Triple Six is a new international film festival that aims to celebrate everything that is great in new independent horror filmmaking.
Showing 9 features and 12 shorts over two days at the AMC cinema complex in Manchester, Triple Six has films from around the world while also having a British backbone throughout.
Full Weekend tickets are on sale from April 3rd and are strictly limited . On sale for just four weeks they allow the holder to see all 9 films, 12 shorts and the live Q&A and are priced at just £30 each and are available here – http://bit.ly/2o1mswb
On Saturday May 27th Triple Six kicks off with the European Premiere of Quarries – Nils Taylor’s backwoods horror where a group of women on a wilderness expedition are stalked . A taut and intense feature that will start Triple Six at one hell of a pace.
The Forest of Lost Souls is a Portuguese slow burn horror from Director Jose Pedro Lopez. Filmed in black and white and with a stunning score , this is a story of suicide, love ,loss and much more. Maybe not a traditional festival film The Forest of Lost Souls is something very special and Triple Six has the UK Premiere.
The Unkindness of Ravens is director Lawrie Brewster’s third feature and follows from his stunning Lord of Tears (2013). Ravens follows the story of a homeless veteran who battles his demons in the Scottish Highlands. Visually stunning Brewster shows his vision and direction grows with each film and this is a must on the BIG SCREEN.
And to finish Saturday we have Hardware (1990) on 35mm which will be followed by a full Q&A with director Richard Stanley who will talk about his seminal directorial debut and much more. This is a very rare chance to catch Hardware on 35mm and will be a very special event indeed.
So for Sunday Triple Six starts with the UK Premiere of The Chair from director Chad Ferrin. The Chair is based on the graphic novel from Peter Simeti and tells the story of a man on death row fighting to survive even before the event itself. As dark as the original story The Chair is a claustrophobic, sadistic and harrowing watch starring genre stalwart Bill Oberst Jr, Gremlins Zach Galligan and was the last feature of the legendary Roddy Piper. A tough start for a Sunday but hell this is a horror festival!
Offensive is the latest offering from director Jon Ford (The Dead) . Set in rural France Offensive follows a retired American couple who inherit a house on the proviso they live there for a year first. In what seems a perfect and idyllic setting they soon find out the local youths might not be all they seem! Showing in it’s full uncut version (maybe for the last time) this is a wild ride. Previously only screened at Frightfest 2016 this is a must see!
Cruel Summer is not a new release , in fact it is out on UK DVD. However the Triple Six directors felt that Phil Escott and Craig Newman’s feature was something that NEEDED to be seen on the big screen. Starring Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, Cruel Summer shows how one decision can change lives and is a truly haunting tale based in a single day and you will not be able to shift this from deep in your soul!
World Premiere time as Triple Six welcome Tone Death. A techno producer is followed by a filmmaker as he attempts to invent a device that will send the consciousness of the listener to another level. When the experiments go horrifically wrong he goes to extreme levels to keep going and finding new volunteers. Directed by Roger Armstrong and John Hickman this is a real gem that is British through and through.
And to close Triple Six is the English Premiere of Ben Young’s stunning debut Hounds of Love . One of the most important genre releases this decade Hounds of Love is a masterclass in suspense. A young woman is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.You will feel almost every emotion in the 110 minute run time and with acting performances to drool over then what a way to finish.
Running times are to be confirmed .
The full line-up is as follows
Hardware (1990) in 35mm followed by live Q&A with Richard Stanley.
Quarries (2016) European Premiere
Unkindness of Ravens (2016)
The Chair (2016) UK Premiere
Cruel Summer (2016)
Tone Death (2017) World Premiere
Forest of Lost Souls (2016) UK Premiere
Offensive (2016) Northern Premiere
Hounds of Love (2016) English Premiere
As well as showing some amazing features Triple Six will also be showcasing some stunning short films from around the world and again with many UK films. Each feature will have at least one short before it to highlight the amazing talent in anything from 2 minutes to 18 minutes.The full line-up for the short films are
The Cleansing Hour – Director Damien LeVeck
Starf*cker – Director Emilie Flory
Gene – Director Nick Padley
The Honeymoon – Director Ruth Pickett
The Night Circus – Director Eskild Krogh
Dissociative – Director Damon Rickard
Shortcut – Director Prano Bailey-Bond
Rats – Director Mark Logan
Your Date is Here – Directors Todd Spence & Zak White
Hada – Director Tony Morales
Pigskin – Director Jake Hammond
Triple Six are also very happy to welcome Richard Stanley as our special guest for the entire weekend which will include an amazing live Q&A following the very rare 35mm screening of his seminal directorial debut Hardware (1990) . This will be something very special indeed and the Q&A will not only focus on Hardware but also Richard’s colourful and at times unbelievable career in cinema.
Triple Six Co-Director Andy Deen said “ We are so thrilled that we can finally announce the full line-up for Triple Six. As genre fans myself and Chris have spent the last 9 months organising Triple Six and now can’t wait to get until the weekend of May 27th & 28th to sit with real horror fans and watch a weekend of stunning and diverse independent horror cinema”. “The highlight will of course be the 35mm screening of the seminal horror sci-fi classic Hardware (1990) and the live Q&A with Richard Stanley , but in reality there will be many highlights throughout the weekend as we have such sights to show you”
Triple Six Co-Director Chris Barnes also added “ The reasons behind starting Triple Six were our love for horror (both Andy and I run UK horror websites) but also we wanted to shine a blood red spotlight on the amazing talent in genre filmmaking. I mean when you look at the range of feature and short films we are showing you can see just what passion, vision and skill everyone involved in these films have”. “ Also we are grateful to AMC Manchester as they have fully supported a new horror festival and have made us feel part of the family. Their knowledge and professionalism ensures we will have a smooth and stunning weekend of big screen horror – and I mean BIG SCREEN!!”
Andy finally added “When we set up Triple Six one of the main reasons was to showcase the British talent that we know is out there. Often British horror can be overlooked but at Triple Six we have three British features and six shorts and it is our honour to get these on the Big Screen where they should be seen”
The Triple Six Horror Film Festival takes place at AMC Deansgate Manchester on May 27th & 28th and tickets are available on the AMC booking site here – http://bit.ly/2o1mswb