April 12 – 20, 2024


Scary Sunday

As a part of this year’s festival, the 'Scary Sunday' section will focus on horror films.


According to Dr Costas Constandinides “from cinema’s first vampire in the beginning of the twentieth century to the mythology of Saw, from the mysterious expressionistic shadows to the creation of lurid spectacles which were promoted by the exploitation films of the 1970s, horror films still shock spectators while expressing the darkest desires of human psychology. ‘Scary Sunday’ seeks to highlight the artistic aspects but also the graphic details of contemporary horror films that break away from the codes of Hollywood and commercial cinema in general.” This year’s tribute to horror films welcomes the zombies from the cult Spanish films REC1 and REC2, by Jaume Balaguero and Paço Plaza as well as the unconventional cinematic eye of South-Korean director Park Chan (Oldboy) with his new film Thirst, which seeks to move away from the conventions of the myth of the vampire. ‘Scary Sunday’ will also play host to the most prominent representative of Italian horror films (widely known as Gialli) Dario Argento with his horror masterpiece Suspiria, and producer, director of the cult film archive of Brunel University Xavier Medik with his own documentary on the making and cult following of Suspiria.