Fans of horror continue to flock to the dark heart of London to celebrate, well, the dark heart of cinema. Yearly, each summer, gore obsessives and thrill chasers submerge themselves into the grittiest and deathly films that filmmakers unearth from hell. This year, after moving from the West End to Shepard’s Bush to accommodate for the growing number of fans, Frightfest looks to be their best year yet.
The festival, which runs from August 25th to 29th, has a mount of horror highlights for you to whet your bloody appetite. The opening film sees the European Premiere of My Father Die and sees Sean Brosnan direct a brutal revenge thriller. Closing the festival is Sang-ho Yeon’s first class thrill-ride Train to Busan about a locomotive filled with the dead.
Between the two events, there are a whole body heap of films including Italian horror film Monolith, Phillip Escott’s Cruel Summer, the deadly House of Salem, Canadian chiller Blood Hunters, and a trashy remake of Blood Feast. As for British filmmakers, there are twelve UK premieres from Marty Stalker’s shock doc Hostage to the Devil to Shaun Robert Smith’s sublime Broken. Furthermore, First Blood is dedicated to home-based directors such as Hallow’s Eve and The Creature Below.
Big screen antics include director of The Guest and You’re Next’s Adam Wingard’s intense The Woods and Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusak’s Stephen King adaptation Cell.
We could sit here listing the mass of amazing films on play here but head over to their website to see what’s on. I don’t know about you but we are dying to see them all.
What are you looking forward to most.