Our friends over at FrightFest (click here for the official website) have now announced the full line-up for the festival, which takes place at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square over the August Bank Holiday (Friday 27th - Monday 30th).
There are still a handful of weekend tickets for the whole festival (priced at £99) and individual tickets will go on sale from August 1st. Tickets are available over the counter or by Credit card bookings, which can be made at the cinema or by telephone between 1.30 and 8.30pm. The number to call is 020 7494 3654.
Two of the eatmbrains.com crew will be there (Jim and Rawshark) for the duration of the event, so feel free to say Hi if we see you there. For those of you that are unable to make it, we will be bringng you all the daily news as it happens.
Here's the full line-up;
Oldboy Fri 27 Aug (19:00)
Chanwook (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) Park's extraordinary Korean eye-bruiser that won major plaudits at Cannes and has been named by both Quentin Tarantino and Eli (Cabin Fever) Roth as their fave movie of recent times. A recently paroled middle-aged man, who spent 15 years in prison without any explanation as to why he was jailed, seeks revenge on those who brought him down. Watch out for the live-octupus eating scene in this festival opener.
Switchblade Romance Fri 27 Aug (21:30)
College pals Marie and Alex encouters loads of trouble -- and blood -- while on holiday at Alex's parent's country home in this French film. Director Alexandre Aja and his star Cecile de France will possibly attend the weekend
Toolbox Murders Fri 27 Aug (23:30)
Tobe Hooper's gory remake of the vicious 70s slasher flick.
Deep Red Sat 28 Aug (10:45)
Dario Argento's undisputed giallo suspense masterpiece!
The Tesseract Sat 28 Aug (13.10)
Its gangsters-in-black, slow-mo Matrix gunfights, shimmering look by cinematographer Decha Seementa deservedly won the Best Photography award at Sitges 2003. Based on the Alex Garland novel, and directed by Oxide Pang Chun.
Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt Sat 28 Aug (15:20)
Paco Plaza directs a Brian Yuzna production form the Barcelona-based Fantastic Factory. Apparently contains the best werewolf transformation since AWIL.
The I Inside Sat 28 Aug (18:30)
The new brainteaser from Identity writer Michael Cooney, starring Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Polley. "When you don't have a memory how can you remember who to trust."
Hellboy Sat 28 Aug (21:00)
The look is retro dark and film noir gothic, the serio-comic tone is light and vibrant and the unflagging vivid action stays close enough to the strip source to satisfy the fans without piling on the detail for the uninitiated.
Monster Man Sat 28 Aug (23:55)
Bad taste smash - two lowlifes (a male virgin nerd and a boisterous, chubby joker) are terrorized by a huge Monster Truck, driven by a ghoulish and severely mutilated madman. In the horror-comedy vein of Evil Dead 2, Braindead and ROTLD.
The Card Player Sun 29 Aug (11:00)
Argento's latest Italian hit - Policewoman Anna Mari is forced to play a dangerous game with the title serial killer. If she loses, she witnesses the maniac's tortured victims having their throats cut in explicit close-up detail via webcam.
Buppah Rahtree Sun 29 Aug (13:15)
Get ready for the completely insane top-grossing Thai comedy horror hit of 2003.
Collection of shorts Sun 29 Aug (15:30) (Short)
Including Rex Steele Nazi Smasher, Xchange, Another Brick in the Wall, Who, In the Hermit's Lair, The Other, Love from Mother Only and Trailer Trash (Another weird and wonderful compilation culled from old cinema commercials, tacky trailers and public service ads).
Code 46 Sun 29 Aug (18:50)
Michael Winterbottom's sci-fi mind-bender starring Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton. Described as Brief Encounter meets Blade Runner meets Minority report the film is about a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
The Ordeal (Calvaire) Sun 29 Aug (21:15)
Belgian Fabrice de Welz' amazing mix of Deliverance, Deranged and Delicatessen was the most controversial picture at Cannes this year. "Put THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, DELICATESSEN, and DELIVERANCE through a blender, spike with a splash of Luis Buñuel - you'd approximate the splendidly creepy Brussels pate that is THE ORDEAL." - Variety
The Eye 2 Mon 30 Aug (10:45)
The Pang brothers follow-up there own smash hit in this sequel, focusing on suicidal and pregant Joey (Shu Qi).
One Point O Mon 30 Aug (12:45)
One of the strongest sci-fi fables to come along since Soylent Green.
The Hillside Strangler Mon 30 Aug (15:00)
A 'Based-on-True-Events' film following the story of serial-killers Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono during the late 70s. The latest in Tartan's murder trilogy, following Nightstalker which was about Robert Ramirez
Casshern Mon 30 Aug (18:00)
An 'amazing' anime-based live-action Japanese fantasy based on the 1973 anime. Only the warrior known as Casshern, reincarnated with an invincible body, stands between the Shinzo Ningen and a world on the brink of annihilation.
The Machinist Mon 30 Aug (21:00)
Brad Anderson's intense, precision-controlled psychological mystery.
Pack some sandwiches, and we'll see ya there...!
Don't worry if you can't make it to London for the event. Organisers are currently in the early planning stages of putting together a road show version of FrightFest. The idea is to take a selection of choice titles to a venue nearer you. These one-day tours will also provide the chance to meet the organisers and chat to personalities.
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