There’s the latest from some of the genre’s biggest names: Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, Adam Wingard’s The Guest, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Among The Living, John McNaughton’s The Harvest (starring Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s SciFiNow favourite All Cheerleaders Die and Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2.
There’s festival sensations too. Mark Duplass’ micro-budget Creep, Australian shocker The Babadook, Riley Stearns’ cult horror Faults (starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Fabrice Du Welz’s Cannes smash Alleluia, James Ward’s Coherence, not to mention The Samurai, I Survived A Zombie Holocaust and Shockwave Darkside 3D.
Dane DeHaan tries to keep a relationship with zombie Aubrey Plaza going in Life After Beth, while Nicholas McCarthy’s Home has some buzz behind it, as does William Eubank’s The Signal, starring Laurence Fishburne and Olivia Cooke.
There’s the sure-to-be-something Zombeavers, Nazi zombies are back in Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead, the exactly-what-it-sounds-like Wolfcop, and Eduardo Sánchez presents his Bigfoot movie Exists.
Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins present Show Pieces, Nacho Vigalondo is there with both Open Windows and Extrarrestrial, Adrián García Bogliano takes on the suburbs in Late Phases, while Adam Green is back at FrightFest with his latest Digging Up The Marrow.
Check out horror musical Stage Fright, see Ken Marino face his inner ass-demon in Bad Milo!, and get traumatised by Hollywood ambition horror Starry Eyes.
There’s a wealth of Brit horror, including White Settlers, The Last Showing, X Moor, and The Sleeping Room, while documentaries Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, Doc Of The Dead, and Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley’s Island Of Dr Moreau are musts.
In the mood for classics? There’s newly restored versions of A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Shining, The Visitor and the notorious, long-banned Nekromantik.
There’s many more, so get on the FrightFest website and start planning your weekend of horror, and check back in soon for a full in-depth preview. It all starts on 21 August at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square.
Festival & day passes go on sale from 28 June. Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 19 July.
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