The Horrorthon is the Irish Film Institute’s extended love letter to spooky season. A massive selection of horror films from all over the world are curated at the IFI every October, and 2022 is no exception. This year’s IFI Horrorthon takes place October 27 – 31st, with over 30 feature films set to screen over the five day festival of frights.
This year’s programme of the IFI Horrorthon includes films from France, Denmark, Switzerland, Thailand, Mexico and more, including the opening film of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, from the director of The Artist. New 4K restorations of some of the best films by horror legend Dario Argento will be included, including all-timers like Suspiria, Inferno and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
Lupine lovers will be howling at the double-bill on the 28th of King-adaptation Silver Bullet and a 25th anniversary screening of Neil Marshall’s cult classic Dog Soldiers. Another anniversary this year is the 40th of Paul Schrader’s take on Cat People, showing on the Saturday. A selection of short films will take place on Halloween itself, giving plenty of quick-fire frights.
IFI Horrorthon opens on the 27th with a feature that’s attracted no small amount of interest this year, Zach Cregger’s Barbarian. Tess (Georgina Campbell) arrives at her double-booked Airbnb to find Keith (Bill Skarsgård) already in residence. The situation gets worse when it becomes apparent that something else is sharing the house. Word-of-mouth is strong for this horror, so tickets (available now) might get snapped up fast.
Passes and film bundles for the Horrorthon are available to purchase directly from the IFI Box Office, on (01) 679 3477.
5-Day Early Bird (available until Monday, 10th at 21.00): €120 5-Day pass: €150
You can check out the full programme of the IFI Horrorthon 2022 HERE.