Monday, October 15, 2007

Horrorthon '07

From Thurs. Oct 25th to Mon. 29th I'll be attending the annual Dublin Horrorthon at the IFI. Running for 5 days it screens some soon-to-be-released horror films and some classics from the past, all in the cozy and relaxed atmosphere of the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar.

I've been going to this fantastic festival for the last 2 years and it's become something of a highlight on the film calender. Memorable events from those years have been...
- Watching Jaws on the big screen (with a scratchy 70s print, a Grindhouse experience before Tarantino even thought about aping it)
- Discovering Behind The Mask (a still unheard of film that's in the same genre, but funnier, then Scream)
- Meeting Ruggero Deodato after a screening of Canibal Holocaust
- Seeing Poltergeist on a huge 70mm print
- Experiencing hilarious films like Demons and Grizzly while drunk with a crowd that cheered every scene

Go to for this year's line-up. The ones you should keep your eye on are 30 Days Of Night, Teeth, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Surprise Film and Stuck. I'll be keeping the blog updated with mini-reviews and updates during the fest.

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