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.

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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.

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

© 2019 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

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

© 2019 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

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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