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FrightFest – Saturday 25 August 2012

Eurocrime! The Italian Cop & Gangster Films that Ruled the ’70s

When? 10am, Saturday 25 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Mike Malloy
Running time: 127 mins
Featuring: Franco Nero, Enzo G. Castellari, Henry Silva, Richard Harrison, John Saxon

A documentary about many of the Italian crime films released throughout the 70s, packed with film clips and poster artwork.

May I Kill U?

When? 10:15am, Saturday 25 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Stuart Urban
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Kevin Bishop, Jack Doolan, Frances Barber, Hayley-Marie Axe, Kasia Koleczek.

Barry Vartis is a bicycle cop, a freak accident turns him into a psychotic killer on a rampage of ‘lawful murders’ that he films himself and posts on the internet.

 Outpost II: Black Sun

When? 12:45pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Steve Barker
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Richard Coyle, Catherine Steadman, Ali Craig, Nick Nevern, Daniel Caltagirone.

During the endgame of World War II, scientists worked on strange new technology to build an immortal Nazi army. Now Eastern Europe has released a NATO task force to trace the living dead Nazi soldiers.

Kill Zombie!

Kill Zombie

When? 12:50pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Directors: Martjin Smits & Erwin van den Eshof
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Yahya Gaier, Gigi Ravelli, Mimoun Ouled Radi, Sergio Hasselbaink, Uriah Arnhem.

This film could be described as Shaun of the Dead in Amsterdam. After four friends have spent a night in jail, they emerge to find that the city has been taken over by zombies. Prepare for plenty of decapitation in this Euro horror comedy.

Inbred 

When? 1pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Director: Alex Chandon
Running time: 95 mins
Starring: Jo Hartley, James Doherty, Seamus O’Neill, James Burrows, Nadine Rose Mulkerrin.

A warped horror comedy nightmare about a backwards town in the middle of the countryside and the group of people unlucky enough to become trapped within it.

Paura 3D

When? 3:15pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Main Screen

Directors: Manetti Bros.
Running time: 104 mins
Starring: Peppe Servillo, Francesca Cuttica, Lorenzo Pedrotti, Domenico Diele, Claudio Di Biagio

A group of friends break into an empty villa in Rome in an attempt to have a wild weekend in luxury but it all goes wrong and it soon becomes apparent that their lives will be changed forever.

Nightmare Factory 

Nightmare Factory

When? 3:30pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Donna Davies
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: George A Romero, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, Robert Rodriguez

A gory documentary with behind the scenes footage of horror classics and anecdotes from Tarantino, Romero and Carpenter about the special effects make-up behind some of the grizzliest horror films ever.

The Arrival of Wang  

When? 3:35pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Directors: Manetti bros.
Running time: 82 mins
Starring: Ennio Fantastichini, Francesca Cuttica, Li Yong, Juliet Essy Jospeph, Antonello Moroni.

A Chinese interpreter is hired for a strange assignment in a secret underground location in Rome. She is put in a dark room to interpret the harsh interrogation of a mysterious presence, Mr Wang. What happens next changes the destiny of planet Earth forever.

Under the Bed 

Under the Bed

When? 6:15pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Steven C. Miller
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander, Kelcie Stranahan.

Neal will forever be tormented to waking up screaming unless he can convince his family there really is something wicked lurking in the netherworld under his bed.

Before Dawn 

Before Dawn

 

When? 6:40pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Dominic Brunt
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Dominic Brunt, Joanne Mitchell, Nicky Evans, Eileen O’Brien, Holly Illis.

A couple go to the Yorkshire countryside in an attempt to heal their turbulent relationship, unfortunately their trip is in shambles when their holiday is invaded by blood thirsty zombies.

Crawl

When? 6:45pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Director: Paul China
Running time: 81 mins
Starring: George Shevtsov, Georgina Haig, Paul Holmes, Andy Barclay, Lynda Stoner

Waitress Marilyn Burns finds herself caught up in the middle of a planned double-crossing by a Croatian hitman. In the fallout she winds up a hostage in her home, trapped with the psychotic hitman.

Tulpa 

Tulpa

When? 9pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Federico Zampaglione
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Claudia Gerini, Michele Placido, Nuot Arquint, Michela Cescon, Ennio Tozzi.

Corporate professional Lisa Boeri will do anything with any stranger, until the people she sleeps with start getting killed in shocking ways.

Remnants 

When? 9:05pm, Saturday 25 August. 11:05am, Monday 27 August (Discovery Screen)
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Peter Engert
Running time: 92 mins
Starring: Edward Furlong, Monica Keena, C J Thomason, Christine Kelly, Andre Royo

It’s World War III and the USA is in meltdown. Nine strangers are stuck together in a farmhouse in rural Texas and have to endure claustrophobia, hunger, personality clashes, radiation sickness and hoards of terrified half-dead refugees.

Sawney: Flesh of Man

When? 9:10pm, Saturday 25 August, 9:20pm, Friday 24 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Director: Ricky Wood Jr
Running time: 89 mins
Starring: David Hayman, Samuel Feeney, Gavin Mitchell, William Houston, Elizabeth Brown.

Religious psychopath Sawney abducts unholy souls then rapes, tortures and eats his victims. When a journalist’s fiancée is taken by the cannibal he investigates the crime himself, and the consequences are gruesome.

Maniac 

When? 11:30pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Franck Khalfoun
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, Morganne Slemp, Genevieve Alexandra

A serial killer with a fetish for scalps is stalking the streets of Los Angeles. Franks owns a mannequin shop, but his life is changed when he meets artist Anna. Their friendship develops and it becomes apparent that Anna has unleashed a pent-up compulsion to kill.

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings

When? 11:35pm, Saturday 25 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Declan O’Brien
Running time: 93 mins
Starring: Sean Skene, Dan Skene, Scott Johnson, Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika Davis.

A group of college kids make a wrong turn while on a break together, seeking shelter they find themselves in an abandoned asylum, although they soon realise some of the former psychopathic inmates have returned to commit more gruesome crimes.

JO BALDWIN

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