The Mayhem Film Festival has announced the line-up for festival’s 16th iteration. This year things will be a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the festival will be having a smaller, Skeleton Edition when it takes place at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema from Thursday 15 October – Sunday 18 October.
The 2020 version of Mayhem might be smaller, but it still has a great-looking selection of films on offer. Tickets for the Skeleton Edition of the festival are on sale from Friday 18 September.
Here’s the full line-up:
Boys from County Hell
Director. Chris Baugh
Starring: Jack Rowan, Nigel O’Neill, Louisa Harland
Thursday 15 October
Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish village whose only claim to fame is the dubious legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub where he was inspired to write ‘Dracula’. When strange events begin to unfold at a controversial new road development site, Eugene and his friends must fight for survival as they discover there may be more to the myth of a local bloodsucking creature than they thought.
From the producers behind Bad Day for the Cut, Extra Ordinary and The Devil’s Doorway comes this hilarious and bloody horror-comedy.
“A raucous crowd-pleaser packed with sharp humor, lovable characters, and gnarly effects, it’s the best horror-comedy since What We Do in the Shadows.” – Tribeca Film Festival
Director: Steven Kostanski
Starring: Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Adam Brooks
Friday 16 October
From the director of Mayhem favourites Manborg, Bio-Cop and The Void comes this new journey into madness (and incredible practical FX) – Psycho Goreman!
When siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia.
“Looks like the craziest, bloodiest horror movie of 2020.” – Bloody Disgusting
Short Film Showcase
Directors: Various (120m)
Saturday 17 October
The short film section of Mayhem is still its beating heart. Mayhem is proud to present films from around the world and closer to home – the best bites of horror, sci-fi and weird cinema.
The Oak Room
Director. Cody Calahan
Starring: RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge
Sunday 18 October
During a raging snowstorm, a drifter (RJ Mitte – Breaking Bad) returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender (Peter Outerbridge – Nikita, Orphan Black) by telling him a story, the night’s events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double crosses and shocking violence.
“Few films have ever depicted the art of storytelling as brilliantly as this.” – Eye For Film
“A fascinating character study come horror film (and) a masterclass in storytelling.” – Nerdly