Celluloid Screams Announces First Films for 2012 Line Up

Celluloid ScreamsCelluloid Screams the Sheffield Horror Film Festival returns to Showroom Cinema, Sheffield this October for its fourth edition, with a weekend packed full of premieres, previews, special guests and more. The full lineup will be announced in September, but they are pleased to announce the first wave of titles for Celluloid Screams 2012.

(UK/USA) – Dir. Clive Barker / Restoration Director. Russell Cherrington
The turbulent production of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed is the stuff of legend, and the film released in 1990 was a far cry from Barker’s original novella, with many significant scenes excised by the film’s producers. Presumed lost for over twenty years, the footage surfaced in the form of two separate workprints and has been integrated with scenes from the original theatrical version to create The Cabal Cut – a fully fleshed-out monster epic that captures Clive Barker’s original vision in vivid detail.

Celluloid Screams are delighted to welcome Restoration Director Russell Cherrington and cast members Simon Bamford, Nick Vince and Hugh Ross and for a very special Q&A session after the screening.


(United Kingdom) – Dir. Dominic Brunt
A couple in turmoil retreat to the countryside to attempt to salvage their relationship but are soon fighting for their lives as they find themselves in the middle of a zombie epidemic. Executive Produced by Marc Price (Colin), Before Dawn combines intimate relationship drama with gruesome gore and is a triumph of new British genre filmmaking. Celluloid Screams welcome Director/Actor Dominic Brunt and several members of the cast and crew to a Q&A.

(USA) – Dir. Todd E. Freeman
This stunning Cronenbergian body-horror is the story of Russell Carpenter, who reluctantly admits his wife Sadie into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. While locked in this prison-like surrounding they, along with 6 others, are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself. UK Premiere – Director Todd E. Freeman joins Celluloid Screams for a Q&A.

(USA) – Dir. Richard Bates Jr.
Pauline is a troubled teen. Socially awkward and with an unhealthy obsession with surgery, Pauline’s alienation leads her down a dark path, culminating in extreme measures to gain the approval of her mother in this Sundance Film Festival hit.

(Canada) – Dir. Steven Kostanski
From Canadian film collective Astron-6 comes Manborg, a riotously entertaining sci-fi horror in which a soldier killed in battle is brought back to life as a cyborg to fight alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future.

And, from there classics selection they have…

(Italy) – Dir. Dario Argento
A young opera singer is stalked by a deranged fan in Dario Argento’s baroque shocker. 25th Anniversary screening.

With more programme announcements coming soon to get the most out of Celluloid Screams 2012, book a festival pass for access to every film across three days. Celluloid Screams Festival Pass – £60 / £50 concessions Book at the Showroom Box Office – 0114 275 7727, or online Here.

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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