Film4 FrightFest The 13th Announces Record Number of Guests

FrightFest The 13thJennifer Lynch, Sheridan Smith, Dario Argento, Dominic Brunt, Ross Noble, Peter Strickland, Claudia Gerini, Michele Placido, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Russell Tovey and The Soska Sisters head up a vibrant and eclectic mix of talent at this year’s Film4 FrightFest event at the Empire Leicester Sq.

As individual tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday 28 July), Film4 FrightFest announces its guest list, which boasts a whole host of directors from around the world including: The Manetti Brothers. (PAURA 3D), Federico Zampaglione (TULPA), Paul Hyett (THE SEASONING HOUSE), co-directors James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson (TOWER BLOCK), Jennifer Lynch (CHAINED), Paco Plaza ([REC]3 GENESIS), Matthias Hoene (COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES), Jon Wright (GRABBERS), Conor MacMahon (STITCHES).

Glenn McQuaid and David Bruckner (V/H/S), Eron Sheean (ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY), Stig Svendsen (ELEVATOR), Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY), Buddy Giovinazzo (A NIGHT OF NIGHTMARES), Ricky Wood Jr (SAWNEY – FLESH OF MAN), Stuart Urban (MAY I KILL U?), Peter Strickland (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO), Jaume Balaguero (SLEEP TIGHT), Eoin Macken (THE INSIDE), Jason Ford (COMMUNITY), Dominic Brunt (BEFORE DAWN), Alex Chandon (INBRED), and Patricio Valladares (HIDDEN IN THE WOODS).

As for the stars of the movies, they have turned out in force this year, with Italian acting royalty Claudia Gerini and Michele Placido attending for TULPA, alongside producer Maria Grazia Cucinotta (star of IL POSTINO). Then there’s Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth, Anna Walton, Jemma Powell, David Lemberg, Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Ryan Olivia from THE SEASONING HOUSE, Sheridan Smith, Russell Tovey, Ralph Brown and Kane Robinson from TOWER BLOCK, Letitca Dolera from [REC]3, Alan Ford, Ashley Thomas, Dudley Sutton, Georgia King, Harry Treadaway, Jack Doolan, Michelle Ryan and Rasmus Hardiker from COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES, Ross Noble from STITCHES, Katherine Isabelle (AMERICAN MARY).

Kevin Bishop and Hayley-Marie Axe from MAY I KILL U?, Joanne Mitchell and Nicky Evans from BEFORE DAWN, Catherine Steadman from OUTPOST II: BLACK SUN, Emmett Scanlon, Tereza Srbova and Brian Fortune from THE INSIDE, Terry Bird, Elliot Jordan and Jemma Dallender from COMMUNITY, Simon Bamford, Nick Vince and Hugh Ross from NIGHTBREED: THE CABAL CUT and Elizabeth Henstridge, Daniel O’Meara, Sean Browne, Tom Holloway, Selina Giles and Jeff Stewart from THE THOMPSONS.

Not to mention our ever-popular Quizmaster, West End and TV star Andy Nyman, The Horror Channel’s Emily Booth, GRABBERS writer Kevin Lehane, COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES and TOWER BLOCK writer James Moran and SINISTER writer C. Robert Cargill.

Film4 FrightFest The 13th is on from Thurs 23 August to Monday 27 at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. It will present 48 films in three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery and the newly-created Re-Discovery strand will play in Empires 4 & 5. There are eleven countries represented, with a record-beating fifteen world premieres and twenty-three UK or European premieres.

Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 28th July. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or

FrightFest The 13th


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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