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.

Competition – Win tickets to a preview screening of Annabelle Comes Home!

She’s Back and Wreaking Havoc!

If you’ve ever wanted a closer look at the artefacts inside Ed and Lorraine Warren’s museum of horrors,  you’re about to get your wish with Annabelle Comes Home, in cinemas July 10th. To celebrate her homecoming, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to give you and a guest the chance to win tickets to a special preview screening in Cineworld on July 3rd, followed by a welcome home party where you can meet the guest of honour, Annabelle..

“Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe.  Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “IT” and the upcoming “IT Chapter Two,” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran (“Aquaman”), who has produced all the films in the “Conjuring” franchise, and “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan (“Aquaman”), who has produced the last five film’s under his Atomic Monster banner.

              Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing.  But a year later, an unholy night of horror awaits the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends after a visit to the room awakens Annabelle…and allthe evil spirits residing there.

              The film stars Mckenna Grace (TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gifted,” “Captain Marvel”) as Judy; Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter, Mary Ellen; and Katie Sarife (TV’s “Youth and Consequences” and “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela; with Patrick Wilson (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Insidious” films) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” films, upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Dauberman directed the film from a screenplay he wrote, from a story by Dauberman & Wan.  Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear, Michelle Morrissey, and Atomic Monster’s Judson Scott served as executive producers.

Dauberman’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Michael Burgess (“The Curse of La Llorona”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle: Creation,” “The Nun”), editor Kirk Morri (“Aquaman”) and costume designer Leah Butler (“Annabelle: Creation”).  The music is by Joseph Bishara (“The Conjuring” films).

New Line Cinema presents, an Atomic Monster/Peter Safran Production, “Annabelle Comes Home.”  The film will be distributed in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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

Who directed Annabelle Comes Home?

Competition closes at 5pm on June 26th 2019.

ANNABELLE COMES HOME, Cert 15A, will be released in Irish cinemas on July 10th

Trailer:

Instagram/Twitter:  #AnnabelleComesHome

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Competition – Win tickets to a preview screening of The Curse of La Llorona

From horror master James Wan, comes the suspense-filled supernatural chiller The Curse of La Llorona.  To celebrate the release of The Curse of La Llorona in Irish cinemas on May 3rd, we have teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to send you to an exclusive preview screening and reception at The Light House cinema on May 1st.

From New Line Cinema and producer James Wan, “The Curse of La Llorona” brings the iconic Latin American legend to terrifying life in an original horror film, marking the feature directorial debut of Michael Chaves, the innovative filmmaker behind the award-winning short “The Maiden.”

              Set in 1973 Los Angeles, the film tells the story of Anna Tate-Garcia (Linda Cardellini), a social worker and widowed single mom struggling to balance the two roles while still coping with the loss of her husband.

              As a skeptic serving a city of believers, Anna has navigated a multitude of phantoms and superstitions in her job, usually finding personal demons lurking beneath.  So when she’s called to the home of Patricia Alvarez (Patricia Velasquez) and finds her two young sons locked in a closet, she interprets their terrified mother’s desperate efforts to keep them locked away as a dangerous sign of abuse. 

              Though Anna is determined to get Patricia the help she needs, her first concern is the safety of the children.  But, because she is unaware of the very real danger they face, Anna has no idea what she’s about to unleash – or the devastation it will cause – when she places a psychiatric hold on their mother and takes the kids into protective custody.

              In the deepest hours of the night, a haunting cry echoes through the corridors of the children’s shelter where the two boys sleep… When their bodies are later pulled from the river, their distraught mother lays the blame at Anna’s feet, and leaves her with an eerie warning:  La Llorona has her children now… but Anna’s own could be next.

              When darkness descends and her kids hear the weeping woman’s ominous cries, Anna is forced to confront the reality of Patricia’s claims:  this legendary spirit is hunting children in modern-day Los Angeles…and her own small kids are her prey.

              With nowhere else to turn, Anna puts her faith in Rafael Olvera (Raymond Cruz), a former priest-turned-curandero who has been preparing for this battle all his life.  Bringing his powerful faith and arsenal of spiritual totems, Rafael bands together with Anna and her kids as they batten down the hatches and arm themselves for the onslaught when night falls and La Llorona unleashes the full force of her furious supernatural wrath.

              Produced by James Wan (“Aquaman”), Gary Dauberman (screenwriter “IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and Emile Gladstone (“Army of One”), “The Curse of La Llorona” is directed by Michael Chaves, marking his feature directorial debut.

              The film stars Linda Cardellini (the Oscar-winning “Green Book,” Netflix’s “Bloodline”), Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” “Training Day”) and Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “Arrested Development,” “The Mummy” films), along with Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”), Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.

The film was written by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis (“Five Feet Apart”).  Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey and Michael Clear served as executive producers. Chaves’s creative behind-the-scenes team was led by director of photography Michael Burgess (camera operator “Aquaman”), production designer Melanie Jones (“Insidious: The Last Key”), editor Peter Gvozdas (“The Purge”) and costume designer Megan Spatz (“Slice”).  The music was composed by Joseph Bishara (the “Insidious” films).

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.”  The film is being released in 2D, motion-seat formats, Dolby Cinema, ScreenX and IMAX beginning April 19, 2019, and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

 To enter simply send an email to competiton@horrorthon.com with the answer to the following question in the subject line. Please also include your contact details.

Question:

The Curse of La Llorona is produced by this legendary horror filmmaker. Name this filmmaker.

The Curse of La Llorona, Cert 16, will be released in Irish cinemas on May 3rd

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77AKDxhdxR8&t=43s

Instagram/Twitter: #LaLlorona

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Competition – Win Crucible of the Vampire on DVD

Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals, Iain Ross-McNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire is set to arrives in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment.

Starring British acting favourite Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly), alongside rising stars Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films.

A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire. Welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family; Karl (Larry Rew), his wife Evelyn (Babette Barat) and their beautiful daughter Scarlet (Florence Cady), but all is not what it seems, as a dark and terrifying secret hangs over them.

When Isabelle discovers the truth within the mansion’s foreboding walls, can she escape the clutches of its malevolent occupants? This immortal tale, which moves from the English Civil War to the present day, is smart, stylish, sexy and as sharp as vampire’s teeth.

To enter this competition just send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with  ‘Crucible of the Vampire’ in the subject line. Please include your name and address in the email. Competition open to Ireland and UK residents and closes on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 5pm.

 

 

 

Competition – Win tickets to a preview screening of CREED II

CREED, the instant Rocky classic from 2015 is back for a second round in CREED II in which Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone reprise their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. CREED II is in cinemas November 30th. To celebrate Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up Horrorthon to give you the chance to see the film ahead of it’s release at a Special Preview screening on the 28th of November at Light House Cinema at 6.30pm.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa, respectively.Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box office. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), who directed the first film, returns to the franchise as an executive producer on Creed II. The new film is directed by Steven Caple Jr., who helmed the critically hailed 2016 drama The Land.

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

The film also stars Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Wood Harris as Tony “Little Duke” Burton, Russell Hornsby as Buddy Marcelle, with Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, and Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago. Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu portrays Viktor Drago.

Steven Caple Jr. directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor and Sylvester Stallone; story by Sascha Penn and Cheo Hodari Coker. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, and Sylvester Stallone. Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Guy Riedel are the executive producers.

Collaborating with Caple Jr. is a creative team led by director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, production designer Franco-Giacomocarbone; editors Dana E. Glauberman, Saira Haider and Paul Harb; composer Ludwig Göransson; music supervisors Fam Udeorji & Jen Malone; executive music producer Mike Will Made-It; costume designer Lizz Wolf, visual effects supervisor Crystal Dowd and co-producer Udi Nedivi. Casting was by Mary Vernieu and Lindsay Graham. Filming took place primarily in Philadelphia with additional locations in New Mexico.

Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler, was released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema in November 2015 and went on to garner many honors for Stallone, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

To enter simply send an email to competition@horrorthon.com with ‘CREED II’ in the subject line. Competition closes Sunday 24th November at 5pm.

CREED II (Cert 12A) will be released in Irish cinemas on November 30th

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si7pC7LdB4E&t=15s

Social: #Creed2

 

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CREED is a trademark of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

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

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