Exclusive: Info on Frightfest Presents, London, May 28th
18th Apr 05
Those of you who can't wait until London's Sixth FrightFest later this year can now rest, as the organisers have announced a special one-day event, FrightFest Presents, to be held at the Prince Charles Cinema on Saturday the 28th May (Bank Holiday).
The event will be a six-film affair, with the headline movie being a preview-screening of The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, a week before the movie goes on general release. The League of Gentlemen will also be there to introduce the film and return for a Q & A after the screening.
Now, the following is the information that is exclusive to us here at eatmybrains.com, and will not be posted on the official website until next weekend when the full line up will be announced.
Firstly, Mark Gatiss will introduce the 1973 classic From Beyond The Grave, as this is one of the League's favourite films, but the biggest news is that the midnight film will be none other than the new Rob Zombie film The Devils Rejects - a full month and a half before it is released either here or in the US. The buzz on this from the States is excellent, (it's apparently far superior to the admittedly pretty good House of 1000 Corpses) so the event organisers are delighted to be able to include this film during the day.
The remaining three films will be announced next weekend on the official website, www.frightfest.co.uk, which also includes a forum to discuss the films announced for both FrightFest Presents and the three-day August event, Frightfest 2005.
Day passes are priced at £35 and individual tickets at £9. These will be available over the counter at the cinema's box office between 1.30 and 8.30 p.m. from 1st May. There are no booking fees or additional charges when buying tickets this way. Credit card bookings can be made at the cinema or by telephone between 1.30 and 8.30 p.m. The number to call is 020 7494 3654. There will be a £1 booking fee charged per day pass and 25p per individual ticket when buying tickets this way. All pass holders will be in the stalls this time in response to comments from some of the fans who were in the balcony last August.