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Mayhem Reveals Full 2019 Festival Line-Up

7 September 19

Fright-fans rejoice - Mayhem, Nottingham's biggest and best film event, is just around the corner, and the Broadway-based festival has announced its full line-up for 2019...

Thursday 10 October

7.30pm - Extra Ordinary (2019)

Directors: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman

Starring: Will Forte, Claudia O'Doherty, Maeve Higgins

Running time: 94 mins

Country: Ireland

A woman who has supernatural abilities must save a possessed girl. Though driving instructor Rose has a love-hate relationship with her abilities, she decides to help Martin and his daughter Sarah.


9.45pm - Daniel Isn't Real (2019)

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer

Starring: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane, Miles Robbins

Running time: 96 mins

Country: United States

A troubled college freshman resurrects his imaginary friend to help him cope with a violent trauma.


Friday 11 October

1.45pm - Viy (1967)

Directors: Konstantin Yershov, Georgi Kropachyov

Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Nikolai Kutuzov

Running time: 78 mins

Country: Russia

A group of seminary students from the city go on summer break, drunkenly wandering the countryside. They end up lost, and spend a night in the company of a haggard witch. A scuffle breaks out, and one of the students, Khoma, murders the witch. Only it turns out he really killed a beautiful landowner's daughter, and now he must sit with her body in a church for three days, protecting it from evil spirits. Based on a story by Nikolai Gogol.


3.30pm - Sword of God (2019)

Director: Bartosz Konopka

Starring: Krzysztof Pieczynski, Karol Bernacki, Wiktoria Gorodecka

Running time: 100 mins

Country: Poland

Two men in the early Middle Ages come to a pagan land: one to bring Christianity, the other to find his way of living. They choose two different ways of reaching the pagans. In the fight between dialogue and force, one of them will die.


6pm - Girl on the Third Floor (2019)

Director: Travis Stevens

Starring: CM Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Elissa Dowling

Running time: 93 mins

Country: United States

A man tries to renovate a dilapidated house for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.


8pm - Color Out of Space (2019)

Director: Richard Stanley

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Q'orianka Kilcher

Running time: 111 mins

Country: United States

A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.

10.45pm - The Hidden (1987)

Director: Jack Sholder

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian

Running time: 98 mins

Country: United States

An FBI agent and a homicide detective hunt the current human host of an orally exchanged alien life-form.


Saturday 12 October

12pm - The Pool (2019) - UK Premiere

Director: Ping Lumpraploeng

Starring: Theeradej Wongpuapan, Ratnamon Ratchiratham

Running time: 91 mins

Country: Thailand

In an abandoned 6-meter deep pool, a couple find themselves stranded with a deadly predator.


1.45pm - She Never Died (2019) - UK Premiere

Director: Audrey Cummings

Starring: Olunike Adeliyi, Peter MacNeil, Kiana Madeira

Country: Canada

Female-fronted companion piece to 2015 cult film He Never DiedOlunike Adeliyi stars as an immortal cannibal who seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer in the hunt for her next meal, when she saves a woman from dying a grisly death on a snuff web channel and proceeds to hunt down the culprits.

6pm - Mayhem Short Film Showcase

Directors: Various

The best local, national and international short films that the world of horror, cult and sci-fi has to offer - hand picked by curators Steven Sheil, Chris Cooke and Melissa Gueneau. 

8.15pm - The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019) - UK Premiere

Director: Won-Tae Lee

Starring: Ma Dong-Seok, Kim Mu-yeol, Kim Sung-kyu

Running time: 110 mins

Country: South Korea

A vengeful crime boss forms an unlikely partnership with a detective to catch the elusive serial killer who viciously attacked him.


10.30pm - Vampire's Kiss (1989)

Director: Robert Bierman

Starring:Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, María Conchita Alonso

Running time: 103 mins

Country: Italy

The life of white-collar New Yorker Peter seems to revolve solely around making as much money and sleeping with as many women as possible. After a typical night of scouring trendy bars for some action, Peter manages to take home the sexy Rachel, who bites him on the neck while they're in bed. The next day, Peter is certain he is now a vampire. Though no one shares his point of view and he hasn't changed physically, he dons fake fangs and begins stalking women.


Sunday 13 October

12pm - Bullets Of Justice (2019)

Director: Valeri Milev

Starring: Timur Turisbekov, Danny Trejo, Ester Chardaklieva

Running time: 76 mins

Country: Kazakhstan/Russia/Argentina

During the Third World War, the American Government initiates a secret project code named "Army Bacon" in order to create super soldiers by inbreeding humans with pigs. 25 years later a breed called "Muzzles" have occupied top of the food chain, eating and farming humans like animals. Rob Justice is an ex-bounty hunter working for the last line of human resistance - a group of survivors hiding in a nuclear bunker deep underground. His mission is to find out how muzzles came to power and destroy them.


1.45pm - Door Lock (2018)

Director: Kwon Lee

Starring: Hyo-jin Kong, Seong-oh Kim, Gong Hyo-jin

Running time: 102 mins

Country: South Korea

A thriller that begins with a murder incident with a trace of a stranger entering the house of Kyung Min who lives alone in the one room.


3.45pm - Why Don’t You Just Die! (2019)

Director: Kirill Sokolov

Starring: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde

Running time: 100 mins

Country: Russia

A detective brings together three people who all have reasons for revenge.


5.20pm - The Flinterrogation 

Author David Flint hosts the annual quiz that puts even the most ardent film fan through their paces

6.30pm - Vivarium (2019)

Director: Lorcan Finnegan

Starring: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris

Running time: 97 mins

Country: United States

A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.


8.45pm - Come To Daddy (2019)

DirectorAnt Timpson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan

Running time: 93 mins

Country: New Zealand

A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.


Mayhem Film Festival takes place at Broadway Cinema between Thursday 10 - Sunday 14 October. Early Bird passes are available now from the Mayhem website or the Broadway box office for £70. 

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