It’s that time of year again, when FrightFest heads north to bring the horror to Glasgow, and the line-up this year is absolutely fantastic.
Running from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 February, this year’s FrightFest kicks off with the UK premiere of Natalie Dormer horror The Forest, which finds the Hunger Games and Game Of Thrones star venturing into Japan’s notorious Aokigahara forest to find her missing sister.
Friday sees the UK premiere of Jesse Thomas Cook’s rural horror The Hexecutioners, the UK premiere of Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, and then the world premiere of Cell, based on the Stephen King novel and starring John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman.
We’re particularly excited to see Joe Begos’ telekinesis horror The Mind’s Eye after having a great time with his Almost Human at Glasgow last year, which promises early Cronenberg levels of gore, and then Friday is rounded off with Patchwork from Tyler MacIntyre, which is described as “a modern spin on Mary Shelley mythology.”
Roar Uthaug’s tsunami disaster movie The Wave kicks off Saturday morning with a bang after smashing the Scandinavian box office, followed by hotly anticipated anthology horror Southbound, which we have heard very, very good things about. SPL2: A Time For Consequences is a martial arts extravaganza apparently, so expect plenty of broken bones and well-choreographed violence in addition to its weirdly intriguing title. That’s followed by the European premiere of Johannes Roberts’ The Other Side Of The Door, in which The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies pays a terrible price when she doesn’t follow the rules for communicating with her dead son.
We’re quite possibly most excited about Can Evrenol’s insane looking Turkish horror Baskin, in which a group of cops stumble upon a Satanic ritual and promptly enter hell on earth. There is no part of that which doesn’t sound exciting and we can’t wait to see it. It’s followed by the UK premiere of the American Martyrs remake, which will at the very least get people talking.
It all wraps up with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, which gets its UK premiere, a Satanic horror starring Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby and Pruitt Taylor Vince. We’re huge fans of his excellent Australian horror The Loved Ones and we’re very, very excited to see this long overdue follow-up.
For more information on the films and how to buy tickets, visit the FrightFest website.