Irish Film Institute -IFI HORRORTHON: ABOUT


As always, IFI Horrorthon features the best new work, Irish and international, to have appeared on the festival circuit, presenting these titles alongside previews of the most anticipated upcoming releases. This year sees some exciting additions to the format, and with a line-up of dozens of films, this year’s festival will provide thrills and chills to satisfy all horror devotees.


The inaugural edition of this new strand celebrates the inestimable Vincent Price. With almost two hundred credits to his name in a career spanning over 50 years, his contribution to the genre is indisputable. The festival will present The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Friday 24th, 13.30), on 35mm Theatre of Blood (Saturday 25th, 13.00) and House of Usher (Monday 27th, 11.00).


IFI Horrorthon is delighted to welcome Frank Henenlotter, creator of cult favourites Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker, and new documentary, That’s Sexploitation!.

Since her 2008 debut, scream queen Jessica Cameron has built up an impressive body of work. Jessica will present her acclaimed directorial debut, Truth or Dare, and short film, The Tour.


Opening and closing night films are €10.20. All other screenings are €9. 20 (unless otherwise indicated). IFI Membership is required for all films. If you are not an IFI Member then a Daily Membership fee of €1 will be added to each IFI Horrorthon ticket price. 

Festival passes are available: 

One day pass €45

Two day pass €72 

Three day pass €99

Four day pass €125 

Full festival pass (all 5 days) €130

*The Festival pass will cover all films except in instances where film times clash, so you must choose which title you want to see. These passes can only be booked in person or by calling the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

Patrons are welcome to bring drinks from the IFI Café Bar into the IFI Horrorthon screenings but please respect the other audience members by not disturbing their own enjoyment of the film. 




We have a number of brain-splattered, intestine-tangling and blood-curdling events that are taking place over the coming weeks in advance of this year’s IFI Horrorthon Festival programme. First up we have FROM THE VAULTS: DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS on October 15th at 18.30, this gothic horror from 1948 gave Siobhan McKenna her first starring role and the British B-movie director Lance Comfort presents an early instance of the rare villain, the female serial killer. Next up we have the IFI Family screening of THE LITTLE VAMPIRE on October 26th at 11.00, it is time to sharpen your fangs and put on your favourite scary outfit and see if you can terrify us here in the IFI for the Parade of Vampires! One of the most evergreen of science-fiction films, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS has been remade and still an effectively scary film, this is a welcome reissue for Hallowe’en. Join us for the opening screening on Hallowe’en night – October 31st. Finally another event and one which is FREE this month is the OCTOBER’S ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME and with Hallowe’en looming, we present two ghost stories produced by impresarios Micheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards. Hallowe’en is just around the corner and we have gory treats for everyone to sink their teeth into this October!


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland