FrightFest (Aug 27-30) weekend tickets now on sale
11th Jul 04
This year's FrightFest has now been confirmed for the August Bank Holiday (Friday 27th - Monday 30th) at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square.
Full weekend tickets went on sale on July 1st, with individual film tickets going on sale on August 1st (see below for pricing and purchasing information).
The official site - http://www.frightfest.co.uk - has announced that the line-up is 70% complete and that this year there will be a selection of 19 films screened during the weekend, which currently includes;
Oldboy 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 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 Tobe Hooper's gory remake of the vicious 70s slasher flick.
The Eye 2 The Pang brothers follow-up there own smash hit in this sequel, focusing on suicidal and pregant Joey (Shu Qi).
Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt Paco Plaza directs a Brian Yuzna production form the Barcelona-based Fantastic Factory. Apparently contains the best werewolf transformation since AWIL.
Code 46 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 I Inside 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."
Calvaire/The Ordeal 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 BuŮuel - you'd approximate the splendidly creepy Brussels pate that is THE ORDEAL." - Variety
The Card Player 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.
Casshern 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 Hillside Strangler 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
Monster Man 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.
Eight (7?) more films will be announced over the coming weeks, as well as more additions to the programme, including must-see trailers, dynamite shorts, special appearances and sneak footage from hot future releases.
Weekend passes are priced at £99 with tickets for individual films at £9.00. 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. There is £2.50 booking fee charged per weekend pass and 50p per individual ticket when buying tickets this way.