Earlier this month we shared the news that London's Film4 FrightFest had announced their opening film would be THE DEAD 2: INDIA and the fest would be closing with Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado’s extraordinary revenge thriller BIG BAD WOLVES, and now we have word on a number of other fright flicks that will be playing during the festival. Oh, what I wouldn't give to be there for this event!
Variety is reporting that Film4 FrightFest will be playing host to the world premieres of BANSHEE CHAPTER, which is produced by STAR TREK's Zachary Quinto, Kit Ryan’s DEMENTAMANIA which is described as "THE FLY meets 'The Office'", the epidemic shocker ANTISOCIAL and the retro Spanish chiller FOR ELISA.
European preems include Don Mancini’s CURSE OF CHUCKY, Anthony Di Blasi’s MISSIONARY, Steven R. Monroe’s I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2, and the Argentinean drama THE DESERT.
U.K. premieres feature Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER, Ryuhei Kitamura’s NO ONE LIVES, Lasse Hallstrom’s THE HYPNOTIST, the Pastor Brothers' THE LAST DAYS, the VHS documentary REWIND THIS!, Bobcat Goldthwait’s horror-comedy WILLOW CREEK, producer Adam Green’s HATCHET III, acclaimed anthology V/H/S/2, the fantasy thriller ODD THOMAS, rural horror romp 100 BLOODY ACRES, the chiller THE CONSPIRACY, Renny Harlins’ mystery thriller THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT, and Marina De Van’s high-voltage shocker DARK TOUCH.
Now that is one incredible line-up!
The fest also includes previews of THE GRIEF TOURIST, starring Michael Cudlitz and Melanie Griffith, Carlos Medina’s PAINLESS and Adam Wingard’s highly anticipated YOU'RE NEXT.
Film4 FrightFest, the UK’s biggest genre film festival, runs from Thursday 22 August to Monday 26 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. Festival and day passes go on sale from 29 June. Tickets for individual films are on sale from 27 July.