MAYHEM X, Mayhem Film Festival’s one-of-a-kind, ten-day celebration of horror, cult cinema and sci-fi, has revealed its two new strands which take place in the lead up to this year’s main Mayhem Festival.
TEEN MAYHEM will open the festivities on Saturday, October 25th 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 show creator Debbie Moon and cast member Kedar Williams-Stirling, take part in a screening and a 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, October 26th, 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 DRESS TO KILL, LA BÊTE, 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, October 30th.
Mayhem Film Festival - four days of horror, science fiction and cult cinema - starts on October 30th 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, September 12th at 10am. And you can get early bird passes for the main festival here.
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