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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

IFI Horrorthon 2014

IFI HORRORTHON FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (October 23rd - 27th)

Hi all! Well, it's that time again, so here is a little taste of what is in store for next month's festival. As the Horrorthon team finalises this year's programme we are delighted to announce that our guests include cult horror Writer / Director Frank Henenlotter, as well as Scream Queen Actress / Writer / Director Jessica Cameron. We will be screening three of Frank Henenlotter's classics Basket Case, Brain Damage & Frankenhooker along with his new documentary That's Sexploitation. Jessica Cameron's Directorial debut is the multi award winning controversial festival hit Truth or Dare. This one is not for the faint of heart. Ms. Cameron has even promised to bring along some "Sick Bags" to hand out to audience members!

Also, this year the team felt that the festival needed some exciting new additions to the event, so we've introduced a new category where we will honour a horror icon each year, and we kick off by honouring the late great Vincent Price. We will be showing three of his classic movies, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, The Fall of the House of Usher, as well as a glorious 35mm print of Theatre of Blood. Another new addition will be horror story readings from the work of Ireland's greatest horror writers which is in association with The Bram Stoker Festival. Plus a screening of the silent movie Häxan : Witchcraft Through the Ages with a live music accompaniment.

We are also delighted to announce our fantastic opening and closing films. Opening night October 23rd we start with this year's most anticipated critically acclaimed horror hit The Babadook, and we close this year with the brilliant crowd pleaser What We Do in the Shadows.

We will be bringing you the full programme next week once everything is all finalised. We hope this whets your blood thirsty appetite for now!!!

Ed King