After 2020’s COVID-19 caused Skeleton Edition, the Mayhem Film Festival is once again set to return to Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema for a full-length festival. The 17th Mayhem will deliver a devilish mix of different genre films over the course of four days from from 14-17 October 2021. If weird and wonderful movies are your thing, then I highly recommend that you check the festival out.
The festival has now announced its first two titles:
First up for this year’s festival is underwater ghost story The Deep House. Reminiscent of that legendary moment from Dario Argento’s Inferno, the directors of the extreme cinema, envelope-pushing Inside plunge us into the depths of a submerged haunted house to create a literally immersive horror experience.
Mayhem’s second film confirmed for this year’s edition is documentary Alien On Stage, following a group of DIY, Dorset-based bus drivers as they remake Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien for the stage – all on a shoestring budget – and triumphantly take it to the West End stage. This behind-the-scenes documentary catalogues the journey from early rehearsals to opening night and will leave you grinning from ear to ear and cheering the underdogs on to victory.
Seating for this year’s Mayhem Film Festival will allow for social distancing, so specific seats will need to be selected when buying festival passes. An initial limited release of full festival passes will go on sale from 16 August and more passes available at a later date.