Twisted Celluloid Film Festival 2015


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Now in our third year, the Twisted Celluloid Film Festival presents another fine line-up of contemporary and classic retro cult movie titles.


The festival opens with the excellent The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a remake of the 1976 film that IndieWire calls “ambitious and supremely weird. It is an incredibly original and unusual take on the terror thriller genre and comes highly recommended. The short film Solitudo, written, directed and starring Alice Lowe (who will be introducing the screening) will be shown before Lyle, the critically-acclaimed paranoia occult story.


The Canal is Ivan Kavanagh’s acclaimed Irish ghost starring Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Steve Oran. The Badger Game, a darkly comical thriller about a kidnapping plot going wrong, receives its Irish premiere. Queen Of Blood also gets its Irish premiere at this year’s festival and is an experimental horror influenced by European filmmakers such as Jean Rollin and Jess Franco. The festival closes with Spring, a romantic horror story from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.


After many requests we finally bring to Triskel Christchurch two classics from the British studio synonymous with gothic horror. Hammer begin this legendary association with the macabre with the two movies we are screening at this festival, The Curse Of Frankenstein and Dracula (aka The Horror Of Dracula). Both of these films star Hammer’s two best known and well-loved horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Also, for some late night fun, we present a special screening of Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space which was once voted as “the worst movie of all time”.


Christopher O’Neill – Twisted Celluloid Programmer

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