IFI Horrorthon 2018 is a full festival of fear


The Irish Film Institute’s annual Horrorthon is just one week away, a mix of bloody madness and mayhem that showcases a diverse range of horror films from Ireland and abroad. With plenty of Irish premieres, a couple of Q&As, shorts, surprises and a looot of blood, the IFI Horrorthon 2018 is set to be another great, gruesome festival of horror. We’ve picked out a few of the festivals highlights, and we’ve got the full programme for you to look through.

The IFI Horrorthon takes place this year from October 25th to 29th, with a packed schedule of 37 features and a screening of short films in store. Festival passes are available for die-hard horror hounds, with the IFI doing deals 5 films for €45 or 10 films for €80, as well as a range of day passes, with price details below.

1 day pass – €45
2 day pass – €77
3 day pass – €104
4 day pass – €130
5 day pass – €135

The eye-catching highlight of the Horrothon is set to be Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria. Guadagnino reunites with Tilda Swinton and brings in Dakota Johnson for the remake of Dario Argento’s infamous Giallo great; classic, campy, blood curdling tale of of Susie, who discovers that her dance company is merely a masquerade for something much more sinister. With the Light House screening the original as part of their Season of the Witch, it’s a good time for Suspiria fans.

The J.J. Abrams-produced horror movie Overlord will open the Horrorthon on October 25th. Directed by Julius Avery and starring Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell, the film tells the story of a team of American paratroopers who drop into Nazi-occupied France on the eve of D-Day to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.

Commenting on the opening night film, Horrorthon Assistant Programmer Mick Fox said,

“Screening Overlord as opening film at this year’s IFI Horrorthon was easily the most exciting news we could have possibly received. Audiences will have a blast with what is a cracking start to this year’s festival”.

 

Check out the full schedule for the IFI Horrorthon 2018 below:

HORRORTHON 2018: OVERLORD

 

Thursday 25th Oct 2018 19.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

 

Thursday 25th Oct 2018 21.15

 

HORRORTHON 2018: BOAR

 

Thursday 25th Oct 2018 23.10

 

HORRORTHON 2018: ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING

 

Thursday 25th Oct 2018 23.15

 

HORRORTHON 2018: CAMP COLD BROOK

 

Thursday 25th Oct 2018 23.15

 

HORRORTHON 2018: THE CLEANING LADY

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 13.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: FRAMED

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 14.50

 

HORRORTHON 2018: KNUCKLEBALL

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 16.30

 

HORRORTHON 2018: THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY + Q&A

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 18.20

 

HORRORTHON 2018: NIGHTMARE CINEMA + Q&A

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 20.20

 

HORRORTHON 2018: CRITTERS 2 / THE FLY II DOUBLE-BILL

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 23.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: THE AXIOM / LIVING SPACE DOUBLE BILL

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 23.10

 

HORRORTHON 2018: ROAD TO HELL / THE TOKOLOSHE DOUBLE BILL

 

Friday 26th Oct 2018 23.20

 

HORRORTHON 2018: HORROR EXPRESS

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 13.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 15.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: LIFECHANGER

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 17.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: SECRET SANTA

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 18.50

 

HORRORTHON 2018: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 20.45

 

HORRORTHON 2018: BOOK OF MONSTERS

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 22.50

 

HORRORTHON 2018: LADY FRANKENSTEIN

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 23.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: LUST

 

Saturday 27th Oct 2018 23.10

 

HORRORTHON 2018: SURPRISE FILM

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 18.05 [SOLD OUT]

 

HORRORTHON 2018: SIR CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING – ON FRANKENSTEIN

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 13.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: ST. AGATHA

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 16.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: SUSPIRIA

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 20.20

 

HORRORTHON 2018: THE DARK

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 23.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: KILLERS WITHIN

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 23.10

 

HORRORTHON 2018: SLEEPWALKERS

 

Sunday 28th Oct 2018 23.20

 

HORRORTHON 2018: SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

 

Monday 29th Oct 2018 12.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: RAVERS

 

Monday 29th Oct 2018 14.00

 

HORRORTHON 2018: VIDEOMAN

 

Monday 29th Oct 2018 15.45

 

HORRORTHON 2018: PIERCING

 

Monday 29th Oct 2018 17.40

 

HORRORTHON 2018: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

 

Monday 29th Oct 2018 19.20

 

HORRORTHON 2018: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

 

Monday 29th Oct 2018 21.10

 

 

Luke Dunne
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Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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