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 Diary: Mayhem Film Festival...

12 - 15th October 2017 in Nottingham

Link Here 20th September 2017

mayhem film festival 2017 logo Mayhem Film Festival
12 - 15th October 2017
Broadway Cinema, Nttingham

With premieres, previews, special guests and midnight screenings, Mayhem Film Festival showcases the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through feature films, short films and special events.

The festival will open with a preview screening of Benjamin Barfoot's Double Date , which will be followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and crew.

Also on the line-up is the utterly hilarious Top Knot Detective , an Australian mockumentary about a 90s Japanese samurai/detective series known in Japan as Ronin Suiri Tentai.

Mayhem will screen Friday the 13th Part III: 3D, on Friday 13 October.


 Diary: Frightfest Halloween...

28th October 2017, London

Link Here 18th September 2017

frightfest main logo Frightfest Halloween
Empire Cinema, Haymarket, West End, London
28th October 2017


Director: Gary Doust. Cast: Craig Anderson, Dee Wallace, Gerard Odwyer, Bryan Moses, Robert Anderson. Australia 2017. 99 mins.

12:05 HOSTILE (UK Premiere)
Director: Mathieu Turi. Cast: Brittany Ashworth, Javier Botet, Gregory Fitoussi, Jay Benedict, David Gasman. USA 2017. 82 mins.

14:10 THE BLACK GLOVES (World Premiere)
Director: Lawrie Brewster. Cast: Macarena Gómez, Nicholas Vince, Alexandra Nicole Hulme, Craig J. Seath, Jamie Scott Gordon. UK 2017. 80 mins.

Director: Marko Mäkilaakso. Cast: Mark Arnold, Harry Lister Smith, Vanessa Grasse, Alec Mills, Callum McGowan. Finland/UK/Canada 2017. 89 mins.

18:45 HOUSEWIFE (UK Premiere)
Director: Can Evrenol. Cast: Clémentine Poidatz, David Sakurai, Ali Aksöz, Defne Halman, Alicia Kapudag. Turkey 2017. 82 mins.

20:40 BEYOND SKYLINE (UK Premiere)
Director: Liam O'Donnell. Cast: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Johnny Weston, Antonio Fargas. USA/Indonesia 2017. 105 mins.

23:00 TERRIFIER (UK Premiere)
Director: Damien Leone. Cast: Jenna Kanell, Catherine Corcoran, Margaret Reed, Katie Maguire, David Howard Thornton. USA 2017. 82 mins.


 Diary: Frightmare Halloween Festival...

30th September to 31st October. Promotional poster uses ASA censorship as a badge of honour

Link Here 15th September 2017
censored frightmare posterThe advert censors of ASA banned a billboard for Over Farm's Frightmare Halloween event last year after a child became distressed by it. The poster was outside a train station and depicted people in prosthetic monstrous make-up.

Now Over Farm has taken advantage of the ban to promote this year's Frightmare by slapping a 'censored' banner across last years poster.

The 2016 advert featured images of a monstrous man and woman, and a sinister character holding a chainsaw in one hand with a decapitated head in the other.

Matt Keene, partner at Over Farm, said:

We apologise to anyone who has been disturbed by our advertisement. As the largest Halloween festival in the south west, we're committed to ensuring that this year's Frightmare is as heart-stoppingly horrifying as possible, and we admit that we may have outdone ourselves last year. We are, however, working hard to minimize any additional angst within the community.

The event starts on Friday October 6 and continues throughout the month.


 Diary: Stephen King...

October 2017 on the Horror Channel

Link Here 12th September 2017
Cat's Eye DVD Works by Stephen King feature heavily this month on Horror Channel, which celebrates the icon's 70th year of one of horror's most prolific and popular authors. There are network premieres for his fearsome feline anthology Cat's Eye , starring James Woods and Drew Barrymore; his darkly weighty cautionary tale Stephen King's Thinner , directed by Tom Holland in his directorial debut; the science-fiction action horror Maximum Overdrive , starring Emilio Estevez; and the 2009 adaptation of his short story Children Of The Corn .

Horror Channel has eleven film premieres in October, including the UK premieres of Southbound , a chiller compendium from the creators of the V/H/S franchise; Mitch Wilson's gruesome hell-ride Knucklebones ; and Declan O'Brien's twisted take on the Outback slasher franchise, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines .

There are also network premieres for remakes The Hills Have Eyes 1 and 2 , George Mihalka's Canadian slasher My Bloody Valentine , and hillbilly horror returns in Valeri Milev's Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort .


 Diary: The Suspiria 4k Tour...

6th October - 23rd November a theatrical tour of a new restoration

Link Here 10th September 2017

suspiria 2017CultFilms will orchestrate the Suspiria 4K Tour, which they are coordinating with several venues across the country. The Suspiria tour will culminate with a very special event in London: an evening with Dario Argento, featuring a Q&A with the maestro himself and a presentation of the restoration. Dates for the tour include but are not limited to:

  • 6 October: BFI London Film Festival ( Suspiria 4K premiere)
  • 14 October: Mayhem Film Festival
  • 14 October: BFI London Film Festival
  • 21 October: Celluloid Screams, Sheffield
  • 28 October: Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema
  • 28 October: Regent Street Cinema, London (35mm)
  • 14 November: Barbican, London (with Dario Argento intro and Q&A)
  • 17 - 23 November: Barbican, London

The film will be released on Blu-ray/DVD combo on 14th November 2017.


 Diary: ORGCon17...

4-5th November 2017. Digital rights conference in London

Link Here 5th September 2017

orgcon 2017 logo ORGCon17
4-5th November 2017.
At an unspecified venue in London.

Are we at a tipping point for online abuse? Will killer robots change policing? How are extremists using the Internet and can we do anything about it? Is the Internet empowering the marginalised or the most powerful? How are the online rights of people of colour, women, and other marginalised groups being disproportionately affected by regressive laws and online abuse? What are the surveillance developments we should be worrying about next? How can open data transform government? Does the age verification of porn put our privacy and free speech at risk?

These are some of the questions we will be asking at ORGCon 2017. Our amazing line up of writers, technologists and experts will look at the threats we face and what we can do about them. But we'll also be talking about how the Internet has changed politics and campaigning for the good, and how we can harness this to give ordinary citizens a voice, and help to hold the powerful to account.

Confirmed to speak so far: Graham Linehan, Noel Sharkey, Helen Lewis, Nighat Dad, Azmina Dhrodia, Caroline Criado-Perez, Tracy King, Jamie Bartlett, Myles Jackman, Pandora Blake, Nanjira Sambuli, Sarah Jamie Lewis, Audrey Tang and more.


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