London, United Kingdom
What’s It All About?
FrightFest, which staged its first event in 2000, began as a means to provide the UK with a horror fantasy festival of stature to market leaders in Europe, Sitges (Spain) and Brussels (Belgium). It has since evolved to include a variety of genres and has evolved into a community where the audience and guests alike travel from all over the world to be part of the event’s unique atmosphere.Apart from the annual five-day event in London, FrightFest has an ever-growing strand at the Glasgow Film Festival and hosts a Halloween all-night horrorthon, which in 2012, will be screened across a number of regional cinemas.
The festival is now one of the most vibrant and credible brands for the horror genre and has helped launch the careers of directors such as Simon Rumley, Christopher Smith, Eli Roth, Neil Marshall and Simon Hunter.
Watch Out For!
The Seasoning House
A hard-hitting exploration of war-time sexploitation, set in a Balkan brothel, the film features Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth and Rosie Day.
A suspense shocker about a group of neighbours trapped on the top floor of their rundown home, being targeted by a mystery sniper. The film has Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell and Russell Tovey in the lead.
This year, for the first time, a third screen has been added to play extra films in 2012. This screen is called the Re-Discovery Screen.
There will also be a special UK premiere of [REC]³ Génesis, in which the [REC] myth gets expanded by director Paco Plaza in this gruesomely hilarious film. Both Paco and his leading lady Leticia Dolera will be attending the screening.
The festival also includes films like zombie epic War Of The Dead; the Indonesian set ultra-violent martial arts thriller The Raid; and screenings of the new, restored versions of Hammer classics The Reptile, Plague Of The Zombies and Dracula – Prince Of Darkness.
• The Day
• War Of The Dead
• Penumbra + The Other Side Of Simon
• Rites Of Spring
• L’arrivo Di Wang/ Wang’s Arrival
• The Raid