• Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival
  • Mayhem Film Festival



Early Bird Passes are now on sale for our 2015 edition! They cost just £55 and give you access to all screenings and events during the festival, 15-18 October 2015. Grab yours while you can! Early Bird tickets are available for a limited time only and at a discounted price.



Ahead of its 11th edition, Mayhem Film Festival is now accepting entries for its Scary Shorts Programme.

Mayhem 2015 will take place on 15-18 October and the Scary Shorts Programme will once again be at the heart of the festival, which showcases the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world.

Accepting local, national and international entries, the festival hopes to compile another selection of outstanding short films for what remains their most loved and one of their most popular screenings each year.

The call for Scary Shorts is now open and filmmakers can submit their entry for free until Friday 14 August. To submit your scary short, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com


We're proud to be hosting the UK Premiere of The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) on Saturday 4 July, with guest stars Dieter Laser and Tom Six in attendance and taking part in a post-screening Q&A. Oh and you can also watch all three films end-to-end! To find out more and to book tickets, click here.The Human Centipede 3 - Web

Save the date!

Mayhem Film Festival returns to Broadway for all things eerie this autumn.

This year’s festival will take place on 15 – 18 October with previews, special guests and midnight screenings.

Planning is currently underway for Mayhem’s 11th edition with more information and announcements coming soon


Mayhem Film Festival is a cutting-edge event bringing you the very best in genre cinema and television. We screen the best in horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world, often with guest filmmakers in attendance. From premieres, new releases and previews to cult classics, breakthrough shorts, midnight movies, masterclasses, live experiments and more - Mayhem offers a unique and exciting viewing experience for audiences across four days.

Past guests and events have included a screening of Don’t Look Now in the Gothic surroundings of St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham, with director Nicolas Roeg in attendance, a masterclass with director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla), special interviews with directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) and Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man), and a special archive presentation and interview with Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentleman, Sherlock, Doctor Who). Other unique events include a screening of Tod Browning’s silent classicThe Unknown with a specially-composed original live score by 8mm Orchestra, and a panel from the cast and creators of hit BBC TV series Being Human. Supported by BAFTA, Mayhem has also presented special preview screenings of Sightseers with special guest Ben Wheatley and The Awakening with writer and director Nick Murphy.

In addition, Mayhem works to curate cult cinema across the year as part of Cinema Diabolique bringing special advance previews, archive screenings, triple bills and free screenings with partners Kino Klubb and Kneel Before Zod, and with Watergate Cinematek - including the best bad movie ever made, Birdemic, and its inspired sequel, with its cast and director James Nguyen who flew in from L.A. especially for the occasion, as well as a sing-along screening of The Wicker Man, and an exclusive preview of cult documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days with director Jake West.

Mayhem is curated and directed by filmmakers Steven Sheil, director of Mum & Dad, described by Total Film as ‘one of the defining horrors of its generation’ and Chris Cooke, director of the Michael Powell Award nominated One for the Road. It is supported by Broadway Cinema, and frequently works with partners local, national and international to put together its line-up, including the BFI, BAFTA, Last Exit To Nowhere and the excellent Fab Press.

"Mayhem is marked by its bold and transgressive programming... and that makes it one of the best horror festivals around." Starburst Magazine

"Once again the most enjoyable horror fest of the year... perfect venue, friendly atmosphere and of course great programming." FAB Press.


Chris Cooke, Steven Sheil and all things Mayhem - mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Melissa Gueneau - Press & Marketing m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk