Werewolves, bats, bugs, nasty orphans, zombies, homicidal blind dates and bananas that have gone bananas – yes, it’s the FrightFest short film strand, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, this year presented by Horror Channel.
Among the prime cuts are the sinister LITTLE MUNCHKIN, from the director of forthcoming Jaime Winstone flick ELFIE HOPKINS, AXELLE CAROLYN’S directorial debut, THE LAST POST, starring Jean Marsh, and the demented BANANA MOTHERF**KER from the team behind the brilliant PAPA WRESTLING.
They may be short – but they’re not sweet!
Horror Channel, part of the CBS Chello Zone portfolio of channels, has been involved with FrightFest for the past ten years and in August will be screening a ‘BEST OF THE FEST’ season – details of which will be announced soon.
Chello Zone’s Chief Programming Officer Chris Sharp said today: “Our association with FrightFest goes back ten years and the values of the festival and our channels still have as much in common now as they did then. Horror Channel is all about providing fans of Horror films with new, surprising and high quality entertainment. FrightFest is a fan-based event and our support of the event shows our commitment to fans is as strong as ever.”.
PROGRAMME – SUNDAY 29 AUGUST, 1pm onwards
ALISTAIR Australia Dir: Aaron Cartwright 10.40
Two ruthless killers on the loose choose the wrong home to invade. Waiting is an evil presence beyond their comprehension…and it’s hungry.
DEMONITRON : THE SIXTH DIMENSION Canada Dir: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell 4.25
Amanda, a young dancer receives the unexpected visit of a messenger of the sixth dimension. This mysterious man tries to warn her about the evil forces that are coming to take her. She runs for help to her famous doctor friend and they fall together to the deepest pits of hell and madness.
BRUTAL RELAX Spain Dir: Adrian Cardona, Rafa Dengra, David Munoz 15.00
Mr. Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation. To go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself.
BANANA MOTHERF**KER Portugal Dir: Fernando Alle 14.00
New mayhem and madness from the team behind the brilliant PAPA WRESTLING. Six adventurers embark on a quest to find a mystical cemetery. After disturbing the dead, they awake an ancient evil that will unleash a violent rampage across the entire world.
THE LAST POST UK Dir: Axelle Carolyn 12.00
An old lady in a nursing home is visited by a mysterious man no one else seems to be able to see.
COLD CALL UK Dir: Clive Ford 11.40
A zealous preacher gets more than he bargained for when a routine house call proves some souls truly can’t be saved.
LOVE BUG UK Dir: Benjamin Kent 12.00
Frank’s blind date is way out of his league. However when she contracts a mysterious virus, it looks like his luck may be in. That is, until she turns into a homicidal maniac.
BATS IN THE BELFRY Portugal Dir: Joao Alves 7.10
Deadeye Jack tries to resume a botched heist, only to find himself face to face with darkness.
FLESH ART UK Dir: Nicholas Thompson, Chris Goodman 5.30
It’s the end of the world. Bizarre and gruesome experiments are being conducted in a basement all in the name of Flesh Art.
LITTLE MUNCHKIN UK Dir: Ryan Andrews 10.08
A materialistic and superficial couple acquire the ultimate accessory – an adopted child called Margaret. On her first night in her new home she is left in the care of a babysitter. Shocking events ensue. From the director of the forthcoming feature ELFIE HOPKINS
SHIFTER UK Dir: Ben Parker 8.30 Screening with KILL LIST
A young woman, trapped inside a dark building, tries to evade capture from shadowed soldiers. She is the live bait in a game to entrap a person of ‘special ability’, by an enemy of similar skills.
BAD MOON RISING USA Dir: Joseph Begos 12.37 Screening with CHILLERAMA
A man shows up at his brother’s doorstep with his dying girlfriend in his arms, claiming she was attacked by a werewolf.
Film4 FrightFest 2010 runs from Thurs 25 August to Monday 29 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.
Tickets for individual films go on sale from ist August. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or www.empirecinemas.co.uk
Source: FrightFest 22nd July 2011