Joining The Duke St Workshop, who will open the festival with a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft featuring cult horror actor Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II and III); and Steve Barker who will be presenting his new film The ReZort; Mayhem will also welcome British director Gareth Tunley for a screening of The Ghoul; and Billy O’Brien for I Am Not A Serial Killer. Astron-6’s Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski will close the festival with a screening of The Void and will be joined by producer Casey Walker. Mayhem previously welcomed Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney from cult film collective Astron-6 in 2014.
One of Mayhem’s most diverse editions, the programme also includes Italy’s They Call Me Jeeg Robot and the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesia’s Mo Brothers – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Julia Ducournau’s remarkable debut and Cannes-hit, Raw, Emiliano Rocha Minter’s “fairy tale for adults”, We Are The Flesh, hilarious horror-comedy Don’t Kill It from the director of Big Assed Spider and starring Dolph Lundgren, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest film, Creepy, about a criminal psychologist and his suspicious neighbours. From the archives, Mayhem will screen Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires, which has been restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as H.G. Lewis’s Blood Feast.
With a total of 17 screenings and events, the 2016 edition will also see the return of Mayhem’s Short Film Programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation hosted by author David Flint.
You can see and download the full line-up HERE. (We will announce our Shorts line-up very soon!)
Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £60 until Thursday 15 September only. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £70 will go on sale on Friday 16 September at 10am. Purchase Early Bird Passes by contacting the Broadway Box Office on 0115 952 6611.
The Duke St Workshop live featuring Laurence R. Harvey is made possible with the support and partnership of Kino Klubb.