Horror fans rejoice! It’s that time of year again: The Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 line-up has been announced and it is excellent.
The 17th FrightFest event will take place at Vue Shepherd’s Bush from 25-29 August, with My Father Die opening the festival. It’s described as a “ultra-stylish, uber violent revenge thriller,” while the closing night zombie movie Train To Busan promises to take the audience “on a first class horror action thrill-ride, mixing slaughter, suspense and splatter with incredible visual élan.”
So that’s opening and closing covered, but there’s DAYS worth of films left to talk about.
There’s Adam Wingard’s The Woods, Rob Zombie’s 31, Darren Lynn Bousman’s Abbatoir, Simon Rumley’s Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, Adam Rifkin’s Director’s Cut, Jackson Stewart’s Beyond The Gates (good to see the tradition of Barbara Crampton movies at FrightFest is continuing from last year!).
We’re very also very excited about Anna Biller’s The Love Witch, Fabien Delage’s Fury Of The Demon, Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas, and Cody Calahan’s Let Her Out and Bobby Miller’s The Master Cleanse, while Argentine horror We Are The Flesh reportedly comes with Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s approval. If you missed Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy at FrightFest Glasgow, we highly recommend catching it here.
There are also twelve UK movies on the slate, including dark fantasy Crow (starring Terence Stamp, Nick Moran and Emily Bevan), Egomaniac (from On Tender Hooks director Kate Shenton), and PTSD horror The Unkindness Of Ravens.
Tricia Lee’s Blood Hunters has a woman waking up to discover that everyone is dead and that she is nine months pregnant, Pet has Dominic Monaghan imprisoning the woman he’s obsessed with in the basement of the animal shelter where he works, while The Rezort offers a zombie theme park (what could possibly go wrong?).
There’s plenty more besides, and we’ll be offering a more in-depth rundown of the films on offer in the near future, but this is a great line-up for what’s sure to be a great weekend of horror. Tickets are on sale NOW, so go! Buy tickets!