The official screening schedule has been locked down by the CineMayhem Film Festival, a new event founded by Dread Central's Heather Wixson to kick off the site's third annual Indie Horror Month. Along with the Dread team, the fest is also backed by Scream Factory, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing and Breaking Glass Pictures. Taking place on Saturday & Sunday March 2-3 at the Muvico Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA, the fest will feature new and classic features alike, as well as an extensive collection of short films.
The roster will include screenings of Magnet's much-buzzed about horror anthology The ABCs of Death and Breaking Glass Pictures' prison thriller K-11, directed by action guru Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage), as well as a tribute showing of Scott Glosserman's classic horror satire Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. The lineup also includes the world premiere of Adam Barnick's music video for the Rivulets song "How, Who" and our very own Drew Daywalt's short film Meat. The fest will conclude with a screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 creepy festival favorite Resolution.
World premieres at CineMayhem include the hostage thriller Roadside, Directed By Eric England (Madison County) and the short The Root of the Problem by Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale); west-coast premieres include the serial killer film Him Indoors by Paul Davis (Beware The Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf In London) and Split the Check from Patrick Rea (Nailbiter).
Other feature-length entries include Breath of Hate by Sean Cain (Silent Night, Zombie Night), psycho-thriller Coldwater by Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and slasher homage The Sleeper by Justin Russell. Award-winning short films like Familiar by Zach Green, horror comedy Killer Kart by James Feeney and Foxes by Lorcan Finnegan will also join the official selections.
Festival events include an opening night party and Q&A panels. Tickets for CineMayhem are now available, ranging from $7 per film to $30 for single-day passes on Saturday or Sunday. You can order yours and check out the complete screening schedule at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website.