Film4 FrightFest 2010 – Opening & Closing Night Films

Adam Green’s HATCHET II will receive its world premiere when it opens this year’s Film4 FrightFest on Thursday August 26. Hatchet-man Green, plus leading iconic cast including Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd will be gracing London’s Empire Cinema on Thurs Aug 26 to kick-off what is expected to be the festival’s busiest and most fan-friendly event to date.

HATCHET II resurrects the villainous Victor Crowley, who terrorised the bayou in the ground-breaking international hit HATCHET.  HATCHET II promises even more gut-wrenching gore, pitch-black humour and blood-spilling fun.

Green said today: “Having the World Premiere of HATCHET II as the opening night of FrightFest is really a homecoming for my monster Victor Crowley and I. It’s important to me that the first audience to see this should be the very audience that breathed life into HATCHET and turned it into a franchise. While the first film was a love letter to the films I grew up on, this film is my love letter to the fans – the original “Hatchet Army”.

Although FrightFest have premiered both HOSTEL & CABIN FEVER, Eli Roth will be making his first appearance at FrightFest when he and up-and-coming director Daniel Stamm close the festival with the European premiere of the much-anticipated THE LAST EXORCISM on Monday August 30.

Roth said: “Finally, I get to attend FrightFest in person. It’s a festival I have always admired and supported from afar and I can’t think of a better place for The Last Exorcism to make its UK debut”

THE LAST EXORCISM sees the disillusioned Reverend Cotton (played by Patrick Fabian) arrive at a Louisana farm expecting to perform his last ‘routine’ exorcism but nothing could prepare him for the true horrors that lie ahead….

Film4 FrightFest 2010 runs from Thurs 26 August to Monday 30 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on 2nd July. Festival & day passes go on sale from 3rd July. Tickets for Individual films on sale from 26 July. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or

AND FINALLY… you haven’t registered to get your free copy of the first ever FF e-zine do it now. The first issue will be in FrightFesters inboxes on the 16th of July. It will be packed full of interesting reading, in fact everything you want in a genre magazine. The link is here –


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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