17th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Troll Hunter & Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. Horror double bill.
This is the story of what happens when you investigate something and don’t take your subject seriously enough. When you’re sceptical going in, there’s never going to be a happy ending…. Following in the footsteps of other found footage classics such as Paranormal Activity, One Cut of the Dead and REC, Troll Hunter brings a uniquely Scandi vibe to the found footage genre. Not only do we get thrown into Norwegian folklore and the monsters that come with it, we see Norway at its absolute natural best, and also get to witness a controversial (according to the director) Norwegian comedian at the top his game playing his part as the titular Troll Hunter with absolute conviction. Troll Hunter is a really fun take on the found footage phenomena, and a great intro to the dark humour of Norwegian film-making. Just remember, you don’t want to be messing with those damn trolls…
Norway. Cert 15. English subtitles
After a bar break we’re back with Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. This has been described as Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead, and honestly? That’s a massive understatement. It’s a joyously bloody combination of ass-kicking action, mad scientists and hungry hungry zombies, absolutely dripping with razor-sharp Aussie humour. Wyrmwood is the story of Barry, and his mission to save sister Brooke, who’s been caught in the boondocks during the breakout of a zombie apocalypse. On its release in 2015, Wyrmwood briefly gained notoriety as the most torrented film in the world, something that might ramp up the rad-factor add but does nothing to pay the film-making bills. Luckily for us, and for the zombie fans around the globe, the writer / director / producer Roache-Turner brothers have just wrapped on Wyrmwood 2, so we don’t have too long to wait until your new favourite Aussie zombie warriors are back to doing what they do best. But in the meantime, we recommend that you find yourself some Tim-Tams, maybe a Cherry Ripe or two, and enjoy the ride.
Australia. Cert 18.
These are just two of 12 international horror films being screened as part of our World of Horror season. Co-programmed by our good pals Keamoa Productions and Fiona Hewlett, don’t miss a single screening with our mega value Season Ticket available below.
Base Camp’s World of Horror is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.