We're only 3 weeks out from this year's Mayhem Film Festival!

The 18th edition of Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway between Thursday 13 October and Sunday 16 October 2022.

The festival begins on Thursday 13 October with low-budget British werewolf film Wolf Manor and they are delighted to welcome Director Dominic Brunt and star Rupert Proctor to the Mayhem stage for a post-screening Q&A. The opening night finishes with a screening of Dario Argento's latest giallo Dark Glasses - his first film in ten years - in which a blind sex worker is left responsible for an orphaned boy as a serial killer attempts to hunt them down.

On Friday 14 October, Mayhem delves into the archives for a rare screening of The Appointment, the Edward Woodward-starring supernatural shocker from 1982, and then it's time to get your coat hangers ready for the dive-bombing birds of Birdemic 3: Sea Eagle. A UK premiere, this third and final instalment in the Birdemic franchise features an ecological message alongside those long, long, walks on the beach.

They will continue into the evening with Quentin Dupiex's cracked-sitcom, sci-fi tale Incredible But True as a couple look for the home of their dreams and come across a house with a surprising selling point in its basement and they will finish Friday with the critically acclaimed Mexican supernatural body horror Huesera, in which a mother discovers that the miracle of pregnancy isn't all that she dreamed of.

Saturday's line-up starts with an ultra-violent, bloody clash between teddy bears and unicorns in animated fantasy Unicorn Wars, and continues with Eddie Marsan and Raffiella Chapman in sci-fi adventure Vesper as a 13-year old fends for her injured father and fights for survival amongst a collapsed ecosystem.

The festival continues into the evening with the always popular Mayhem Short Film Showcase, with the best new horror talent from across the world on the big screen.