There'll be fake blood and piercing screams aplenty onscreen once again as the IFI's annual Horrorthon takes place in the Irish Film Institute from 23rd to 27th of October. Those brave enough to attend can expect a relentless weekend of scares and thrills as some of the most hotly anticipated horror films will be screened, intertwined with some darkly comic and kitsch classics. The festival, initially a one day event, is back now for its 11th successive year and this promises to be the most bone-chilling festival yet. Films that a scheduled to be screened include the brand new Saw V, Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead 2 and Ghostwood, directed by Irish talent Justin O'Brien. The talking point of this year's festival, however, is without doubt a French shocker called Martyrs, which has been described as one of the more intense cinema-going experiences of recent times and the pinnacle to date of the new wave of extreme horror movies, a film described by festival director Ed King as "the most disturbing film I've seen in years." Individual screenings are €9 and there are also day passes available. Full details can be found on the IFI website.