The BFI London Film Festival announced its line-up today, and it’s looking pretty great for genre fans.
Iranian vampire movie A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, set in “the deadbeat Iranian ghost town of Bad City, a lone female vampire stalks the streets at night searching for prey,” will compete in the main competition strand.
We’ll also get to see the premiere of Monsters: The Dark Continent; the follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ superb art-house sci-fi.
Last year’s Cult strand was fantastic, boasting films like All Cheerleaders Die, The Sacrament, Rigor Mortis, The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears and more. This year’s promises to deliver just as many odd, wonderful delights.
There’s Jonas Govaerts’ boy-scout horror Cub, the much-buzzed Maika Monroe-starrer It Follows, and the eagerly anticipated genre-bender Spring, from Resolution’s Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead starring Lou Taylor Pucci.
There’s the The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the Alex de la Iglesia-produced (and absolutely insane-looking) Shrew’s Nest, and Danish puberty horror When Animals Dream, which is described as blending “Nordic noir and grisly coming-of-age fantasy.” (Can we have our tickets now, please?)
Latvian austerity horror The Man In The Orange Jacket looks like an arresting thriller, Donkey Punch‘s Oliver Blackburn returns to horror with slasher movie Kristy, exploring a cave goes horribly wrong in found-footage horror In Darkness We Fall, and the long-awaited Jamie Marks Is Dead, starring Liv Tyler and Judy Greer, finally makes its debut. We’re also very excited for epic Chinese fantasy The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.
We’ll get to see Mark Hartley’s doc Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been restored to terrify audiences once again.
The London Film Festival’s programme obviously offers far more than genre movies, but this is a really exciting selection of films that we can’t wait to see. For more information and to start planning your schedule, visit the website.
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