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

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.

IFI Horrorthon 2020

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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:

For further information contact Barry Hartigan on (086) 0267832 or at

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.


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

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

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

Many thanks to all who submitted short films for consideration.