Halloween is on the horizon, which means that cinemas and screening spaces up and down the country are preparing line-ups filled with all kinds of ghosts and ghoulies, homicidal maniacs, undead hordes, deadly demons and all manner of hellspawn.
In Sheffield, it’s nearly time for Celluloid Screams: Horror Film Festival at Showroom Cinema. Set to run over a long weekend from 20 – 23 October, previous editions of the festival have presented premieres as prestigious as Paranormal Activity, Mandy and The Witch. This year is no different with brand new short and feature films scheduled alongside old school favourites such as TV classic Ghostwatch and Evil Dead 2.
Amongst the line up is V/H/S 99, the latest in the much loved horror anthology series – this time delivered with a Y2K twist. Previous festival guest Ben Steiner returns with an international premiere of his demonic debut feature Matriarch. From Belgium, Meglomaniac is a gothic horror inspired by a series of unsolved, real life murders. While closing film Evil Eye takes us to Mexico for a story of evil lurking in a remote country house.