‘The Descent 2′ Heads ’2009 Film 4 Frightfest’ Line-up

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Every year a horror festival by the name of Film 4 Frightfest takes place on August Bank Holiday weekend in London in the UK. It’s a haven for British horror film fans, featuring some of the latest and greatest of what the horror genre has to offer that are almost always UK, European and World Premieres. The festival returns for it’s tenth year in 2009, and we have the scheduled line-up of films for you to have a look at.

For the first time in the Frightfest’s history, the films will be shown on two screens: The Main Screen will show the biggest films (the Premieres, the ones with the biggest stars/directors etc), and the Discovery Screen will play some of the more riskier stuff, along with doubling up on some of the bigger stuff to give folks the chance to see them if they missed them on the other screen.

Without further ado, here is the full line-up for the 2009 Film 4 Frightfest (thanks to Frightfest and /Film):

MAIN SCREEN:

THURSDAY 27 AUGUST

18:30 Triangle – dir. Christopher Smith UK/Australia 2009
21:15 The Hills Run Red – dir. Red Dave Parker USA 2009
23:30 Infestation + Deadwalkers – dir. Kyle Rankin 2009

FRIDAY 28 AUGUST
11.00 The Horseman – dir. Steven Kastissios Australia 2008
13.45 Beware the Moon (World Premiere) – dir. Paul Davis UK 2009
16.10 An American Werewolf in London – dir. John Landis USA 1981
19.20 Shadow (World Premiere) – dir. Federico Zampaglione Italy 2009
21.35 The Horde (Special Sneak Preview) – dir. Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Rocher France 2009
00.00 Macabre (UK Premiere) – dir. The MO Brothers Singapore 2009

SATURDAY 29 AUGUST
11.30 Smash Cut (UK Premiere) – dir. Lee Demabre Canada 2009
13.45 Hierro (UK Premiere) – dir. Gabe Ibanez Spain 2009
15.45 Millennium: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (UK Premiere) – dir. Niels Arden Oplev Sweden 2009
19.00 Giallo (London Premiere) – dir. Dario Argento USA/Italy 2009
21.00 Trick’r Treat (UK premiere) – dir. Michael Dougherty USA 2008
23.15 Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl (UK Premiere) – dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu Japan 2009

SUNDAY 30 AUGUST
11.30 Dead Snow (UK Premiere) – dir. Tommy Wirkola Norway 2009
13.45 The Human Centipede: First Sequence (World Premiere) – dir. Tom Six Holland 2009
15.50 Coffin Rock (World Premiere) – dir. Rupert Glasson Australia 2009
18.45 Night of the Demons (World Premiere) – dir. Adam Gierasch USA 2009
21.00 Clive Barker’s Dread (UK Premiere) – dir. Anthony DiBlasi UK 2009
23:15 100 Best Deaths – Andy Nyman Presents

MONDAY 31 AUGUST
11.00 Zombie Women of Satan (World Premiere) – dir. Warren Speed & Steve O’Brien UK 2009
13.15 The House of the Devil (UK Premiere) – dir. Ti West USA 2009
15.30 Case 39 (UK Premiere) – dir. Christian Alvart USA 2009
18.30 Heartless (World Premiere) – dir. Philip Ridley UK 2009
21.15 The Descent: Part Two (World Premiere) – dir. Jon Harris UK 2009

DISCOVERY SCREEN:

FRIDAY 28 AUGUST
12.00 Best Worst Movie (UK Premiere) – dir. Michael Stephenson USA 2008
14.15 I Sell the Dead (London Premiere) – dir. Glenn McQuaid USA 2008
16.15 I Think We’re Alone Now – dir. Sean Donnelly USA 2008
18.45 Colin (Preview Screening) – dir. Marc Price UK 2008
21.00 Black (UK Premiere) – dir. Pierre Laffargue France 2008

SATURDAY 29 AUGUST
12.00 The Horror of Writing Competition
13.45 Evil Things (World Premiere) – dir. Dominic Perez USA 2009
16.15 Fragment (World Premiere) – dir. Andrew Miles Australia 2009
18.45 It’s Alive (UK Premiere) – dir. Joseph Rusnak USA 2008
21.00 Pontypool (London Premiere) – dir. Bruce McDonald Canada 2008

SUNDAY 30 AUGUST
12.00 Black (UK Premiere) – dir. Pierre Laffargue France 2008
14.40. Pontypool (London Premiere) – dir. Bruce McDonald Canada 2008
17.00 I Think We’re Alone Now – dir. Sean Donnelly USA, 2008
19.00 I Sell the Dead (London Premiere) – dir. Glenn McQuaid USA 2008
21.00 Best Worst Movie (UK Premiere) – dir. Michael Stephenson USA 2008

MONDAY 31 AUGUST
11.00 Colin (Preview Screening) – dir. Marc Price UK 2008
14.15 It’s Alive (UK Premiere) – dir. Joseph Rusnak USA 2008
16.15 Fragment (World Premiere) – dir. Andrew Miles Australia 2009
18.45 Evil Things (World Premiere) – dir. Dominic Perez USA 2009

To view the information on all the films showing at this year’s Frightfest you can head over to the official website.

Probably the biggest film of the Frightfest is The Descent: Part Two, which is of course the sequel to Neil Marshall’s horror masterpiece, The Descent. You may remember I vented my anger at them by way of a rant about them making a sequel to The Descent a few months ago – although I have since managed to calm myself down, I’m still not happy about they’re being a sequel (admittedly, my love for the first one may have blinded me to any possible positives the sequel may hold).

Also showing is Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool, the zombie film with a twist. I don’t want to give away what makes it so unique, but if you get a chance to see it, I’d highly recommend making the effort (it was my absolute favorite movie of the Edinburgh International Film Festival recently). Along with The Descent: Part Two and Pontypool, they seem to have a great line-up once again this year. Just some of those I want to check out at some point are: Giallo (the latest from legendary horror director, Dario Argento); I Sell The Dead (a quirky looking horror-comedy that stars Ron Perlman and Lost’s Dominic Monaghan); the £45/$70 zombie film that got a lot of attention at Cannes this year called Colin; and the Danish Nazi zombie flick, Dead Snow.

To tease us all for the Frightfest (although you readers from the US most likely won’t make it to the UK this August), we have some new images from The Descent: Part Two, along with the poster and first trailer for Argento’s Giallo (a film which I’m kicking myself for missing at the EIFF this year).

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