Come celebrate the IFI Horrorthon’s 18th birthday this October with five days of truly terrifying films!

The IFI Horrorthon is back this autumn, running from Thursday 22nd to Monday, 26th October. The festival programme once again promises a superb selection of torturous treats in the run up to Halloween, with 33 features (23 of them Irish premieres) and two shorts programmes.

Special guests at the 2015 IFI Horrorthon include director Richard Stanley, Caroline Munro, best known as a former Bond girl and Hammer regular, producer Sean Hogan and legendary illustrator Kevin O’Neill.

One of cinema’s most iconic figures, the late Christopher Lee, will be this year’s IFI Horrorthon Honours recipient. Horror maestro Wes Craven who passed away earlier this year will also be remembered with a late-night double bill and a screening of one of his best-known classics.

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Mick Fox, spokesperson for the IFI Horrorthon, said “This year’s festival is very possibly our most exciting yet, with iconic guests attending, terrific new films, and tributes accompanied by great retrospectives. It’s definitely a year not to be missed!”

The Irish premiere of The Invitation, a tense and unnerving thriller, will open this year’s festival. Many more Irish premieres will be screened throughout the weekend, including Last Girl Standing, Goodnight Mommy, Deathgasm, a New Zealand ode to heavy metal horror, The Hallow, and Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, amongst many others. The programme also features a rare 25th anniversary screening of Exorcist III (1990), as well as the Short Film Showcase.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 22nd

19.00 OPENING FILM: THE INVITATION
21.00 HOWL
22.50 TURBO KID
23.00 CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
23.00 MANIA

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd

13.00 IFI HORRORTHON HONOURS CHRISTOPHER LEE: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
14.50 LAST GIRL STANDING
16.45 DUST DEVIL
Director Richard Stanley will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A
19.10 GOODNIGHT MOMMY
21.10 DEATHGASM
22.00 TRIBUTE TO WES CRAVEN: THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW & THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS
23.00 WORRY DOLLS
23.10 FEED THE DEVIL

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th

13.00 NINA FOREVER
14.45 THE HALLOW
16.45 EMELIE
18.30 FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD
Producer Sean Hogan and artist Kevin O’Neill will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A
21.00 THE GREEN INFERNO
23.00 TRIBUTE TO WES CRAVEN: SCREAM
23.00 THE DEVIL’S WOODS
23.10 SCHERZO DIABOLICO

Green Inferno

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25th

13.00 RICHARD STANLEY SHORTS PROGRAMME
Director Richard Stanley will introduce this event
14.50 SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
17.10 THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD
19.30 SURPRISE FILM
21.15 JERUZALEM
23.00 THE EXORCIST III
23.00 NIGHT PEOPLE
23.10 FACE OF THE DEVIL

MONDAY OCTOBER 26th

13.00 THE NESTING
14.50 HARDWARE
Director Richard Stanley will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A
17.00 IFI HORRORTHON HONOURS CHRISTOPHER LEE: DRACULA A.D. 1972
Actress Caroline Munro will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A
19.10 RABID DOGS
21.00 CLOSING FILM: TALES OF HALLOWEEN

Christopher Lee in Dracula
The IFI Horrorthon runs from Thursday 22nd to Monday, 26th October.

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477, including a new special ticket deal offering 5 films for €40, or 10 films for €75.

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