The IFI Horrorthon (25 – 29 October 2012, IFI, Dublin)
The IFI Horrorthon bites off on Thursday at 19:30 with an opening night screaming of Antiviral (pictured) – the film premiered at Cannes, and is the debut feature of Brandon Cronenberg (son of David), who follows in his father’s footsteps with the story of a clinic selling injections of illnesses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans.
Also screaming Thursday is Rodney Ascher Room 327 at 21:50. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining has been the subject of much debate and speculation, and various theories on its hidden meanings are explored by director Rodney Ascher in this fascinating documentary.
The first night of Horrorthon concludes with Detention of the Dead. The Breakfast Club meets Shaun of the Dead when a group of high school teens in detention find themselves surrounded by a zombie apocalypse. The balance of comedy and blood makes for a fun late-night film. Screaming at 23:50.