FrightFest Week: The 2011 Full Schedule Announcement

Finally, the full screening list for this years Film4 FrightFest has arrived. There is a nice blend of world cinema, indie première’s and also the occasional big studio flick.  Here is the list entire!





18:30  DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (UK Premiere) 

Your worst bedtime nightmares are about to come true thanks to producer/co-writer Guillermo del Toro. Young Sally moves to Rhode Island to live with her architect father and his new girlfriend in the 19th century mansion they are restoring. But the foreboding edifice has a dark past… Based on the acclaimed 1973 US TV movie and bearing del Toro’s distinct touch of class, director Troy Nixey explores the demonic tooth fairy myth in a tense flight of terrifying fantasy orchestrated with stylish verve, commanding atmosphere and stunning sound design.

100 mins   Director Troy Nixey   Australia 2011

Katie Holmes – Kim

Bailee Madison – Sally Hirst

Guy Pearce – Alex Hirst

Alan Dale – Jacoby

Jack Thompson – Harris

21:15  FINAL DESTINATION 5 3D  (UK Premiere)

This is the latest chapter in the top-grossing horror thriller franchise first. In this fifth instalment, written by Eric Heisserer, scripter of the up-coming The Thing remake, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of co-workers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But they were never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated assembly frantically to discover a way to escape the Grim Reaper’s sinister agenda. You can run, but no matter where you hide, you can’t cheat Death – even in 3D!

95 mins   Director: Steven Quale   USA 2011

Nicholas D’Agosto – Sam Lawton

Emma Bell – Molly

David Koechner – Dennis

Tony Todd – Bludworth

Courtney B. Vance – Agent Jim Block

23:30  THE THEATRE BIZARRE  (European Premiere)

Down a seedy city street in her neighbourhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and impulsively decides to sneak inside. But there in the dark, decrepit auditorium, a show unlike any other unfolds before her eyes. Its host is the eerie human puppet Pegg Poett who introduces her to six weird tales. Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome to The Theatre Bizarre.

108 mins   Directors: Richard Stanley, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, Buddy Giovinazzo, Jeremy Kasten, David Gregory   USA/France 2011

Virginia Newcomb – Enola Penny

Udo Kier – Pegg Poett

Debbie Rochon – Carla

Tom Savini – Dr. Maury

Catriona MacColl – Mere Antoinette



10:40  ROGUE RIVER  (UK Premiere)

Wanting to spread her father’s ashes at a significant place, Mara drives to a remote part of the beautiful Rogue River in Southern Oregon. When her car is towed away by she accepts the offer of a ride into town by a kindly passer by named Jon (Texas Chainsaw 2 and Devil’s Rejects horror legend Bill Moseley). So begins Mara’s nightmare descent into utter horror and disgust, making her wish she had parked her car somewhere else.

90 mins   Director: Jourdan McClure   USA 2010

Michelle Page – Mara

Bill Moseley – Jon

Lucinda Jenney – Lea

Michael Cudlitz – Sheriff Boyd

Chris Coy – Andrew

12:45  THE HOLDING (World Premiere)

A heart-pounding suspense thriller set in the rugged and atmospheric landscape of the English countryside. Cassie Naylor’s husband Dean has mysteriously disappeared and now she’s desperately trying to run their isolated farm alone with her two girls. Then an enigmatic stranger arrives at the smallholding, claiming to be an old friend of her husband and soon charms his way into their lives. But unknown to Cassie, Aden’s altruistic motivation has a sinister edge and when the truth about Dean’s vanishing finally comes to light, Cassie and her girls must fight for their survival like never before.

90 mins   Director: Susan Jacobson   UK 2011

Kierston Waring – Cassie Naylor

Vincent Regan – Aden

David Bradley – Cooper

Georgia Groome – Gemma

Terry Stone – Karsten Rabe

15:05 The Total Film Interview: Larry Fessenden in conversation with Jamie Graham

Larry Fessenden is the most underrated American film maker working in horror today. His four features (No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter) have established the 48-year-old New Yorker’s inimitable brand of low-key, naturalistic scares and his haunting work often exhibits heartfelt ecological concerns while featuring real people in recognisable surroundings – even when his protagonists are vampires. Larry has also acted in nearly 50 films and produced 40-odd titles, including Ti West’s The Roost, The House Of The Devil and, at FrightFest this year, The Innkeepers. Total Film looks forward to introducing the mysterious maven of mayhem to the FrightFest stage.

Plus – American Horror: A Panel Discussion

Total Film and Larry Fessenden will be joined on stage by Ti West, Lucky McKee, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Andrew van den Houten to discuss the US scare scene. This is your chance to get the inside track on where American horror is at, right here, right now!

90 mins

17:00  URBAN EXPLORERS  (UK Premiere)

Eager to travel around the mysterious hidden world under metropolitan Berlin, four spelunkers hire local guide Kris, who leads them into the dark, dank and cavernous maze of escape tunnels and subterranean fortifications to find old Nazi war rooms. It’s when Kris suffers a bad fall that things start to go horribly wrong. Out of the shadows comes Armin, a former East German border guard, who has made this uncharted territory his underground kingdom. The Descent meets Creep in a nightmare as epic as the stunning subterranean locations.

88 mins   Director: Andy Fetscher   Germany 2011

Klaus Stiglmeier – Armin

Max Riemelt – Kris

Nathalie Kelley – Lucia

Nick Eversman – Denis

Brenda Koo – Juna

19:05  THE GLASS MAN (World Premiere)

Martin Pyrite has lost his job. But instead of telling his wife he continues his work routine and gets into enormous monetary difficulties. Then late one night a sinister debt collector bangs on his door with an offer – if Martin helps him carry out an important task he’ll wipe the financial slate clean. In accepting, Martin goes on a journey through his own private hell where he’s forced to confront his worst dreads in a mesmerising vortex of soul-destroying madness. Director Cristian Solimeno’s compact psychological horror chiller is the indie Brit discovery of the year.

120 mins   Director: Cristian Solimeno   UK 2011

Andy Nyman – Martin Pyrite

James Cosmo – Pecco

Neve Campbell – Julie Pyrite

Cristian Solimeno – Toby Huxley

Don Warrington – Anton

21:55  TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL  (London Preview)

An endearingly cheeky tribute to a diverse array of suspense and slasher classics (everything from Fargo and Friday The 13th to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn.) This horror comedy finds best hill-billy buddies, Tucker and Dale, headed to their new vacation cabin in the West Virginia mountains. But when they have a nasty run-in with a group of college kids on a camping weekend a series of deranged misunderstandings begins that starts the body count setting in motion the bloodiest of shock deaths.

86 mins   Director: Eli Craig   USA 2010

Tyler Labine – Dale

Alan Tudyk – Tucker

Katrina Bowden – Allison

Jesse Moss – Chad

Philip Granger – Sheriff

23:55  VILE  (World Premiere)

Fifty years ago Yale University professor Stanley Milgram held a series of social experiments based on Nazi war criminals’ psychology. They were devised to answer a simple question; how far are people willing to go when instructed by authority? Nick, his girlfriend Tayler and their two best friends are about to find out. Abducted after a camping trip, they wake up in an unknown prison with two vials wired into the base of their skulls. Their task, set by a mysterious video figure, is to fill the vials with chemicals the brain produces under extreme pain…

88 mins   Director: Taylor Sheridan   USA 2011

Eric Jay Beck – Nick

April Matson – Tayler

Akeem Smith – Tony

Greg Cipes – Sam

Maya Hazen – Tara



11:00  TROLL HUNTER  (Preview)

After successfully redefining the vampire and thriller genres with Let the Right One In and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the Scandinavians now turn their attention to the creature feature. The adorably weird result is the coolest monster movie import since The Host. This slyly compelling and dryly humorous hybrid details what happens when a group of documentary film makers attempt to expose an infamous bearskin poacher…who actually turns out to be Norway’s only living troll hunter. A silly, scary and sincere balance of horror, adventure and mockumentary that both reinvents and pays homage to the creature classics of old.

99 mins   Director: Andre Ovredal   Norway 2010

Otto Jespersen – Hans the Troll Hunter

Glenn Erland Tosterud – Thomas

Johanna Morck – Johanna

Tomas Alf Larsen – Kalle

Hans Morten Hansen – Finn

13:15  THE WICKER TREE  (European Premiere)

From the makers of the cult classic The Wicker Man, and based on director Robin Hardy’s own novel ‘Cowboys for Christ’, a Texas gospel singer and her boyfriend, both devout evangelical Christians, are sent to Scotland on a mission to spread the word of God. After a concert in Glasgow Cathedral the pair are invited by Sir Lachlan Morrison to preach in his remote border village, but soon the horrifying reality dawns on the couple as they learn the true significance of the Celtic pagan rites. Reuniting Hardy with legendary actor Christopher Lee for a story in the style of the 1973 landmark fantasy comes the most eagerly anticipated horror movie of the year.

90 mins   Director: Robin Hardy  UK 2011

Brittania Nicol – Beth

Henry Garrett – Steve

Graham McTavish – Sir Lachlan Morrison

Honeysuckle Weeks – Lolly

Christopher Lee – Old Man

15:35  PANIC BUTTON (World Premiere)

Push the button for The Social Network of shock. Four people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – Boarding a private jet, they hand in their mobiles ready to take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they must play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones by their invisible captor, who knows every intimate secret. This inventive twister explores the chilling consequences of posting too much information online and how in cyber-space no one can hear you scream.

95 mins   Director: Chris Crow   UK 2011

Scarlett Alice Johnson – Jo

Michael Jibson – Dave

Jack Gordon – Max

Elen Rhys – Gwen

Joshua Richards – Alligator

18:00  FRIGHT NIGHT 3D  (Preview)

 Based on the 1985 classic comes the year’s most anticipated remake; it’s fangs for the memory with a horror comedy you can really sink your teeth into. Is horror movie addict Charley Brewster’s suave new next-door-neighbour Jerry Dandridge really an evil vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths? No one believes the teenager of course so he recruits Peter Vincent, the host of his favourite TV horror show to help him prove the facts. A winning fusion of laughs and scares, this canny update of the much-loved Tom Holland original features an all-star cast including Colin Farrell, David Tennant and Toni Collette.

120 mins   Director: Chris Gillespie   USA 2011

Colin Farrell – Jerry Dandridge

Anton Yelchin – Charley Brewster

David Tennant – Peter Vincent

Christopher Mintz-Plasse – Evil Ed

Toni Collette – Jane Brewster

21:00  THE WOMAN  (UK Premiere)

From author Jack Ketchum (The Lost, The Girl Next Door) and director Lucky McKee comes a scandalous tale of two extremes, a feral female force of nature and an abusive parent, on collision course for a brutal showdown and the family caught in between. When Chris Cleek discovers a primitive woman in the wilderness on a hunting trip, he traps and locks her up in a cellar to domesticate her. With psychological twists and emotional reveals that keep its haunting climax impossible to turn away from, this stark study of a dysfunctional family is unforgettable.

100 mins   Director: Lucky McKee   USA 2011

Pollyanna McIntosh – The Woman

Angela Bettis – Belle Cleek

Sean Bridgers – Chris Cleek

Zach Rand – Brian Cleek

Lauren Ashley Carter – Peggy Cleek

23:30  CHILLERAMA  (European Premiere)

From the depraved minds of Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs), Adam Green (Frozen), and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), a horror fantasy anthology in the classic spirit of Black Sabbath, Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie. A celebration of the golden age of b movies, there’s something for everyone’s bad taste in this quartet of schlock featuring the monster mania rampage Wadzilla, the gay beach party musical I Was A Teenage Werebear, the black-and-white insanity The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein and the creeping fleshy Zom B-Movie.

115 mins   Directors: Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Adam Green, Joe Lynch   USA 2011

Ray Wise – Dr. Weems

Joel David Moore – Adolf Hitler

Lin Shaye – Nurse Maleva

Richard Riehle – Cecil B. Kaufman

Kane Hodder – Meshugganah



10:30  THE DIVIDE  (Preview)

From Xavier Gens, director of Frontier(s), a post-apocalyptic shocker about the nightmare unravelling of humanity under the most extreme circumstances imaginable. New York City is decimated in a nuclear holocaust. As the survivors sit in the makeshift fallout shelter the ‘divide’ begins. With no one knowing the evil each person in the group is capable of, trust issues arise, paranoia emerges, factions form and values are debased in a brutal and visceral vision of a broken future.

110 mins   Director: Xavier Gens   USA 2011

Michael Biehn – Mickey

Milo Ventimiglia – Josh

Lauren German – Eva

Rosanna Arquette – Marilyn

Courtney B. Vance – Delvin



16:00  THE INNKEEPERS  (UK Premiere)

The indie king of the slow-burn horror flick Ti West, returns to FrightFest with something akin to The Shining done slacker style. After 100 years of silver service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees – Claire and Luke – are determined to uncover proof that the hotel is haunted. As the inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of amateur ghostbusters begins to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the establishment’s long unexplained history.

102 mins   Director: Ti West   USA 2011

Sara Paxton – Claire

Pat Healy – Luke

Kelly McGillis – Leanne Rease Jones

George Riddle – Old Man

Alison Bartlett – Angry Mom

 18:35  SAINT  (UK Premiere)

Dutch director Dick Maas (Amsterdammed) delves into grim fairy-tales for his latest bloody blockbuster. It’s December 5th: time for the Saint Nicolas festivities to commence in earnest. Student Frank and friends prepare to party dressed up as the legendary Saint and his little helpers the Black Peters. But the real centuries old Saint Nick was a sadistic killer, a rogue bishop-turned-pirate. No one believes the fable but then a medieval schooner is spotted sailing towards Amsterdam harbour and a sudden wave of shocking murders begins…

85 mins   Director: Dick Maas   The Netherlands – 2010

Huub Stapel – Niklas

Egbert-Jan Weeber – Frank

Caro Lenssen – Lisa

Bert Luppes – Goert

Escha Tanihatu – Sophie


From the Down Terrace team comes a darkly funny, brutally visceral and surprising tale of terror. Ex-soldier-turned-hit-man Jay hasn’t worked in months which is taking its toll on his marriage. Then his pal Gal comes up with an assignment for a mysterious client and as the hits progress so does Jay’s increasing blood-lust.  Progressing confidently from uneasy character study to intense crime thriller to stark shocker, director Ben Wheatley’s unique chiller is one of the year’s unforgettable horror highlights.

90 mins   Director: Ben Wheatley   UK 2011

Neil Maskell – Jay

MyAnna Buring – Shel

Michael Smiley – Gal

Emma Fryer – Fiona

Harry Simpson – Sam

23:30  DETENTION  (UK Premiere)

From rock video director Joseph Kahn (Lady GaGa, Kylie, Eminem, Britney, U2) comes a fast and furious teen comedy slasher. High school outcast Riley Jones has a secret crush on cool kid Clapton Davis but can’t stand the angst any more so decides to commit suicide. Suddenly a serial killer dressed as the horror movie icon ‘Cinderhella’ arrives to help her along. Riffing equally on Back To The Future and Prom Night and ramping up its genre elements, self-awareness and one-liners to a dizzying pace, this Detention centre is pure post-modern playfulness.

93 mins  Director: Joseph Kahn   USA 2011

Josh Hutcherson – Clapton Davis

Shanley Caswell – Riley Jones

Parker Bagley – Billy Nolan

Dane Cook – Principal Verge

Spencer Locke – Ione



10:45  GUINEA PIGS  (World Premiere)

Seven volunteers drawn from all walks of life attend a clinical trial run by ProSyntrex Pharmaceuticals. In exchange for a fee of £2000 they agree to undergo a two-week period of inoculation with the experimental drug Pro7. All they had to do was stay at the Limebrook Clinic, undergo a 2 milligram daily dose of the new vaccine, with 1 milligram top-ups if required, and relax in the leisure centre. None of them know how the drug will affect them or if they have just been injected with a placebo. They are about to find out. Enjoy the trip…if you dare.

90 mins   Director: Ian Clark   UK 2011

Alex Reid – Joni

Aneurin Barnard – Adam

Nia Roberts – Katie

Steve Evets – Morty

Skye Lourie – Carmen

13:10  DEADHEADS  (UK Premiere)

The debut feature from the Pierce brothers is a return to 80s style comedy adventure movies like Back To The Future and Goonies. We follow zombie slackers Mike and Brent as they travel across country to find the former’s old girlfriend and love of his life. But will those nasty bounty-hunting agents with a secret agenda catch them before they do? As a zombieland Abbott and Costello, actors Michael McKiddy and Ross Kidder’s chemistry and timing are superb in this road trip of the living dead that’s hilarious fun and surprisingly sweet.

90 mins   Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce   USA 2011

Michael McKiddy – Mike Kellerman

Ross Kidder – Brent Guthrie

Markus Taylor – Cheese

Thomas Galasso – Thomas Jeremiah

Natalie Victoria – Ellie Masterson


An Alpine legend tells the story of three lonely herdsmen who were so starved of female companionship they built the girl of their dreams from a broom, some straw and a few rags. Then the Devil took pity and made Sennentuntschi live and breathe. This fable informs the first ever shocker from Switzerland, a complex and twisted tale of past crimes, tragic love, ghostly encounters, horrendous murder, unexplained suicide and sexual enslavement. Continually surprising, brilliantly directed and superbly acted, this unusual and beguiling mystery chiller finally puts Switzerland on the genre map.

110 mins   Director: Michael Steiner   Switzerland 2010

Roxane Mesquida – Sennentuntschi

Nicholas Ofczarek – Sebastian Reusch

Andrea Zogg – Erwin

Joel Basman – Albert

Carlos Leal – Martin

18:30  INBRED  (World Premiere)

From Alex Chandon, director of Cradle Of Fear and Pervirella, a screamingly hilarious warped nightmare with nowt taken out. Four young urban offenders and their two care workers embark on a community service weekend in the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake. Before you can say ‘Ey up’, they upset the yokels with their city ways in the local boozer and put themselves in the gravest of dangers. This best bad taste un-PC gore-soaked riot is more fun than a ferret down the trousers…oh, wait a minute, that’s in there too! Altogether now, sing-alonga the Inbred love theme, ‘Ee by, ee by gum!’

95 mins   Director: Alex Chandon   UK 2011

Jo Hartley – Kate

James Doherty – Jeff

Seamus O’Neill – Jim

James Burrows – Tim

Nadine Rose Mulkerrin – Sam

21:00  A LONELY PLACE TO DIE  (UK Premiere)

The tension never lets up in this ultimate British survival shocker featuring harrowing stunts and nerve-racking action. Five mountaineers are climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they stumble across an air pipe sticking out of the forest ground emitting panicked cries from a small girl speaking Serbian. Who buried her in the earth chamber? Why? The horrifying answers to all those questions will take the quintet to the death-defying Devil’s Drop. And in the deadliest game of cat-and-mouse predator becomes prey and vice versa in this top-flight terroriser laced with pulse-pounding thrills.

98 mins   Director: Julian Gilbey   UK 2011

Melissa George – Alison

Ed Speelers – Ed

Sean Harris – Mr Kidd

Kate Magowan – Jenny

Karl Roden – Darko




Often called the Spanish Lon Chaney, genre icon Paul Naschy was the only horror film actor to portray Dracula, Frankenstein, Rasputin and, in his greatest creation, the werewolf Count Waldemar Daninsky.  Director Angel Agudo’s informative documentary on the champion weightlifter turned brawny Iberian national treasure is a heartfelt celebration of the man and his classic chiller legacy. Hosted by Mick Garris, with observations by John Landis, Joe Dante, and co-star Caroline Munro, this moving testament features amazing archive footage and wonderful clips from his Euro horror career.

75 mins   Director: Angel Agudo   Spain 2010

Mick Garris

John Landis

Joe Dante

Jack Taylor

Caroline Munro

12:30  A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE  (Preview)

Wingard’s intense road movie is a cinematic noose that just keeps on tightening an ever chilling grip.  Sarah is trying to start a new life thanks to the help of Alcoholics Anonymous. Her old existence fell apart when she realised the man she loved was a psychopath after accidentally finding his kill room. But now Garrick Turrell has escaped from prison and the corpses start piling up as he travels a direct line from Sarah’s old life to her new one.

95 mins  Director: Adam Wingard   USA 2010

AJ Bowen – Garrick Turrell

Amy Seimetz – Sarah

Joe Swanberg – Kevin

Brandon Carroll – Rusty

Lane Hughes – Reed

15:00  MIDNIGHT SON (UK premiere)

Début feature director Scott Leberecht fashions a vampire tale with a fresh independent spirit. When a strange skin disease forces security guard Jacob to avoid sunlight and crave blood, he struggles to control increasingly violent impulses to move from black market donor packs to sucking on living victims. Then the local police start targeting him as a suspect in a series of grisly murder. Leberecht makes telling points about basic humanity to fashion a minor masterpiece brimming with vibrant performances and creepy unpredictability.

95 mins Director: Scott Leberecht  USA 2011

Zak Kilberg – Jacob

Maya Parish – Mary

Jo D. Jonz – Marcus

Tracey Walter – The Janitor

Larry Cedar – Detective Ginsleigh

17:15  RABIES  (Preview)

Are you ready for the first Israeli slasher movie? A runaway adult brother and sister stumble into a trap set by a psycho killer in. His sister buried in the ground, the injured brother sets out to get help. What he finds instead is a group of sex-mad teenagers, two sleazy policemen and a forest ranger and his dog. Making great use of collective expectations of where a body count movie is supposed to go, and then not going there, this is as much a fresh vision of fright as a nuanced social and political commentary on Israel today.

90 mins   Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado   Israel 2010

Lior ASkkenazi – Danny

Danny Geva – Yuval

Ran Danker – Mikey

Menashe Noy – Menashe

Ania Bukstein – Adi

19:30  BLOOD RUNS COLD  (UK Premiere)

After a stressful first year as a breakthrough musician, Winona heads back to her home town for a few weeks to wind down in an isolated, rented house. Except the house is not quite up to the standard she was expecting and unsettling noises seem to be coming from the attic. Deciding to head into town for a drink, Winona bumps into one of her old boyfriends and some of his friends. Breaking the ice they head back to Winona’s place for a private party. But something there is waiting for them, waiting for the right moment to strike…

80 mins   Director: Sonny Laguna   Sweden 2011

Hanna Oldenburg –Winona

Patrick Saxe – Richard

Andreas Rylander – Carl

Elin Hugoson – Liz

Ralf Beck – The Manager

21:30  KIDNAPPED  (London Preview)

Jaime and Marta are in the midst of moving themselves and their rebellious teenage daughter Isa into a new family home in a gated Madrid community. Life seems perfect – that is, until three hooded Eastern-European criminals smash their way into the house and subject them to a night of intimidation and terror. The family must fight back with a bloody brutality they had no idea they could muster. Feature début director Miguel Angel Vivas shoots the entire film in only twelve shots, designed to capture the shock action and nasty surprises as they actually happen.

85 mins   Director: Miguel Angel Vivas   Spain 2011

Fernando Cayo – Jaime

Ana Wagener – Marta

Manuela Veles – Isa

Xoel Yanez – Cesar

Guillermo Barrientos – Assailant

23:30  STORMHOUSE  (London Preview)

 In 2002, eight months before the invasion of Iraq, the military took into custody and imprisoned a supernatural entity at Stormhouse, a top secret underground base. And now it wants to play… Delivering heart-pounding tension, nerve-shredding shocks and out of the blue jolts, director Dan Turner’s noose tightening slow-burner combines the realism of Paranormal Activity with the chilling atmosphere of The Ring and the visceral horror of the Saw series. The disturbing climactic twists will leave you stunned.

88 mins   Director: Dan Turner   UK 2011

Katherine Flynn – Hayley Sands

Grant Masters – Major Anthony Lester

Patrick Flynn – Justin Rourke

Grahame Fox – Lieutenant Groves

Munir Khairdin – Salim Hassan



10:30 THE DEAD (Special Event)

 Last year Film4 FrightFest proudly hosted the world première of Howard J. Ford and John Ford’s new wave zombie flesh eater  Since then it has gone on to garner acclaim at all the major global fantasy film festivals. Now, on the eve of its UK release by Anchor Bay, we are thrilled to welcome back the Ford brothers for a very special event – a live commentary where the duo will watch their high-class horror fantasy alongside the audience, divulging all the anecdotes and film making secrets in bringing their living dead saga to the screen.

90 mins   Directors: Howard J. Ford & Jon Ford   UK 2010

Rob Freeman – Lt. Brian Murphy

Prince David Osei – Sgt Daniel Dembele

Dan Morgan – James

David Dontoh – The Chief

13:00  ATROCIOUS  (UK Premiere)

One of the strongest entries in the ‘found footage’ horror sub-genre, director Fernando Barreda Luna’s frightener expertly mounts the tension until a totally unexpected and disturbing climax. Christian and his sister July investigate urban legends and whilst at their old family summerhouse in Spain they learn about a local myth – the girl in the Garraf woods – so they borrow a camera and start probing the strange story. But five days later they are found dead. What you will see in this document is the pair’s 37 hours of recorded evidence edited to reveal the unexplained and shocking truth.

75 mins   Director: Fernando Barreda Luna   Spain 2010

Rafael Amaya – Voice

Jose Masagosa – Carlos

Chus Pereiro – Debora

Cristian Valencia – Cristian

15:30  MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE  (European Premiere)

 This micro-budget horror-comedy is the third feature written and directed by 18 year-old Austin, Texas, auteur prodigy Emily Hagins. Kate, a bespectacled, college-bound nerd, is pleased to run into Paul, a shy but dreamy supermarket clerk, at Austin’s annual SpaceCon. Unfortunately, Paul has recently been turned into a vampire by an R Patz lookalike. Laced with satire that’s often silly, sometimes sweet and occasionally bizarre, this hipster horror coasts by through sheer force of wit, energy, and creativity. 

80 mins   Director: Emily Hagins   USA 2011

Elaine Hurt – Kate

Patrick Delgado – Paul

Devin Bonnee – Vince

Tina Rodriguez – Gina

Tony Vespe – Mark

18:00  THE CALLER  (London Preview)

What happens when Rachelle LeFevre from the blockbuster Twilight Saga meets Stephen Moyer from the hit fantasy TV series True Blood? Pure, bone-chilling terror, that’s what. Troubled divorcee Mary Kee moves into a new apartment, eager to put as much distance between herself and her estranged husband as possible. Then Mary starts receiving sinister telephone calls from a mysterious woman named Rose asking to speak to a man who doesn’t live there.  When the caller reveals she’s calling from the past and really doesn’t like being ignored Mary becomes haunted in her own home as the unstable Rose looks for revenge in a unique and terrifying way.

88 mins   Director: Matthew Parkhill   USA 2011

Rachelle Lefevre – Mary Kee

Stephen Moyer – John Guidi

Luis Guzman – George

Ed Quinn – Steven

Lorna Raver – Rose

21:05  THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS  (World Premiere)

Two hit men, Pinner, a cynical veteran and the inexperienced Cully, are sent to murder an old associate of their underworld boss. Waiting for their mark to return home, Pinner attempts to pass the time by telling a strange story from his past, involving Valentina, a dancer he was once ordered to kill… But things are not all what they seem in their quarry’s house and the discovery of a make-shift black magic altar sends the uncomprehending duo into the shadowy darkness of their own tortured souls. Brilliantly acted, solidly crafted and exuding a palpable atmosphere of claustrophobic dread, this is an eerily effective gem from director Sean Hogan.

75 mins   Director: Sean Hogan    UK 2011

Billy Clarke – Pinner

Jack Gordon – Cully

Jonathan Hansler – Kist

Harry Miller – Bruno





 13:15  RABIES











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