The Devil’s Doorway

The IFI Horrorthon returns October 25th to 29th opening with the Irish premiere of the J.J. Abrams-produced World War II action-horror Overlord, directed by Julius Avery, and will also feature the Irish premiere of Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria on Sunday 28th.

The festival will welcome a number of high-profile guests including Aislinn Clark of new Irish film The Devil’s Doorway. Another Irish production, Killers Within from directors Paul Bushe and Brian O’Neill, will screen on Sunday 28th. 

Other highlights of this year’s slate include John McPhail’s horror-musical Anna and the Apocalypse, which will screen on Saturday 27th; André Gower’s Wolfman’s Got Nards, a new documentary which focuses on the beloved 1980s horror-comedy The Monster Squad; Nicolas Pesce’s Piercing, starring Mia Wasikowska and Marin Ireland; Andy Palmer’s Camp Cold Brook, which comes from executive producer Joe Dante and stars Danielle Harris; and Darren Lynn Bousman’s St Agatha. Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu headlines All the Creatures Were Stirring which will screen as a late show on Thursday 25th.

Perennial festival favourite, the Horrorthon Surprise Film, will return this year in its regular Sunday evening slot.

Finally, Shin’ichirô Ueda’s kinetic One Cut of the Dead, which opens with a single 37-minute take and has been called the best horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, will close the festival on Bank Holiday Monday.

Individual tickets for Horrorthon films are on sale now in person at the IFI Box Office, by phone on 01-6793477, or online at Multiple film deals are available priced at €45 for 5 films, or €80 for 10 films, while a range of passes ranging from one- to five-day passes are also on sale either in person at the IFI Box Office or by phone.


Thursday, October 25th
19.00 Overlord
21.15 What Keeps You Alive
23.10 Boar
23.15 All The Creatures Were Stirring
23.15 Camp Cold Brook

Friday, October 26th
13.00 The Cleaning Lady
14.50 Framed
16.30 Knuckleball
18.20 The Devil’s Doorway + Q&A
20.20 Nightmare Cinema + Q&A
23.00 Double Bill: Critters 2 / The Fly II + guest (TBC)
23.10 Double Bill: The Axiom / Living Space
23.20 Double Bill: Road to Hell / The Tokoloshe

Saturday, October 27th
13.00 Horror Express + guest
15.00 Wolfman’s Got Nards
17.00 Lifechanger
18.50 Secret Santa + guests
20.45 Anna and the Apocalypse
22.50 Book of Monsters + guests
23.00 Lady Frankenstein
23.10 Lust

Sunday, October 28th
13.00 Sir Christopher Frayling – On Frankenstein + Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
16.00 St. Agatha
18.05 Surprise Film
20.20 Suspiria
23.00 The Dark
23.10 Killers Within + guest
23.20 Sleepwalkers + guest

Monday, October 29th
12.00 Short Film Showcase
14.00 Ravers
15.45 Videoman
17.40 Piercing
19.20 Await Further Instructions
21.10 One Cut Of The Dead


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