HORROR FILMS SCREENED AT Edinburgh Int Film Festival 2015

imgresThe full details of 2015’s Edinburgh International Film Festival which runs from 17-28 June have been anounuced and we are very please to see some great horror titles in the brilliant film festival.

This year the Festival, which runs from 17 to 28 June, will showcase 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 16 European Premieres, 84 UK Premieres and 2 Scottish Premieres.


The Festival boasts 134 new features, with highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s striking documentary AMY, about the life of music legend Amy Winehouse; the latest Disney-Pixar animated sensation INSIDE OUT, screening as the Festival’s Family Gala; Arnold Schwarzenegger as a tormented father tending his zombie daughter in MAGGIE; Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul’s THE D-TRAIN, starring Jack Black and James Marsden; while John Cusack and Paul Dano play different aged versions of Beach Boys legend Brian Walker in masterful music film LOVE & MERCY. Classic Screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s ROAR, a legendary bizarre cult 1981 big cat movie.

Check out the great horror titles below and for more information and tickets details click HERE

Cop Car (International Premiere / screens in the ‘American Dreams’ strand)
A dark and brilliant B-movie starring Kevin Bacon.
Directed by Jon Watts and starring Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford

Cop Car

Dead Rising: Watchtower (UK Premiere / screens in the ‘Night Moves’ strand)
A slick and bloodily amusing zombie film spin-off from the Dead Rising video game.
Directed by Zach Lipovsky and starring Jessie Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dennis Haysbert, Rob Riggle

The Hallow (UK Premiere / screens in the ‘Night Moves’ strand)
Renowned music video director Corin Hardy’s fantastic debut feature is a terrifying excursion into a dark world of unforgettably imaginative, brilliantly realised horrors.
Directed by Corin Hardy and starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley

Hellion (UK Premiere / screens in the ‘Night Moves’ strand)
Multi-award winning director Bruce McDonald returns to EIFF with this horrifying tale of mayhem, madness, murderous evil munchkins and a young girl home alone at night. A Halloween horror at its best.
Directed by Bruce McDonald and starring Chloe Rose, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha, Luke Bilyk, Robert Patrick

The Houses October Built (UK Premiere / screens in the ‘Night Moves’ strand)
Part mockumentary and part horror fiction, this clever mix of found footage and old fashioned scare tactics is a truly terrifying thrill for lovers of late night horror.
Directed by Bobby Roe and starring Brandy Schaefer, Zach Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe, Jeff Larson

Dead Rising: Watchtower

Maggie (International Premiere / screens in the ‘American Dreams’ strand)
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in a zombie drama with an art-film sensibility.
Directed by Henry Hobson and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson

The Night Stalker (screens in the ‘Little Big Screen’ retrospective)
The highest-rated American TV movie of its time in 1972, this stylish atmospheric horror is now rightfully regarded as a cult classic.
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, starring Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland

Parasyte: Part 1 (European Premiere / screens in the ‘Night Moves’ strand)
Spectacular adaptation of Japanese body-snatcher manga. Part horror and part superhero buddy story, it is a wild movie ride.
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki and starring Shota Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Sadao Abe, Ai Hashimoto, Masahiro Higashide, Nao Omori, Kazuki Kitamura, Tadanobu Asano


Salem’s Lot (screens in the ‘Little Big Screen’ retrospective)
Tobe Hooper’s atmospheric 1979 adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling vampire novel, starring 70’s icon David Soul – now an influential genre classic.
Directed by Tobe Hooper, starring David Soul, James Mason and Lance Kerwin

Turbo-Kid (UK Premiere / screens in the ‘Night Moves’ strand)
A post-apocalypse action-horror romp viewed as if made in the 1980s, Turbo Kid is a gleefully bloody fantasy film and a brilliant retro homage to sci-fi / horror films.
Directed by Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell and starring Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

For more information on this year’s EIFF and for full details of this year’s Programme, please check out: www.edfilmfest.org.uk


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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