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: