Last year, DCA Dundee launched Dundead. Showcasing the best in horror, the four-day film festival promised frights, chills and plenty of spills, and delivered in droves. Almost every screening sold out as Dundonians lapped up the chance to indulge in the very best new and old horror films.
Now, returning for its second outing after a host of double-bill instalments throughout the year, with ten films spread over four nights, Dundead is back, and it’s bigger, better and bloodier than ever.
Opening with Drew Goddard’s much-buzzed about The Cabin In The Woods, and closing with a special screening of John Carpenter’s The Fog, Dundead will be the place to be between Thursday, April 5 and Sunday, April 8.
The full line-up:
Thursday, April 5
The Cabin In The Woods (20:30)
Director: Drew Goddard
Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Chris Hemsworth
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle and Eleonora Giorgi
Semi-sequel to Suspiria has a American college student in Rome, and his sister in New York investigating a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.
Friday, April 6
The Divide (20:45)
Director: Xavier Gens
Starring: Lauren German, Michael Biehn and Milo Ventimiglia
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Blood Feast (22:45)
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Starring: William Kerwin, Mal Arnold and Connie Mason
An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective try to track him down.
Saturday, April 7
Director: Terence Fisher
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Michael Gough
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker’s fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker’s friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
Director: Pål Sletaune
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner and Vetle Qvenild Werring
Anna and her eight year old son Anders are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Anders’ father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child. All may not be as it appears.
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry and Sonja Smits
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Sunday, April 8
Cat People (19:00)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Starring: Simone Simon, Tom Conway and Kent Smith
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland’s fables if they are intimate together.
The Raid (20:45)
Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy
A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.
The Fog (22:45)
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh
A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.
To enquire about booking tickets, either visit DCA in person or call the box office on (01382) 909900.
Hope to see you there!