters 2 / The Fly II
23.10 Double Bill: The Axiom / Living Space
23.20 Double Bill: Road to Hell / The Tokoloshe

Saturday, October 27th
13.00 Horror Express with Author John Connelly
15.00 Wolfman’s Got Nards
17.00 Lifechanger
18.50 Secret Santa with Director Adam Marcus & Cast
20.45 Anna and the Apocalypse
22.50 Book of Monsters with Producer Paul Butler & Cast
23.00 Lady Frankenstein
23.10 Lust

Sunday, October 28th
13.00 Sir Christopher Frayling – On Frankenstein plus Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
16.00 St. Agatha
18.05 Surprise Film
20.20 Suspiria (2018)
23.00 The Dark
23.10 Killers Within with Directors Paul Bushe & Brian O’Neill
23.20 Sleepwalkers with Director Mick Garris

Monday, October 29th
12.00 Short Film Showcase
14.00 Ravers
15.45 Videoman
17.40 Piercing
19.20 Await Further Instructions
21.10 One Cut Of The Dead (Closing Film)

For further details and booking visit http://ifi.ie/horrorthon

Competition – Win a pair of tickets to a preview screening of THE NUN!

Everyone who has ever walked a corridor on the way to the Principal’s office on a dark winter afternoon will shiver in anticipation of THE NUN, the tense, gripping horror taking us back to the origins of The Conjuring from master of the genre James Wan. To celebrate the release of THE NUN in Irish cinemas on September 7th, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema have teamed up with Horrorthon to give you a chance to be terrified at a special screening on the 5th of September in the Light House Cinema at 7pm.

 

 Filmmaker James Wan, director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2,” explores another dark corner of that universe with “The Nun.”  Directed by Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”), the new fright-fest is produced by Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in “The Conjuring” franchise.

 When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.  Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret.  Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorised audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

“The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie.

The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.

Hardy directs “The Nun” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“It”), story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.  Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.

Joining Hardy behind the scenes are director of photography Maxime Alexandre (“The Voices,” “Annabelle: Creation”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out,” the “Insidious” films), editors Michel Aller (“Lights Out,” “Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension”) and Ken Blackwell ( “Ouija” “Friday the 13th”), and costume designer Sharon Gilham (TV’s “Black Mirror”).  The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (“Nocturnal Animals”).

New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun.” Opening in theatres beginning September 7, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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

 The NUN is produced by this master of the genre and director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2” Name the director.

Competition closes Friday 31st August.

THE NUN (Cert 16), is in Irish cinemas on September 7th

Website: https://www.warnerbros.co.uk/movies/the-nun

Instagram/Twitter: #TheNunMovie

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUFqFE6Tgfg

©2018 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved

Win tickets to a special preview screening of THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE

Win tickets to a special preview screening of THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE.

Sergio G. Sánchez’s new horror and anticipated directorial debut, THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE opens in Irish cinemas on Friday 13th July. Horrorthon have exclusive tickets to give away to a special preview screening of the film on Monday 9th July.

After their mother’s death, Jack (20) and his siblings, struggle to survive on their own, hiding from the world and with no other place to go, when a threatening presence begins to haunt the old house.

Starring George MacKay (Captain Fantastic), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness) and Matthew Stagg, THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE opens in Irish cinemas Friday 13th July.

To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to this special preview screening of THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE on Monday July 9th at a Dublin City Centre location simply send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with your name and number by Sunday 8th July at 5pm.

Competition – Win RE:BORN on dvd!

Eureka Entertainment to release RE:BORN, a breath-taking, no-frills martial arts film featuring fast, furious and expertly choreographed fight sequences and starring Tak ∴ (formerly Tak Sakaguchi), for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 12 March 2018.

 

Toshiro (Tak , formerly Tak SakaguchiVersus), a former special forces operative, now lives a quiet life in the Japanese countryside. Despite his seemingly peaceful existence, Toshiro struggles to contain the destructive impulses that once made him the top soldier in an elite unit of killers. When his former commanding officer, the enigmatic Phantom (Akio Ôtsuka), comes out of the shadows seeking revenge, Toshiro goes on a kill-crazy rampage against a squad of ruthless assassins.

Utilising an unorthodox form of close-quarters combat (referred to by the director and lead actor as “Zero Range Combat”) Re:Born features some of the most stunningly choreographed martial-arts fight sequences in recent years, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray and DVD.

RE:BORN (New & Exclusive) UK Trailer https://youtu.be/uxM6vsMNwXs

 

Available to order from:

Amazon http://amzn.to/2D1QR5y

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:

 

  • 1080 presentation (on the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Short introduction from the filmmakers
  • Trailer

 

If you would like to enter this competition to win a copy, please send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with RE:BORN in the subject line. Please also include  your name and address in the email.

Competition closes Friday 16th March.

Competition – Win The Housemaid on DVD!

First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haû Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread.

Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille – Sebastien’s late wife—and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.

With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut as part of Montage Pictures.

THE HOUSEMAID, a refreshing update of the gothic-horror genre, will be released in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 February 2018, and is available to order here http://amzn.to/2rRrXRL

Horrorthon has 3 copies to give away. To enter simply send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with the answer to the following question in the subject line: Who directed The Housemaid? Please include your name and address. Competition closes Friday 16th February.

Competition – Win The Canterville Ghost on DVD

 

Featuring an all-star cast lead by Patrick Stewart alongside Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden and Cherie Lunghi comes a magical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Canterville Ghost, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut and DVD release thanks to Second Sight Films.

 

Fearing a life of boredom when her family relocates from America to a sprawling English stately home, teenager Ginny Otis (Campbell) is in for quite a surprise. Strange goings-on are soon explained when she encounters the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville (Stewart), who can only be seen by Ginny and her brothers. An understandably grouchy ghost at first, Ginny learns his sorrowful tale and vows to help him lift the curse that will keep him haunting the corridors of Canterville Hall forever.

  • New interview with director Syd Macartney
  • New interview with producer Robert Benedetti

  Title: The Canterville Ghost DVD                                   Release Date: 23 October 2017

 

 

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of The Canterville Ghost on DVD go to our Facebook page and give the competition post a like. Then send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with your name and address.

IFI Horrorthon Short Film Showcase

Horrorthon are proud to present the following selection of short films at this year’s festival.

Inexorable (Ireland)

The Wake (Ireland)

Eldritch Code (Sweden)

Winston (USA)

Into the Mud (Spain)

Bye Bye Baby (Spain)

Teddy Bears Picnic (UK)

RIP (Spain)

Le Plan (France)

The Box (Ireland)

M.A.M.O.N. (Mexico)

The IFI Horrorthon Short Film Showcase screens on Sunday 29th October @ 1510. Tickets available at http://ifi.ie/horrorthon

Many thanks to all who submitted short films for consideration.

 

IFI Horrorthon 2017

Tickets : http://ifi.ie/horrorthon

OCTOBER 26th-30th

19.00- OPENING FILM – TRAGEDY GIRLS : Q&A with Director Tyler McIntyre
21.10- DEAD SHACK
22.50- WHO’S WATCHING OLIVER ?
22.45- CHARISMATA
23.00- SEQUENCE BREAK

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 27TH

Including a tribute to George A. Romero

13.10- THE CRAZIES
15.10- THE DARK HALF
17.25- TOP KNOT DETECTIVE
19.10- HABIT : Q&A with Director – Simeon Halligan
21.15- THE ENDLESS
23.20- JOHN CARPENTER’S PRINCE OF DARKNESS & BODY SNATCHERS
23.15- TONIGHT SHE COMES & RUIN ME
23.30- FREDDY / EDDY & INCARNATION

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 28th

Including a tribute to Tobe Hooper

13.00- EATEN ALIVE
14.45- 78/52
16.30- TAG
18.10- OUR EVIL
20.00- GAME OF DEATH
21.30- VICTOR CROWLEY
23.20 -EVENT HORIZON
23.25- FASHIONISTA
23.15- THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 29th

13.00- KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF LARRY COHEN
15.10- SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
17.10- THE MIMIC
19.10 – SURPRISE FILM
21.10 – 68 KILL
23.00- ANGEL HEART
23.00- TORMENT
23.10- REPLACE

MONDAY – OCTOBER 30th

13.00 – RE:BORN
15.10 – RETURN TO NUKE EM’ HIGH VOL. 2
16.40 – THE LAPLACE’S DEMON : Q&A with Director Giordano Giulivi
19.10 – STILL/BORN
20.50 – CLOSING FILM : THE HOUSEMAID

Opening and closing films: €11
All other screenings: €10

5 films for €45
10 films for €80

1 day pass – €45
2 day pass – €77
3 day pass – €104
4 day pass – €130
5 day pass – €135

IFI HORRORTHON FESTIVAL PROGRAMME FLYERS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE IFI FROM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th