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FrightFest – Sunday 26 August 2012

The Thompsons

When? 10:30am, Sunday 26 August
Where? Main Screen

Directors: The Butcher Brothers
Running time: 84 mins
Starring: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Elizabeth Henstridge, Daniel O’Meara, Mackenzie Firgens

The Hamiltons are back, under a new family name. The cursed blood drinking family are on the search for another coup of vampires who can support them. They end up in England after causing a bloodbath in America and they continue trying to find bodies to feed from.

We are the Night

When? 10:30am, Sunday 26 August, 11:15pm, Monday 27 August (Rediscovery Screen)
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Dennis Gansel
Running time: 100 mins
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer, Max Riemelt

Continuing with another vampire film, We are the Night is full of gory bloodsucking energy. Louise and Charlotte are searching for those they’ve lost in their hundreds of years of existence; with lots of blood shed along the way.

The Inside

The Inside

When? 12:45pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Eoin Macken
Running time: 93 mins
Starring: Emmett Scanlan, Tereza Srbova, Karl Argue, Kellie Blaise, Siobhan Cullen.

A group of girls throw a party in an abandoned warehouse in Dublin but find themselves trapped in the building at the mercy of a supernatural horror.

The Mummy’s Shroud 

When? 12:50pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Director: John Gilling
Running time: 84 mins
Starring: John Phillips, Andre Morell, Elizabeth Sellars, Maggie Kimberley, Eddie Powell

Hammer Horror Classic of an expedition to the fabled tomb of the Pharaoh Kab-to-Bey.

Andy Nyman’s Quiz from Hell 3

 

When? 12:50pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Main Screen

Duration: 90mins

The annual FrightFest quiz with Andy Nyman.

Rasputin, The Mad Monk 

Rasputin the Mad Monk

When? 3:20pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Rediscovery Stage

Director: Don Sharp
Running time: 91 mins
Starring: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Suzan Farmer, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews

Another Hammer Horror classic with Christopher Lee, who gives a fantastic performance as Russia’s creepy faith healer.

Community 

When? 3:35pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Jason Ford
Running time: 90 mins
Starring: Elliott Jordan, Terry Bird, Ian Ralph, Oliver Stark, Cyrus Trafford

Many people have gone missing on the Drayman Estate. Two students visit the estate to film and document the strange goings-on but wish they hadn’t as they see firsthand the horror that the estate possesses.

Sleep Tight

When? 3:50pm, Sunday 26 August 2012
Where? Main Screen

Director: Jaume Balaguero
Running time: 102 mins
Starring: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Iris Ameida, Petra Martinez

Director of [REC] Jaume Balaguero serves up an unsettling psychological horror thriller. Ceasar is a friendly janitor at an apartment block in Barcelona, however it appears he has a much more sinister side when he becomes obsessed with Clara who lives in one of the apartments.

Berberian Sound Studio 

When? 6:30pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Peter Strickland
Running time: 95 mins
Starring: Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro, Cosimo Fusco, Eugenia Caruso

Set in the 70s, Gilderoy is an introverted sound engineer from Dorking who goes to Italy to work on a horror film. Gilderoy hears blood-curdling sound effects on set, but soon reality shifts into the unreal and he finds himself lost in another world of sexuality and witchcraft in this celebration of the Italian horror genre.

The Devil Rides Out

When? 6:35pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Director: Terence Fisher
Running time:  91 mins
Starring: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Mocata, Leon Greene, Nike Arrighi, Patrick Mower.

A Hammer Horror supernatural thriller. Duc de Richleau must save his protégé from a black magic baptism by a cult.

Errors of the Human Body

When? 7:05pm, Sunday 26 August, 11:40pm, Friday 24 August (Discovery Screen)
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Eron Sheean
Running time: 100 mins
Starring: Michael Eklund, Karoline  Herfurth, Tomas Lemarquis, Rik Mayall, Caroline Gerdolle.

A scientist takes up a job researching a human regeneration gene at an institute in Germany. This is a provocative exploration of rage within the shadowy basement of the research clinic.

Sinister 

When? 9:00pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Scott Derrickson
Running time: 110mins
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thomspon, James Ransone.

From the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose comes a chilling horror of demons and possession. A true crime writer moves into a house the previous owners were murdered inside of. He finds strange images in old home movies and discovers his family may not be alone in the house.

 The Bride of Frankenstein 

When? 9:05pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Rediscovery Screen

Director: James Whale
Running time: 75 mins
Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Valerie Hobson

Frankenstein’s monster needs a female companion and so a make-shift bride is created for him in this horror classic.

The Victim

When? 9:35pm, Sunday 26 August, 1pm. Friday 24 August (Discovery Screen)
Where? Discovery Screen

Director: Michael Biehn
Running time: 83 mins
Starring: Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc, Ryan Honey, Danielle Harris, Denny Kirkwood.

Two best friends run into crooked cops who attack them in the woods, one of them is killed and the other finds herself seeking help from an ex-convict. The Victim is a suspense filled psychological thriller.

Dead Sushi

When? 11:15pm, Sunday 26 August
Where? Main Screen

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Running time: 91 mins
Starring: Rina Takeda, Shigeru Matsuzaki, Kentaro Shimazu, Kanji Tsuda, Asami

The sushi at an upmarket resort hotel is infected and it’s up to Keiko and the sexy staff to fight back against the razor-toothed sushi. Another gore-soaked horror comedy from Japan.

JO BALDWIN

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