Festival season at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) shows no signs of slowing down in October with the return of its annual gorefest IFI Horrorthon and we have two pairs of tickets for ‘Scream, Queen!: My Nightmare on Elm Street’ to give away.
IFI Horrorthon returns on Thursday, October 24 for five more nights of bloody mayhem. The festival will open with ‘Abe Forsythe’s Little Monsters’; the film features Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as a kindergarten teacher looking to protect her class from a horde of zombies. Richard Stanley’s long-awaited directorial follow-up to 1992’s ‘Dust Devil’, ‘Color Out of Space’, will screen on Saturday 26. Starring Nicolas Cage, the film centres on a small town in the aftermath of a meteorite strike. Two new Irish films will also premiere at the festival: ‘Paddy Murphy’s The Perished’ and Zoe Kavanagh’s short, ‘Meat Cute’.
‘Scream, Queen!: My Nightmare on Elm Street’ is a fascinating documentary details how ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge’ became part of the LGBT+ film canon, and the effect this had on the career of its star, Mark Patton.
‘Scream Queen’ follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the U.S.
Each new city unwraps a chapter from his life that is met with equal parts joyful and bittersweet detail, as he attempts to make peace with his past and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male “scream queen.” Scream Queen also finds Patton confronting Freddy’s Revenge cast and crew for the first time, including co-stars Robert Rusler, Kim Myers and Clu Gulager, as well as Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.
Tickets for IFI Horrorthon are available from www.ifi.ie/horrorthon – a range of Horrorthon multi-film and day passes are also available directly from the IFI Box Office.
The film screens on Saturday, October 25 at 13.00 and to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, just answer the question below:
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