At last some FrightFest news, the exciting announcement of the opening and closing films of the 13th horror film fest which in the year of the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics are fittingly both British.
Paul Hyett’s claustrophobic, psychological horror, THE SEASONING HOUSE is set to open this year’s Film4 FrightFest. Starring Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth and Rosie Day, this hard-hitting exploration of war-time sexploitation, set in a Balkan brothel, marks special-effects guru Hyett’s directorial debut. Hyett and the cast will be attending the premiere on Thurs August 23.
Film4 FrightFest will close with the world premiere of Lionsgate’s TOWER BLOCK. Directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson, this is a stunning suspense shocker. Trapped on the top floor of their run down East End home, a disparate group of neighbours are being targeted by a mystery sniper. This taut gripper stars Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell and Russell Tovey. The directors and the cast will attend this fabulous finale to FrightFest the 13th
Film4 FrightFest Co-director Alan Jones said today: “Once more Film4 FrightFest is delighted to be showcasing the key British talent of the future with our opening choice of THE SEASONING HOUSE, and our closing film, TOWER BLOCK. Both films are works of quality, sensitivity and bloody-minded bravado and the directors deserve to follow in the footsteps of such other talents we have promoted early in their careers, Christopher Nolan, Neil Marshall, Chris Smith and James Watkins”.
Film4 FrightFest is pleased to announce the line-up will also include the UK premiere of [REC]³ Génesis, in which the [REC] myth gets brilliantly expanded by director Paco Plaza in this gruesomely hilarious second sequel in the groundbreaking Spanish zombie franchise. Both Paco and his leading lady Leticia Dolera will be attending the screening.
Film4 FrightFest, the UK’s biggest genre film festival, runs from Thursday 23 August to Monday 27 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on 29th June. Festival & day passes go on sale from 30 June. Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 28th July.
For bookings call 08 714 714 714 or go to www.empirecinemas.co.uk