IFI Horrorthon returns to Dublin from October 25th to 29th and it has got a great line-up.
This year’s festival will open with the Irish premiere of the J.J. Abrams-produced World War II action-horror ‘Overlord’, directed by Julius Avery, and will also feature the Irish premiere of Luca Guadagnino's hotly-anticipated remake of Dario Argento's ‘Suspiria’ on Sunday 28th. The movie stars Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz and Tilda Swinton.
Guests this year include writer-director Mick Garris, who will take part in a Q&A following a screening of his new film ‘Nightmare Cinema’ starring Mickey Rourke. Garris will also introduce a double-bill of classics ‘The Fly II’ and ‘Critters 2’ and his adaptation of Stephen King's ‘Sleepwalkers’.
John Connolly will launch his new book about Gene Martin's 1972 film ‘Horror Express,’ accompanied by a screening of the Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee classic. Sir Christopher Frayling will give a talk on the seminal ‘Frankenstein’ novel, before a screening of the Terence Fisher's ‘Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell’.
Also scheduled to appear are directors Aislinn Clark of new Irish film ‘The Devil's Doorway’, and Adam Marcus of ‘Secret Santa’. Another Irish production, ‘Killers Within’, from directors Paul Bushe and Brian O'Neill, will screen on Sunday 28th.
Other highlights include John McPhail's horror-musical ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’; André Gower's ‘Wolfman's Got Nards’, a new documentary about the 1980s cult classic horror-comedy ‘The Monster Squad’; Nicolas Pesce's ‘Piercing’, starring Mia Wasikowska; and ‘All the Creatures Were Stirring’, a late show on Thursday 25th starring ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ actress Constance Wu.
The Horrorthon Surprise Film will return this year in its regular Sunday evening slot, with past surprises including ‘The Witch’, ‘The Others’, ‘The Machinist’, and ‘Paranormal Activity’.
Shin'ichirô Ueda's ‘One Cut of the Dead’, which has been called the best horror comedy since ‘Shaun of the Dead’, will close the festival on Bank Holiday Monday.
Individual tickets for Horrorthon films are on sale now at the IFI Box Office, by phone, or online at www.ifi.ie/horrorthon. Multiple film deals and day passes are also available.