Get ready … it’s the return of the Terror-Cotta Horror All-nighter!
As part of the Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2014, our marathon horror extravaganza is back with more scary, brutal, twisted and bizarre films that will have you screaming in terror (or quietly weeping into your extra strong coffee). If a whole evening of bloody murders, vengeful spirits and ravenous monsters is not enough, there will also be Asian horror themed cosplay, our horrific quiz and more surprises, prizes and giveaways on the night.
Terracotta Far East Film Festival (TFEFF) was first held in 2009 and now, in its sixth year, is London’s biggest Asian cinema event. It was set up by founder and Festival Director Joey Leung to champion emerging and critically acclaimed Asian cinema in the UK and beyond, while also bringing together the Asian film fan community with bonus events and parties. The festival has been held at Prince Charles Cinema since 2009, and expanded in 2013 to use the ICA as a second venue for the SPOTLIGHT ON: section.
The All-nighter will open with notoriously outrageous Takashi MIIKE’s blood-splattered high school horror LESSON OF EVIL followed by the European premiere of Malaysian ghost story IN THE DARK by Joon Han YEO. KILLERS, the psychological horror from Indonesian directing duo The MO Brothers (MACABRE) and Executive Producer Gareth EVANS (THE RAID) is next with TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES where a group of people besieged in a country house by the local equivalent of werewolves ending the night6 in the early morning!
LESSON OF EVIL
Director: Takashi MIIKE. Cast: Hideaki ITO, Fumi NIKAIDO, Takayuki YAMADA, Shota SOMETANI,
Japan, In Japanese with English subtitles, 129 min, horror thriller 2012
Cool and charismatic English teacher Seiji Hasumi (ITO) is popular with students and teachers alike. He inspires trust and respect from his class, greeting many with an affectionate, if irritating, ruffle of the hair. But his actions soon take a turn, revealing something dark behind that charming smile. Students become suspicious when friends slowly start to disappear, but little do they know that absolute jaw-dropping carnage is just around the corner. Adapted from Yusuke KISHI’s horror novel, Aku no Ky?ten, a commentary on tough high school life and dark student–teacher relationships, with plenty of black humour, absurd violence, and a splash of Cronenbergian fantasy added for good measure.
IN THE DARK
Director: Joon Han YEO. Cast: Po Chieh WANG, Candy LEE, Jennifer FOH
Malaysia, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 99 min, ghost story horror 2014, European Premiere.
In his follow-up to the award-winning SELL OUT!, director Joon Han YEO has crafted a tense, unrelenting horror with enough twists to keep audiences guessing and gasping until the very end.
Joseph (Po Chieh WANG) finds himself plunged into a world of nightmares when he defies a fortune-teller’s prophecy and proposes to his girlfriend May (Jennifer FOH). She is soon killed in a car accident, and Joseph, distraught, teams up with May’s friend Vivien (Candy LEE) to reach out to May’s spirit. Instead, they stir up other demons that would have better been left in the dark.
Directors: Kimo STAMBOEL, Timo TJAHJANTO. Cast: Oka ANTARA, Kazuki KITAMURA, Rin TAKANASHI, Luna MAYA.
Japan, Indonesia, in Indonesian, Japanese & English with English subtitles, 137min, horror thriller 2013.
Two twisted paths cross in this provocative psychological horror from Indonesian directing duo The MO Brothers (MACABRE) and Executive Producer Gareth EVANS (THE RAID).
Troubled Indonesian journalist Bayu Aditya (Oka ANTARA, THE RAID 2, V/H/S/2) finds himself compulsively drawn to a members only website, hosted by Japanese serial killer Nomura Shuhei (Kazuki KITAMURA). After Bayu uploads footage of his own, they strike up an uneasy online relationship.
TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES
Director: Erik Matti. Cast: Dingdong DANTES, Lovi POE, Joey MARQUEZ, Janice DE BELEN, Ramon BAUTISTA
Philippines, in Tagalog with English subtitles, 102 min, horror 2012
Filipino folklore horror with a macabre sense of humour and plenty of blood, guts, and garlic, from director Erik MATTI (ON THE JOB).
Cocky layabout Makoy (Dingdong DANTES) travels to a remote village to reconcile with his pregnant girlfriend. When he’s angrily turned away, he tries to win favour by purchasing a suckling pig for her birthday feast. Although a bargain price, the pig isn’t quite what it seems, and soon the family are fighting for their lives from a hoard of vicious, vampire-like Aswang.
The first full-length Filipino film to be shot using green screens, with stylised sets and a comic book look.
Event schedule: Saturday 31 May 2014, 22:40- 07:40
Venue: Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
Terror-Cotta Horror All-nighter booking page: http://bit.ly/13xrm1y
£22 non members (No concessions, one ticket for all films)
£19.50 (PCC Members)
**note: Terror Cotta All Nighter is NOT included in the Terracotta Festival Pass.