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Can’t make it to the Vue Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush for this year’s FrightFest event? Never fear! Horror Channel will be bringing the UK’s biggest, boldest and bloodiest festival to your screens during August, dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including seven monstrous UK TV premieres from the 2015 event. These are Isaac Gabaeff’s rewarding monster mash-up THE SAND, Adam Levin’s spell-binding family frightener ESTRANGED, starring James Cosmo, Eugene McGing’s genuinely terrifying haunted house tale, THE UNFOLDING, Kyle Rankin’s touching rom-zom-com delight NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB, Levan Bakhia’s extremely explosive LANDMINE GOES CLICK, Benjamin R. Moody’s penetrating character-slasher LAST GIRL STANDING & Jason Henrie-McCrea’s quirky, oddball gem CURTAIN.
The double-bills, on every night from August 19th - 31st, starting from 9pm, also feature classics such as Guillermo Del Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH, Howard & Jon Ford’s THE DEAD, Sean Byrne’s THE LOVED ONES, Tom Six’s THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE & Paul Hyett’s THE SEASONING HOUSE.
Thanks to Horror Channel, who are this year’s FrightFest headline sponsor, fans of the genre will get to experience the bloodiest home invasion of horror movies ever witnessed!
Full details of season in transmission order:
Fri 19 Aug @ 21:00 – THE SAND (2015) * UK TV Premiere
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water again, you can’t even get across the sand! BLOOD BEACH meets SPRING BREAKERS in an appetising mix of smart nostalgia and up-to-the-minute visual effects. After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles. Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks with director Isaac Gabaeff about making THE SAND.
Fri 19 Aug. 22:40 - WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013)
The Parkers are a seemingly wholesome family but patriarch Frank rules over them with a rigorous fervour. When tragedy strikes and his daughter Iris and Rose are forced to assume terrifying responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family, the local authorities begin to uncover clues to a horrible truth that the Parkers have hidden for so many years.
Sat 20 Aug @ 21:00 – THE POSSESSION (2012)
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Sat 20 Aug @ 22:55 – ESTRANGED (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE
January (Amy Manson) is forced to return home after six wild years abroad. A road accident has left her wheelchair-bound with amnesia. Not only has she forgotten her family, but also her childhood and is surprised to discover her home is a stately country manor. Trying to settle in with boyfriend Callum (Simon Quarterman) at her attentive side, she becomes even more distant from her family, who just want their old daughter back. The trouble is she cannot remember who that person was, or why she fled in the first place. Now she must learn all over again how terrible relatives can be.
Britlicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks with ESTRANGED Director Adam Levins
Sun 21 Aug @ 21:00 – THE LOVED ONES (2009)
Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king — whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes….
Sun 21 Aug @ 22:40 – THE UNFOLDING (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE
It is 2016 and a fearful world seems to be on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. A researcher in psychical events and his girlfriend travel to deepest Dartmoor to investigate a centuries-old building. What they unlock and discover is way more than they could have ever bargained for. An exciting first feature from newcomer Eugene McGing, who expertly takes familiar tropes and gives them a fresh spin. Stars Lachlan Nieboer, Robert Daws, Nick Julian, Kitty McGeever and Lisa Kerr.
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks with Eugene McGing, writer/director of THE UNFOLDING.
Mon 22 Aug @ 21.00 – PANIC BUTTON (2011)
Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – All2gethr.com. As they board the private jet, they are asked to relinquish their mobile phones and take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience.
But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones by their invisible captor, who seems to know all their most intimate secrets.
With no escape and no one to trust, they are about to learn that putting your life on-line can have deadly offline consequences…
Mon 22 Aug @ 22:55 – STALLED (2013)
It's Christmas Eve and a soon to be shit-canned maintenance man (DAN PALMER) is changing light bulbs and cleaning toilets, instead of drinking egg-nog and making out with drunk receptionists at the annual office party.
Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper he chooses to use the LADIES' RESTROOM the very second a ZOMBIE OUTBREAK occurs! Will he bowl us over and flush away the undead or (like in his pre-apocalypse life) simply remain ...'STALLED'?
He's in the perfect place to be scared sh*tless...
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright speaks with STALLED direcor Chris James.
Tues 23 Aug @ 21:00 – GRABBERS (2012)
When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking monsters, the locals discover the only way to survive theblood-sucking aliens is to get drunk, very very drunk. GRABBERS is hugely pleasing, humorous and most of all bloody good fun.
Tues 23 Aug @ 22:55 – THE SEASONING HOUSE (2012)
THE SEASONING HOUSE is where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks with THE SEASONING HOUSE director Paul Hyett
Wed 24 Aug @ 21:00 – THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (2009)
Truly one-of-a-kind, Tom Six’s hair-raising bio-horror vision opens as two young American women on a carefree European road trip find themselves alone in the woods at night when their car breaks down. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they fall into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon obsessed by a mad scientific fantasy: to surgically connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system and create the first “human centipede.” 100% medically accurate.
Wed 24 Aug @ 22:55 – INBRED (2011)
INBRED, is an hilariously warped nightmare with nowt taken out. Four young urban offenders and their two care workers embark on a community service weekend in the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake. Before you can say ‘Ey up’, they upset the yokels with their city ways and put themselves in the gravest of dangers. This best bad taste un-PC gore-soaked riot is more fun than a ferret down the trousers…oh, wait a minute, that’s in there too…
Thurs 25 Aug @ 21:00 – EVIL ALIENS (2005)
"Weird Worlde" is a cable TV program that's having trouble with its ratings. Threatened with losing her job if things don't improve, presenter Michelle Fox needs to come up with something special. She puts a team together to investigate the 'Scalleum Incident' in Scalleum, remote farming island off the north coast of Wales, only accessible at low tide via a causeway know as the "Devils Spine". The cynical TV crew accompanied by actors to stage a dramatic reconstruction and UFO expert Gavin Gorman head off to the island. They arrive and experience the weirdness of this remote community, a farm powered by manure and some very twisted Welsh Farmers. Tensions rise and things are about to come to a head when, aliens arrive
Thurs 25 Aug @ 22:55 – PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006)
The story takes place in Spain in May–June 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, during the early Francoist period. The narrative of the film intertwines this real world with a mythical world centered on an overgrown abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious faun creature, with whom the main character, Ofelia, interacts. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, hunts the Spanish Maquis who fight against the Francoist regime in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother grows increasingly ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden.
Fri 26 Aug @ 21:00 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB *UK TV PREMIERE
Deb Clarington (Maria Thayer) is a hardworking 30-year-old gal, not a stickler for hygiene and holding a terrible track record with men. That all changes when she wakes up on the Fourth of July in the apartment of the most attractive man she’s ever seen. Unfortunately neither she nor Ryan (Michael Cassidy) can explain exactly why they spent the night together, and there is some debate over how much even happened.
An awkward walk of shame turns even uglier when they discover that most of the town has contracted a helluva zombie virus overnight. In their fight for survival, they are forced back into each other’s arms – literally! Now they must find Ryan’s ex-girlfriend, paranoid father and apocalypse-survivalist brother and escape town… without killing each other in the process!
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB director Kyle Rankin
Fri 26 Aug @ 22:40 – WOLF CREEK 2 (2013)
While seeking an authentic Australian adventure, one unlucky backpacker learns the deepest, darkest secrets of the Outback’s most infamous serial killer.
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.
Sat 27 Aug @ 21:00 – THE VATICAN TAPES (2015)
THE VATICAN TAPES follows the ultimate battle between good and evil - God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It's all up to Father Lozano to wage war for more than just Angela's soul, but for the world as we know it.
Sat 27 Aug @ 22:50 – LANDMINE GOES CLICK (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE
Three American tourists are crossing the desolate mountains in the formerly war-torn republic of Georgia. Daniel has just proposed to Alicia and has asked Chris to be his best man, so they stop to take a celebration photograph. Chris steps to the right, the step goes click and he finds himself standing on a landmine. From that moment on Chris cannot move or he’s dead. But then secrets are revealed, dark motives uncovered, an outside threat appears and the real nightmare unfolds. For what happens on that terrifying afternoon will become a harbinger of doom for all lost innocence. Stars Sterling Knight, Spencer Locke, Kote Tolordava, Dean Geyer and Nana Kiknadze.
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks with LANDMINE GOES CLICK director Levan Bakhia.
Sun 28 Aug @ 21:00 – AFTER.LIFE (2009)
After waking from a car crash, a young woman finds herself trapped in a morgue with a mortician with a sinister mind.
Sun 28 Aug @ 23:00 – LAST GIRL STANDING (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE
She survived a brutal massacre, but lost her life. What happens to the final girl once the credits have rolled? Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn, the lone survivor, has tried to make sense of the homicidal events and struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, can Camryn ever have a normal existence again or is she destined to cope alone forever? Benjamin R. Moody’s debut feature takes a captivating look at what happens to the remaining true victim of every horror movie. Stars Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos, JD Carrera and Ryan Hamilton.
Britflicks Podcast: Stusrt Wright talks with LAST GIRL STANDING writer/director Ben R Moody.
Mon 29 Aug @ 21:00 – BURNING BRIGHT (2010)
Animal attack shocker. A young woman and her brother, who has autism, must fight to keep a ravenous tiger at bay when they get trapped in a house during a hurricane.
Mon 29 Aug @ 22:45 – CURTAIN (2015) *UK TV PREMIERE
Danni moves into a New York apartment and starts sprucing the place up. She doesn’t know the previous tenant committed suicide in very strange circumstances. Nor does she know there’s a mysterious portal to another dimension in the bathroom that’s hungry for….shower curtains! But where does this unusual gateway hidden behind the white tiling lead? That’s what Danni and her ‘Whale Saver’ chugger workmate Tim decide to find out. It’s an investigation into a unique phenomenon full of surprise and unimaginable horror as they both enter The Yonder…Stars Danni Smith, Tim Lueke, Martin Monahan, Rick Zahn and Preston Lawrence.
Tues 30 Aug @ 21:00 - THE CANAL (2014)
A Psychologically haunting thriller starring Rupert Evans (Hellboy). A man begins to experience hallucinations after discovering that a horrific murder took place in his house.
Britflicks Podcast: Stuart Wright talks The Canal writer/director Ivan Kavanagh.
Tues 30 Aug @ 22:55 – STITCHES (2012)
Jaded Richard Grindle is the sleaziest clown working the children’s party circuit in Ireland. Arriving late to one birthday, his timing is off, the bratty kids a nightmare and a prank goes horribly wrong - he falls on a kitchen knife and goes to that Big Top in the sky. Years later the same nasty kids attend another more grown up bash. Little do they know, thanks to a black magic clown cult, Stitches will be the uninvited guest of honour seeking revenge on those responsible for his untimely death.
Wed 31 Aug @ 21:00 - THE DEAD (2010)
Flesh-hungry frights. An American soldier is the sole survivor of a plane crash in Africa and must traverse the punishing terrain in search of safety amidst a zombie apocalypse.
Wed 31 Aug @ 23:05 - HATCHET 3 (2013)
Slasher sequel starring Kane Hodder. Marybeth becomes the prime suspect in the numerous murders at the swamp, before finally discovering how to stop Victor Crowley once and for all.
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