This year's Film4 FrightFest festival opens with the world premiere of The Ford Brothers' THE DEAD 2: INDIA, the first-ever international production of a zombie film shot in India. About a month ago we brought you guys the film's very first trailer, so in case you need to get refreshed on what's good in the the zombie world click HERE and see what's what!
The film follows the story of India-based American engineer Nicholas Burton (JOSEPH MILLSON) in a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend, Ishani Sharma (MEENU). Burton enlists the help of orphan street kid Javed (ANAND GOYAL), and together they make a perilous 300-mile journey across deadly landscapes as a zombie apocalypse threatens to engulf the entire nation.
While the festival may be opening with a swarm of undead flesh eaters, the festival will be coming to a close with the UK premiere of directors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado’s extraordinary revenge thriller BIG BAD WOLVES. Last we heard from this wicked little flick was that it got picked up by Magnolia Pictures as they acquired all North American rights from XYZ Films.
Soaked in twisted tension, fairytale myth and seat-edged suspense, the film follows the lives of three men on a collision course: following a series of brutal murders: the father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.
Film4 FrightFest, the UK’s biggest genre film festival, runs from Thursday 22 August to Monday 26 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full lineup will be announced on Friday 28 June. Festival and day passes go on sale from 29 June. Tickets for individual films are on sale from 27 July.