London’s Film4 FrightFest 2013 has announced its line-up for the August horror film festival.
Curse of Chucky, V/H/S/2, Vincenzo Natali’s Haunter, You’re Next, The Dead 2, RIPD, We Are What We Are, Big Bad Wolves, Frankenstein’s Army and many more will show at what Guillermo del Toro christened “The Woodstock of Gore.” The full statement from the festival is below, and you can buy your tickets at www.frightfest.co.uk
“The world premieres include our opening night attraction THE DEAD 2: INDIA from the Ford Brothers featuring a stand-out performance from British actor Joseph Millson, BANSHEE CHAPTER produced by STAR TREK’s Zachary Quinto, Christoph Behl Argentinean apocalyptic THE DECENT, Kit Ryan’s startling DEMENTAMANIA, ANTISOCIAL and the retro Spanish chiller FOR ELISA. European premieres include Don Mancini’s CURSE OF CHUCKY, Anthony Di Blasi’s MISSIONARY, Steven R. Monroe’s I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 and Christian James’ STALLED. The UK premieres feature our closing night film, the most want-to-see 2013 title BIG BAD WOLVES, Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER, Ryuhei Kitamura’s NO ONE LIVES, Lasse Hallstrom’s THE HYPNOTIST, the Pastor Brothers’ THE LAST DAYS, the VHS documentary REWIND THIS!, Bobcat Goldthwait’s WILLOW CREEK, producer Adam Green’s HATCHET III and the acclaimed anthology V/H/S/2. Keynote previews include THE GRIEF TOURIST starring Michael Cudlitz and Melanie Griffith, and Juan Carlos Medina’s award-winning PAINLESS.
The ever-growing FrightFest audience knows we will always give them the want-to-see crowd-pleasers they expect too. So sit back and thrill to the roof-raising YOU’RE NEXT, the incredible CHEAP THRILLS, the mutant-tastic FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY and a Special Preview of the Hollywood blockbuster RIPD starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. And because our discerning audience demanded it, one of our mega February FrightFest Glasgow draws is being repeated at this main event – the fabulously trashy grindhouser BRING ME THE HEAD OF THE MACHINE GUN WOMAN.
The genre knows no boundaries and no lack of diversity. Our record-breaking massive line-up is a reflection of that ethos and also in our selection of top British films. Aside from the aforementioned THE DEAD 2: INDIA, DEMENTAMANIA and STALLED there’s IN FEAR, HAMMER OF THE GODS, ON TENDER HOOKS, PARANORMAL DIARIES: CLOPHILL, OUTPOST: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ and THE BORDERLANDS to prove the British Film Industry is in fine form in the nerve-jangling department.
Nor must we forget out restored and unexpurgated retro line-up, this year an eclectic mix of an Ozploitation classic – WAKE IN FRIGHT, a tribute to Hammer Horror icon Peter Cushing – CORRUPTION, the first Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe masterpiece – THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, and the genre landmark that is FW Murnau’s NOSFERATU”
FrightFest will run from 22-26 August.