FrightFest 2013


The 14th annual Film4 FrightFest rears its ugly head this Thursday, with 51 films on three screen at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema.

There will be 33 film premieres at the festival, including the opening night film, The Dead 2: India. Other films of note include Banshee Chapter, produced by American actor Zachary Quinto; Curse of Chucky; the epidemic shocker Antisocial; post-World War Z drama The Desert; and the sequel to I Spit on Your Grave.

UK films to be shown at the festival include axe-murderer film Hammer of the Gods; human suspension documentary On Tender Hooks; The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill; plus chiller The Borderlands, another paranormal film, this one set in a church in the British West Country.

The Grief Tourist, with Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz, about a man's dark hobby and his even darker mind, and Carlos Medina's Painless, about children in an asylum during the Spanish civil war and a neurosurgeon in the present time who needs a bone marrow transplant and discovers his parent's dark past, also make their premieres in the festival.

Just recently released You're Next, about an extended family who gets killed one-by-one, and cop movie R.I.P.D. - starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, will also be shown at the festival.

Old cinema classics Nosferatu; Wake in Fright; and The Fall of the House of Usher are part of the Premiere screening restorations segment of the festival. Half a dozen short films will be screened as well.

In addition to the films, there will be a quiz from hell, Q&As with film directors and stars, and an award to be given to English Director Ben Wheatley (A Field in England).

The full schedule of FrightFest can be found here.