Film4 FrightFest 2011 – The Full Line-Up

Film4 Frightfest 2011So here it is every detail of the 2011 Film4 Frightfest with every film, every event and every time so you can plan your long weekend of wicked horror viewing down to the deadliest details. Remember festival & day passes go on sale from 2nd July. Tickets for Individual films on sale from 1st August. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or

Frightfest 2011 Schedule



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

Film4 Frightfest 2011
Final Destination 5

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 passerby 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 filmmaker working in horror today. His four features (NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO, 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 DEVILl 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 unchartered 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 mesmerizing 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

Film4 Frightfest 2011
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil

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 hillbilly 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


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)
Debut 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 hometown 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 debut 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



Film4 Frightfest 2011
Troll Hunter

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 filmmakers 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 DEAD (Special Event)
Last year Film4 FrightFest proudly hosted the world premiere of Howard J. Ford and John Ford’s new wave zombie flesheater. 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 filmmaking 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




10:30 THE DIVIDE (Preview)
From Xavier Gens, director of FRONTIER(S), a post-apocalyptic shocker about the nightmare unraveling 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 horro,r 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 fairytales 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…

Film4 Frightfest 2011
Kill List

85 mins Director: Dick Maas The Netherlands – 2010

Huub Stapel – Niklas
Egbert-Jan Weeber – Frank
Caro Lenssen – Lisa
Bert Luppes – Goert
Escha Tanihatu – Sophie

20:50 KILL LIST (UK Premiere)

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 whicj 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 bloodlust, 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 anymore 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



13:15 RABIES





10:45 A NIGHT IN THE WOODS – More Info Here

13:10 DEADHEADS (UK Premiere)
The debut feature from the Pierce Brothers is a return to 1980’s 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!’

Film4 Frightfest 2011
A Lonely Place to Die

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






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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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