Celluloid Screams, Sheffield’s very own horror film festival, is back on 24-27th October – just in time to get you sufficiently spooked for Halloween.
The scares start with the opening gala on Thursday evening, featuring the horror-comedy Tone-Deaf, and continue throughout the weekend with plenty of other gruesome, nightmarish and bizarre scenes, and of course the Celluloid Screams secret film.
See our top 3 picks from the programme below, and get ready for a weekend of frights.
Bliss – Saturday, 11pm
Dezzy, a painter living in Los Angeles, is struggling through the worst creative block of her life, and turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece. Unable to finish her commissioned work, much to the despair of her agent, she decides to cut loose and experiment with ‘Bliss’, an unknown (and untested) drug. Therein begins Dezzy’s hedonistic descent into escalating excess and self-destruction.
After each night of intense partying in scuzzy rock clubs, Dezzy awakes with two overwhelming sensations: a sudden burst of creative energy, which she ferociously expels onto her canvas, and a mysterious, insatiable blood lust.
A visceral, hallucinatory hellscape of a film, Bliss evokes an energy which is served well on the big screen. Whether viewed as a vampire flick or a portrait of addiction and mental illness, this blood-soaked, strobe-lit barrage of gore and sleaze set in the underbelly of LA demands your attention.