The IFI Horrorthon 2020 brings new and old chills and spills from around the world
The full schedule of films screening online for the IFI Horrorthon 2020 is now available. From October 22nd – 26th, a host of horrors will be made available online, with the Irish Film Institute keeping their annual ode to the genre alive.
60s sci-fi, man-eating demons and a host of home-brewed horrors will be on offer at IFI@Home for the IFI Horrorthon 2020. 22 feature films from around the world, as well as a selection of shorts, will be available on demand during the staggered festival dates. The festival’s opening on the 22nd will also have a treat for horror fans in the form of a recorded Q&A with the legendary director Joe Dante.
The Horrorthon is set to begin with Matthew John Lawrence’s horror comedy Uncle Peckerhead, about a man-eating demon tag along as a punk band’s driver. A new Irish feature gets a prominent slot on the Friday, as Damien McCarthy’s Cork-based Caveat will screen from the 23rd. Filmed in Bantry, West Cork, the film tells the story of a man suffering from memory loss who accepts a job caring for a woman in an isolated and abandoned house. Just this week the film opened the IndieCork Film Festival.
Speaking about this year’s festival, Horrorthon spokesman Mick Fox has said,
“In a very, very tough year it was the hardest Horrorthon to put together, but having persevered and sought out truly great titles, the festival is an achievement we did not expect, and is one that we feel will not let the fans down. The main goal was not to disappoint anyone by not having a festival this year, but to fight on, and make it the best event possible, and that’s exactly what it is. Everyone’s in for a great time!”
Other features screening at this festival include Charlie Steeds’s hotly-anticipated Death Ranch, which centres on three African American siblings on the run who unwittingly find themselves hiding out on the property of a cannibalistic Ku Klux Klan cult, which will screen on Saturday 24th. Derek Carl’s remake of Joseph Green’s 1962 mad scientist classic The Brain That Wouldn’t Die screening on Monday 26th.
The lineup includes a list of films from around the world including retro chiller Red Screening from Uruguay, Breeder from Denmark, Violence Voyager from Japan, Butchers from Canada, and Ropes from Spain. Further online screenings include Justin McConnell’s documentary Clapboard Jungle, the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired The Deep Ones, and Slovenian vampire comedy The Curse of Valburga.
Individual online screenings cost €7.50, with value multi-film packages available also from the IFI. Check out the full programme for the IFI Horrorthon below: