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Preview: Mayhem 2017

29 August 17 words: Ashley Carter

It's nearly that time of year again...

The match-up we've all been waiting for

The first titles for this year’s Mayhem Film Festival have been announced, and it’s already looking pretty exciting. Running from the 12th – 15th October at Broadway Cinema, the Horror, Sci-Fi and Cult film festival has six confirmed titles, the stand-out of which is doubtlessly a live reading of the unmade Hammer production Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls!

Based on a thought-lost outline from the Hammer Script Archive, the story has been fleshed into a feature-length script by Mayhem co-curator Steven Sheil that promises to take viewers “on an epic sci-fi adventure to a lost world beyond the arctic snows where prehistoric creatures may still roam."

Other highlights include Simeon Halligan’s Habit, a submersive film about a young man working in a massage parlour who discovers something dangerous and sinister lurking in the mysterious room no.9. The screening will include a post-film Q&A with director Halligan.

American director Joe Lynch’s Mayhem, starring The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun, is another confirmed title for the 2017 line-up. Described as a “relentlessly fun corporate horror,” Mayhem follows Derek Cho (Yeun) as he finds himself trapped within the law firm he has just been fired from, as a super virus making people lose all of their inhibitions condemns the building to quarantine.

This second wave of announcements follows the first three films to be confirmed for this year’s festival: Steve Miner’s Friday the 13th Part III, Top Knot Detective by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce and Benjamin Barfoot’s comedy-horror Double Date.

Early bird passes are still available for £65, which enable entry to every screening of the four day festival.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest confirmed titles for Mayhem 2017 at their website or Twitter pages.

Mayhem... at this year's Mayhem

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