The lineup for Horrorthon 2009 has been announced, and it includes everything from indie slashers to big budget movies.
The lineup for Horrorthon 2009 has been announced and it includes everything from indie slashers to modern day big budget movies.
Be afraid! Be very afraid! Horrorthon 2009 is here – and none of us are safe. The IFI once again plays host to four days of madness, mayhem and blood-curdling suspense – and that’s just the queue for the bar in between screenings. Ba-dum-tish, etc.
The secret of Horrorthon’s success aint that secret: this is a festival built for people who love horror movies by people who love horror movies, those twisted souls who know there’s nothing quite like an up-for-it audience digging a fright flick on the big screen.
This year’s Horrorthon programme suggests that the most maligned of movie genres is in a shocking state of something resembling rude health, as slick, smart big-budget studio jobs like Opening Film Jennifer’s Bodyface-off against hotly touted indie shockers like Ti West’s old-school fright-fest House of the Devil and embroynic body horror Grace – films guaranteed to disgust and divide loyal Horrorthon audiences.
And we mean that in the best possible sense. We couldn’t be more excited about local son Conor McMahon’s return to DIY moviemaking with The Disturbed, his long-overdue follow-up to Dead Meat, and are honoured to welcome two of George A. Romero’s favourite leading men to Dublin: Dawn of the Dead’s Ken Foree and Day of the Dead’s Joe Pilato will be joining us live and in person for screenings of their undead classics.
This year’s Horrorthon is dedicated to the late Forest J Ackerman, master of bad puns, publisher of Famous Monsters magazine and the greatest horror movie geek of them all.
Rest in peace, Dr. Acula.
Horrorthon Film Festival
22nd – 26th October 2009
JENNIFER’S BODY (US, 2009)
TRICK ‘R TREAT (US, 2008)
THE DISTURBED (Ireland, 2009) + Q&A with director Conor McMahon
GRACE (US, 2009)
BLACK DYNAMITE (US, 2009)
THE SINFUL DWARF (Denmark, 1973)
EMANUELLE AND THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE (Italy, 1978)
DAY OF THE DEAD (US, 1985) + guest, actor Joe Pilato
ZONE OF THE DEAD (Serbia, 2009) + guest, actor Ken Foree
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (US, 2009)
CONTAMINATION (Italy, 1980)
RESURRECTING THE STREET WALKER (UK, 2009)
THE HILLS RUN RED (US, 2009)
AT MIDNIGHT I WILL TAKE YOUR SOUL (Brazil, 1964)
TONY (UK, 2009)
BLACK (France, 2008)
THE UNDYING (US, 2009) + guest, director Steven Peros
SAMURAI COP (US, 1989)
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (US, 1984)
NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE & BLUE (US, 2009)
BEYOND THE DOOR (Italy, 1974)
SALVAGE (UK, 2008)
THE HORSEMAN (Australia, 2008)
GREMLINS (70mm 25th anniversary screening) (US, 1984)
THE DESCENT 2 (US, 2009)
The IFI website says that this year’s Surprise Film is “…the most shocking and truly horrible Surprise Film to date…“, so our money is on The Human Centipede. Ugh.
http://www.irishfilm.ie/horrorthon09 has all full details of screenings and tickets.