MY FATHER DIE (European Premiere)
CELL (UK Premiere)
Best-selling horror author Stephen King brings his acclaimed apocalyptic nightmare to the big screen. When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, every cell phone user’s mind is reprogrammed turning them all into instant zombie killers. With civilization crumbling as the bloodthirsty ‘phoners’ take over, artist Clay Riddell (John Cusack) heads north through New England in search of his family. Joined by a group of survivors including Thomas "Tom" McCourt (Samuel L. Jackson) they endeavour to discover why the world is going violently insane.
BROKEN (World Premiere)
A stunning tour-de-force by director Shaun Robert Smith featuring brilliantly fearless performances, especially from Martyrs star Morjana Alaoui this unique thriller is a 2016 highlight. In England to make a fresh start after a harrowing childhood, Evie takes a job as an agency carer and is quickly placed with tetraplegic patient John. But looking after the bitter former rock star and his excessive demands is emotionally and physically draining. Forced to go beyond the call of duty and tormented by her past shame, an explosive clash of personalities ensues and it’s only a matter of time before someone terrifyingly snaps. The cast and crew will be attending the festival.
RED CHRISTMAS (European Premiere)
You’ll be dreaming of a Fright Christmas with this seasonal shocker, the feature debut from acclaimed Australian comic actor/director Craig Anderson. Matriarch Diane (genre veteran Dee Wallace) has invited her adult children to celebrate one last Christmas in their family home before she heads to Europe. Amid all the celebrations and domestic dramas, a mysterious stranger calls. Disfigured and cloaked, they invite him in until his extreme religious motives and anti-abortion message launches a rollercoaster of splatter and unearths shattering secrets. This is one helluva Christmas cracker.
PET (UK Premiere)
A darkly unpredictable psychological thriller, PET is bound to stir up strong un-caged emotions. Socially awkward Seth (Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan) works diligently at an animal shelter. One day he sees old schoolmate Holly (Ksenia Solo) on a bus and tries to rekindle the acquaintance. But Holly isn’t remotely interested. Realising his feelings will never be reciprocated the stalker takes drastic action to find a new way of showing his crush how much she needs him in her life. Dominic Monaghan will be attending FrightFest.
ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES (UK Premiere)
The hills are alive with the sound of screaming! After ruining a high paying photo-shoot playing a stupid prank, professional snowboarder Steve, his girlfriend Branka, and their colleague Josh are left behind at a remote skiing resort in the Alps. On the same mountain an experiment by a local entrepreneur devised to extend the snow season goes terribly wrong and unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife. With everyone seeking shelter in a rustic tavern hosting an all-night après ski party, a fight for survival begins as who is a zombie and who’s just drunk becomes harder to determine.
TRAIN TO BUSAN (UK Premiere)
The closing night film is an action-packed zombie thrill-ride with social bite, a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. The government declares martial law just as divorced Seok-woo and his daughter catch the KTX from Seoul Station to Busan to see her mother. But someone on the journey has been recently infected sending the hurtling carriages into complete chaos. As the living dead transform the voyage into a nightmare excursion, father and daughter must fight for survival if they are to make it out alive. Climb aboard, if you dare!
Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 runs from 25th - 29th August 2016 at Vue Shepherds Bush. Tickets and passes are available to buy online at frightfest.co.uk