This marks the 18th year of Horrorthon, which means its finally old enough to watch most of the movies in the programme! For 2015, the festival runs from the 22nd to the 26th of October, showcasing dozens of genre works with special guests, classic screenings and the ever popular surprise movie.
A few things have been confirmed over on the official Horrorthon page and in the IFI programme - including the fact that this year's fest will honour the late great Christoper Lee and Wes Craven. We've also heard about four films which will definitely be screening, here's some more info from the latest IFI programme:
The continued strength of Israeli horror over recent years is reflected in the selection for this year’s IFI Horrorthon of Jeruzalem, in which tourists visiting the titular city are caught up in the Biblical end of days. Tense and imaginative, the filmmakers are to be particularly applauded for creating a genuinely innovative twist on the hoary clichés of the found-footage subgenre.
A remake of giallo master Mario Bava’s troubled 1974 film, which remained unreleased for almost a quarter of a century, Éric Hennezo’s directorial debut follows the gritty original story closely. The escape of a trio of bungling criminals following a failed heist is complicated by the presence of their hostages, a father worried about his sick daughter, and salesgirl Virginie Ledoyen.
Returning to the director’s chair, the creator of the Hostel series presents his most extreme film yet with The Green Inferno, taking his cue from the likes of Ruggero Deodato in the story of a group of American student activists whose flight to Peru crashes in the Amazon, leaving them at the mercy of a savage and bloodthirsty tribe of cannibals.
One of the year’s biggest hits on the genre festival circuit, anthology film Tales Of Halloween finds new ways of exploring holiday staples such as witches and demons, featuring directorial contributions from, amongst others, Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (The Woman), and Mike Mendez (The Convent), as well as a dazzling array of familiar faces in front of the camera.
The full list of movies, events and guests will be available soon, so stay tuned to the very active Facebook page and we'll post it here asap.