Full line-up for FrightFest 2011 is announced

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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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

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


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

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.

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