The third annual horror fest, FilmFear, returns to Manchester’s HOME this week – in association with Film4.
From 26 – 31 October, residents, visitors and all round horror fanatics from Manchester can enjoy 6 days of cult films, extreme cinema and an all round fright fest on the big screen.
With a mix of new and classic, audiences will have the chance to attack the Hallowe’en season like a Michael Myers attacking a babysitter, a bloodied prom queen attacking her classmates or a Jack Nicholson attacking a bathroom door.
Highlights from the new stable includes:
- Everybody’s favourite human Nicolas Cage, sharing the screen with Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache in Mandy, a story of love, revenge and the supernatural (head back to the blog for my review of the film in the days to follow);
- British film Possum, starring Sean Harris and Alun Armstrong, which debuts the work of film-maker Matthew Holness who will be signing books before the screening and then returning afterwards to take part in a Q&A with audiences,
- St. Agatha, the latest in a possibly one of my favourite ever named genres – Nunsploitation – as brought to us by filmmaker, Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV; and
- Swedish title Videoman; a mystery thriller which, again, this blogger will be reviewing like a good’un shortly after the screening.
Audiences can also expect to revisit or even discover for the first time three vintage spine-tinglers (where have you been?), including:
- The Fog from the puppet-master of horror, John Carpenter; and
- The Evil Dead (possibly the most horror film title of all time).
For those not fortunate enough to have access to the cultural Manchester mecca that is HOME, the FilmFear season will also be returning to Film4, with a season of premieres and favourites, running for six nights from 26 – 31 October, including:
- The Witch;
- The Visit; and
- Kaleidoscope – the psychological chiller which featured in last year’s programme at HOME.
For details of the Film4 line-up, head to www.film4.com
See you on the other side…