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Film4 FrightFest 2014

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Thursday 21st - Monday 25th August

Film4 FrightFest returns for a 15th year with its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

Festival & day passes are on sale from 28th June, and tickets for individual films are on sale from 19th July via www.myvue.com/Frightfest or 08712 240 240.

For full programme details visit www.frightfest.co.uk.

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Genre Icons

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces), Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among The Living), Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia), Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows and Extraterrestrial), John McNaughton (The Harvest), Adam Green (Digging Up The Marrow), Nicolas McCarthy’ (Home), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Die), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Late Phases), Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek 2), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists) and Milan Todorovic (Nymph).

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Festival favourites

Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced, including: the moving and charming Life After Beth, the laugh-out-loud crowd-pleaser Zombeavers, Jennifer Kent’s utterly beguiling The Babadook, the extraordinary German slasher The Samurai, the Glee-ful Stage Fright, the Hollywood rags to witches Starry Eyes, the hugely entertaining Housebound, the unique R100, the cult of the damned Faults, the Kiwi corker I Survived A Zombie Holocaust and Jay Weisman’s sci-fi mindbender Shockwave Darkside 3D.

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British Horror

Film4 FrightFest has always shone a spotlight on British talent and this year is no exception - spearheaded by Luke Hyams’ unusual X Moor, Phil Hawkins’ The Last Showing, featuring horror icon Robert Englund in his best starring role in years, Adam Spinks’ creature feature The Expedition, John Shackleton’s supernatural horror The Sleeping Room, Ivan Kavanagh’s sinister The Canal, Oliver Frampton’s urban nightmare The Forgotten, Jeremy Wooding’s wild western Blood Moon, Edward Boase’s spooky The Mirror and Simeon Halligan’s truly shocking White Settlers.

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Discovery Strand

Discovering and nurturing new talent from across the globe has always at the heart of FrightFest’s manifesto and this year’s ever-popular Discovery Strand is testament to this, boasting thirty-eight films which includes The House At The End Of Time, the first ever horror movie from Venezuela, Matthew, A. Brown’s startling neo-noir revenge thriller Julia, Casey La Scala’s rapture survival The Remaining, Chad Archibald’s maniac-franchise-in-the-making The Drownsman, insidious mumblecore Creep, the intestinal gag-filled Bad Milo!, the shattering Truth Or Dare, the surprising Altergeist, the king of the hill Preservation, the bodysnatching Honeymoon, Lowell Dean’s hilarious midnight movie Wolfcop, the cyber chiller The Den, the Australian urban legend Lemon Tree Passage, Ben Wagner’s intimate Dead Within, the giallo-infused Another, the inevitable Wrong Turn 6 and Ate de Jong’s psycho-sexual horror Deadly Virtues.

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Shock Docs

Plus there some insightful and thought-provoking documentaries receiving their UK premieres: Alexandre O. Philippe’s zombie culture examination Doc Of The Dead and Erik Sharkey’s touching portrait of Drew Struzan, Drew: The Man Behind The Poster. There is also the World Premiere of David Gregory’s Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley’s Island Of Dr. Moreau.

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Restored Classics

The retrospective selection this year includes restored versions of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, Jorg Buttgereit’s Nekromantik and Giulio Paradisi’s cult exploiter The Visitor, each presented by writer, critic and broadcaster Kim Newman.

The Duke Mitchell Fan Club @ FrightFest

Plus there is a special presentation of James Ward’s mind-bending horror-sci-fi Coherence by The Duke Mitchell Fan Club @ Film4 Frightfest in addition to their infamous in-house party.

Booking Information

Festival & day passes are on sale from 28th June, and tickets for individual films are on sale from 19th July via www.myvue.com/Frightfest or 08712 240 240.

For full programme details visit www.frightfest.co.uk.

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