Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival 2021 18

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This film was last shown on 21 October 2021

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We're very excited to welcome the Celluloid Screams: Horror Film Festival back to Showroom Cinema. The 13th edition of the much-loved festival takes place between Thursday 21 and Sunday 24 October 2021. You can see the full programme line-up below.

Each year, the festival showcases a diverse lineup of films, from the hottest new horror features and genre discoveries to terrifying short films from the fearmakers of the future. The annual programme also includes a small selection of the classic films that made us fall in love with horror in the first place.

Founded in 2009, the festival has become a destination for horror fans seeking the very best the horror genre has to offer. In its 13 year history, Celluloid Screams has premiered high-profile films such as Paranormal Activity, Mandy, The Witch, The Void, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Goodnight Mommy, The Editor, Psycho Goreman, Raw and The Endless (to name but a few) and has an ongoing commitment to showcasing emerging genre talent.

Festival passes

A Celluloid Screams festival pass gives you access to all festival during the festival. Passes normally sell out very quickly so please expect the website and the Box Office team to be very busy once passes go on sale on Saturday 18 September at 1pm.

We will be operating at 50% of normal capacity to allow for social distancing and you will be allocated a specific seat throughout the duration of the festival. Please take a look at the safety measures we will be adhering to. Group bookings will be limited to a maximum of 6 people.

Prices
Full price pass - £95
Concessions* - £85

(Please note: This year's festival will be full passes only - no individual tickets will be available)

Purchase your pass online
To book online, just click on the 8pm screening time on the right and you'll be taken through to our secure payment page. After you have made your booking, you'll receive a confirmation email - please bring this with you to our Box Office, along with the card you used to make the booking, and you'll be issued with your festival pass. Festival passes will be available for collection from the festival desk on Thursday 21 October from 4pm.

Purchase your pass in-person
Alternatively, you can book a pass over the phone, 0114 275 7727, or in person from the Showroom Box Office.

*Please note, proof of concessionary status will be required when festival passes are issued.

Seat allocation

  • In a slight change from last year, you will not select your seat(s) when you buy your pass. Seats will be allocated by the Showroom box office team according to group size in each booking and these will be your seats for the duration of the festival. By doing it this way, we will be able to maximise the number of passes we can make available, whilst maintaining social distancing measures.
  • There will be a maximum of 6 passes per transaction.
  • If you plan to sit with friends, we strongly advise booking your passes together in one transaction, so that your group can be seated together.

Festival programme

OPENING GALA: ANTLERS
Director: Scott Cooper | USA/Mexico/Canada | 2021 | 99 mins

From the visionary world of acclaimed director Scott Cooper and horror maestro Guillermo del Toro comes ANTLERS. In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) become embroiled with her enigmatic student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.

The film releases in UK cinemas on 29 October 2021.

CLOSING GALA: TITANE
Director: Julia Ducournau | France/Belgium | 2021 | 108 mins

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.

THE ADVENT CALENDAR
Director: Patrick Ridremont | France/Belgium | 2021 | 104 mins

Eva is an ex-dancer, who is now unable to walk and uses a wheelchair. When her friend Sophie gives her an antique wooden advent calendar just before Christmas, she realizes each window contains a surprise that triggers repercussions in real life: some of them good, but most of them bad…

BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION
Director: Jacob Gentry | USA | 2021 | 104 mins

In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.

CELLULOID SCREAMS SECRET FILM
Director: TBC | TBC | TBC | TBC mins

A Celluloid Screams tradition since our first edition in 2009, our secret film is kept under wraps and only revealed as it is about to begin.

THE DEEP HOUSE
Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | France/Belgium | 2021 | 85 mins

A young couple travel to France to the site of a mysterious underwater house to film the ultimate urban exploration video for their YouTube channel, but they soon find themselves low on oxygen and submerged in a nightmare of supernatural terror.


EVENT HORIZON
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | USA/United Kingdom | 1997 | 96 mins

After picking up a distress signal from missing spaceship Event Horizon, a rescue ship is dispatched to investigate. Upon arrival, however, the rescue crew soon realise that the ship has been somewhere far beyond space, and has brought something unspeakable back with it.

HELLBENDER
Director: John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser | USA | 2021 | 86 mins

Teenager Izzy is keen to experience life outside her remote woodland home, but due to her rare disease, her mother forbids her from leaving. However, after a glimpse of the outside world, Izzy will soon discover the dark family secrets that her mother has been fighting to conceal.

LAMB
Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson | Iceland/Sweden/Poland | 2021 | 106 mins

A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (DIRECTOR’S CUT) - 35th Anniversary screening
Director: Frank Oz | USA | 1986 | 103 mins

“Feed Me, Seymour!” For its 35th anniversary, we bring Frank Oz’s director’s cut of the classic sci-fi horror musical to the big screen.

MAD GOD (English Premiere)
Director: Phil Tippett | USA | 2021 | 83 mins

A dazzling experimental animated epic full of mad scientists and mutant creatures, from the mind of director and special effects maestro Phil Tippett, whose pioneering effects work featured in films such as Star Wars, Robocop, Starship Troopers and Jurassic Park.

NOCTURNA: SIDE A - THE GREAT OLD MAN’S NIGHT
Director: Gonzalo Calzada | Argentina | 2021 | 107 mins

Ulysses is 100 years old and is battling for redemption on his last night on earth. As he stares death in the face, he is forced to rethink his past, his present and his perception of reality in this emotionally-resonant and spellbinding feature from Argentina.

OFFSEASON
Director: Mickey Keating | USA | 2021 | 83 mins

After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare, in Mickey Keating’s Fulci-esque indie gem.


TIN CAN (UK PREMIERE)
Director: Seth A. Smith | Canada | 2020 | 104 mins

In the midst of a deadly pandemic, parasitologist Fret finds herself imprisoned in a life-suspension chamber. With no knowledge of why she was placed there or how much time has passed, Fret must fight to escape, and face the terrifying reality of the world that awaits her.


ULTRASOUND
Director: Rob Schroeder | USA | 2021 | 103 mins

After his car breaks down in the middle of a rainstorm, Glen spends one hell of an odd night with a married couple, setting into motion a chain of events that alter their lives plus those of several random strangers.


WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING (UK PREMIERE)
Director: Sean King O’Grady | USA | 2021 | 97 mins

After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a freak storm, they become trapped in the family home’s bathroom. With no sign of rescue, Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten her family.


WHEN I CONSUME YOU (UK PREMIERE)
Director: Perry Blackshear | USA | 2021 | 92 mins

Adult siblings Wilson and Daphne are still suffering~ the effects of their troubled childhood, but when a mysterious presence threatens their future, they must work together to face off against their demons and fight for redemption.

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