ok horror movie fans here is the lowdown on the movies as well as some trailers of the movies you’ll be enjoying at this years Film 4 Fright Fest 2010, sadly I cant go but if you do go why not gives us some reviews of what you saw or a simple festival diary? interested email me!
Ok Im in the process of collecting all the Frightfest info I have and create a page on the blog you can go to and enjoy, as I said below is info on the movies been shown along with some of the trailers as well. Please be warned that some trailers are rated 15 some are 18/r rating so parent advisory reccommended.
Below is part 1, part 2 Ill post very shortly
All trailers and photos (except top photo) are not associated with frightfest and have been placed on this post by myself.
PROGRAMME = SCREEN 1
THURSDAY AUG 27
6.30pm HATCHET II (World Premiere)
FrightFest continues its strong relationship with Adam Green by hosting the world premiere of the sequel to his 2006 slasher sensation. Picking up right where the splatter-tastic original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. Delivering unapologetically unrestrained gushers of gore, HATCHET II is everything you loved about the original – only darker, funnier and on shocker steroids.
90 mins Director: Adam Green USA 2010
Danielle Harris – Marybeth
Kane Hodder – Victor Crowley
Tony Todd – Rev. Zombie
Tom Holland – Bob
R.A. Mihailoff – Trent
Trailer [ N.A]
9.15pm PRIMAL (World Premiere)
Primordial nature runs amuck in a smartly played spectacular slice of neo Ozploitation. 12,000 years ago a caveman tried to communicate the presence of an unknown primal entity only to be devoured by the Neanderthal evil. Now six friends on a field trip set up camp in the same remote wilderness. But when one takes a dip in a nearby waterhole terror descends on the remainder as they realise its kill or be killed. A frenzied visceral nightmare, PRIMAL is a hugely enjoyable rollercoaster ride through primitive panic with the best one word ending ever!
85 mins Director: Josh Reed Australia 2010
Krew Boylan – Mel
Lindsay Farris – Chad
Wil Traval – Dace
Damien Freeleagus – Waren
Rebekah Foord – Kris
Trailer: [vodpod id=Video.3994721&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]
11.30pm DEAD CERT (World Premiere)
It’s a splatter Disco Inferno as East End gangsters and Eastern European vampires battle it out for the ultimate prize – owenership of the night-club, ‘The Inferno’. Foul-mouthed thugs take on a city infested with the undead in a super-modern take on ‘Dracula’ influenced by House of Hammer classics plus FRIGHT NIGHT and THE LOST BOYS. You think you know all there is to know about vampires? Well, you’re wrong, dead wrong, in director Steve Lawson’s all-action horror that paints London town red – with blood!
90 mins Director: Steve Lawson UK 2010
Craig Fairbrass – Freddy ‘Dead Cert’ Frankham
Jason Flemyng – Chelsea Steve
Danny Dyer – Roger Kipling
Billy Murray – Dante Livienko
Dexter Fletcher – Eddie Christian
TRAILER: [vodpod id=Video.3994808&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]
FRIDAY AUG 28
TOTAL ICON: TOBE HOOPER
Total Film Magazine have joined forces with FrightFest to introduce a new attraction to this year’s festival. It’s called ‘Total Icon’ and will celebrate the career of living legend Tobe Hooper. As well as showing Tobe’s ferocious 1974 masterpiece THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE on the big screen, we will be unveiling his rarely seen, restored and re-mastered 1969 debut, EGGSHELLS. And that’s not all: there will be a 45-minute onstage Q&A with the great man himself, here visiting the UK for the first time in 18 years.
10.45am EGGSHELLS (Total Icon Retrospective)
Director Tobe Hooper’s little seen and long thought lost debut feature is now a must-see hippy trippy head space fantasy time capsule containing many portents of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE to come. Hooper: “It’s a real movie about 1969, kind of verite but with a little push, improvisation mixed with magic. It was about the beginning and end of the subculture. Most of it takes place in a commune house. But what they don’t know is that in the basement is a crypto-embryonic hyper-electric presence that managed to influence the house and the people in it. The presence has embedded itself in the walls and grows into this big bulb, half-electronic, half organic. Almost like an eye, but like a big light, it comes out of the wall, manipulating and animating. I’ve always described it as being a mixture of Andy Warhol’s TRASH and Walt Disney’s FANTASIA”.
90 mins Director: Tobe Hooper USA 1969
Eggshells [ imdb]
Mahlon Forman – Mahlon
Boris Schnurr (Kim Henkel) – Toz
Ron Barnhart – Ben Skabarsak
Amy Lester – Amy
David Noll – David
1.00pm THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (Total Icon Retrospective)
Time has not dimmed the shock value of the seminal classic from director Tobe Hooper, based on the same real-life Ed Gein case that inspired PSYCHO. Only granted a certificate from the British Board of Film Classification for its 25th Anniversary release in 1999, this highly influential scream-filled chiller tells the story of five Texas hippies who encounter a family of murderous cannibals. Hooper masterfully uses documentary-style realism, coupled with the horror of anticipation and suggestion, to take the terror factor into stunning and disturbing areas. Made on a micro-budget that adds to the harsh tone, this razor-sharp nightmare began the power tool cult and brought Gunnar Hansen’s Leatherface to horror icon glory. But it’s the brutal accumulative effect of Hooper’s mater-of-fact direction that freezes the scalp and puts alarmed imagination on overdrive.
83 mins Director: Tobe Hooper USA 1974
Marilyn Burns – Sally
Gunnar Hansen – Leatherface
Allen Danziger – Jerry
Edwin Neal – Hitchhiker
Paul A. Partain – Franklin
TRAILER: [vodpod id=Video.3999417&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]
3.15pm INTERVIEW WITH TOBE HOOPER.
The interview will be conducted by Total Film’s deputy editor Jamie Graham. Total Film has regularly tagged THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE as ‘The Greatest Horror Movie Ever Made’ and could not be happier to welcome Tobe Hooper to FrightFest.
5.30pm ISLE OF DOGS (World Premiere)
Darius is the gang boss from hell, a deadly bastard and the last man you’d cross. So when he discovers his young Russian bride Nadia is sleeping with Rilry, a small time crook, he makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Kill or be killed. In the tradition of LONDON TO BRIGHTON, an unflinching exploration of just what people will do to survive. Written by Sean Hogan and director Tammi Sutton (the upcoming WELCOME TO GRAVELAND starring Danny Trejo and Vinnie Jones), comes a barking Brit body count horror.
90 mins Director: Tammi Sutton UK 2010
Edward Hogg – Riley
Barbara Nedeljakova – Nadia
Andrew Howard – Darius
Gwilym Lee – Block
Stuart McQuarrie – Billy
7.45pm F (World Premiere)
Welcome to the Class of 2010. The college day ends, the school building becomes a vast complex of dark corridors, and eerily quiet classrooms, What none of the remaining teachers and pupils realize is tonight is going to be a night they will remember for the rest of their lives – especially English teacher Robert Anderson, a burned-out, world-weary alcoholic trying to reconnect with his daughter. For the school comes under relentless attack from a faceless threat intent on causing maximum mayhem. Will lessons be learned?
80 mins Director: Johannes Roberts UK 2010
David Schofield – Robert Anderson
Eliza Bennett – Kate Anderson
Emma Cleasby – Lucy
Ruth Gemmell – Sarah Balham
Juliet Aubrey – Helen Anderson
9.15pm RED HILL (Preview)
Police officer Shane Cooper (‘True Blood’ star Ryan Kwanten) relocates to the dusty farming village of Red Hill with his pregnant wife, Alice, to start a family. Then news of a prison break sends the local law enforcement officers into a panic and Shane’s first day on duty rapidly turns into a nightmare. A taut horror western, which unfolds over the course of a single day and night, and told with explosive action and chilling violence,
95 mins Director: Patrick Hughes Australia 2010
Ryan Kwanten – Shane Cooper
Claire van der Boom – Alice Cooper
Steve Bisley – Old Bill
Tom E. Lewis – Jimmy Conway
Christopher David – Slim
11.30pm ALIEN VS. NINJA (UK Premiere)
Once upon a time in Japan, a band of great Iga Ninja warriors witness a roaring giant fireball crashing into the distant forest. Rushing to investigate the mysterious asteroid, they are stunned to be confronted by new alien enemies. This is the story of the brave Ninja facing their biggest challenge ever to defeat the space monsters and their alien offspring. In the tradition of TOKYO GORE POLICE comes killer Kung Fu, gratuitous violence, silly splatter, high-powered action – and men in grey rubber suits.
90 mins Director: Seiji Chiba Japan 2010
Trailer: [vodpod id=Video.3999885&w=640&h=385&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]
SATURDAY AUG 29
11.00am CHERRY TREE LANE (Preview)
CHERRY TREE LANE was Mary Poppins’ address, but there’s nothing remotely Disney about this cautionary tale from Paul Andrew Williams, director of the critically acclaimed LONDON TO BRIGHTON and THE COTTAGE. Christine and Mike are an ordinary middle-class couple living in what could be any house on any street. It’s an average evening as they prepare dinner, open a bottle of wine and bicker waiting for their teenage son, Sebastian, to come home from football. The doorbell rings. And the family’s nightmare begins. Tense, harrowing and disturbing, CHERRY TREE LANE is one address worth visiting if your nerves can stand it.
80 mins Director: Paul Andrew Williams UK 2010
Rachael Blake – Christine
Tom Butcher – Mike
Sonny Muslim – Teddy
Jumayn Hunter – Rian
Ashley Chin – Asad
1.15pm THE TORTURED (UK Premiere)
Meet Elise and Craig, an upper-middle-class couple with a beautiful son and a very good life. But that charmed life is destroyed and shattered when their only child is kidnapped and killed by a sexual deviant. Obsessed with revenge when the criminal justice system does not adequately punish the murderer, the couple seizes a golden opportunity to abduct him when a tragic accident occurs. Hold on tight as the twists and turns in director Robert Lieberman’s horror thriller continually surprise and shock.
90 mins Director: Robert Lieberman USA/Canada 2010
Jesse Metcalfe – Craig
Erika Christensen – Elise
Bill Mosely – Kozlowski
Chelah Horsdal – Liane
Thomas Greenwood – Ben
3.15pm 13HRS (World Premiere)
Sarah Tyler returns to her troubled family home in the isolated countryside, for a much put-off visit from Los Angeles. But as a storm rages outside, Sarah, her family and friends shore up for the night, cut off from the outside world. But something is about to come out of the driving rain and darkness. Something that needs to kill and is looking for human prey. Something that holds a terrifying secret so devastating that, in one night, it could wipe out the entire Tyler bloodline.
85 mins Director: Jonathan Glendening UK 2010
Isabella Calthorpe – Sarah Tyler
Tom Felton – Gary
Gemma Atkinson – Emily
John Lynch – McCrae
Simon MacCorkindale – Duncan
THE HORROR CHANNEL PRESENTS
6.30pm I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (European Premiere)
Arguably the most notorious title in horror history, the original 1979 exploitation classic became an iconic Video Nasty. So prepare for the one unrated remake everybody has been anticipating, a violent, shocking story of bloody revenge. When writer Jennifer Hills retreats to a charming cabin in the woods to start her next book, her presence in the small town attracts unwanted redneck attention. Intending to teach the city girl a lesson, they break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation, uncontrollably escalates into a night of abusive assault. But against all odds Jennifer survives her ordeal and intends to turn the tables on her tormentors…
90 mins Director: Steven R. Monroe USA 2010
Sarah Butler – Jennifer Hills
Daniel Franzese – Stanley
Chad Lindberg – Matthew
Tracey Walter – Earl Woodason
Rodney Eastman – Andy
TOTAL FILM PRESENTS
8.45pm MONSTERS (Preview)
Director Gareth Edwards’ sensational debut is a provocative post-Apocalyptic parable and an all-round remarkable achievement. Six years ago a NASA probe returning to Earth with samples of alien organisms crashed over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined. Now the American and Mexican military struggle to contain the giant creatures. It’s through this perilous infected zone that a cynical journalist must escort his stranded boss’ daughter to U.S. border safety. MONSTERS is involving and satisfying as it is surprising and moving, something utterly unique, original and awe-inspiring.
97 mins Director: Gareth Edwards UK 2010
Scoot McNairy – Andrew Kaulder
Whitney Able – Samantha Wynden
11.55pm DREAM HOME (UK Premiere)
How far would you go to keep your dream home? FRIDAY THE 13th meets ‘Location, Location, Location’ in a blood-soaked slasher doubling as a satire on the current housing and banking crises. Cheng Lai-sheung is an upwardly mobile professional happily working two jobs, finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through on her luxury dream home she takes drastic action to keep her dream alive. DREAM HOME returns Hong Kong Cinema to a level of gratuitous violence not seen since the glory days of RIKI-OH! and THE UNTOLD STORY, and is the strongest Asian horror for ages.
96 mins Director: Ho-Cheung Pang Hong Kong 2010
Josie Ho – Cheng Lai-sheung
Eason Chan –
Derek Tsang –
Lawrence Chou –
Juno Mak –
SUNDAY AUG 30
11.00am THE PACK (UK Premiere)
The earth wants blood…and there are those who cannot refuse it. In a snowy no man’s land loner Charlotte Massot picks up hitchhiker Max for security after being hassled by an unruly motorbike gang. But when Max goes missing at the La Spack truck-stop café and she investigates his disappearance, little does she realise she is being set up to take part in a ghastly, unholy ritual. Franck Richard’s debut feature follows in the sick and slick tradition of recent French fear fare with BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF star Emilie Dequenne and Gallic gore favourite Philippe Nahon acting their heads off. Literally.
80 mins Director: Franck Richard France 2010
Emilie Dequenne – Charlotte Massot
Benjamin Biolay – Max
Yolande Moreau – La Spack
Philippe Nahon – Chinaski
Eric Godon – Jean-Jean