Full line-up for FrightFest 2011 is announced

Total Film gets behind British blinder Kill List

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The full line-up for this year’s Film4 FrightFest has been released, and it’s another cracker of a programme.

Taking place at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square between 25-29 August, the schedule contains a record 10 British films and horrors from all around the world – including Israel and Switzerland.

A total of 37 spine-tinglers are included in the event, with bloodthirsty topics including killer santas, troll hunting, carrot-wielding psychos and even a werewolf musical.

This is Total Film’s third year in partnership with FrightFest, and every year we get behind one film in particular that we know is going to rock the world.

For 2011, we’re shoving our stamp of approval on gut-wrenching chiller Kill List (above), a British offering from Down Terrace director Ben Wheatley.

It follows an ex-soldier who's become a hitman, and heads off on a violent mission.

“Given to gloriously unpredictable, violent mood swings, Kill List is the best British genre film in some years,” says Jamie Graham, Deputy Editor of Total Film.

Down Terrace announced director Ben Wheatley as One To Watch. Kill List ensures that Hollywood will now snap to attention too.”

To book tickets call 08 714 714 714 or go online at: www.empirecinemas.co.uk
Tickets for festival and day passes go on sale from 2 July 2011. Tickets for individual films are available from 1 August.

For the full programme and timetable, log onto www.frightfest.co.uk

Here’s the full rundown of the gloriously gory events…

PROGRAMME – SCREEN 1

THURSDAY 25 AUGUST 2011

18:30  DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (UK Premiere)
100 mins   Director Troy Nixey   Australia 2011

21:15  FINAL DESTINATION 5 3D  (UK Premiere)
95 mins   Director: Steven Quale   USA 2011

23:30  THE THEATRE BIZARRE  (European Premiere)
108 mins   Directors: Richard Stanley, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, Buddy Giovinazzo, Jeremy Kasten, David Gregory   USA/France 2011

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2011
10:40  ROGUE RIVER  (UK Premiere)
90 mins   Director: Jourdan McClure   USA 2010

12:45  THE HOLDING (World Premiere)
90 mins   Director: Susan Jacobson   UK 2011

15:05 The Total Film Interview
Larry Fessenden in conversation with Jamie Graham
 
Larry Fessenden is the most underrated American filmmaker working in horror today. His four features (No Telling, Habit, Wendigo, The Last Winter) have established the 48-year-old New Yorker’s inimitable brand of low-key, naturalistic scares, and his haunting work often exhibits heartfelt ecological concerns while featuring real people in recognisable surroundings – even when his protagonists are vampires.

Larry has also acted in nearly 50 films and produced 40-odd titles, including Ti West’s The Roost, The House of the Devil and, at FrightFest this year, The Innkeepers. Total Film looks forward to introducing the mysterious maven of mayhem to the FrightFest stage.
 
Plus!
 
American Horror: A Panel Discussion
 
Total Film and Larry Fessenden will be joined on stage by Ti West, Lucky McKee, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Andrew van den Houten to discuss the US scare scene. This is your chance to get the inside track on where American horror is at, right here, right now!

17:00  URBAN EXPLORERS  (UK Premiere)
88 mins   Director: Andy Fetscher   Germany 2011

19:05  THE GLASS MAN  (World Premiere)
120 mins   Director: Cristian Solimeno   UK 2011

21:55  TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL  (London Preview)
86 mins   Director: Eli Craig   USA 2010

23:55  VILE  (World Premiere)
88 mins   Director: Taylor Sheridan   USA 2011

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2011
11:00  TROLL HUNTER  (Preview)
99 mins   Director: Andre Ovredal   Norway 2010

13:15  THE WICKER TREE  (European Premiere)
90 mins   Director: Robin Hardy  UK 2011

15:35  PANIC BUTTON (World Premiere)
95 mins   Director: Chris Crow   UK 2011

18:00  FRIGHT NIGHT 3D  (Preview)
120 mins   Director: Chris Gillespie   USA 2011

21:00  THE WOMAN  (UK Premiere)
100 mins   Director: Lucky McKee   USA 2011

23:30  CHILLERAMA  (European Premiere)
115 mins   Directors: Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Adam Green, Joe Lynch   USA 2011

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2011
10:30  THE DIVIDE  (Preview)
110 mins   Director: Xavier Gens   USA 2011

13:00  THE HORROR CHANNEL PRESENTS THE SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

+ ANDY NYMAN’S QUIZ FROM HELL 2

16:00  THE INNKEEPERS  (UK Premiere)
102 mins   Director: Ti West   USA 2011

18:35  SAINT  (UK Premiere)
85 mins   Director: Dick Maas   The Netherlands - 2010

20:50  KILL LIST (UK Premiere) – SPONSORED BY TOTAL FILM
90 mins   Director: Ben Wheatley   UK 2011

23:30  DETENTION  (UK Premiere)
93 mins  Director: Joseph Kahn   USA 2011

MONDAY 29 AUGUST 2011
10:45  GUINEA PIGS  (World Premiere)
90 mins   Director: Ian Clark   UK 2011

13:10  DEADHEADS  (UK Premiere)
90 mins   Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce   USA 2011

15:30  SENNENTUNTSCHI: CURSE OF THE ALPS (UK Premiere)
110 mins   Director: Michael Steiner   Switzerland 2010

18:30  INBRED  (World Premiere)
95 mins   Director: Alex Chandon   UK 2011

21:00  A LONELY PLACE TO DIE  (UK Premiere)
98 mins   Director: Julian Gilbey   UK 2011

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PROGRAMME – DISCOVERY SCREEN

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2011
10:35  THE MAN WHO SAW FRANKENSTEIN CRY  (UK Premiere)
75 mins   Director: Angel Agudo   Spain 2010

12:30  A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE  (Preview)
95 mins  Director: Adam Wingard   USA 2010

15:00  MIDNIGHT SON (UK premiere)
95 mins Director: Scott Leberecht  USA 2011

17:15  RABIES  (Preview)
90 mins   Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado   Israel 2010

19:30  BLOOD RUNS COLD  (UK Premiere)
80 mins   Director: Sonny Laguna   Sweden 2011

21:30  KIDNAPPED  (London Preview)
85 mins   Director: Miguel Angel Vivas   Spain 2011

23:30  STORMHOUSE  (London Preview)
88 mins   Director: Dan Turner   UK 2011

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2011
10:30 THE DEAD (Special Event)
90 mins   Directors: Howard J. Ford & Jon Ford   UK 2010

13:00  ATROCIOUS  (UK Premiere)
75 mins   Director: Fernando Barreda Luna   Spain 2010

15:30  MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE  (European Premiere)
80 mins   Director: Emily Hagins   USA 2011

18:00  THE CALLER  (London Preview)
88 mins   Director: Matthew Parkhill   USA 2011

21:05  THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS  (World Premiere)
75 mins   Director: Sean Hogan    UK 2011

23:00  A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2011
11:15  KIDNAPPED

13:15  RABIES

16:15  BLOOD RUNS COLD

18:45  MIDNIGHT SON

21:15  THE MAN WHO SAW FRANKENSTEIN CRY

MONDAY 29 AUGUST 2011
11:00  THE CALLER

13:00  THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS

15:45  ATROCIOUS

18:35  MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE

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