Individual tickets are now on sale for special previews of ABCs of Death 2 and Housebound – the first two films of Night of the Dead XIV. The event will feature guest host Dominic Brunt (director of The Taking, best known for his role as Paddy in Emmerdale). Our friends at Shameless Screen Entertainment are sponsoring the event for the first time and there will be Shameless DVDs, T-Shirts, and badges up for grabs throughout the night. Vote for the best horror short of the year in the new ‘Dead Short’ competition and the winner will receive the whole Shameless catalogue worth over £1000.
Following on from the success of ABCs of Death in 2013 the most ambitious anthology ever conceived returns with 26 new directors, including many whose films have previously screened at LIFF: The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt, Robert Morgan, whose short film Invocation competed in the Silver Méliès Short Film Award last year, Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead), Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves), Kristina Buožytė (Vanishing Waves) to name but a few. The titles of the individual segments are still a secret but the variety of films is even more diverse than the first film offered.
Friday 14 November, 9.00pm – £8.00 / £6.00 at Hyde Park Picture House
One of two fantastic horror comedies to come out of New Zealand this year (see also What We Do in the Shadows) Gerard Johnstone has taken elements of The People Under the Stairs, Disturbia and Poltergeist and created a wickedly entertaining film. Put under house arrest by the courts, Kylie has to return home under the watchful eye of her estranged mother, Miriam. To make matters worse Miriam’s belief that the house is haunted starts to rub off on Kylie as she starts to hear strange noises and soon begins to suspect that there may be a hostile spirit in the house.
Friday 14 November, 11.15pm – £8.00 / £6.00 at Hyde Park Picture House
A pass for Fanomenon Night of the Dead XIV is available for £25 / £20 / £10 with LIFF28 Pass.