FrightFest 2014 Opening And Closing Films Announced


It’s that time of year again where Filmwerk starts to look forward to what the FrightFest team have in store for us for their annual London festival over the summer bank holiday in late August.


This will be FrightFest in their 14th glorious year! And they have just announced the opening and closing films for this year!

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This 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.


Howard and Jon Ford, the British director, writer and producer team behind the acclaimed African-set zombie road movie ‘The Dead’ said today: “It’s truly an honour to be the opening film – mind-blowing! Being at FrightFest for ‘The Dead’ was such an incredible experience for us and one of the highlights of our whole journey with the film. It’s an awesome event with a brilliant crowd and we both sincerely cannot wait to see you all there!”


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 an 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.


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Film4 FrightFest will close with the UK premiere of directors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado’s extraordinary revenge thriller BIG BAD WOLVES. 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.


Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s RABIES in 2011 became the only movie in the entire 14-year history of the festival to warrant successive extra screenings based on overwhelming want-to-see demand.


All the directors and some cast members will be attending the festival.


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 line up will be announced on Fri 28 June.  Festival & day passes go on sale from 29 June. Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 27 July.


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Filmwerk shall of course get down to the sleepy queue on the morning of Sat 29th June to see just how excited fans are for this year’s set list after it is announced. We will also then be running a pre-festival podcast to discuss what we think of the choices this year!

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