Horror Channel FrightFest is now just over 3 weeks away but you can’t make it to the Vue Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush for this year’s FrightFest event? Fear Not! Whilst the Horror Channel won’t be able to bring you the assortment of new goodies they will be bringing the UK’s biggest, boldest and bloodiest films that have graced the previous festivals.
During August, the channel (and new FrightFest sponsors) will be dedicating thirteen nights of festival favourites, With seven of 2015 event receiving their UK TV premieres. These include Isaac Gabaeff’s rewarding monster mash-up The Sand, Adam Levin’s spell-binding family frightener Estranged, starring James Cosmo, Eugene McGing’s genuinely terrifying haunted house tale, The Unfolding (read our review), You can’t beat a horror comedy and Kyle Rankin’s touching rom-zom-com delight will do the trick Night Of The Living Deb, Levan Bakhia’s extremely explosive Landmine Goes Click(our reviews – FF2015 | DVD), Benjamin R. Moody’s penetrating character-slasher Last Girl Standing & Jason Henrie-McCrea’s quirky, oddball gem Curtain .
From August 19th (until 31st)The double-bills,will be on every night starting from 9pm. This month will feature classics such as Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, The Ford Brothers (Howard & Jon) The Dead, Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones, Tom Six’s The Human Centipede, Jim Mickle’s arthouse horror remake We Are What We Are & Paul Hyett’s The Seasoning House.Thanks to Horror Channel, who are this year’s FrightFest headline sponsor, fans of the genre will get to experience the bloodiest home invasion of horror movies ever witnessed!
Full details of season in transmission order:
Friday 19 August @ 21:00 – THE SAND (2015) * UK TV Premiere*
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water again, you can’t even get across the sand! BLOOD BEACH meets SPRING BREAKERS in an appetising mix of smart nostalgia and up-to-the-minute visual effects. After an all-night graduation beach party, a
group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles. Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?
Friday 19 August. 22:40 – WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013)
Saturday 20 August @ 21:00 – THE POSSESSION (2012)
Saturday 20 August @ 22:55 – ESTRANGED (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE*
January is forced to return home after six wild years abroad. A road accident has left her wheelchair-bound with amnesia. Not only has she forgotten her family, but also her childhood and is surprised to discover her home is a stately country manor. Trying to settle in with boyfriend Callum at her attentive side, she just becomes even more distant from her family, who just want their old daughter back. The trouble is she cannot remember who that person was, or why she fled in the first place. Now she must learn all over again how terrible relatives can be. Stars James Cosmo, Amy Manson, Nora-Jane Noone and James Lance,
Sunday 21 August @ 21:00 – THE LOVED ONES (2009)
Sunday 21 August @ 22:40 – THE UNFOLDING (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE*
It is 2016 and a fearful world seems to be on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. A researcher in psychical events and his girlfriend travel to deepest Dartmoor to investigate a centuries-old building. What they unlock and discover is way more than they could have ever bargained for. An exciting first feature from newcomer Eugene McGing, who expertly takes familiar tropes and gives them a fresh spin. Stars Lachlan Nieboer, Robert Daws, Nick Julian, Kitty McGeever and Lisa Kerr.
Monday 22 August @ 21.00 – PANIC BUTTON (2011)
Monday 22 August @ 22:55 – STALLED (2013)
Tuesday 23 August @ 21:00 – GRABBERS (2012)
Tuesday 23 August @ 22:55 – THE SEASONING HOUSE (2012)
Wednesday 24 August @ 21:00 – THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (2009)
Wednesday 24 August @ 22:55 – INBRED (2011)
Thursday 25 August @ 21:00 – EVIL ALIENS (2005)
Thursday 25 August @ 22:55 – PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006)
Friday 26 Aug @ 21:00 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB *UK TV PREMIERE*
After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but can’t remember how she got there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door… into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life is trusting them with your heart. Great one-liners, a fabulous soundtrack and terrific performances from Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette and Julie Brister
Friday 26 August @ 22:40 – WOLF CREEK 2 (2013)
Saturday 27 August @ 21:00 – THE VATICAN TAPES (2015)
Saturday 27 August @ 22:50 – LANDMINE GOES CLICK (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE*
Three American tourists are crossing the desolate mountains in the formerly war-torn republic of Georgia. Daniel has just proposed to Alicia and has asked Chris to be his best man, so they stop to take a celebration photograph. Chris steps to the right, the step goes click and he finds himself standing on a landmine. From that moment on Chris cannot move or he’s dead. But then secrets are revealed, dark motives uncovered, an outside threat appears and the real nightmare unfolds. For what happens on that terrifying afternoon will become a harbinger of doom for all lost innocence. Stars Sterling Knight, Spencer Locke, Kote Tolordava, Dean Geyer and Nana Kiknadze.
Sunday 28 August @ 21:00 – AFTER.LIFE (2009)
Sunday 28 August @ 23:00 – LAST GIRL STANDING (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE*
She survived a brutal massacre, but lost her life. What happens to the final girl once the credits have rolled? Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn, the lone survivor, has tried to make sense of the homicidal events and struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, can Camryn ever have a normal existence again or is she destined to cope alone forever? Benjamin R. Moody’s debut feature takes a captivating look at what happens to the remaining true victim of every horror movie. Stars Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos, JD Carrera and Ryan Hamilton.
Monday 29 August @ 21:00 – BURNING BRIGHT (2010)
Monday 29 August @ 22:45 – CURTAIN (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE*
Danni moves into a New York apartment and starts sprucing the place up. She doesn’t know the previous tenant committed suicide in very strange circumstances. Nor does she know there’s a mysterious portal to another dimension in the bathroom that’s hungry for….shower curtains! But where does this unusual gateway hidden behind the white tiling lead? That’s what Danni and her ‘Whale Saver’ chugger workmate Tim decide to find out. It’s an investigation into a unique phenomenon full of surprise and unimaginable horror as they both enter The Yonder…Stars Danni Smith, Tim Lueke, Martin Monahan, Rick Zahn and Preston Lawrence.(read our Cinehouse review)
Tuesday 30 August @ 21:00 – THE CANAL (2014)
Tuesday 30 Aug @ 22:55 – STITCHES (2012)
Wednesday 31 August @ 21:00 – THE DEAD (2010)