Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween Hangover? Come to MAYHEM November 1st!


Picture the scene, Saturday November the 1st with the screams of Marilyn Burns still ringing in your eyes from a previously great night at MAYHEM. What do you do on Saturday? Stay on your sofa watching Saturday Morning Kitchen with James Martin whilst he talks dribble to chef's who are making dishes that you never have a hope in hell of making whilst inter-cut with clips from Keith Floyd, Rick Stein, Omlette challengezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................
No you don't! Get yourself together get on a bus or taxi (That way you can have a hair of the dog pint) and get yourself down to an epic Saturday of MAYHEM festival. And here are what treats lay ahead........ 
Kicking off at 12pm with Dead Snow 2:Red VS Dead. Yes the frozen Nazi Zombies are back! From what i'm hearing this is equally as good as Dead Snow if not better from all reports especially the humour has been ramped up to a Spinal Tap 11!

DEAD SNOW 2-OFFICIAL TRAILER.



After being thoroughly awaken from your Halloween slumber by Nazi Zombies next up at 2pm we have Starry Eyes which sounds very interesting indeed and has been getting some great reactions from what I have read it tells the tale of an Hollywood actress who decides to take a satanic route to securing success "A bloody Collision of body horror and film industry satire" Well you can't beat a bit of Saturday Afternoon Satanism!


STARRY EYES-OFFICIAL TRAILER


Next up at 4pm we have a new movie from New Zealand called Housebound and described as "The Very Best Horror Movie produced in the country since BRAINDEAD(DEAD ALIVE)" Starburst. Very high praise indeed. It tells the story of Kylie who is placed under house arrest and things are much worse than she expected. The house is haunted and also her mums, who she hates. Said to be a blend of Gothic chills and blood splattered laughs, Bring it on I say!


HOUSEBOUND-OFFICIAL TRAILER


And then on to 6:30 pm and the annual feature of SCARY SHORTS, "Featuring the best short films from around the world, the UK and closer to home.A sinister showcase of the scary, the weird and wonderous" If you have been to MAYHEM or maybe not, I would urge you to along to Scary Shorts as it's always a blast!



On to 9:30 PM and a showing of The Canal with special guests Director Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie Naughton. It tells the story of David who is a films Archivist and suspects his wife is having an affair, As the pressure mounts, an old film starts to unsettle and disturb him and the new family home begins to reveal some very dark secrets indeed....
It has to be said as with previous festivals these events with the special guests are always a great highlight of the festival and this certainly looks to definitely be one of those occasions!


THE CANAL - Official Trailer.

That's not all folks! No its no, 11:30PM See's the showing of in my opinion a very underated slasher movie STAGEFRIGHT (AQUARRIUS/DELERIA) Directed by the briliant Michele Soavi. Rehearsing a musical based on real life serial killer named The Night Owl, A bickering cast are locked in overnight unaware that an escaped lunatic has joined them. Now from that synopsis what a great film to take you through the midnight hour!



STAGE FRIGHT - OFFICIAL TRAILER




So there you go, Saturday at MAYHEM and you get all of the above for £27! Yet again a great bargain, You'll be glad you forgot about your Halloween hangover and even more glad that you didn't watch Saturday Morning Bleedin' Kitchen!That would have made your hangover a lot worse.
Jonny T.

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

MAYHEM FESTIVALS HALLOWEEN NIGHT LINE UP!


Hello folks!
Well with less than a week to go I thought I'd share MAYHEM festivals Friday night Halloween line up and what a line up it is!
Starting a 6PM with Coherence 
"On the night of an astronomical anomaly a group of friends gather for a dinner party and as their relationships strain reality starts to alter"


"EXCELLENT...COMPLETELY REARRANGES YOUR BRAIN!" FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

OFFICIAL TRAILER.


Next up at 8pm we have the re-imagining of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, At 1st when I heard this was on I thought it was just a straight up remake of the 70's classic but as you may well know they never caught the Phantom Killer and 65 years after the original events it seems he has returned. From what I've heard from people that have seen it so far is that is packed full of sex and violence, what more could you want on Halloween!! 


OFFICIAL TRAILER




Last up we they something very special indeed,At 10pm To celebrate the 40th anniversary MAYHEM will be showing on the big screen the classic that is TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Now there really is not a lot I can say about this apart from I saw it on the big screen a few years back and it is a totally different experience from seeing it at home. Especially the last twenty minutes with The Family and the seemingly never ender screams. a definite must see that will leave your ears ringing deep into the early hours of Halloween.

40th anniversary trailer.


So hope to see you all there! Link below for ticket info and did i mention that for a day pass on Halloween it is only £13.50, bargain!
Jonny T.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

ASTRON-6 - WHO THE HELL ARE THEY? FIND OUT AT MAYHEM!



You may well ask who ASTRON-6 are? I did,  All I remember is that film from 2 years ago at MAYHEM film festival called MANBORG, Jesus Christ that was an experience with a hangover. Similar to the also shown Dead Sushi. By no means whatsoever in context or did any of the films resemble each other. The only thing that connected the 2 movies were how great they were. More cheese than made by the BLUR bass player and more laughs than an hour with Tim Vine, Basically what I am saying is that both movies were brilliant! It has to be said that from the reaction that MANBORG created in the bar after the showing was great, Everyone I heard loved it, a real good feel factor movie and a definite crowd pleaser.


To be honest with me being a little slack  I didn't pay that much attention to the film-makers but thought there was a definite talent there.With all the trying to reintroduce grind-house at the time because Tarantino did it and it was cool (yawn!) into every film, To me it got as boring as seeing found footage movies so in a retro way MANBORG was not only very well done but hilarious and extremely cleverly done.   



So,I suppose my main point is that I was looking forward to seeing the line up revealed for the 2014 Mayhem festival and when it was I thought Thursday October 30th a night with ASTRON-6 who the hell are they? Then it all unravelled,BIO-COP, MANBORG AND FATHERS DAY?FUCK YEAH!! So with less than a week to go and from what I'm hearing the tickets are going pretty sharpish and not only on the night will Mayhem be showing ASTRON-6 Shorts showcase (90min) but the brand new feature that has been shown worldwide at festivals The Editor. Which has been getting some brilliant reviews desrcibed as mind bending and more impressive to me is the description of "IMAGINE IF THE DIRECTORS OF AIRPLANE MADE FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET" From the Toronto film festival. Now if that doesn't get you excited what the hell will? 
But on a closing note, It is great to see how ASTRON-6 has grown and been accepted and from what I have seen so far and the reviews for The Editor have been great so not only are this bunch of a loons a bunch of loons to keep an eye on but they will be in attendance at this years Mayhem festival!!Yes that's right the team behind Bio-Cop, Fathers Day and Manborg, Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney  and Matthew Kennedy will be there at this years festival.So like me if you had never heard of ASTRON-6  you really should check out their movies and grab yourself a ticket and come to Nottingham for what promises to be a very special night indeed, 5 more sleeps to Mayhem.That is all,
Jonny T.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

The Town That Dreaded Sundown 2014 a this years MAYHEM festival!


Well, First of all I didn't even realise that they were even remaking The Town That Dreaded Sundown but they have and it will be shown in my very own home town of Nottingham at this years MAYHEM festival. I only saw the original version from 1976 for the 1st time last year and what a bizarre film it was. Pre-Dating many slasher movies and using the cloth sack with eye cut outs as seen in the 1st couple of Friday 13th movies it tells the true tale of a town that was overcome with terror when people started to be killed at random.
Much like the Zodiac killer it is said that the killer known a the phantom killer was never caught. Also very odd is that in the town where it happened every year they show the original movie on a big screen in a local park and it is massively popular. The original version had some quite violent and disturbing scenes but also a weird comedic element especially one memorable scene with cops chasing the killer down train tracks to almost a Benny Hill theme tune!
So I can't wait to catch this at the festival, It is being shown on Halloween at 8pm just before the 40th anniversary screening of the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre so hopefully it will be a great double bill.
Keep your on the site for the review!
Jonny T.



OFFICIAL TRAILER


WIKIPEDIA LINK FOR FACTS ON THE ORIGINAL STORY - The Phantom Killer



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ORIGINAL 1976 TRAILER


Monday, 29 September 2014

MAYHEM festival reveals it's poster.!


Not long now folks! Yes MAYHEM festival has revealed it's poster for this years 10th anniversary festival and I have to say it's pretty great! Similar in design to last years in the way it's a montage of images representing the festival events. With even more updates coming out weekly as regards event times, added guests and even more. So iv'e put a link below to the festival be sure to check out what's happening and how you can get your tickets and don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Many thanks,
Jonny T!



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Friday, 19 September 2014

Mayhem Film Festival reveal full line-up for tenth edition









Hello Folks,
Yes its nearly MAYHEM festival time!! Now in it's 10th year this years line up certainly once again does not disappoint, I've stuck all the details below of all the showings and early bird passes at a cracking price are still available until Monday 22nd September but to be honest the normal price for the whole weekend is a bloody bargain! So get you're tickets and i'll see you there!
Jonny.

Mayhem Film Festival reveal full line-up for tenth edition

Following the news of an exciting opening night with Canadian cult filmmakers 
Astron-6, Mayhem Film Festival are delighted to unveil their full tenth-edition 
line-up and its selection of previews, special guests and cult screenings.
Opening its 2014 edition with a showcase of Astron-6’s short films and a 
preview screening of their new feature The Editor, recently premiered at TIFF, 
Mayhem will also welcome Director Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie 
Naughton for a preview screening of the stylish The Canal, Directors Robert 
Morgan and Julian Barratt for a preview of The ABCs of Death 2, and Director 
Tom Green as well as members of the production for a screening of Monsters: 
Dark Continent, the much anticipated sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2009 hit. 
One of the highlights of last year’s festival, 8MM Orchestra will return with a 
new specially-commissioned live score to another silent classic, Daughter of 
Horror (Dementia Cut). The rest of the programme, which counts a total of 17 
screenings, will include a 40th anniversary screening of Tobe Hooper’s cult 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a preview screening of Gerard Johnstone’s 
Housebound, the UK Premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination, as well 
as the return of Scary Shorts and the Flinterrogation, hosted by Strange 
Things Are Happening’s Dave Flint.
Dr Brendan Dare will also return to Mayhem with Thrill Laboratory present 
Duality: One Body, Two Brains. After his previous live investigation into the 
paranormal – Dr. Brendan Dare will present a truly psychotronic experiment, 
which probes whether live neurological data from one movie-stimulated brain 
can be used to (re)animate another.
Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £55 until Sunday 
night. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular 
price of £65 will go on sale on Monday 22 September at 12noon. To book 

your Early Bird Passes now please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/festivals




THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER
7.00PM ASTRON-6 SHORTS SHOWCASE with introduction from Matthew
Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney
9.00PM THE EDITOR with Q&A with Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and
Conor Sweeney
Dir. Adam Brooks & Matthew Kennedy, 2014 (CAN) with Udo Kier and Paz De La
Huerta
11.30PM LET US PREY
Dir. Brian O’Malley, 2014 (UK/IRE) with Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh



FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER
6.00PM COHERENCE
Dir. James Ward Byrkit, 2013 (US) with Emily Baldoni and Nicholas Brendon
8.00PM THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN
Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2014 (US) with Addison Timlin and Gary Cole
10.30PM THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974 (US) with Marilyn Burns and Gunnar Hansen


SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER
12.00PM DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD
Dir. Tommy Wirkola, 2014 (NOR) with Vegar Hoel and Martin Starr
2.00PM STARRY EYES
Dir. Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, 2014 (US) with Alex Essoe and Pat Healy
4.00PM HOUSEBOUND
Dir. Gerard Johnstone, 2013 (NZ) with Morgana O’Reilly and Rima Te Wiata
6.30PM SCARY SHORTS
Dir. Various, 2014 (International)
9.00PM THE CANAL with Q&A with Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne
Marie Naughton
Dir. Ivan Kavanagh, 2014 (IRE) with Rupert Evans and Steve Oram
11.30PM STAGEFRIGHT (AQUARIUS/DELIRIA)
Dir. Michele Soavi, 1987 (ITA) with David Brandon and Barbara Cupisti



SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER

12.00PM PREDESTINATION (UK PREMIERE)
Dir. The Spierig Brothers, 2014 (AUS) with Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook
2.00PM ABCs OF DEATH 2 with Q&A with directors Robert Morgan and
Julian Barratt
Dir. Various, 2014 (International)
4.30PM WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
Dir. Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement, 2013 (NZ) with Taika Waititi and Jemaine
Clement
7.00PM DAUGHTER OF HORROR (DEMENTIA CUT) with live score by
8MM Orchestra
Dir. John Parker & Bruno Ve Sota, 1953/55 (US) with Adrienne Barrett and Bruno Ve
Sota
8.00PM FLINTERROGATION
Presented by David Flint
9.00PM MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT with Q&A with Tom Green and
members of the production
Dir. Tom Green, 2014 (UK) with Joe Dempsie and Sam Keeley
*dates and times correct at time of release and may be subject to change.






Monday, 15 September 2014

Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X line-up revealed ahead of Mayhem X


Hey Folks,
Not long now before you all get the joy of my posts of drunken tales, Cheesy movies, classic movies and annual terrible score at the Sunday night horror quiz all the joy that is Nottingham's one and only Mayhem Horror Festival, But this year Pre-Mayhem there is something very special happening. Now imagine being a teenager or indeed younger and not being able to get into see horror movies, well i can't announce that Mayhem organizers  will this year break the law and allow all ages into any screenings! But hey have something very special in place starting October 25th for all young horror fans.
But hold thy horses not only do the young horror geeks get a Pre-Festival treat our old farts do to! From Sunday 26th October David Flint will be presenting a look at the dreaded certificate "X" along with some classic movies all leading up to the MAYHEM horror festival of which the full line up shall be revealed soon!
Phew! So there you go horror fans young old something to get your teeth into and if that doesn't satisfy you what do you want, blood??
All details below,
Jonny T.


Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X line-up revealed ahead of Mayhem X

Mayhem X, Mayhem Film Festival’s one-of-a-kind ten-day celebration of horror, cult cinema and sci-fi, reveals its two new strands’ line-up today.

Teen Mayhem will open the festivities on Saturday 25 October with a full day dedicated to pre-teens and young teenagers, aiming to inspire them to better engage with the genre. Starting with a Special FX make-up workshop with local make-up artist and prop maker Jayne Hyman, the day will then continue with a screening of Japanese anime Patema Inverted. A special event around CBBC hit series Wolfblood will see members of the cast and crew, including the show’s creator Debbie Moon and cast member Kedar Williams-Stirling, take part in a screening, and post-screening masterclass. The day will then end with a 3D screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 thriller The Hole.

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director, says: "We all fell in love with horror, science fiction and fantasy when we were younger and Teen Mayhem is a chance for those younger fans to really indulge their passion. It allows them to learn more about the genre, have fun and meet fellow fans, as well as to meet the team responsible for one of CBBC's biggest hit series, Wolfblood, to learn the craft of horror make-up and to catch a couple of really stunning films."

From Sunday 26 October, Mayhem X will continue with Mayhem Certificate X. Co-curated with Strange Things Are Happening’s David Flint, the series of screenings will look at the history and context of the X certificate in films, opening up the discussion on titles once deemed particularly challenging. The unique retrospective will include Dressed to Kill, La BĂȘte, X the Unknown and Straw Dogs. A special Silver Screen screening of Night of the Demon will close the season and make way for the main Mayhem Film Festival starting on Thursday 30 October.

Mayhem Film Festival - four days of horror, science fiction and cult cinema - starts on 30 October with guests including Astron-6 team members with their new feature
film The Editor and a series of exclusive screenings across the weekend.

Tickets for Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X will go on sale on Friday 12 September at 10AM. Discounts will be available for holders of Mayhem Film Festival Early Bird Passes. The full line-up for Mayhem Film Festival will be announced soon and Early Bird Passes are still available here http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_mayhem_2014_early_bird_full_festival_passes

Mayhem X is made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery. For more information about Mayhem please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem