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Film4 FrightFest: Opening night films

Film4 FrightFest kicks off tonight for it’s annual bank holiday horror-fest at Leicester Square’s Empire cinema.

There’s a huge number of films on offer across three screens and there’s also the addition of the FrightFest Extra screen which will show screenings of sold of films. Tonight will ease horror fans in gently with three films starting at 6.30pm.

Take a look at today’s picks and come back frequently over the next few days for reviews of the ones we manage to see.

The Dead 2: India (6.30pm)

The follow-up to the Ford Brothers’ critically-acclaimed zombie movie The Dead will be making its debut tonight. British turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) has to trek from one side of India to the other to rescue his pregnant girlfriend as a zombie holocaust takes over the continent.

Check out the trailer for The Dead 2: India below:

Curse of Chucky (9pm)

After a nine-year gap, there’s finally a new instalment of the hit horror series Child’s Play. Curse of Chucky takes the series back to its horror roots and is written and directed by Don Mancini (who is also the creator of the series). Chucky is delivered to a household grieving over the suicide of their mother and soon begins to wreak his usual havoc.

Check out the trailer for Curse of Chucky below:

You’re Next (11.30pm)

Adam Wingard’s home invasion movie is getting a London preview at tonight’s Film4 FrightFest opening night. The dysfunctional Davison family get together for a celebration which is interrupted when a group of unknown assailants attack the house with their targets firmly planted on the family’s heads.

Check out the trailer for You’re Next below:

Which films will you be checking out at the first day of Film4 FrightFest? We’re going to be seeing all three so leave your comments in the usual place so we know what’s getting you excited.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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