Mayhem Reveals Full Festival Line-Up For 2017

Words: Ashley Carter
Wednesday 06 September 2017
reading time: min, words

Mayhem Film Festival has released the full line-up for its 13th edition, taking place at Broadway Cinema between 12th – 15th October...

Day One - Thursday, October 12th


7.30pm -  Double Date (2017) + Special Guests

County: United Kingdom

Director: Benjamin Barfoot

Starring: Danny Morgan, Georgia Groome & Michael Socha 

Running Time: 90 mins

Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30. He and his cocky friend Alex think they've hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night. But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity - Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.



10.00pm -  M.F.A. (2017)

County: USA

Director: Natalia Leite

Starring: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr. & Michael Welch

Running Time: 95 mins

An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.


Day Two - Friday, October 13th


3.30pm -  Bitch (2017)

County: USA

Director: Marianna Palka

Starring: Jaime King, Jason Ritter & Jason Maybaum

Running Time: 93 mins

A woman snaps and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog as her checked-out, philandering husband attempts to keep the family together.


5.30pm -  68 Kill (2017)

County: USA

Director: Trent Haaga

Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord & Alisha Boe

Running Time: 93 mins

A punk-rock after hours about femininity, masculinity and the theft of $68,000.



7.30pm -  Habit (2017) + Special Guests Simeon Halligan, Rachel Richardson-Jones & Elliot Langridge

County: United Kingdom

Director: Simeon Halligan

Starring: Elliot Langridge, Rachel Richardson-Jones & Jessica Barden

Running Time: 90 mins

Set within the neon drenched rain swept underbelly of Manchester, where the addicted prey on the lost and the lonely.



10.00pm -  Friday 13th Part III (1982) 

County: USA

Director: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage & Richard Brooker

Running Time: 95 mins

Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.


Day Three - Saturday, October 14th


12.00pm -  Tag (2015) 

County: Japan

Director: Sion Sono

Starring: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda & Erina Mano

Running Time: 85 mins

A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she herself becomes less and less certain of who she is and what kind of a world she lives in.



1.45pm -  A Day (2017) UK Premiere

County: South Korea

Director: Sun-ho Cho

Starring: Myung-min Kim, Eun-hyung Jo & Yo-han Byeon 

Running Time: 90 mins

A mystery drama revolving around a father who commits an unethical act in an attempt to save his daughter's life. Three years later, his actions return to haunt him, trapping him in an endless time loop.



3.30pm -  Most Beautiful Island (2017)

County: USA

Director: Ana Asensio

Starring: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova & David Little

Running Time: 80 mins

Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.



6.00pm -  Mayhem Short Film Showcase (Full Line Up To Be Announced)

County: International

Director: Various



8.30pm -  Prey (2016) + Special Guest Dick Maas

County: Netherlands

Director: Dick Maas

Starring: Mark Frost, Sophie van Winden & Victor Löw

Running Time: 108 mins

A zoo veterinarian gets caught up in a grisly adventure as she finds herself leading the city-wide hunt for a monstrous lion terrorizing the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.



11.00pm -  Suspiria (1977) - The CultFilms Tour of Suspiria - 4K (shown in 2K)

County: Italy

Director: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini & Flavio Bucci

Running Time: 92 mins

A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.


Day Four - Sunday, October 15th


12.00pm -  Top Knot Detective (2017)

County: Australia/Japan

Director: Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce

Starring: Toshi Okazaki, Mayu Iwasaki & Masa Yamaguchi

Running Time: 87 mins

This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series, became an instant cult classic.



1.45pm -  Rift (2017)

County: Iceland

Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen

Starring: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson & Guðmundur Ólafsson

Running Time: 111 mins

Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.



4.00pm - The Flinterrogation 

Hosted by author David Flint


5.00pm -  Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls 

A live stage reading of a legendary lost Hammer production


7.45pm -  Mayhem (2017)

County: USA

Director: Joe Lynch

Starring: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving & Steven Brand

Running Time: 86 mins

When a corporate law office is quarantined after a dangerous virus that makes the infected lose their inhibitions is discovered, a recently fired employee and a wronged client must battle their way to the executive level before time runs out.


9.30pm -  Dead Shack (2017)

County: Canada

Director: Peter Ricq

Starring: Lizzie Boys, Cameron Andres & Hannah Rochelle Burr

Running Time: 85 mins

While staying at a run-down cabin in the woods during the weekend, three children must save their parents from the neighbor who intends to feed them to her un-dead family.



Early bird passes are still available for £65, which enable entry to every screening of the four day festival.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest confirmed titles for Mayhem 2017 at their website or Twitter pages.

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